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Mycenae-Epidaurus: Day Tour
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Mycenae-Epidaurus: Day Tour

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Highlights

  • Explore the ancient kingdom of Mycenae, which Homer sang about in his epics
  • Marvel at the remarkable natural acoustics of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
  • Enjoy lunch in Mycenae or nearby Nafplio

Description

See the famous Argolis region and the Mycenae, the city rich in gold. You will leave Athens at 08:00 for the Corinth Canal via the new scenic highway, passing by Ancient Corinth, then continuing on to Mycenae. This kingdom of mythical Agamemnon was first sung of by Homer in his epics. It is the most important and richest palatial center of the late Bronze Age in Greece. You will visit the Lion Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Palace. You will enjoy lunch in either Mycenae or Nafplio, then continue on to Epidaurus to see the main archeological site: the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. The theater was constructed in the late 4th century B.C. Originally it housed 34 rows and was used for dramatic performances. The Romans later added another 21 rows. Even in ancient times, the theater was considered to have great acoustics: the actors could be perfectly heard by all 15,000 spectators without amplifying the sound. The limestone rows naturally filter the low-frequency sounds – such as the murmur of the crowd – but amplify the sounds from the stage. Today, it still is one of the most beautiful open-air theaters in the world.

Includes

Entrance Fees
Lunch: 3 course meal and 0.5 liters of wine, one beverage, or one beer
Licensed guide (service may be bilingual)
Hotel Pick-up and drop off
Additional food
Personal expenses
Extra drinks
Gratuities

Important Information

  • Please note that this service may be bilingual
  • An additional charge may be applied at the time of booking for the transfer service for customers staying in Athens Coastline or Piraeus Port hotels

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