Welcome to Corinthia
Corinthia has had a rich and tumultuous history, owing largely to its strategic position adjoining the Corinth Isthmus. Throughout time several empires have wrestled here for dominance over the Peloponnese: the Romans constructed a vast wall across the isthmus; many centuries later the Turks overran it; and pretty much everyone else has attempted to carve a canal across it.Once dominated by the mighty ancient city... Read More
Top experiences in Corinthia
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.
Small-Group Private Ancient Nemea Tour and Wine Tasting from Corinth
Be picked up in the morning from your hotel, the train station, or bus station in Corinth. The first stop will be ancient Nemea where you will see the ancient town's archaeological site and the museum, located inside the site. Nemea was famous in Greek myth as the home of the Nemean Lion, which was killed by the hero Heracles. Here you will have an hour to explore the Zeus temple, the great open-air altar, the baths, and the exhibits of the museum. Afterward, head to the recently discovered stadium. The ancient stadium is notable for its well-preserved vaulted entrance tunnel, with ancient graffiti on the walls. Here you will also have an hour to explore the stadium and tunnel.The last stop of the tour is a small, but hospitable winery, built around a family-owned vineyard. The best way to get accustomed with the process of producing the famous wines of Nemea is to take a trip through the vineyard, and see where everything begins and continues to the aging cellar of the estate, where the 300 French and American oak barrels are located. The 1-hour tour includes a wine tasting, and is guided by the owners at no extra charge. You will be taken back to your accommodations after.Please note: drivers are not tour guides, they cannot tour the archaeological sites and museums. Tour guides are not available at the archaeological site.
Private Half-Day Ancient Epidaurus Theater and Canal of Corinth Tour
Be picked up in the morning from your hotel, train station, or bus station in the area of Corinth. The first stop will be Ancient Epidaurus where you will see the famous ancient theater and the museum, located inside the archaeological site. The theater is admired for its exceptional acoustics which permit almost perfect intelligibility of non-amplified spoken words from the proscenium to all 14,000 spectators, regardless of their seating. Here you will have an hour to explore the ancient theater, the old banqueting hall, the palaestra and the museum. Afterward, head to the ancient port of Kenchreai, which was one of two ports of the inland city-state of Corinth. Here you will have an hour to explore the old port.The last stop is the Canal of Corinth, with a 30 minute stop to enjoy the amazing view from the bridge, 79 meters above sea level. Truly some amazing photo opportunities. Be taken back to your accommodations at tour's end. Please note: drivers are not tour guides, they cannot tour the archaeological sites and museums with you. Tour guides are not available at the sites.