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$118.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mycenae and Epidaurus Theater Walking Tour in Nafpllio

Depart from our terminal for one day tour via the coastal National highway for the Corinth canal (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece . Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. In Mycenae you will have the chance for an optional stop in a pottery factory. Then, proceed to Nauplion the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI. It was named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and it is home of Palamidis, the local hero of the Trojan war and supposedly the inventor of weights and measures, lighthouses, the first Greek alphabet and the father of the Sophists. After a walking tour of the city, you will have lunch in a restaurant beside the sea with amazing views of Bourtzi islet in the middle of the Port. Those who have selected the option without lunch, will have the time to explore further the city or relax having a nice coffee. Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The Argolis (Mycenae - Epidaurus) day tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.

$175.63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Epidaurus and Mycenae Small-Group Tour from Athens

Begin your day trip with a pickup at your Athens hotel or apartment early in the morning. Travel just an hour from the city of Athens, we will pass through the famous Corinth Canal (short stop) which connects the Saronic to the Corinthian Gulf and literally divides mainland Greece from the Peloponnese. Leaving behind the Corinth Canal and after 1 hour of driving, you will enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO'S World Heritage site and arrive uphill to visit  the archaeological site, home of the mythical king Agamemnon. Enjoy a walking tour and hear all of the myths and history as you pass from the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate and the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon and his wife Clytemnestra and the Treasury of Atreus.Next stop is picturesque Nafplion; the Nafirst capital of modern Greece, with its Venetian fortress of  PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI located in the middle of the harbor. There, we will have a fun break for optional lunch in a traditional restaurant with Greek cuisine. Enjoy free time to walk in the narrow streets of this beautiful town with the classical buildings dated back to the 16th -17th century.Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the breathtaking ancient theater. Have a unique opportunity to hear all about the history of the 4th century unique UNESCO’S World Heritage Highlight and one of the best preserved classical Greek theaters, still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Leave back the Peloponnese you will take the road back to Athens. This tour will end late in the afternoon by dropping you off at your hotel or apartment.

$414.16 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Classical Greece: 3-Day Tour from Athens

Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia (D)Depart from a terminal in Athens on your 3-day trip. Travel via the coastal National Highway to the Corinth Canal, and after a short stop here, drive to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theater, world-famous for its outstanding acoustics.Then, head into the Argolis region, the land of Homer’s ‘Golden Mycenae,’ and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold that dominated much of southern Greece. See the Cyclopean walls, Lion Gate, and Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's, and view the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century BC structure.In the afternoon, after an optional stop for souvenir-shopping, depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, traveling through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia at your choice of a centrally located 3- or 4-star hotel in the town.Overnight: 3-star Antonios Hotel or 4-star Arty Grand HotelDay 2: Olympia - Delphi (B, D)Visit the Olympia archaeological site and view the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. Then, after a short stop in Patras, depart for Rion, crossing the Gulf of Corinth by the new Rio–Antirrio bridge to Antirion.Pass the city of Nafpaktos and from there, follow the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the ‘navel of the world.’ In the afternoon, visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova before an overnight stay in Delphi at your choice of a centrally located 3- or 4-star hotel in the town.Overnight: 3-star Delphi Palace or 4-star Apollonia HotelDay 3: Delphi - Athens (B)Pass the Castalia Spring and visit the Delphi archaeological site. View the monument of the Argive kings, Temple of Pronaia, Athenian Treasury, Stoa of the Athenians, Polygonal wall, the monument of Platea, and the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle.Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to see its spectacular exhibits, including the frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, the Naxian Sphinx, Statue of Antinous, the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artefacts.In the afternoon, after an optional lunch (own expense), return to Athens.

$103.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Tour to Epidaurus Ancient Theater and the Mythical Site of Mycenae

Depart from our terminal for one day tour via the coastal National highway for the Corinth canal (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch  at a nearby restaurant. After lunch through ARGOS proceed to Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of  PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop). Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The  Argolis (Mycenae - Epidaurus) day tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.

$443.83 Private & Custom Tours

The Nemea wine roads with breathtaking Nafplion private tour

Description of the private wine tour in the Peloponnese  Grape picking in NemeaNemea was very much known in the ancient times because of the Panhellenic Games organised in the Temple of Zeus, featuring contests in music, drama, horse riding and gymnastics.Ancient Greeks celebrated athletic religious holidays, organized like the Delphic Games. The other known games of the time were the Isthmia and the famous to date Olympic games, which formed the circle of the holy Panhellenic Games.In each of these four sites, alternating each year and for some time, a sacred truce was announced, preventing every war and every warfare and all the Greeks, declared their presence, recognizing their common human nature and origin.Nemea Games held both athletic and equestrian events. Subsequently  musical games were added. The events were Stadium (178 meters), Diavlos (355 meters), Hippios (710 meters), Horsegram (3,600 meters), Hoplite road (3,600 meters), Pangratio,  boxing, wrestling and pentathlon.Today, Nemea is also known as one of the most important wine producing regions in Greece. The production of red wine from Nemea is truly famous. Therefore, the private wine tour will take you not only to the archaeological site of the region that is nice to see, but also to the winery that will truly amaze you.Greek wines from the area of NemeaNemea lies at an altitude of 200 to 800m ASL and the most predominant variety cultivated here is the red Agiorgitiko. It is one of the most tasteful varieties and provides the opportunity to create a wide range of wines: some of the most known ones are the V.Q.P.R.D. Nemea wines, along with a rosé, and some full flavored aged red wines.Some of the other known varieties produced in the Nemea Wineries are: Plagion, Argous, Pterotou, Peloponnesian, Corinthian, Plagion of Mountainous Corinthia, Klimenti and Iliou. These are red wines which are mostly known due to their strong aroma and fruity flavor.After the visit to the winery and the wine tasting, we will be driving towards Nafplion, the picturesque town in Argolis that was the first capital city of Greece. Here you will have the chance to have free time for lunch or to visit the Palamidi Fortress.Nafplion is a wonderful small town, known for its narrow cobblestone streets with the numerous little shops that provide you with either local food and wine products or with amazing hand made objects and artecrafts.Nafplion is also known due to its Fortress, the imposing Palamidi, which stands above the city. You can reach the fortress by car, or if you are up to some adventure you can climb the 999 stairs that lead to it! And when you are up there, you can admire the breathtaking views to the entire bay and the city of  Nafplion and Argos.

$443.83 Shore Excursions

Private Shore excursion of Athens best and the famous Nemea wine tour

This is a full day tour that takes you to the best parts of Athens, the ones you simply cannot miss. It combines the city’s classical and modern sites along with some of the best wineries in close proximity to the prefecture of Attica.The full day private tour starts with a city tour – overview of Athens that will take you to the Constitution Square and the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, just in front of the House of the Parliament and the ex-Royal or National Gardens. You will pass by the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. You will also drive along Panepistimiou Avenue, which is one of the most central avenues in Athens where you will see the Trilogy of Neoclassical Buildings that stand out due to their beauty and architectural style: the National Academy of Arts, the University of Athens and the National Library. The sightseeing tour in Athens will continue taking you to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian that stands just in front of the archaeological site, typically dividing the modern from the ancient city of Athens.The highlight of the sightseeing tour is the visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the crown of the city. Entering the archaeological site of the Acropolis, you will pass by the main gates, the Propylaea, and you will admire the Temple of Athena Nike and the temple of the Erectheion, known mostly for the Porch of Maidens (Caryatides).After your city tour, you will head for the famous wineries of Nemea in South Greece. Driving along the coast of the Saronic Gulf, you will reach the Corinth Canal after an hour drive, and you will have the chance to admire the splendid views. After a short stop, you will head to Nemea, which is a town in Argolis famous for its wineries and the exquisite varieties of wines.Nemea is also known as the hosting town of the Nemea Games, which were equally famous in the antiquity, as the Olympic Games of Athens. The games were organized to celebrate and honor Zeus and included both gymnastics and musical games. Except for the sightseeing tour, you will also visit the famous local wineries. Nemea is the place where numerous wine varieties are produced, and home of some of the most famous Greek wineries: Boutari – Matsa Estate, Domaine Evharis, Katogi-Strofilia S.A. and Semeli Wines. You will taste some elect red wines, with the Agiorgitiko variety being the most famous one. Some of the most known wines based on this variety are the Anemos, Amos, Stone hils, Vissino and The art of Sun wines that you will have the opportunity to see and taste if you like. These wines are famous for their rich aroma and full flavor.After the wine tasting, the tour will bring you back to Athens in afternoon, dropping you off at your hotel or cruise ship