Nauplia – Ancient Epidaurus
Nauplia is considered to be one of the most charming cities of Greece and a destination for all seasons. At this captivating old city of Napoli di Romania with the reserved archeological physiognomy and the Venetian castles on its top the Acronaflia and Palamidi, the aura of the first capital of Greece, is still present. The narrow stoned roads, the luxurious mansions, gates, arches, fountains and statues verify the glorious past of the city from the Venetian era. Following our route, in the middle of Epidaurus, we meet the Asklipion (UNESCO world heritage monument) the most important healing center of the Greek and Roman world and the Ancient Theatre, one of the largest and best well preserved ancient theaters in the world. This program is offered for a special romantic experience, combined with history, mythology and wine tasting of Nemean OPAP wines (Appellation of Origin of High Quality wines) considered as one of the best in Greece.
Day : 1 - Athens - Corinth Canal - Diolkos - Epidaurus - Nauplia
Departure to Epidaurus. See en route the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean with the Ionian Seas and Diolkos, a paved track way which in the antiquity enabled boats to cross overland across the Isthmus of Corinth and to avoid the long and dangerous circumnavigation of the Peloponnese peninsula. Continue to Ancient Epidaurus to visit the Great Theatre, the most beautiful and best preserved among all the ancient theatres and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the most famous of all Asclipia of ancient Greece. Late afternoon arrive to Nauplia. Check-in to the hotel. After dinner walking orientation tour in the downtown of Nauplia.
Day : 2 - Nauplia from the 15th to the 19th centuries
Early morning you will ascend the 999 stairs at the top of the Venetian fortress Palamidi, from where you will have a breathtaking view of the city. Next follows a walking guided tour to the historical center at the Constitution square, the Churches of St. George & St. Spyridon, the Archaeological or the Peloponnesian Folklore Museum. Time at leisure. After dinner visit the famous Rosso for a drink.
Day : 3 - Nauplia - Ancient Nemea - Wine class/tasting - Athens
Departure to Ancient Nemea, famous in Greek myths as the home of the Nemean Lion which was killed by hero Hercules, as well as famous for the Pan-Hellenic games which were held since 573 BC every 4 years. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Stadium. Nemea is also home for the cultivation of the most important red wine of southern Greece, the indigenous Agiorgitiko grape, which produces wines famous for the deep red color, aroma and long velvety palate. Last scene in the land of Nemea is an educative presentation about the varieties, followed by a traditional lunch and a premium wine tasting in local winery. Departure to Athens. Arrival late in the evening.
- Transportation with deluxe vehicle
- Guided visits as per detailed itinerary
- Entrance fees to the visiting places
- 2 overnights in Nauplia at 4 stars hotel
- 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners at the hotel
- ½ Lt. house wine during the main meals
- Traditional launch and wine tasting at a winery in Nemea
- Geo Routes Tour Director
- Geo Routes Ιnformation Μaterial
- Liability Insurance
3 days cultural journey
Daily on request
(bookings close 72 hours prior to departure)
- Υour hotel
- Corinth Canal – Diolkos
- Ancient Theater Epidaurus
- Medieval city of Nauplia
- Peloponnesian Folklore Museum
- Ancient Nemea
- Temple of Zeus & Ancient Stadium Nemea
- Wine Tasting
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