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$115.25 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.

$170.57 Cultural & Theme Tours

Epidaurus and Mycenae Small-Group Tour from Athens

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Epidaurus Theater, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseVisit the breathtaking ancient theater of Epidaurus. 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. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bourtzi, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseNafplion was the first capital of modern Greece.Have amazing photos of the Venetian fortress of  PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI located in the middle of the harbor. 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.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, PeloponneseEntering the region of Argolis and land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO'S World Heritage site.Walk 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.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseTransfer to Palamidi castle is not included. You can visit the castle on your own.Stop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseWalk by the Corint Canal which seperates Central Greece for the PeloponeseDuration: 30 minutes

$430.26 Private & Custom Tours

Corinth Mycenae and Nafplion: Full-Day Private Tour

The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth (Ionian See) with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island.Greek & French builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.3 Km (3.9 mi) in length, 8,5 mt deep, 24 meters (79 ft) wide, 52 metres highland, and built between 1881 and 1893. Finally it is the Shortest Route, and the Safest Waterway.Ancient Corinth: Splendid Greece Tours will drive you westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views. Shortly we will reach the ancient town of Corinth  where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. In the ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge agora (market place) and Apollo’s Temple (6th C.B.C) brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked.Ancient Mycenae is located in the North-East part of Peloponnese in Argolis, about 1,5 hours away from Athens, and it is an imposing site on top of a rocky hill. The citadel of Mycenae was the center of power in the Late Bronze age (1600-1100 BCE), and the excavated ruins that sculpt the top of the rocky hill protected the royal families inside the famous Cyclopean walls. Legend has it that Mycenae was founded by Perseus, and the entire culture of mainland Greece during the Bronze age was named Mycenaean during the late Hellenic period. The Mycenaean culture is the source of ancient epics and legends such as the dynasty of Atreids, the labours of Hercules, the Trojan war, the Thyestian Feast, and Agamemnon’s tragic life and death, and with its legends, art, and ideas, Mycenaean culture reached its zenith from 1300 BCE until 1100 BCE.Nafplio is a seaport town in Peloponnese, that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town of Nafplion was the first capital of modern Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the peripheral unit of Argolis, a graphical resort town, the entry to Mycenae , and Epidaurus theater for cruise ship passengers.

$1831.29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

8-Day Athens & Cruise to Santorini,Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Heraklion

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in AthensStop At: Athens International AirportArrival at Athens airport - Our Assistant will meet you and will transfer you to your Hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Tonight we propose you an Optional tour. Athens by night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4-star hotel of your choice with breakfast.Day 2: Panoramic tour of AthensStop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Pass By: Hellenic ParliamentDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Pass By: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Pass By: The Academy of Athens, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Pass By: Plateia Syntagmatos, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Pass By: National Library of Greece, Athens, AtticaDeparture to a half-day Panoramic tour of Athens followed by Acropolis. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).Stop At: Acropolis, Athens, AtticaOn Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Propylaea, Athens, AtticaOn Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Temple of Athena Nike, Athens, AtticaOn Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Erechtheion, Athens, AtticaOn Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Parthenon, Athens, AtticaOn Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts an order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day. Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Acropolis Museum, Athens, AtticaOn Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts an order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day. Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Ermou Street, Athens, AtticaAfter the tour, if you are a fan of shopping, you'll find in the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are a fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4-star hotel of your choice with breakfast.Day 3: Free Day (Optional tour One Day to Argolis)Stop At: Plaka, Athens, AtticaEnjoy your day by strolling along Plaka with its narrow streets, which are full of traditional restaurants and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant neighborhood or do a real shopping expedition to Ermou Street and Kolonaki area.Or you can take our Tour to Argolis visiting Agamemnon Palace in Mycenae, Nafplion the first capital in Greece and the famous Theatre of Epidaurus. This tour leaves Athens around 8.00 and returns around 18.00,Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4-star hotel of your choice with breakfast.Day 4: Cruise -MykonosStop At: Mykonos PortTransfer to Piraeus Port, Embarkation and Departure at 11.00hrs and arrival in Mykonos at 18.00hrs. Departure from Mykonos at 23.00hrs. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the luxurious Cruise ship.Day 5: Kusadasi (Turkey) & Patmos.Stop At: Kusadasi Market, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean CoastArrival in Kusadasi (Turkey) at 07.00hrs. Departure from Kusadasi (Turkey) at 12.00hrs. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Chora Patmos, Patmos, Dodecanese, South AegeanΑrrive in Patmos at 16.00hrs. Departure from Patmos at 21.00hrsDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the luxurious Cruise ship.Day 6: Rhodes.Stop At: Rhodes Town HallArrival in Rhodes at 07.00hrs. Depart from Rhodes at 18.00hrs.Duration: 11 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the luxurious Cruise ship.Day 7: Crete – SantoriniStop At: HeraklionArrival in Crete (Heraklion) at 07.30hrs. Departure from Crete (Heraklion) at 11.30hrs. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: SantoriniArrival in Santorini at 16.30hrs. Depart from Santorini at 21.00hrs.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the luxurious Cruise ship.Day 8: Athens - Departur DayStop At: Athens International AirportArrival in Athens (Piraeus) in the morning. Transfer to Athens airport.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$407.98 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.

$100.27 Cultural & Theme Tours

Athens to Epidaurus Theater and Mycenae: Full-Day Group Tour

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.

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