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Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

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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.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient ruins of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Corinth Canal
  • Learn about the pottery techniques of the ancient Greeks
  • Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, still in use today

Description

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. Before lunch you have the option of visiting a pottery factory to see the techniques that were used by ancient Greeks to create their beautiful vases and earthenware. 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.

Includes

Admission to the Mycenae archaeological site, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Epidaurus Theater Professional guide Transfers by new and luxurious air-conditioned, non-smoking bus Short stop in Nauplia Free Wi-Fi on the bus 3-course lunch (if option is selected)
Personal expenses Drinks

Important Information

  • • Please note, this tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions

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