Welcome to Corinthia


Once dominated by the mighty ancient city of Corinth, Corinthia is now the keeper of its remains.

In the pretty hinterland west of Corinth you can take part in the resurrected Nemean Games, or travel the Nemea region's wine route in search of Greece's best vintages.


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$126.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wine tour at the footsteps of Hercules in Nemea from Nafplio

The wine-growing zone of Nemea is a famous wine region, where a proposed tourist route of the wines of Corinthia and Argolis is operating for some years now with perhaps the noblest variety in Greece. During our tour we visit the vineyards of Nemea, its historical site and some of the wineries, where we learn all the secrets of wine and winemaking.Daytime Tour Our tour starts with a hotel pickup and then we head to the region of Nemea. Our first stop is the Archeological site of Nemea where we admire the sanctuary that was set up for Zeus, the father of Hercules, and The Stadium of Nemea.Then we visit two wineries of the region, we meet their producers and we are briefed about the production conditions and the harvest procedures. The owners reveal the secrets of wine and offer to us the special varieties of the area, like Moschofilero, Roditis (white variety) and Agiorgitiko (red variety) accompanied by the appropriate dishes. Finally we take the road back for our departure point.

$431.53 Private & Custom Tours

Wine Tour to Nemea Corinth and Nafplion full day private tour

Nemea ancient site near the head of the valley of the River Elissos in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, Greece, was part of the territory of Cleonae in Argolis, it is today part of the prefecture of Corinthia. Ancient Nemea’s small village of (formerly known as “Koutsoumadhi” and then “Iraklion”) is immediately southwest of the archaeological site, while the new town of Nemea lies to the west.  Heracles overcame the Nemean Lion of the Lady Hera according to  Greek mythology, and here during Antiquity the Nemean Games were played, in three sequence, ending about 235 BCE, celebrated in the eleven Nemean odes of Pindar.Nowadays Nemea has created an attractive image, not only among the Greek wine producers, but all over the world. The wine quality  is the result of the high respect to the tradition allied to modern methods and to the technological progress. Nemea Wine region is located in the Peloponnese next to the new town of Nemea, approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Corinth, the region was first noted for its wine making by Homer who called it Ampelóessa, “full of vines.” Today, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece and arguably of all of Greece. The indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko grape is used and produces wines famous for their deep red color with violet and blue hues, complex aroma and long, velvety palate.Visit Nemea’s archaeological sites and taste Greece in a glass of its marvelous wines, travelling to Ancient Nemea driving through its wine roads experiencing a wonderful landscape. Nemea was famous for its Panhellenic Games, the “ Nemea ”, which featured contests in gymnastics, horse riding, music and drama. The games were conducted inside the precincts of the Temple of Zeus , ruins of which have been discovered near the entrance into Irakleio. Traces of a gymnasium of the classical period have also been found, with a palaestra and Roman baths to the South, as well as the Stadium where the games were held every two years, from 573 BC.Let your Splendid Greece Tours private chauffeur to offer to experience this adventure  witch is from Athens south to the Greek wine region of Nemea, in the Peloponnese, one of the most important appellations for the production of red wine. We will travel through the wine roads of Nemea and you visit some of the best wineries there together with ancient Nemea sites.Climate: Mild winters with a lot of rainfall and hot during summer.Grape variety: AgiorgitikoWines: Red, DryWe continue through ARGOS on to NAUPLIO. Lunch, and visit the old city of Nafplion as this city was the first capital of Greece , after GREECE was free from the Ottoman empire and the tormentas revelation against them in 1821.After lunch and the wine tasting we will return to Athens where one of the most  interesting Greece Tours ends.

$201.92 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Full-day private culinary tour to Feneos in mountainous Corinthia

Tour highlights Explore the beautiful lake Doxa and the historic monastery of Aghios GeorgiosMeet with local producers in Goura village and learn about the cultivation of Greek pulsesTaste  delicious local food made of local productsVisit the Environment Museum of Stymphalia lakeHave a wine-tasting experience in a traditional wine estateItinerary We start our day from central Athens heading south until we reach the Isthmus of Corinth where we have a short stop to admire the Corinth Canal, one of the first major constructions of modern Greece, which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. After this short break we head towards the broader area of Doxa and Feneou up in the mountains of Corinthia region. Our first stop will be at the man-made lake of Doxa, which was created in 1996 with the construction of a damn that retains the water of the river of the same name. Its circumference is no more than 5 km, but it is rich in variety. On the end of a strip of land that juts out into the water and reaches the middle of the lake, we will find the church of Aghios Fanourios. A short distance away we will visit the 17th century monastery of Aghios Georgios, which is known for its brilliant views over the water as well as the rose spoon sweet that the monks have been making here for 20 years. Continuing our tour we will follow the route that leads to the villages of Feneos plateau surrounded by mountains.Today, across an expense of 20,000 hectares and at an altitude of 700-800m, PDO pulses are grown, including Fasolia Vanilies Feneou (Feneos “Vanilla Beans”), yellow split peas (fava in Greek), belonging to grass pea and other pulses. We will meet with local producers and we will learn about their cultivation. In a traditional restaurant we will have a delicious meal tasting local traditional food made of local products. Next we will head towards Stymphalia lake and the interesting Environment Museum. Unlike Doxa, which is man-made, Stymphalia is a natural body of water. In myth, the basin was said to be home to the Stymphalian birds – the man-eating beasts that Hercules defeated as his sixth feat. Visiting the lake we will see flat, cultivated expanses, the pretty view up to the slopes of Mount Ziria, as well as shepherds with their flocks. At the Environment Museum of Stymphalia we will explore the history of ancient and modern humans around the lake – as well as how they have lived off it. During your visit you can enjoy a view over the water and engage in some birdwatching.    Our last stop will be at a traditional wine estate at the nearby village of Klimenti where we will meet with local wine makers and have a wine-tasting experience with vine Greek varieties of Roditis and Agiorgitiko. Late in the afternoon we will start our return back to Athens.

$1032.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

The Treasures of Corinthia and the Argolid (group)

This richly rewarding tour programme provides an expert introduction to the magical lands of Corinthia and the Argolid, home to such legendary cities and pinnacles of human creation as Mycenae and Epidaurus, as well to lesser-known but impressive sites Accommodation is at a comfortable four-star hotel (or similar), teeming with character. Transportation is by modern, air-conditioned car, minibus or coach, whilst the meal venues have been carefully chosen, not least with the hungry explorer in mind!On Day One, we will depart for our base in Nauplio, travelling across the Corinth Canal, that magnificent feat of 19th-century engineering which transformed the Peloponnese from a peninsula to an island, where we have a short pit stop for photos. Just a short distance after the bridge, we visit the extensive archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. We will then continue for the charming seaside base-town of Nauplio, our base for this tour, via a lunch stop at Nemea (of Hercules Nemean Lion fame) where we will sample the celebrated deep ruby-red local red wine. Free evening at Nauplio. On Day Two, we start with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Nauplio and continue to the citadel of Tiryns, followed by the important ruins of the Argive Heraion and then on to the Mycenae, the renowned city of King Agamemnon, with its Cyclopean walls, the Lion Gate and spectacular archaeological findings. Both Tiryns and Mycenae are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We continue to the little-known Pyramid of Hellinikon, a mysterious structure of uncertain use dated to the 3rd millennium BC. Lunch at the little village of Kefalari. Back to Nauplio, either to spend your free time as you like or to explore the Venetian Fortress of Palamidi, 999 steps above the town! On Day Three we first stop at the fascinating museum of Natural History at Lygourio, with its rich collection of local and regional fossils. We will then visit the nearby ruins of the Pyramid of Lygourio and the interesting Chapel of Aghia Marina. After a short drive we will reach Ancient Epidaurus, renowned for its magnificent theatre and its Sanctuary of Asklepios, the god of Healing. The site, set in a peaceful yet powerful scenery, features the best-preserved ancient theatre in Greece, acclaimed for its superb acoustics and its perfect proportions. We finally proceed to the lovely seaside town of Palaia Epidavros and its charming ancient little theatre. Lunch and return to Athens.

$259.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Two Labours of Hercules: the Stymphalian Birds and the Nemean Lion (from Athens)

This well-researched and meticulously organised tour combines several attractive themes into a single irresistible fusion, so typical of the real, yet not well known, Greece: mythology, natural scenery, archaeology and traditional cuisine. The tour sets off early in the morning from Athens, so as to encompass the chosen evocative sights and sites in the Corinthia region of northern Peloponnese.Driving over the impressive Corinth Canal and through the forested mountains of Corinthia, the first stop is at lake Stymphalia, the location where legend has it that the ancient hero and demigod Hercules cunningly managed to destroy the predator Stymphalian Birds which plagued the region by performing his Sixth Labour. Lake Stymphalia and its complex wetland ecosystem is a Natura 2000 natural protection area and is also home to the delightful and rich Environment Museum of Stymphalia, which is one of the tour's destinations. Following the description of the Labour by the tour leader and the visit to the museum, the tour continues through fabulous scenery to Ancient Nemea with its magnificent Temple of Zeus and its ancient stadium which is now used again every four years by hosting the revived Nemean Games, as they were performed 2,500 years ago. The tour leader will reveal the importance of Ancient Nemea through the visit to the extensive site as well as the museum, whilst also unraveling the legend of the First Labour of Hercules, where he overcame the fearsome Nemean Lion bare-handed. Rich is the Nemean land in history, in magnificent relics of ages past and in legends and rich it also is with the treasures of its land - its wine and its food. How fitting therefore that the explorers of fabled Corinthia would rest and relax at a local Greek gourmet taverna, to sample the acclaimed red Nemean wine, painstakingly created from the Aghiorghitiko grape variety, accompanied by local delicacies.All good things come to an end and the tour finishes in Loutraki at the designated drop-off point, however what will remain alive are happy memories of the vibrant nature, the myths, the legends, the historical sites and the aroma and flavours of the wine and the food of this blessed land. Indeed, what more is there to ask for?

$259.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Two Labours of Hercules: the Stymphalian Birds and the Nemean Lion (from Loutraki)

This well-researched and meticulously organised tour combines several attractive themes into a single irresistible fusion, so typical of the real, yet not well known, Greece: mythology, natural scenery, archaeology and traditional cuisine. The tour sets off in the morning from Loutraki, so as to encompass the chosen evocative sights and sites in the Corinthia region of northern Peloponnese.Driving over the impressive Corinth Canal and through the forested mountains of Corinthia, the first stop is at lake Stymphalia, the location where legend has it that the ancient hero and demigod Hercules cunningly managed to destroy the predator Stymphalian Birds which plagued the region by performing his Sixth Labour. Lake Stymphalia and its complex wetland ecosystem is a Natura 2000 natural protection area and is also home to the delightful and rich Environment Museum of Stymphalia, which is one of the tour's destinations. Following the description of the Labour by the tour leader and the visit to the museum, the tour continues through fabulous scenery to Ancient Nemea with its magnificent Temple of Zeus and its ancient stadium which is now used again every four years by hosting the revived Nemean Games, as they were performed 2,500 years ago. The tour leader will reveal the importance of Ancient Nemea through the visit to the extensive site as well as the museum, whilst also unraveling the legend of the First Labour of Hercules, where he overcame the fearsome Nemean Lion bare-handed. Rich is the Nemean land in history, in magnificent relics of ages past and in legends and rich it also is with the treasures of its land - its wine and its food. How fitting therefore that the explorers of fabled Corinthia would rest and relax at a local Greek gourmet taverna, to sample the acclaimed red Nemean wine, painstakingly created from the Aghiorghitiko grape variety, accompanied by local delicacies.All good things come to an end and the tour finishes in Loutraki at the designated drop-off point, however what will remain alive are happy memories of the vibrant nature, the myths, the legends, the historical sites and the aroma and flavours of the wine and the food of this blessed land. Indeed, what more is there to ask for?

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