Private tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio.

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

Your driver will pick you up from the hotel (see pickups note) in order to start this wonderful full day tour to Mycenae and Epidaurus.

Corinth Canal

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 you shall briefly stop to view it and stretch your legs before entering the Peloponnese peninsula. We will cross the bridge that connects the mainland with the Peloponnese, crossing over the narrow canal.

Mycenae

After the brief stop the tour continues towards Mycenae; one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. You 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. You will see the tomb of Agamemnon and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. The citadel of Mycenae, with its strategic position for the control of the Argolid Plain, is the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon and the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history, its rulers and their family members (such as Klytaimnestra, Ifigeneia, Elektra, Orestes) have inspired poets, writers and artists over many centuries, from the ancient to the contemporary times. Significant stages in monumental architecture are still visible in the property, such as the massive defensive walls, the corbelled tholos tombs and the Lions Gate.

Nafplion

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, drive up and enjoy the view of Nafplio and the Gulf of Argolis. From here you will be able to 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.

Epidaurus

Before reaching the site you will stop for lunch at a local tavern and enjoy the regional cuisine. Take your time at lunch and without hurry make our way towards the ancient site (lunch may alternatively be enjoyed in Nafplion). (see note on including/excluding lunch)

The site of Epidaurus, which is listed as a world heritage site by Unesco, is one of the beautiful and impressive sights in Greece. With ruins of temples and hospital buildings devoted to the healing gods; it is considered to be the birthplace of Asklepios. The 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. The vast site, with its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the healing cults of Greek and Roman times. For most travelers Epidaurus is known for the magnificent theater that still stands there – and is still used for plays and other performances. Enjoy the walk of the grounds leading up to the theater and there check the famous acoustics. The theater is considered a marvel of engineering as the acoustics are unrivaled even by today’s standards.

After your visit to Epidaurus theater walk along the pine filled site towards the exit where your driver will be waiting for us. Enjoy the dreive back to Athens and your tour will come to an end at your hotel.

End of our day tour
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
camera Sightseeing
Unesco World Heritage site sign Visit Archaeological site of Mycenae. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Unesco World Heritage site sign Visit Archaeological site of Epidaurus, the theater and the Sanctuary of Asklepios. A Unesco World Heritage site.
trip search See the Corinth Canal
trip search Visit the Palamidi fortress in Nauplion
vehicles and drivers 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.
date of departure Departure Dates
This tour is operated every day throughout the year. On national holidays 25&26/Dec, 1/Jan, 25/March, 1/May and Orthodox Easter Sunday an alternative itinerary is operated as sights are closed.
time of departure 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
tour highlight 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.
tour highlight In Nafplion from the fortress of Palamidi see the ‘one thousand’ steps from the town to the fortress.
tour highlight Mycanae is one of the sites you can understand how the ancient Greeks lived.


General
tour guide information 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 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
entrances to sites Entrance fees to the sights of Mycenae and Epidaurus are included in the price.
Lunch
Lunch at Delphi 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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