From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Cultural & Theme Tours in Greece
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Tour description

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Mycenae. Admire the most famous ancient theater of Epidaurus. Give a modern aspect to your day with a short stop at the coastal city of Nafplio. Take photos from the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Corinthian with the Saronic GulfExplore the Kingdom of Agamemnon, the great Cyclopean Walls and the ancient site of MycenaeWatch closely the gold Mask of Agamemnon, leader of the Trojan WarStep on the ancient theatre of Epidaurus known for its perfectly balanced acousticVisit the coastal city of Nafplio

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDepart Athens with a friendly escort (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach the ancient city of Mycenae. Let the Cyclopean walls take your breath, as until nowadays no explanation can be found regarding their construction. Mycenae is considered the greatest and richest kingdom of the later Bronze Age around 1350 B.C. Even the legendary author Homer was inspired by Mycenae to compose his epic poem of Iliad. Walk around the archaeological park, pass through the great Lionesses Gate, explore the Ancient Treasure of Atreus also known as King’s Agamemnon Tomb as well as the Tomb of Clytemnestra. Admire the Palace and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon and learn everything with the unique service of your custom-made audio guide.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: NAFPLIO.CITYAfter Mycenae enjoy a greek traditional lunch in the beautiful seaside city of Nafplio. 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 the Castle of Bourtzi, the Acronauplia and the Castle of Palamidi built on the top of the hill as well as the various picturesque squares in the city center.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseThen, visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus. Nowadays is most known as the theater with the greatest acoustic of all times and still hosts the Festival of Epidaurus every summer. Though, 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. Duration: 2 hours

What's included

  • Round-trip transportation from Athens
  • Transfer in new, luxury air-conditioned buses
  • English-speaking escort (archaeologist)
  • English audio guide for the archaeological site of Mycenae
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance

What's not included

  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus