Mycenae And Epidaurus Full Day Trip With Walking Tour In Nafplio - Athens

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Explore with this guided one full day trip from Athens to Nafplio area the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, the unique Epidaurus theater and enjoy Nafplio, one of the most beautiful cities of Greece.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Depart from our terminal for one day tour via the coastal National highway for the 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. In Mycenae you will have the chance for an optional stop in a pottery factory.

Then, proceed to Nauplion the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI. It was named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and it is home of Palamidis, the local hero of the Trojan war and supposedly the inventor of weights and measures, lighthouses, the first Greek alphabet and the father of the Sophists. After a walking tour of the city, you will have lunch in a restaurant beside the sea with amazing views of Bourtzi islet in the middle of the Port. Those who have selected the option without lunch, will have the time to explore further the city or relax having a nice coffee.

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. The Argolis (Mycenae - Epidaurus) day tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.

Inclusions for Mycenae And Epidaurus Full Day Trip With Walking Tour In Nafplio

  • Free WIFI on the bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions for Mycenae And Epidaurus Full Day Trip With Walking Tour In Nafplio

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Very interesting history, and great views! Excellent lunch. Nafplio is a charming city, never knew it was the original Greece capitol.

  • Fantastic time, and great guide. The pick up at the hotels was a little chaotic, but it worked out.

  • Excellent tour even though wet and windy. Apart from the amazing locations what made it so great was the excellent tour leader- so knowledgable they made the place come to life.

  • We were very happy with this tour. It was good to get outside of Athens and see some different parts of Greece. I wish we had a short time to walk around Nafplio. It was either eat with the group or have free time. This should have been explained in the itinerary. Nafplio was a beautiful little port. The ruins of Mycenae were impressive and made sense since the next day we went to the National Archeological Museum and saw all the artifacts from Mycenae on display. The ampitheater of Epidaurus was impressive too.

  • This tour was really amazing, our tour guide was lovely so sorry I forgot her name but she was so knowledgable and friendly, my husband and I were really happy. The bus was clean and we had a small group so that was good. My only dissatisfaction was the lunch provided, it was not a typical greek menu as I thought and I was so excited to eat in Nafplio. The scenery was amazing the beautiful see and the pier etc but the food was a total let down. We were told it was a 4 course meal, the salad was only lettuce and dressing no feta, olives etc, that was not really a salad and the main course was disappointing of tomato chicken and fries thats it, don't even let me say desire which was watermelon! That was my only problem everything else was perfect!

  • Tour group should change the order of events. Go to Mycenae first bc it is an uphill walk in the heat! Save epudarius for the end. Also need more time in Nafplio.

  • Had a really good day on this tour - BUT
    The restaurant we went to for lunch was very ordinary as was the food. I didn't choose the lunch option when booking this tour as I expected we would be in a town where we could just get something as we walked around. We were driven to a restaurant which was nowhere near a town so we had no other food options. VERY DISAPPOINTED! After lunch we went to the beautiful little seaside town of Nafplio FOR ONLY 5 MINUTES! The tour operators should drop the restaurant visit and go straight to Nafplio as there were heaps of cafes there.

  • This trip certainly met and exceeded my expectation for Greece!

  • This was a great tour, but there was no walking tour in Nafplio. We only had 20 minutes to walk around the beautiful town on our own which was a big disapointment. The tour guide knew nothing about the walking tour in Nafplio. His information was that it was a short stop only.

  • Return late afternoon is the starting time to return to Athens. Very long day. Picked up at hotel at 8am and dropped off at hotel at 7:50pm. Mycenae site is amazing and worth seeing. . We had no walking tour of Nafpilo. Too much time for pottery shopping

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