Wine Tour : An alternative choice
Wine is strongly connected with the history of Greece and especially with the region of Peloponnese.
The tour starts with a drive along the western coastal road and choose between :
1) A stop for photo at the bridge of the Corinth Canal, connecting the Aegean and the Ionian seas. Continue to visit Ancient Corinth, the city of the two harbors ,where a unique cult of Aphrodite flourished and visit the recently renovated Archaeological Museum for more insight. Follow the steps of St.Paul ,view the ruins of the oldest standing temple in Greece and the Roman forum ,while relating the myths of Medea and Pegasus to the site.
2) Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae ,excavated by Heinrich Schliemann, considered as the birthplace of Greek civilization. See the Lion Gate, climb up to the ruins of the palace of King Agamemnon and visit the archaelogical museum. Continue with a visit to the impressive beehive-shaped massive stone structure of the Tomb of Agamemnon(or Treasury of Atreus). Combine history and myth to comprehend within the context the world of Homer's Iliad.
After we follow the Road of wine and head to the region of Nemea and the Argolida highlands, which areblessed viti-vinicultural land.
Finally , we arrive at the main attraction of our tour, Domaine Skouras Winery!
The winery is situaded within the Nemea Zone,the largest and possibly the most exciting Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for red wines in Greece. Mantinia, another important PDO region for white wines, is in close proximity, while the surrounding areas have excellent terroirs, although not of PDO status. Across all of these locations, Domaine Skouras owns a number of very interesting vineyards.
If you would like to visit the vineyards and the winery, you can place a request for booking a walk around and taste famous labels like Moscofilero, Agiorgitiko and Mavrostifo og Argos , an old and almost extinct variety of the region.
We continue our journey by driving through the orange orchards of Argolis to Nsfplion, the first capital of the modern Greek state, crowned by three Venetian Castles. Explore by walking the alleys of the old town,enjoy local cuisine and depart back to Athens.