Destined specially for cruise passengers visiting Athens (Piraeus) for a day and interested in combining ancient and modern culture. Enjoy this private shore excursion with our knowledgeable guides and drivers, combined with our luxurious, highest quality vehicles.
Itinerary: The Acropolis – Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Zeus – Panathenean Stadium – Kolonaki – Lecabettus – Plaka – Parliament – Academy of Athens – University – National Library – Omonia – Karaiskaki Square – Magoula – Elefsina – Ag. Theodori – Kineta – Corinth Canal – Ancient Nemea – Wine Roads – Ancient Nemea Stadium – Winery
Visit: The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – Nemea Wine Roads – Ancient Nemea Stadium – Winery
Highlights of the Acropolis with a wine Tour of Nemea in 8 hours full of flavor
- 8 – hour morning private shore excursion of the Acropolis, Corinth canal, Nemea
- Combines the Acropolis & Nemeas’ modern and classical sites guided by our experts
- Explore the wonders of the Acropolis , the trade mark of Athens & the finest in wine country
- Highlights of the Acropolis, Nemea wine roads, wineries, wine tasting, Corinth canal
- English-speaking guide/driver
- Pickup and drop off at your cruise ship pier
Description of the Acropolis with a wine Tour of Nemea in 8 hours full of flavor
Our driver will wait for you at your cruise ship pier, pick you up, and board your modern 4 seater, 10 seater or 17 seater vehicle, according your group size, leaving the quayside, for a 20 minute drive to Athens through the scenic suburbs.
Visit the mighty Acropolis, which dominates the city of Athens, to see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Greece, and the trade mark of Athens. Visit the Propylaea (Entrance), the Erectheum, the Temple of Wingless Victory and, of course, the crowning glory of Athens, the incomparable Parthenon, the greatest monument of all times.
According to the Myth, at the Erectheum or Erechtheion, Goddess Athena and God Poseidon held a contest to decide who would be Patron of the city of Athens.
When Poseidon thrust his trident into the ground, water burst forth. Athena touched the ground with her spear, and an olive tree grew. She won the contest and was named goddess of the city.
The building itself contains the graceful Porch of the Caryatids, which features replica columns of marble maidens supporting the roof of the temple.
We continue your private shore excursion driving through Athens and sightseeing well known monuments, as mentioned in the itinerary above.
We will leave Athens and drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop for photos).
Next we’ll reach ancient Nemea, famous for its Panhellenic Games, and the wine region of Nemea in the Peloponnese, one of the most important appellations for the production of red wine.
Sit back and relax while driving with one of our latest luxury vehicles and allow our knowledgeable tour driver to take you to the most awarded wineries, where you will learn about the inner process of wine making. We will drive south to Peloponnese peninsula to Nemea, capital of south Greece’s wine region.
Unveil the rich tradition and the specialties of family-owned and world-renowned wineries. Investigate some of the historical treasures such as the Nemea archaeological site, the ancient Nemea stadium where the 3rd in fame ancient games took place, the wine roads, and Vineyards, the famous Palivou estate that its labels constantly awarded.
Learn about the wine making practices and enjoy wines of specific wine growing appellations, where some of the most highly coveted Agiorgitiko and Cabernet Sauvignons can be found, and after touring a winery you can come to appreciate the delicate process involved in producing an exquisite sparkling wine. The winery personnel can help you grasp how a wine’s color, texture, taste and aroma are exemplified in the teeth etching acidity of a steel fermented chardonnay or the velvety suppleness of a classic Agiorgitiko.
Immerse yourself in the world-class wines, fine dining, abundant cultural venues and enamoring beauty that define the region and contribute to the Nemea being synonymous with heaven on earth.
These options are only a glimpse of what private shore excursions by Tours Piraeus can offer to cruise passengers, small groups or a couple looking for a romantic getaway. Whether you are a local or are visiting Athens for a short time, we encourage you to take advantage of it and have a strong taste of Greece.
- Location: The vineyards are cultivated on an altitude of 250-800m to the SE of Corinth.
- Climate: Mild winters with a lot of rainfall and hot during summer.
- Grape variety: Agiorgitiko
- Wines: Red, Dry
We’ll return to Piraeus taking the highway.