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From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Depart Athens with your friendly guide (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach the ancient city of Mycenae. Let the Cyclopean walls take your breath, and learn about the mysterious origins of this fantastic structure. Mycenae is considered the greatest and richest kingdom of the later Bronze Age around 1350 B.C. Walk around the archaeological park, pass through the great Lionesses Gate, explore the Ancient Treasure of Atreus also known as King’s Agamemnon Tomb as well as the Tomb of Clytemnestra. Admire the Palace and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon. After Mycenae enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in the beautiful seaside city of Nafplio. Naflpio used to be the capital of Greece before Athens and its architecture has Venetian, Byzantine, Ottoman and, Modern Greek influences. Admire the main attractions like the Castle of Bourtzi, the Acronauplia and the Castle of Palamidi built on the top of the hill as well as the various picturesque squares in the city center. Finish your day with a visit to the ancient theater of Epidaurus. This site is well known as the theater with the greatest acoustics and still hosts the Festival of Epidaurus every summer.

Athens: Peloponnese Highlights Day Trip and V.R. Audio Guide

Athens: Peloponnese Highlights Day Trip and V.R. Audio Guide

Embrark in our aircondironed modern bus from 4 central meeting points and travel for 1-hour to the area of Peloponnese. On the way to Mycenae, see the famous Corinth Canal and make a quick stop to admire this engineering marvel that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue towards Mycenae, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. Enjoy an audio-guided tour of the archaeological sites in 8 languages, explore the ancient world with our Virtual Reality Device.. Continue on to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, a 4th-century theater which is one of the best-preserved Classical Greek structures in existence. It is renowned for its amazing acoustics; a coin dropped in the theater's center can be heard from the highest seat. The theater seats up to 14,000 people and its entrance is flanked by restored Corinthian pilasters. It's now used for performances of Ancient Greek drama during the annual Hellenic Festival. Last but no least , make a stop in the picturesque city of Nafplion, which was the first capital of Greece after Independence and has been a major port since the Bronze Age. Its position was so strategic that the city has 3 fortresses: the massive fortress of Palamidi, the smaller Akronafplia, and the water castle Bourtzi on an islet west of the old town. Stroll through the attractive narrow streets, and admire the elegant Venetian houses, neoclassical mansions, and quayside cafes. Take the opportunity to go shopping, eat in a traditional restaurant, chill out at the cafes in the picturesque port, or when in summer take a swim in the crystal waters at Arvanitia beach. After a full day of exploring the area of Argolis-Peloponnese, filled with unforgetable memories of history and culture return to your preferred drop off point.

From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Embark on a full-day guided tour of the ancient ruins of Mycenae from Athens, with a minimized environmental footprint. Walk in what was once a thriving center of ancient Greece and visit sites, including Epidaurus and the seaport of Nauplion. During the late Bronze Age, the city of Mycenae played an important role in ancient Greece. This full-day trip from Athens provides the opportunity for you to explore this treasure of the ancient world. Traveling by air-conditioned bus, you’ll make a brief stop at the Corinth Canal, a 3.9-mile engineering wonder connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea. Mycenae is the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Tour the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of King Agamemnon. You’ll continue on the drive, making a stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi. After a relaxing lunch, the final stop of the tour is the city of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage-listed ancient theater and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios. The theater at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theater of ancient Greece and is still used today because of its amazing acoustics.

Athens: Full-Day Trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus with Swimming

Athens: Full-Day Trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus with Swimming

Meet your archaeologist/historian trip attendant at Halandri metro station and discover the southeastern part of Greece’s mainland. During the trip, you will be able to see and learn things about Greece’s history from the ancient times to today. We make a stop to the canal of Corinth, one of the few man-made canals of the world, constructed in 1894 where you can take photos and see the impressive view. We, then, continue our trip to ancient Epidaurus, the site of Asklepius, god of healing. The site offers the visitor an unexplainable calmness, and it is said that this is the reason it was used as a healing center in the ancient years. In addition, the theatre of Epidaurus is also located in the site, and it is considered the most important of Greece. Make sure you check the acoustics! We, next arrive at Nafplio, a beautiful town and the first capital of Greece. Explore the Venetian castle of Palamidi and admire the astonishing view. Visit the acropolis of Nafplio and discover the town of Nafplio with your archaeologist/historian trip attendant. Of course, during the summer Greece is very hot and luckily the area of Argolis where Nafplio is located, has one of the most famous beaches of Greece, Arvanitia. During the summer months you can swim in the Aegean Sea and taste the local cuisine and seafood. If you're looking to explore more of what our destination has to offer beyond the beach, we've got you covered. Experience the local culture and indulge in a wine tasting tour, sampling the unique flavors of the region. Or, take a relaxing boat cruise around Burgi fort for a scenic and peaceful journey. For a more active adventure, explore the charming medieval alleys of Nafplio and hike up to the Acropolis for spectacular views. And, of course, make sure to take a break and refuel with a delicious lunch, coffee, or drink at one of the many cozy cafes or restaurants. With a variety of activities available, there's something for everyone in our town. Return to Halandri after a full day of history, charming view sites, swimming and hundreds of photos!

Epidaurus: Entry Ticket to Temple of Asclepius & Theatre

Epidaurus: Entry Ticket to Temple of Asclepius & Theatre

Discover the Epidaurus Theatre, a UNESCO World Heritage site with an entrance ticket. Visit the sanctuary of Asclepius, the ancient theatre, and the archaeological museum. Enter the ancient theater and get immersed in its unsurpassed beauty. Stand in the middle of the scene or up the stairs in the theatre and marvel at the miraculous shell-like structure. Next, you will continue to visit the small archaeological museum located inside the archaeological site. Learn about the exposed parts of the ancient buildings from the Roman era.  Enjoy the beauty of the best-preserved ancient theatre in Greece at your own pace.

Argolis: Full-Day Tour in Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Argolis: Full-Day Tour in Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Explore Argolis and its archaeological sites on a guided tour by van or bus from Athens. See Mycenae, the Lion's Gate, Nafplio, and more as you learn about their history. Tuck into a local lunch (if you select the option) in Mycenae and taste local flavors. Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets.  Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean walls, the royal tombs, and so forth. Depart for Nafplio through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.  Find numerous interesting spots of attractions all over Argolis. Leave for Epidauros to visit the 4th-century BC theatre famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Enjoy lunch in Mycenae.

From Athens: Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus Day Trip

From Athens: Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus Day Trip

Embark on an enriching journey from Athens to explore the captivating historical sites of Mycenae, Nafplion, and Epidaurus. Learn about Greece's ancient past, with a blend of archaeological wonders, scenic landscapes, and cultural insights throughout the day. Begin with a comfortable drive from Athens and travel first towards Mycenae. Learn about the significance of this UNESCO-listed archaeological site during the journey, once a thriving center of the Mycenaean civilization during the Bronze Age. Upon arrival, explore the site independently. Marvel at the imposing Lion Gate and stroll through the ancient citadel. Continue to the picturesque coastal town of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi. Take a leisurely stroll through the quaint alleys and enjoy some time to purchase a traditional lunch at a local taverna. Finally, explore the city of Epidaurus, a masterpiece of classical Greek architecture and renowned for its exceptional acoustics. Admire the well-preserved structure, bask in the serene surroundings, and capture breathtaking views of the Peloponnese countryside, before heading back to Athens

From Athens: Mycenae, Nafplio and Epidaurus Guided Tour

From Athens: Mycenae, Nafplio and Epidaurus Guided Tour

Discover the ancient sites of Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus on a guided tour from Athens. Learn about the fascinating history of some archaeological wonders of Ancient Greece with plenty of great photo opportunities. Start with pickup from your hotel and travel out of the city, making a short stop at the Corinth Canal which connects the Saronic to the Corinthian Gulf. Then, continue the journey as you enter the region of Argolis, the land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae. Visit Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home of the mythical king Agamemnon. Explore the site with your guide and hear more about its myths and legends admire the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and the Treasury of Atreus. Travel next to picturesque Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. Discover the Venetian Palamidi fortress and the fortified islet of Bourtzi located in the harbor. Enjoy some free time to explore the charming narrow streets of the town with classical buildings dating back to the 16th century. Continue to Epidaurus and visit its breathtaking ancient theater. Learn about the fascinating history of the 4th century UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved classical Greek theaters in the country, which is still used today due to its excellent acoustics. Leaving Peloponnese, relax on the return journey to Athens, with drop-off back at your hotel or apartment in the afternoon.

4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

Day 1: Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus, and pay a visit to the archaeological site and to the theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Continue on to Nauplia for a short stop. Next, drive to Mycenae where you will visit the fascinating archaeological site. Depart for Olympia, passing through the central Peloponnese area and passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Finally, arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight stay. There is also a possibility of staying in Nauplia instead. (Dinner included). Day 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the state of the art suspension bridge, known as the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 3: First, visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka, and savor a dinner before your overnight stay. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 4: In the morning, visit the breathtaking Meteora. In the early afternoon, start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae and Kammena Vourla. (Breakfast included). This tour offers the opportunity to visit the most impressive historical Greek sites, giving you an insight into the glorious past of Greece.

From Athens: Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplion Private Tour

From Athens: Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplion Private Tour

Meet your guide in Athens and travel for 1-hour to the area of Peloponnese. On the way to Mycenae, see the famous Corinth Canal and make a quick stop to admire this engineering marvel that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue towards Mycenae, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. Continue on to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, a 4th-century theater which is one of the best-preserved Classical Greek structures in existence. It is renowned for its amazing acoustics; a coin dropped in the theater's center can be heard from the highest seat. The theater seats up to 14,000 people and its entrance is flanked by restored Corinthian pilasters. It's now used for performances of Ancient Greek drama during the annual Hellenic Festival. Finally, make a stop in the picturesque city of Nafplion, which was the first capital of Greece after Independence and has been a major port since the Bronze Age. Its position was so strategic that the city has 3 fortresses: the massive fortress of Palamidi, the smaller Akronafplia, and the water castle Bourtzi on an islet west of the old town. Stroll through the attractive narrow streets, and admire the elegant Venetian houses, neoclassical mansions, and quayside cafes. Take the opportunity to go shopping, eat in a traditional restaurant, chill out at the cafes in the picturesque port, or take a swim in the crystal waters at Arvanitia beach. Return to any central point in Athens or Piraeus where you will be dropped off. 

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