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Day Tour to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Tour Description
Itinerary
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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 followed by a short stop at the sea port of Nauplion & marvel at the islet of Bourtzi

Highlights

Mycenae Theater of Epidaurus Corinth Canal

Included

Entrance fees to the archaeological sites Porfessional guide Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens Whispers All taxes

Excluded

Personal expenses Gratuities

Please Note

Comfortable shoes, hat are recommended

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday tour stops for lunch at Nafplion. The other days and during winter season stops for lunch in a traditional restaurant outside Mycenae.

Itinerary

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. Avoid and skip the lines of 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.

After free lunch, 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.

*** Every Tuesday and Thursday tour stops for lunch at Nafplion. The other days and during winter season stops for lunch in a traditional restaurant outside Mycenae.



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