Private tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio.

What's included in this Private tour
Cross the Corinth canal
Visit Mycenae and see the Lion Gate,Royal Palace
Visit the amazing Epidaurus theatre
See the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
City of Nafplio
Stop for local Greek lunch at the town of Nafplion
English-speaking licensed and accredited guide throughout the tour
Private Chauffered Vehicle
Included are all entrances fees, tolls and taxes
Hotel or cruise ship pick-up and drop-off service
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length of the Private tour in Atrhens
8 Hours
Day Trip
An incredible full day private tour to Argolis

Our driver will pick us up from the hotel (see pickups note) in order to start this wonderful tour.

The tour will begin with a scenic drive via the coastal road from Athens towards the Corinth Canal. It will take about an hour to get to Corinth were we shall briefly stop to view it and stretch our legs before entering the Peloponnese peninsula. We will cross the bridge that connects the mainland with the Peloponnese, crossing over the narrow canal.

After the brief stop we will continue towards Mycenae; one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. We will walk under the famous Lion gate up to the Mycenaean acropolis and the Palace. Mycenae is very impressive as it is possible to feel the city as you retrace the steps of the ancients. We will see the tomb of Agamemnon and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city.

Our tour will continue with us driving through the plains of Argos towards the city of Nafplion. This was the first capital of modern Greece and boasts an impressive Venetian fortress the 'Palamidi'. Instead of walking up the thousand steps to the fortress, we will drive up and enjoy the view of Nafplio and the Gulf of Argolis. From here we will also see the islet of Bourtzi; on top of which stands a fortified castle which seems to be afloat in the middle of the bay of Nafplion.

Setting off from Nafplion we will drive towards the site of Epidaurus.
Before reaching the site we shall stop for lunch at a local tavern and enjoy the regional cuisine. We will take our time at lunch and without hurry make our way towards the ancient site. (see note on including/excluding lunch)

The site of Epidaurus, which is listed as a world heritage site by Unesco, is vast. With ruins of temples and hospital buildings devoted to the healing gods; it is considered to be the birthplace of Asklepios. The sites monuments, particularly the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theatre are considered some of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture and date from the 4th century BC. For most travelers Epidaurus is known for the magnificent theater that still stands there – and is still used for plays and other performances. We will take the time to walk the grounds leading up to the theater and there we shall check the famous acoustics. The theater is considered a marvel of engineering as the acoustics are unrivaled even by today’s standards.

After our visit to Epidaurus theater we will walk down the pine filled site towards the exit where our driver will be waiting for us. We will make our way back to Athens and our tour will come to an end at our hotel.

End of our day trip
Thank you!
Your driver will take you back your hotel. Get some last information from your tour guide on the way to the drop off point.
Tour Map and information

Tour Information
Sightseeing
Visit Archaeological site of Mycenae. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit Archaeological site of Epidaurus, the theater and the Sanctuary of Asklepios. A Unesco World Heritage site.
See the Corinth Canal
Visit the Palamidi fortress in Nauplion
Pick up and End point
We will arrange for your pickup and drop off from any point/hotel in the Athens area including the Cruise Terminal port and the international airport.
Departure Dates
This tour is operated every day throughout the year. On national holidays 25&26/Dec, 1/Jan, 25/March, 1/May an alternative itinerary is operated as sights are closed.
Departure Time
As this is a private tour you can set the time of departure that suits you. We recommend to start the tour at about 09:00 up to 10:00, as this will allow you to see the sights at the best time. On the 'request form' tell us what time suits you and we can advise you on the different options available.
 
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Tour Experiences
Test the acoustics of the theater in Epidaurus. Go to the top row of the theater and see how well you can hear the people on stage.
In Nafplion from the fortress of Palamidi see the ‘one thousand’ steps from the town to the fortress.
Mycanae is one of the sites you can understand how the ancient Greeks lived.


General
Your Guide
Your fully licensed and accredited guide has been selected to give you the best experience on this private tour.
Vehicles and Drivers
Vehicles: Our vehicles are fully insured, nonsmoking and new.
Drivers: The attentiveness of our drivers to the clients is paramount to our service. We have handpicked our staff in order for them to provide the best service. All our drivers are fully licensed and qualified.


Entrance Fees
Entrance fees to the sights of Mycenae and Epidaurus are included in the price.
Lunch
The tour is offered in two options.
  • Option1: Including lunch
  • Option2: With "free time for lunch".

You can choose either option.
If you choose the "including lunch" option you will enjoy a lovely meal at a local restaurant. A three course Greek menu, including traditional dishes, is included in this option.
Drinks are not included in the lunch price.








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