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7 Days Vineyards & Wine Trips in Peloponnese, Greece

  • Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece

7 Days Vineyards & Wine Trips in Peloponnese, Greece

  • Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece

Wine Tastings in Greece

In this wine tour and culinary holiday, we learn all the secrets of wine and winemaking. We walk through the vineyards of Nemea, we taste unique varieties of wines and we meet their producers. We meet the derivatives of grapes and we cook Greek food with Greek wine as the main ingredient. In addition to our experience, we visit the historic monuments of Argolis and we admire their long history. Mycenae, Epidavros and Nafplio are waiting for us to recount their rich history to and carry us into the past.

Highlights

  • Greek cooking class
  • 4 wine tours, 3 wine tastings
  • Ouzo and raki distillery tour and tasting
  • Vinegar tastings, sweets production and tasting
  • Visit archaeological sites, museums, castles
  • Excursions in Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidavros
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Adiandi Boutique Hotel, Napflio, Greece

The hotel Adiandi, located in the old town of Nafplio, is a new alternative for contemporary travelers. Perfectly combines aesthetics, comfort and functionality. It is designed to attract art lovers of all ages. The guests will experience the combination of artistic and modern aesthetic, as expressed through the works of the Italian artist, Francesco Moretti.

Amymone Pension, Napflio, Greece

Amymone Pension is located in the old, neoclassical city of Nafplio in an idyllic location, 50 meters from the beach, and it is housed in a mansion that was restored in 2003 and renovated in 2010. The Neoclassical exterior architecture Pension Amymone accompanied uniquely with the internal in a perpetual game between different art forms and styles of painting, sculpture, photography.

Pension Marianna, Napflio, Greece

Pension Marianna is a family hotel in the center of the Nafplio, located in the old town of Nafplion, just under the rock of Akronafplia and very close to the Venetian walls. A small hotel with rooms with traditional local style, they combine peace with luxury and cleanness. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private bath, mini bar and TV.

Perivoli Hotel, Nafplio, Greece

Perivoli hotel is located in Pirgiotika village, just 8.5 km from the town of Nafplio. It is an ideal haven for relaxation and quiet, nestled into a mountainside with panoramic views sweeping out over the old orange groves that surround it. Renew yourselves while using the hotel as a base to enjoy what nature has to offer, the spectacular areas in the region, the mysterious stunning day trips, the buzzing nightlife of Nafplio town and the beaches.

In Greece, as in all Mediterranean countries, the wine tradition is very rich and it is the benchmark of the nutritional habit of the Greeks, their religious and folk tradition and their cultural heritage. The wine-growing zone of Nemea is a blessed wine region of 19,000 acres, where a proposed tourist route of the wines of Korinthia and Argolis is operating for some years now with perhaps the noblest variety in Greece.

We come in contact with wine at the place of its origin, we learn about the varieties, the production conditions and the harvesting. We visit the wineries of the region to get to know the technique and the secrets of wine and we tour in their vineyards. Finally, we learn to cook Greek cuisine, traditional Greek recipes with wine as the main ingredient and we sit all together on a table to eat our specialties, accompanied with Greek wine from the vineyards.

Our accommodation is at Nafplio, the beloved destination, both for Greek and foreign travellers. We visit the point of reference for the city, Bourtzi, a small fort built on the little island of St. Theodors in the harbour that continues to keep the legends alive. In the old city of Nafplio, the two Venetian castles stand out with their preserved architectural physiognomy, Akronafplia and Palamidi, with its 999 steps according to tradition.

In addition to our experience, we visit the historic monuments of Argolis and we admire their long history. The famous Mycenae, home of the Mycenaean civilization and Greek prehistory, where we visit the famous burial circles, the Gate of the Lions and the famous vaulted tombs of Atreus and Clytemnestra, and the Ancient theatre of Epidavros that took "flesh and bones" in 340 BC are waiting for us to recount their rich history to and carry us into the past.

LandLife Roads of Wine in Argolis Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We pick you up from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and we depart for the majestic Nafplio.

We make a brief stop at the Isthmus Canal, an international maritime transport hub, which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf through a narrow sea channel with a total length of 6.3 km.

We continue our journey through the rich vineyards hillsides of Nemea and the Argolic plain with endless orange groves and we arrive at our hotel, where we settle and have dinner.

We gather to discuss the plan for the next days and the activities that will follow.

Day 2: Excursion

Tour in Nafplio and its castles

After breakfast, we set off for our acquaintance with the city of Nafplio, accompanied by an experienced guide, to learn about its long history as we wander in the picturesque alleys with its neoclassical mansions and Venetian balconies.

We walk at the castle of Akronafplia and we visit the little peaceful port to board on one of the traditional boats to reach out and explore the Venetian fortress of Mpourtzi.

Then, we have lunch at one of the traditional taverns of Nafplio, where we can taste local Greek delicacies, while a bit later we explore the unseen side of the city.

With the help of local escorts, we tour on paved paths and we travel through time. We admire the view of Nafplion from the Castle of Akronafplia and we are fascinated by its unique architecture.

In the evening we return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Wine tours, vinegar production, wine tasting, free time

Hiking in vineyards, visit of two wineries of Nemea and an organic unit for vinegar and petimezi

After breakfast we depart for the richest and largest wine growing region of Greece, Nemea.

We visit a small organic vinegars production unit, we hike through the self-owned vineyards and we are briefed about the production conditions and the harvest procedures.

The owner reveals the secrets of organically grown vineyards and offers to us petimezi, tahini with petimezi and several varieties of vinegars accompanied by the appropriate dishes.

Next stop, a large winemaking unit with panoramic views of the valley of Nemea and its breathtaking vineyards. We visit its modern facilities and we taste 5 different varieties of wines.

Afterwards, we visit a traditional winery, where the experienced winegrowers teach us the secrets of wine and winemaking.

We taste 4 different varieties of wines and we dine in the picturesque winery with Greek dishes accompanied by wines.

Then we return to Nafplio, where we will have endless free time for strolling and shopping, while in the evening we return to the hotel and we stay overnight.

Day 4: Excursion, distillery tour, ouzo and raki tasting

Tour at Mycenae and Epidavros and visit to an ouzo distillery

After breakfast, our first stop is the famous Mycenae, home of the Mycenaean civilization and Greek prehistory, where we visit the famous burial circles, the Gate of the Lions and the famous vaulted tombs of Atreus and Clytemnestra.

Our next stop is the famous theatre of Epidavros that took flesh and bones in 340 BC. We wander in Aslipieio, and we are impressed by the perfect acoustics of the theatre, which still hosts rich musical, dance and theatrical performances.

After lunch, we learn the secrets of Greek ouzo and raki by visiting a traditional distillery. There, through tasting, we learn everything about the ways of manufacture and consumption, while admiring its history through the museum of the distillery.

In the evening we return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Wine tours, wine tastings, sweets manufacturing, free time

Visit to two wineries of Argolis and a workshop of traditional sweets.

After breakfast, we visit a small traditional winery of Argolis, which produces a small but exquisite variety of wines.

After a tour at its premises and tasting of its wines, we depart for a picturesque village where a small family business of Greek traditional sweets is located.

Depending on the season, we watch all the manufacturing process of the fruit into traditional sweet and we taste unique flavours of traditional Greek sweets and liqueurs with Greek fruit as the main ingredient.

Next stop is an award-winning and internationally recognized modern winery outside the city of Argos.

After a tour at the vineyards and at the production and bottling area, we continue with the tasting of 2 white and 2 red wines in the beautiful wine cellar where some of the varieties of wines are kept, inundating our palate with heady flavours and our lungs with rare aromas.

We learn all their secrets and we complete our experience by dining inside the winery, overlooking the Argolic Plain and its endless crops.

Finally we return to Nafplio, where we will have endless free time for strolling and shopping, while in the evening we return to the hotel and we stay overnight.

Day 6: Cooking class, free time, farewell dinner

Cooking lesson and farewell celebration

After breakfast, we head towards a beautiful scenic place where, with the guidance and assistance of our experienced local chef, we prepare traditional Greek food, using pure and fresh ingredients of the Argolic land. We enter in the sanctuaries of the Greek cuisine and we cook Greek traditional recipes with Greek wine as the main ingredient.

A few hours later our dishes are ready and our experience turns into a feast. Altogether as one group of locals we sit around a table and we eat the tasty dishes accompanied by Greek traditional music and local wine. Joys and laughter accompany us throughout the meal.

Our afternoon is free to enjoy our latest rides in the beautiful town of Nafplio, while in the evening we gather for a beautiful farewell celebration, accompanied by wine, ouzo and Greek foods, reminiscing the moments that we experienced.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, we depart from our hotel and we arrive at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport at 10:00.

Everyone returns to its destination full of memories and knowledge.

Argolis is one of the regional units in Greece. It is considered to be one of the most famous destinations in Greece. Argolis is the ideal place for travelers who would like to visit priceless ancient monuments and enjoy at the same time, the marvelous and picturesque natural scenery. It is situated in the eastern part of Peloponnese peninsula.

Due to its geographical position, the specific area holds the highest percentage of sunshine in Greece, throughout the whole year. Its temperate Mediterranean climate during summer time, along with the mild winter time, offers the visitor a very pleasant and relaxing stay.

The capital city of Agrolis is Nafplio. It is a seaport town which expands up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. Nafplio was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 till 1833. Nafplio is pretty much famous for its marvelous castles along with the archeological sites that surround it, such as Mycenae, Epidaurus and Tiryntha.

Most arable land lies in the central part of Argolis. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives. Argolis has a wonderful coastline on the Saronic Gulf in the northeast and on the Argolic Gulf in the south and southeast.

Notable mountains ranges are the Oligyrtos in the northwest, Lyrkeio and Ktenia in the west, and Arachaio and Didymo in the east which give the opportunity to the visitor to experience nature through picturesque paths for walking or cycling and taste unique flavors of local products in traditional villages.

Moreover, the visitor can very well participate in feasts and activities of the local community. Throughout the whole year, local people organize different kind of feasts in order to celebrate the harvest of citrus fruits offering generously to the visitors fresh, healthy and delicious dishes from the local production.

Testimonials

  • Review by Elizabeth V
    10 out of 10

    "We had a private day trip visiting a winery, Wisdom of Life vinegar distillery, and Nemea ruins, including the Nemean games site and the site of Hercules' first labor. I highly recommend this tour as a great value, off the beaten path, and a good mixture of time with the guide and time to wander alone. Lovely area, lovely guide!"

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  • Review by Glynn B.
    10 out of 10

    "We enjoyed a full day of touring seeing the best of Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Corinth as well as a few highlights of Nafplio. Nikos was a knowledgeable tour guide and had much to offer. His English was good and easy to understand. We wanted to see as much as possible during our 1 day cruise stop in Nafplio and Nikos kept us on a timeline so that we could see it all and we did! I highly recommend this tour company!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Our guide, Vasilis, made our day in Nafplio spectacular. We were scheduled for a four hour guided tour of Nafplio and Nemea. Walking tour of city of Nafplio was informative. Vasilis not only guided us he shared his home city and country. We were able to take a peek into true Greek living, culture and history. Nemea, where 70% of Greek wine is produced is beautiful. The Semeli Winery is beautiful and produces some very nice wine. We bought several bottles. What a find! Although not scheduled our day ended with a traditional Greek lunch in an outdoor cafe owned by an acquaintance known by Vasilis. Lunch was delicious and extremely reasonable. Our experience truly exceeded our expectations. I should have known from the moment we met Vasilis when I confirmed our tour was 4 hours and his response was, "it's as long as you want it to be.". We made a friend that day!"

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  • Review by Miriam W from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "We had the opportunity to organize our round trip of Peloponnese under the coordination of LandLife. Nikos by LandLife was very friendly and very forgiving to our special requirements. We had only five days leave from our jobs, so we wanted everything to be perfect! They made for us the best itinerary based on our needs and they booked all the necessary suppliers (hotels, transfers, guides, etc)! Everything was great! Thank you."

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  • Review by Nikolas S from Austria
    9 out of 10

    "We stayed for 5 days in various places of Peloponnese and everything was amazingly organized by LandLife travel! Hotels, transfers, activities, sightseeing tours and of course our knowledgeable and very friendly escort made our trip to Peloponnese unforgettable! We highly recommend LandLife team to everyone! They are the absolute experts!"

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  • Review by a traveler from California
    10 out of 10

    "We had a fantastic two days touring around the Nafplio area with Nikos. He was immensely helpful with our touring plans and logistics before we even arrived in Greece. When we arrived, we were welcomed with his warm hospitality and willingness to make our visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. He is very knowledgeable of the region and provided us with interesting and unique experiences that we would not find on other tours. Our children especially enjoyed the excursion with the beekeeper and learning about (and tasting!) Greek honey. Nikos really went above and beyond to make our experience in Nafplio one of the top memories of our entire trip to Greece. We would highly recommend Nikos/Land Life Travel to anyone visiting the area – you are sure to have a wonderful time."

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  • Review by Marco D
    9 out of 10

    "I decided to book a tour through Mycenae and Epidaurus by Landlife after reading the good coverage here on TA. I have to say I was very satisfied too. It was very easy to find their website and Mr. Rodopoulos quickly answered all of my questions. On a sunny morning in Nauplia, Mr. Thanos met me at my place and drove me very comfortably firstly to Mycenae (explaining and guiding me also inside the archeological sites), where the impressive Lions Gate grasped all my attention, then to the amazing Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus letting me take my time to enjoy what it was in front of me, thirdly to Palamidi Fortress back to Nafplio, where we enjoyed a wonderful view upon Nauplia itself. Therefore, I would highly recommend a tour such this and I still am grateful to Mr. Thanos and Mr. Rodopoulos."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "We booked the tour through Viator and received prompt instructions and a map about where the tour guide would be waiting for us. He is very knowledgeable about the place and its history and adapted to our own pace and let us know in advance the times that we would have available in each site, so we managed to see what we wanted to see and we have now a much better understanding of these magnificent sites."

    "Our first stop was the famous Mycenae, home of the Mycenaean civilization, where we visit the famous Cyclopean walls surrounding the triangular acropolis, the Lion Gate which was the symbol of the power of the Mycenaean rulers and the famous vaulted tombs of Atreus"

    "The next stop was Epidaurus, which is considered to be the birthplace of medicine. We wander in the Ancient Theater which is the most beautiful and the best reserved among all the ancient theaters and we are impressed by its perfect acoustic. "

    "Finally we returned to Nafplio and visited the castle of Palamidi, which dominates imposingly to a height of 216 meters above the city. "

    "We really recommend LandLife they are very professional and answer promptly any requests."

    "Just one little comment and its that would have been good to have a bottle of water given to us at the beginning of the tour as we had to walk for quite some time, not so bad in winter but very necessary in summer."

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  • Review by Panni from Hungary
    9 out of 10

    "I spent a wonderful week in Argolida. I like so much Greece, so fantastic world. I ride with my friends between the orange gardens,through the olive gardens.Everybody are so friendly and the horses are beautiful.We see from the mountain Lefkakia.We had a great time.I am richer a great experience.I miss it.Thanks for all!!! Visited October 2014"

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  • Review by a traveler from Romania
    10 out of 10

    "Hello! I would like to thank and, at the same time, recommend LandLife if you want to have a great, assisted experience in Nafplio. We had a bike tour with breath-taking views, a lot of care in organizing it, valuable information offered by Thanos, our tour-guide, professional photos at sunset and a very fun and relaxing afternoon in the end.They struggled to find the best solutions for the entire group, meet all of our needs and offer assistance through our entire stay. I would definitely recommend collaborating with LandLife again and trust them for whatever tourists activities they propose, because they are indeed professionals!"

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  • Review by Dave R from United States
    10 out of 10

    "From the first moment we made contact and throughout the tour, Nikos was very accommodating and eager to assure that he would do everything he could to make it an enjoyable one. He arrived as scheduled with a clean and spacious mini-bus and a very capable driver. Througout the drive he gave us information about the area and answered our questions about the sights that we would see. It is clear that Nikos is very proud of Greece and its history. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Epidauros theater, Palamidi fortress and Nafplio.As part of a walking tour around Nafplio, Nikos led us to a restaurant that ideally suited our tastes and we enjoyed a wonderful and affordable meal. He maintained his enthusiasm throughout the entire tour. Our family of eight felt that the day with Nikos was a highlight of our week's trip and we recommend him highly to others."

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  • Review by Astrid from Sweden
    9 out of 10

    "I spent five days in Nafplio and the region around it and had a really good time. The hosts gave me a warm welcome and were very eager to make the most of my holiday. My opinion was important to them so we could together combine a package of different activities. During my days in Greece I went hiking, picked olives, visited ancient monuments and got a guided city tour of Nafplio. Since Im interested in food and drink many of the excursions had this as a theme. I saw olives being pressed into olive oil, visited an ouzo distillery, vineyards, a vinegar producer and a beekeeper. I also had a cooking lesson and two Greek language lessons. My holiday was at the end of November, which was still a lovely time to visit. I choose to travel alone and this was no problem. I can highly recommend the charming city of Nafplio as a destination and Land Life as a company. You get to see and know more than on other holidays and feel that youre experiencing Greece more than just the surface of it. Visited November 2014"

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  • Review by Alekos from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "My personal tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable in the history, culture and traditions of the city of Nafplio. He drove me around the town, gave me advice on what to do with my spare time and made the extra effort to get to know me and make me feel comfortable. Nafplio is a great town to stay for at least one week, exploring the local shopping strips, archaeological museums, ice cream stores and excellent restaurants. It is also popular amongst movie producers, and i was lucky enough to see a series being filmed in the main square! In my tour with land life, I explored the local Ouzo manufacturing facility and learned all about the history of how Ouzo was made and got to sample a few varieties of the local product. My second activity was visiting the Apiary (Honey Farm), learning about the bee life-cycle and how to manage hives. I also sampled a few different types of honey. My last activity was visiting the Stables (Horses) and learning how to ride a horse! Speaking with the locals and learning about their arts and practices was an unforgettable experience which I'll always remember. Land Life is a well organised company who treats their clients like friends of their own and will go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with their services."

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