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From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour329 Reviews
Take a day trip from Athens to explore the remains of ancient Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization from 1600 to 1100 B.C. Visit the small village of Epidaurus, famous for its impressive Hellenic theater, with a stop at Nauplia on the way.
- Explore the ancient ruins of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
- Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Corinth Canal
- Enjoy a short stop at the seaport of Nauplion
- Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, still in use today
DescriptionEmbark on a full-day guided tour of the ancient ruins of Mycenae from Athens. 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. After a relaxing lunch, you’ll continue on the drive, making a short stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi. 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.
IncludesAdmission to the Mycenae archaeological site, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Epidaurus Theater (if the option is selected) Live guide Transfer by luxurious air-conditioned bus Short-stop in Nauplia Free Wi-Fi on the bus 3-course lunch (if option selected)
- This tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions