Epidaurus, Nafplio, and Mycenae Private Day Trip from Athens

Cultural & Theme Tours in Nafplio

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Exclusive to your group alone our private tour visits two of the jewels of the Peloponnese; the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, with the Theater of Epidaurus, and Ancient Mycenae with its Palace of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan war and not least the beautiful Venetian city of Nafplion with its impressive Palamidi & Bourtzi Castles.Sit back in full leather comfort in one of our new Black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minibus models with free WiFi as you pass the olive fields, orchards & Aegean views of the famous Peloponnese countryside. A great option for families, small groups, and experienced travelers with flexibility to go at your own pace.
After pickup at your hotel, cruise ship or Airport by your private & informative tour driver, sit back & relax in one of our new Black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minibus models with full leather & free Wifi as you set off out of Athens to see two of the most important sites in Greece. After approximately 90 minutes we reach the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios with its on-site museum and Theater of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece. The temple and theater date from the 4th century and feature masterpieces of classical Greek architecture. Take all the time you need to visit this impressive site before a short 20 minute drive to the historical seaport of Nafplio (or Nafplion), the first capital of Greece with a charming Venetian quarter nestled underneath the dominating hilltop castle of Palamidi. Here your driver will be happy to provide an easy orientation of the most important central areas, and you can also explore the town's many craft shops before lunch at one of the seaside cafes or restaurants, visit Palamidi Castle or take a short water taxi to visit Bourtzi castle in the bay.Continuing after lunch you'll head to Mycenae, home to the citadel of the legendary Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War. The ‘Mycenaean period,’ from 1600 to 1100 BC, references this ancient city, indicating its importance in Greek civilization. Pass through the imposing 20-foot-wide (6-meter) city walls, enter the Lion's Gate to Agamemnon's throne room, and explore the administrative and service buildings, tombs, and amazing treasury of Atreus, as well as the first class on-site museum before your return to Athens. Note: Your professional tour driver takes full care of you and provides historical, mythological, ancient, and modern information and context long the route. For expert accompanied guiding inside one or more of the sites by a professional licensed archeological guide, this can be provided on request (additional fee).

What’s included

  • Tour 100% exclusive to your group
  • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
  • Pickup and return from your Athens Hotel or Residence
  • Free return transfer for Cruise ship passengers
  • First class transport: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6 Black sedan; Group of 4 to 7 with Mercedes minivan and for groups up to 17 with Mercedes Luxury Sprinter. All new models with full leather, A/C, fridge.
  • Free Wi-Fi available with sedan & minibus.
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee to Epidaurus: approx.14 USD
  • Entrance fee to Mycenae: approx.14 USD
  • Nafplio restaurant lunch: approx. 14 USD
  • Gratuities
  • Guiding at archeological sites by a licensed on-site professional guide (provided on request with additional charge of approx. 112 USD per site for 2 hours). Please specify if you want this option in special requirements
  • Athens Airport pick-up and/or drop-off on request: approx. 51 USD per transfer

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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