Three weeks gives you enough time to take in Greece from all angles. Survey the city of Athens from atop the Acropolis before you move to Mykonos and Santorini for farm dinners and caldera cruises. Crete awaits next, full of stone villages to explore, before you return to the mainland to travel back in time to famous spots like Delphi, Meteora, and Mycenae.
Like any great wine-producing nation, the secret to its viniculture lies in the soil. In Greece, the land most ideal for cultivating grapevines is in the Nemea region, on the Peloponnese. There are quite a few wineries here, with many producing the indigenous Agiorgitiko varietal. This wine was believed to have been grown from a vine brought by the god Dionysus. The grapes are similar to Merlot and are regarded as one of the finest Greek reds. They're certainly time-tested — they've been growing these specific grapes in the region for thousands of years, possibly since the 4th century BCE.
As one of the world’s oldest wine-producing regions, this tour gives you a glimpse into the heart of modern Greek wine. Your specialist guide will lead you through three selected boutique wineries, all known for high-quality wines. In addition, you'll meet with winemakers and oenologists to taste wines from the most important Greek and international grape varieties. Along the way, your hosts and guide will share about wine production and the long history of winemaking in Greece.
After your wine tasting, visit an organic vinegar manufacturer and discover organic farming techniques. You'll also learn about the manufacturing process and sample some products. Before you head back, enjoy a delightful lunch of local products paired with selected wines from the region. Then, relax in one of the beautiful vineyards overlooking the Nemea Valley.
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Itineraries with Nemea Winery Exploration
Take a drive through the scenery and history of mainland Greece with this 17-day itinerary. Begin in Athens, then make your way through the seaside towns, vineyards, scenic castles, and historic sites of the Peloponnese.
Spend two weeks treating yourself to some of Greece's finest food and wine traditions. You'll start with four days among the fields of Nafplio in the Peloponnese, followed by a full week in the Cyclades where you'll learn to cook on Tinos, visit a Mykonian farm, and tour the tavernas of Naxos. Cap it off with a cooking class under the Acropolis upon your return to Athens.