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Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

1. Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

During the late Bronze Age, the city of Mycenae played an important role in ancient Greece. This full-day trip from Athens provides the opportunity for you to explore this treasure of the ancient world. Traveling by air-conditioned bus, you’ll make a brief stop at the Corinth Canal, a 3.9-mile engineering wonder connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea. Mycenae is the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Tour the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of King Agamemnon. After a relaxing lunch, you’ll continue on the drive, making a short stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi. The final stop of the tour is the city of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage-listed ancient theater and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios. The theater at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theater of ancient Greece and is still used today because of its amazing acoustics.

Nafplio: City Walking Tour

2. Nafplio: City Walking Tour

Meet your tour leader your hotel inside the city limits or at the Land Gate, ready for your adventure in the venetian city.  Pass by the point where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first ruler of Greece, was killed and will end up in the Syntagma Square, where Venetian and neoclassical buildings dominate your surroundings. Explore the old town's picturesque alleyways, where you will see historical buildings such as the First Parliament of the Greek State and the Archaeological Museum. You will then walk uphill to the Acropolis of Nafplion and marvel at the unique panoramic views of the bay. Continue the tour at the port of the city, where you'll learn about the Bourtzi castle, a Venetian fortress built on a a nearby island, which stands as the most recognized attraction of Nafplion. Then the tour ends at the port in front of the old city, where you'll have free time to continue exploring.

Greece: 5-Day Tour of Classical Greek Sites from Athens

3. Greece: 5-Day Tour of Classical Greek Sites from Athens

Discover the essential sites of classical Greece on an immersive 5-day tour from Athens, and marvel at the ruins of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora. Follow in the footsteps of Greek gods in Delphi, and explore the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora. Admire feats of engineering, such as the Corinth Canal and modern Rio–Antirrio Bridge, and much more. Day 1: Depart from Athens for the Corinth Canal, a masterpiece of engineering that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Continue to Epidaurus to visit the UNESCO World Heritage monument reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, and the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. See the well preserved theater, still in use today thanks to its amazing acoustics. Your next stop will be Nafplia, where the afternoon is at leisure to walk in the old town or visit the new Nafplion Gallery to see paintings dedicated to the Greek Revolution of 1821. Overnight at Nafplion. Day 2: Depart Nafplion at around 12:30, traveling through the plain of Argos to Mycenae, where you will see the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then, depart for Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, driving through the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis along the way. Overnight in Olympia. Day 3: Visit the archaeological site of Olympia to see the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, and altar of the Olympic Flame. Admire the historic Olympic Stadium and learn more about the site at the dedicated museum. Continue to Rion via Patras, crossing the channel to Antirion on the new, state-of-the-art suspension bridge. Pass the city of Nafpaktos, before traveling along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the “Navel of the World.” Visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova in the afternoon, before an overnight stay in Delphi. Day 4: Explore the archaeological ruins of Delphi, where the museum contains the famous bronze Charioteer, Naxian Sphinx, and Statue of Antinoos, providing an insight into ancient Greek culture and history. Get spectacular views of the surrounding mountains from the Temple of Apollo, famed for its oracle. In the afternoon, you will drive through central Greece, passing the cities of Lamia and Kalambaka en route the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora. Overnight in Kalambaka. Day 5: Spend the morning exploring the mountain monasteries of Meteora, including the cliff-top Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, accessible via rock-cut stairs. On your return to Athens, there is an optional stop at a factory that makes Byzantine style icons. Continue to Athens, via the heroic monument of Leonidas (King of Sparta) at Thermopylae, before an arrival in the Greek capital in the late afternoon.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 19 reviews

This tour was what I had imagined and more. Everything was seamless. As a big fan of Bronze Age archaeology, I found Mycenae most awe-inspiring and its location is par excellence. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The bus was very nice and comfortable. The included lunch was simple and tasty. My only complaint is that I felt a little rushed from one place to the next, but also I did a lot of filming on my own for my YouTube channel Tiny Epics History, so I could have easily stayed at Mycenae an hour longer for example. Oh, and the guide was difficult to hear at times in the bus from the back. Perhaps just a louder mic would have done the trick. That said, I felt this tour was a very good value for the money and it packs A LOT into a short time. It feels like a marathon of impressions so if you’re up for that then don’t miss out and book your tour now!

A great day out! Mycenae and Epidaurus were as spectacular as hoped, and Napflio was a lovely town. Although the start and return were a bit later than expected, we got long enough in each location. The guide was very good, particularly bringing the Classical mythology to life, and the coach was comfortable. I was glad we didn't choose the lunch option, as there are lots of options in Napflio and it's nice to have time to wander around.

The tour was great. Our guide gave us lots of information about the archaeological sites, which we really enjoyed. It was, in fact, our main reason for booking this tour. Just keep in mind that you won't have much time in Nafplio (we only had one hour). For us, this wasn't a problem as we had been to Nafplio before, but if you really want to see the city, you will have to skip lunch or grab a quick snack.

Everything from the tour guide to the sites itself were very satisfactory. Would definitely recommend.

We learned so much on this trip thanks to our guide, 10/10 recommend