|Nemea wine country
|Following Greek wine roads
|Arhontiki Guesthouse Kafelonia
|Vineyards near Nemea town
|Winding roads loop through Nemea wine region
|Directional signs are easily understood - both in English and Greek
Greek mythology tell of the half god Heracles who was sent to Nemea to slay the Nemean lion. The ancient Greek wine made here, Fliasion, was known as ‘the blood of Heracles’ after that tale. It is a nick-name still used for Nemean red wines.
|Roadways through the wine country
|The ever-present herd of sheep
Entertainment here was provided by a herd of sheep crossing the road as we entered the village and an enormous mountain dog watching them.
|Mountain dog in Kefalari
The guesthouse’s front door was locked but we roused a maid who was cleaning one of its eight rooms. She summoned the owners daughter, Elena, who spoke English and greeted us warmly. Our room, for 60-euros a night this season, had a small balcony overlooking the square and an in room fireplace, the wood had been set for us. (It also had modern heating and air conditioning units, an en suite, and wi-fi).
|Flowers were still blooming in early November
|Village at night
The next morning we stuffed ourselves at the buffet breakfast that included a hot omelet and homemade jams and preserves. The buffet was served in the main lobby/sitting room (included in the room rate). Then it was off to Athens but we will be returning to wine country again and maybe next time we’ll even visit a winery!
The owners of the guesthouse we stayed at also have the Armonia Boutique Hotel, a couple blocks from the guesthouse. Information can be found at: www.xenonasarmonia.gr Room rates there were 106-euros a night.
That’s it from The Stone House on the Hill this week. We’ve been in a rush to finish some major projects before it is time to pack up and do the ‘Schengen Shuffle’ again – our 90 days tourist visa limit is soon approaching. Again our thanks for the time you spend with us and thanks much for sharing our posts with others! Look forward to being back next week so until then, safe travels to you and yours!
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