Discover the treasures of Greece’s largest wine region
Harvest of ‘Agiorgitiko’, the red variety of Nemea is mid to late September, while the white ‘Moschofilero’ is harvested late October. The autumn tours have a chance to take part in this unique celebration. Every region in the Peloponnese has vineyards, producing wines (whites, reds, roses and dessert) with distinct character and identity: Nemea is the first region we will visit -considered the ‘star’ among the wine regions, Argolis and Mantineia further south. Τo the west we will explore the wines in the land of king Nestor. In Kalamata we will enjoy some of the tastiest olive oils and olives, along with local sweet and savoury delicacies.
We will learn about Greek wine, we will taste wonderful food and wines, we will experience the authentic hospitality of the locals and leave with beautiful memories and new friends! Enjoy the journey!
DAY 1: Athens
Early morning arrival at Athens Int Airport ‘El. Venizelos’. Meet office representative and transfer with private bus and assistance at centrally located hotel in the old city, Plaka. Check-in and short, walking orientation of the area. Group welcome dinner at selected restaurant. Overnight with breakfast at centrally located 4* or 5* hotel in Athens (D)
DAY 2: Athens-Nemea-Nauplion
Early morning departure with private bus and private tour host towards Peloponnese. Stop at the Corinth Canal and marvel at this enginnering project from the 19th century that effectively made the Peloponnese peninsula an island! Continue to Nemea, the mythical land of Hercules. Nemea is well known for producing super reds with bursting red fruits, sweet spices and notable rose wines . The cultivated grape is Agiorgitiko, a red variety. We will visit wineries that truly represent the region. We will travel to picturesque seaside town Nauplion, for free afternoon and overnight. Dinner on your own. Overnight with breakfast at 4* hotel in the old town (B,L)
DAY 3: Nauplion-Mantineia-Kalamata
A day dedicated to the whites! We will depart after breakfast to Mantineia and visit 3 wineries that each produce award winning whites and sparkling wines. We will then travel for approx. 2 hours to reach the beautiful Kalamata, known for its exceptional olive oil, olives and figs! Free afternoon and overnight in Kalamata at Hotel Filoxenia or similar (B,L)
DAY 4: Kalamata-Pylos
We will taste the treasures of the area, its famous olive oil and figs. Messene, an important state-city from antiquity was blessed with good climate and soil. We will taste fruit liquers and local delicacies. We will take a short bus ride to the quaint seaside town of Pylos where we will stretch and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 5: Pylos-Ileia
A day of free time and pampering! Soak up on the sun and swim at the award winning, beautiful beach of Costa Navarino! Optional sunset wine tasting of selected Greek wines from the Aegean Islands. Dinner Included. Overnight at seaside resort. (B, D)
DAY 6: Ileia-Patras-Athens
Early morning departure with our private bus, to complete the full circle of this wine adventure and the Peloponnese peninsula. Our last visit will be at the oldest winery in Greece, tasting its magical world renowned dessert wines. Achaia Clauss winery will be our last winery visit, before reaching Athens early afternoon. We will have our closing farewell dinner at a wonderful restaurant overlooking the Acropolis and share our favorite moments of the trip along with good wine! Overnight at centrally located 4* or 5* hotel (B,D)
DAY 7: Athens-Home
After breakfast and pending on flight schedule, private bus transfer with assistance to Athens Int. airport.
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DATES THAT THE PELOPONNESE TOUR WILL OPERATE IN 2021:
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RATE PER PERSON
From approx. 2,250* Euros per person sharing a double/twin room
Single Supplement: Approx. 400 Euros
* payment and cancellation terms apply
– Six (6) overnights in 4* and 5* hotels in Athens and Peloponnese in double room
– Daily breakfast
– Bus transportation with modern bus and professional driver incl. all his expenses
– Tour host with wine knowledge (level 3) incl. all his/hers expenses
– All winery tastings
– Six (6) meals incl. welcome and farewell dinner
– Toll fees and Greek vat tax of 24%
– Airfare from/to home
– All meals/services not mentioned
– Gratuities to guide and driver (optional, suggested 3-4euros per day for each)
– Extra travelers insurance
– All personal expenses and shopping
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