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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Know More about this tour

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 Homers 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 Lions 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 UNESCOS 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

Transport by luxury A/C bus

Professional and licensed guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels)

Free WiFi on tour coaches

Lunch (if option selected)

Entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae

Entry/Admission - The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Small group tour of maximum 26 people (50% of bus capacity). We provide all clients with whisper audio devices which are thoroughly sanitized (charging cases with UVC lights). Lunch will be provided at restaurant that follow the hygiene protocols (if lunch option is selected).

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Jul-2022

    We really enjoyed the trip. The intitial drive was kind of long, but that's expected. In Epidaurus the guide did a wonderful job explaining everything. I just wish we had maybe 20 or so minutes more so we could have climbed to the top. Lunch in Napfalio was wonderful and worth the money to include in the tour.... It was at alovely seaside restaurant and included appetizer, salad, chicken breast plate with fries, and a dessert. The town was super cute... Would be amazing to have a tour of the Venetian fortress with the tour. Mycenae was amazing! Incredible ruins with freedom to explore them. Not crowded at all. Nice that we had time to go to the top and to quickly visit the museum. Then the Mycenaean tomb was super cool. You are allowed to enter and see it for yourself.

  • 15-Jun-2022

    Wonderful guide and amazing sites! Learned lots of history and had a great experience. We really enjoyed this tour!

  • 03-Jun-2022

    Enjoyed the sights, ruins. Good guide. Would have enjoyed more time at Nafplio to explore shops, town and waterfront not just a quick lunch, during the stop. Bus was comfortable and not overly crowded but not luxury. No wifi available on bus despite tour description stating it was.

  • 24-Mar-2022

    La guía bilingüe (Zoia) mostró todas las cualidades que uno espera NO encontrar en un guía turístico: impuntual, desagradable, prepotente, cortante y faltante a la verdad. La excursión no es en Español, sino en inglés/español: primero cuenta todo lo que quería en inglés, para luego contar un resumen en español (dejando a medias la explicación cuando le interesaba). Tampoco acompaña a los clientes a los sitios, sino que se queda en la entrada, explica qué se va a ver y queda contigo en el bus. Pide puntualidad, luego es ella la que no cumple los horarios. La última parte del viaje (Templo de Asklepio) sólo te lleva al Teatro para contar una explicación de 30 minutos (15 para los hispanohablantes) y si le preguntas por el resto del recinto (museo, ruinas y templo) te engaña diciendo que está lejos, que te pierdes y que no vale la pena, cuando está a dos minutos andando y se ve muy fácilmente. Para rematar el viaje, dejó a algunos viajeros en sitios distintos a los acordados para no dar más rodeos con el autobús aludiendo a problemas con el tráfico.

  • 05-Dec-2021

    Be disappointed! I hired and paid € 100 for the excursion and the day before they canceled it, I only requested the refund of the money and it has not yet arrived. I have contacted several times but they do not give me a solution.! Contact me at love2101@hotmail.com Agencia Key Tours SA

  • 15-Oct-2021

    This was a lovey way to spend the day traveling away from Athens. There is a great deal to explore. Great stops to pick up small gifts. This was an English/Spanish tour which meant a lot of talking by Yourvis. He did a great job teaching about the history or various places, and guiding our tour. It was a lot to listen to everything in English and Spanish (being a n English speaker). I would prefer an English only tour in the future, which is how it was explained online. Bus was very comfortable, but leaked water in the rain. Our lunch was not covered, as described on the web because we registered the morning of the tour.

  • 08-Sep-2021

    Our guide Melins was A+ excellent. She was very knowledgeable and quite pleasant. I personally loved Nafplio...a very nice surprise. The Epidauras amphitheater was amazing. I would like to return to both.

  • 01-Sep-2021

    Bonne journée d'excursion avec bon guide ( penser à mettre un guide français pour cette excursion serait bien). repas moyen. Le temps passé dans chaque lieu était correct. Départ d'Athènes à 8h30 et retour à 18h30.

  • 19-Jul-2021

    A fantastic and fascinating day out. The tour was well paced and there was enough time to look around. I did not pay for the package with lunch as there was a set menu, and instead had lunch at another one of the restaurants facing the ocean and then took a walk around Napflion.

  • 20-Jun-2021

    I enjoyed driving through the Peloponnese countryside. Very beautiful. The amphitheatre at Epidaurus fun.

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