Athens Shore Excursions
Epidaurus, Nafplio, and Mycenae Private full day Tour from Athens2019-04-17T09:27:23+02:00
Enjoy a truly unique experience at the steps of the ancient Greek world. On this Day Trip we depart from Athens City to visit the most important Archeological Sites of Greece. Visit Mycenae and Epidaurus located in Argolis region and Nafplio. Admire the best theatre of the world in Epidaurus, in honor of Asclepius, the father of Medicine. After that go to Mycenae the ancient kingdom of the legendary King Agamemnon!
Your day trip begins with a pickup of our luxurious car or Mini Van/Bus, at your Athens hotel or from a central location. Admire the scenery as you trace the coast of the Saronic Gulf into the Peloponnese. Our first short stop is at the strategically important Corinth canal.
After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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. After around 1.5 hours, arrive at the ancient hilltop city of Mycenae and enjoy a walking tour of the ruins of this once powerful settlement. Learn how King Agamemnon ruled this ancient city and view highlights such as the Palace, Tomb of Agamemnon and Lion’s Gate.
Feel the awe of walking under the famed Lion Gate to enter ruins and hear about the history and the myths. Mycenae was home to the cursed House of Atreus, its royal family sentenced by the gods to suffer. This is the place that Clytemnestra murdered King Agamemnon, the hero of the Trojan war.
The Tomb of Agamemnon is a unique structure over than three thousand years old. At the Tomb was uncovered the magnificent Mask of Agamemnon. The a funeral mask made of pure gold is displayed at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
At the archaeological site of Mycenae you will also visit the Mycenae museum. Admire the marvellous exhibits from the several excavations in the area are on display. The whole site is moving, mysterious and incredibly old, even by Greek standards, and you’ll see it all and hear every story from your guide.
After Mycenae we will visit the city of Nafplio to have lunch (own expense) and rest. Then we will start our trip to the Sanctuary of Asclepius with the museum and Theater of Epidaurus.
Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece and an UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument. The birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, a celebrated healer and the father of medicine.
Epidaurus Theatre was constructed in the late 4th century BC. Hosting a lot of religious events in the honor of the god Asclepius. The theater is famous for its symmetry and it is also unique because of its excellent state of conservation, which allows it to be still in use. Another fact about this theater is the perfect acoustics. The Theatre hosts a lot of ancient Greek Drama plays during summer.
Few steps from the Ancient Theatre is the Sanctuary of Asklepios, a very popular healing center in the ancient times. You will see many interesting exhibits at the Archaeological Museum from various excavations on this site. The tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio concludes at this point.
Cancellation at least 48 hours prior to scheduled Programme 100% refund.
Between 48 and 24 hours prior to booking date: 50% refund, except processing fees (paypal/credit card).
Cancellation 24 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund
- Archaeological Site Mycenae
- Corinth Canal
- Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
- The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
- Epidaurus Archaeological Museum