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One Day Tour: Nafplio, Mycenae and Epidaurus
Explore with your professional and passionate guide the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and the archaeological treasure of Epidaurus.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks on this fascinating full-day excursion. Depart from our terminal via the coastal National highway for the strategically important Corinth canal (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. Afterward, stop in the beautiful sea port of Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop). Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer, and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings, and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Your day trip ends back to Athens late in the afternoon.
From April to October: Every Tuesday and Thursday tour stops for lunch at Nafplion. So, please select the option with lunch.
The other days and during winter season, we make only a short stop for photo shooting at Nafplio. So, please select the option without lunch.
Voucher type: E-Voucher
E-voucher. Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.
There is pick up/drop off services from Athens central hotels. Please contact reservation department up to 24 hours before the tour to confirm the exact pick up time from your hotel.
End point: Same as the starting point
08:30 - 18:30
Duration: 10 Hours
Guide type: Guide
Tips type: Optional
Please wear sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes Please bring a hat and sunglasses.
Meeting point: Pickup / drop-off service at central Athens hotels.
Meeting Point Instructions: Customers must call at least 24 hours in advance to confirm the pickup location and time again.
Start /Opening time: 08:30 // End/Closing: approximately 18:30.
End point: Central hotels in Athens.
Duration: 10 hours
Includes: Guide languages: English.
Mandatory instructions: Remember to bring your voucher and valid photo ID.
From April to October: every Tuesday and Thursday, lunch will be in Nafplion. On other days and during the winter, they stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant on the outskirts of Mycenae.
Voucher type: E-voucher. Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.
Recommendations: Comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat, and baggy clothes are strongly recommended.
- Drop off at the hotel.
- Pick up from the hotel
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Wifi on board
- Entrance fee
- Any additional expenses which are not included or detailed in the program.