Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio Private Tour from Athens, Nafplio

Private & Custom Tours in Athens

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Discover the wonders of Ancient Greece on this PRIVATE, for 1-8 related people, full-day, self-guided tour from Athens, Piraeus port or Nafplio.Meet your driver/guide and embark on a 8 to 9 hour trip to Corinth canal (if starting from Athens) and then to King Agamemnon's Mycenae archeological site and museum.Next is a just 20 mimutes drive before a walking tour of the Venetian "old town" of Nafplio. Explore Palamidi fortress and optionally walk down the 999 steps to enjoy the views before a great lunch under your guide's instructions and where locals eat out.Next, explore the famous for its acoustics Epidaurus ancient theater & architectural ruins at your pace.No restrictions, very flexible itinerary and timetable and most of all, an authentic view of Greece with a very knowledgeable driver/guide. Besides the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will have a great personalized experience to see aspects of Greece that many people miss out on.
Enjoy a totally private, flexible, and self-directed experience of some of Greece’s most stunning sights on this full-day tour. Meet your driver in the morning at your Athens accommodation or Piraeus port (if in a cruise ship) or Nafplio port and embark in a comfortable, private brand new vehicle. Groups of one to seven people are welcome to book this thrilling day out.Drive west of Athens, making a quick stop at the historic Corinth Canal before continuing on to Mycenae or first (optionally) visit the archeological site of Ancient Corinth.>> Mycenae is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to some of Greece’s most famous ancient ruins. Wander around the archaeological site and accompanying museum. Explore the home of mythical king Agamemnon's kingdom, see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs and the Treasury of Atreus before heading to the beautiful Nafplio town.>> Nafplio town, the first capital of Geece, is famous for its historic architecture. Visit the famous Venetian fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio and optionally, walk down the 999 steps enjoying the most amazing views including panoramic views of Bourtzi islet. Take a walking tour through the beautiful narrow streets of the old Venetian town.Next, let your driver/guide treat you to a sit-down, traditional Greek snack/lunch accompanied by drinks (called "meze" in Greek), coffee and dessert in a non touristy location surrounded by locals. Spoil yourselves with some "very Greek" dishes and that will delight even the locals before returning to your vehicle and making way to Epidaurus ancient theater.>> Epidaurus, another Unesco World Heritage Site,  is home to an ancient, beautifully preserved theater still used for plays during the summer months; can sit 18,000 and is extremely popular for both locals and visitors). Discover the landmark at your leisure. It is considered to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios (a doctor), and thus a famous healing center of the classical world and of course a famous for its acoustics theater.Once you’ve finished your explorations, return to your private vehicle and head back to Athens/Piraeus or Nafplio with a surprise extra free stop (time permitting). Your long day ends when you’re dropped off directly at your destination.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pickup in Athens or Nafplio
  • Private tour for 1 to 8 people in a private party
  • Private driver/guide
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Flexible pickup time if starting from a cruise ship
  • Transport by private air-conditioned 2018 vehicle
  • Non-smoking vehicle and driver
  • In-car information booklet with details on sites to be visited
  • Full and detailed itinerary of trip
  • Corinth Canal stop on the way
  • Optional visit to Ancient Corinth and/or Acrocorinth
  • Traditional Greek lunch and drinks in a non-touristy taverna favored by locals
  • Lunch location carefully chosen and sampled in advance to fit with the authentic nature of tour
  • Onboard WiFi, bottled water, and information booklet with all details of the tour
  • Mobile phone for communicating with your driver/guide while self-guiding
  • Maximum of one carry-on bag per passenger
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • No shopping or 'pottery' stops unless requested and no cost attached if so
  • Pickup and drop-off in areas outside Athens (subject to additional costs)
  • Entrance fees: €12 at Mycenae, €8 at Palamidi fortress, and €12 at Epidaurus
  • Excess luggage is not permitted
  • Optional professional guide at sites
  • Gratuities


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included
  • Step back in time on a history tour