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Athens: Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio Day Tour
Enjoy breathtaking views, rich history, see important sights, and more, on this full-day private tour of the Argolis region in Greece.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Isthmus Canal connecting the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea.
- Visit the 'rich in gold' archaeological site of Mycenae. The famous kingdom Homer sang about in his epics. The tomb of Agamemnon and Clytenmnistra
- Admire the Lion's Gate. Visit the ancient theater of Epidavrus, a unique UNESCO’S world heritage, famous for its astonishing acoustics
- Stroll around the picturesque town of Nafplion (Capital of Greece, from 1829 to 1834). Visit Palamide the most formidable Venetian Castle in East Med
- Relax with a experienced and knowledgeable private driver. Personalized service adjusted to your needs and wishes. Family friendly
DescriptionLeaving Athens behind we drive on the coastal road towards the West. Our first stop (after approximately one hour) is the Corinth Canal. There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, (approximately 6 km long connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea), take photos and visit the local cafeteria. Driving through the winding roads of Corinthia and Sofiko, we are going to visit Epidaurus, famous for it’s ancient theatre and the sanctuary of Asclepios. The sanctuary of Asclepios was a healing centre as well as a cultural centre in ancient times. Epidaurus was built around the 4th Century B.C. and has a multitude of buildings most famous of which is the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. The Theatre of Epidaurus has reached our days almost intact. The view, aesthetics and acoustics of the theatre are breathtaking. It’s still in use today and hosts carefully selected theatrical plays, concerts, and festivals during the summer. For an actor to perform in the Theatre of Epidaurus is considered the greatest honour and the ultimate acknowledgement of his or her talent, if he wins over the tough audience. After concluding our visit to Epidaurus we’ll drive through the plain of Argolis, among thousands of olive trees and vineyards, thirty minutes later we’ll arrive to the picturesque town of Nafplion (First capital of modern Greece, from 1829 to 1834). Nafplion is the most ancient city in Greece. According to the myth it was founded by Theseas who first conceived the idea of organized cities where people could live together. The city lies under the imposing rocks of Palamide the most formidable Venetian Castle in the Eastern Mediterranean. The smaller Castle of Acronafplia (where the ancient city was founded) crowns Naflion and at the entrance of the harbor, in the Argolic Gulf, there is yet another, third Castle, Bourtzi, situated on a small islet. Whether you decide to have lunch in the old medieval quarter, with the narrow, stoned paved streets, or by the port, with the view of Bourtzi, Nafplion is the best choice for lunch in this trip. Driving afterwards among endless farms of orange trees we’ll arrive at the archaeological site of Mycenae. Mycenae, 'Rich in Gold', was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, who dominated the Aegean Sea after the distraction of the Minoan Empire. The city looks out across the plain of Argos to the sea. It’s elevated position and it’s huge Cyclopean Walls, offered protection from surprise attacks by pirates and enemies. At the peak of its power (1300 B.C.) the population leaved around the fortress where the Royal Family had its Palace. The Palace, symbol of power of the Mycenaean rulers, was reached by a large ramp beginning at the Lions Gate. Outside the fortress lie the impressive beehive tombs including that ascribed to Agamemnon known also as the Treasury of Atreas. After concluding our visit to Mycenae we’ll start the return trip to Athens. Your personal local driver, will provide commentary in fluent English, en-route, before you visit the sites.
IncludesEnglish-speaking private driver with air-conditioned Mercedes Hotel pickup and drop-off Fuel, tolls, parking fees, and all state taxes Cold bottled water
- You need a covid-19 a vaccination certificate or [b] a certificate of disease. Minors from four (4) to seventeen (17) years of age may present, as an alternative, a negative self-test statement The order of the suggested itinerary may vary due to unforeseen circumstances Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Reduced admission to the archaeological sites is possible with your passport if you are from the E.U. and aged 6-25, aged over 65, all E.U. visitors from November 1st to March 31st Children 5 and under from countries outside the E.U, and E.U. students over 25 (with proof of study). You can modify the suggested itinerary according to your personal wishes You'll be travelling in a fully A/C Mercedes.