Full Day Trip to Nafplio and Ancient Epidaurus
Are you a business owner in Athens?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Athens.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
- Visit the coastal city of Nafplio, the first capital of Greece
- Enjoy a visit to the small island of Bourtzi Castle (optional)
- Taste the unique gastronomy of Greece
- Explore the impressive Castle of Palamidi on the peak of a hill with stunning views
- Retrace history at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus known worldwide for its perfectly balanced acoustics
DescriptionDepart Athens with a friendly escort (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach Nafplio where there are various alternative options to discover the hidden gems of the city. There is plenty of time to climb the 999 steps of the Castle of Palamidi (or let the bus drive you to it) and admire the wide view of the region along with the endless beauty of the Argolic Gulf from the top of the hill. Naflpio used to be the capital of Greece before Athens and its architecture has venetian, byzantine, ottoman and modern greek influences. Admire the main attractions like Bourtzi Castle and Acronauplia as well as the various picturesque squares in the city center. Observe the colorful venetian houses that attract your eyes with the bougainvilleas hanging flashily from the balconies. You have the chance to enrich your trip by visiting the Komboloi Museum and the distillery of Tsipouro, Ouzo or Mastiha known as “ouzo experience” in the most traditional district of the city. Enjoy a greek lunch break in a cozy tavern and be one with the locals. Later on, travel into history by visiting the ancient theater of Epidaurus. In the antiquity, Epidaurus was a sanatorium, connected intensively with the Asclepeion healing temples. Asclepeion was the 5* hotel of the ancient times and is considered as the origin of the medical science. Nowadays, Epidaurus is most known as the theater with the greatest acoustic of all times and still hosts the Festival of Epidaurus every summer. Feel the aura of the ancient tragedians who through their interpretations led the audience to “catharsis”, the purification and purgation of emotions.
IncludesRound-trip transportation from Athens Transfer in a new, luxurious air-conditioned bus English-speaking escort (archaeologist) Free WiFi on the bus Basic travel insurance Options for visits to sites and museums Guided tour inside the sites Entrance fee to Ancient Epidaurus (12€) Entrance fee to Palamidi (8€, optional) Boat ride to Bourtzi Castle (4,50€) round trip (optional) Entrance fee to Komboloi Museum (2€) (optional) Entrance to Tsipouro Distillery (7€, 45΄ tour) (optional) Cost of lunch at the restaurant Personal expenses
- This tour has one meeting point at the Halandri Metro Station, which is easily reachable by the Blue Metro Line from Athens downtown. In this way you save time (up to 2 hours), instead of sitting on the bus, in traffic, waiting for all hotel pickups to finish
- Wear comfortable shoes to walk and please bring money for the entrance fees to the sites you will choose to visit
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
You may also like
Archeological Museum and Panoramic Private Tour in Athens
Visit one of the greatest museums in the world and enjoy a unique panoramic sightseing tour.From €400.00
Best of Athens Segway Tour
Athens is brimming with incredible sights to see – and when you don’t have much time, they can seem like too many! Now, with our Best of Athens Segway Tour, you don’t have to miss out with this combination of our two most popular tours.4 Reviews
Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi & Meteora from Athens
Enjoy a 2-day trip from Athens that takes you to the archeological site at Delphi and to Meteora, home to centuries-old monasteries perched atop monolithic pillars. You’ll also visit Thermopylae, where King Leonidas fought for the freedom of Greece.
Mythical Rivers & Hills of Athens 3-Hour Walking Tour
On this guided walk you’ll come across ancient sanctuaries dedicated to mysterious gods, and Christian churches that replaced old temples, caves, and Roman baths. You’ll hear urban myths, see the remains of ancient neighborhoods, and visit sacred hills.
2 Labours of Hercules: Stymphalian Birds and the Nemean Lion
Visit two magnificent locations where, according to mythology, the hero and demigod Hercules performed two of his Labors - the Stymphalian Birds at beautiful Lake StymphaFrom €175.00
Adventure ParkMalakasa, Athens
A leisure park for kids and adults allowing you to take part in a number of fun outdoor activities like trampolining, archery and zip wire trails................
From 9-Day UNESCO Sites of Southern Greece Tour
On this 9-day tour from Athens visit 9 of Greece's 17 UNESCO sites. With your expert guides discover stunning examples of Greek architecture and civilization across the PFrom €1,950.00
In the Steps of Athenian Democracy Private Guided Tour
Get acquainted with the ancient heart of the city through this unique democracy-themed guided walking tour.From €320.00
Made In Morning Shopping Tour
Uncover a hidden community of Athens, one that is made up of artists, artisans and craftspeople. Athens is often described as one of the most “alternative” cities inFrom €105.00
Athens Food Safari Tour by Trikke
Savor traditional Greek delicacies on a 2.5-hour food safari of Athens by eco-friendly trikke scooter. Sample authentic “loukoumades” and a variety of cheeses. DiscovFrom €85.00