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Ancient Marvels of Greece: Sightseeing Tour of Mycenae and Epidaurus

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar:Tuesday & Saturday
  • Start time
    Start time: 08:15am
  • Duration
    Approx. 10.5 hours
Inclusions
  • English and French speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Entrance fees

Key Highlights

  • The ancient theatre of Epidaurus could accommodate more than 2000 spectators
  • The ruins of Mycenae date back to the second B.C.

Overview

The sightseeing tour of the Argolis region reveals an intriguing aspect of Greek history. Greek treasures have been unearthed in the ancient city of Mycenae which dates back to the second century B.C.

The historic town of Nafplion, one of the prettiest towns in Greece, is rich in natural scenic beauty.

The ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which could accommodate more than 2000 spectators, continues to host plays and festivals while the Corinth Canal shortens the voyage from the Adriatic to Piraeus by around 300 kilometres.

For history buffs, this tour of Agrolis promises to captivate.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

    01 Nov - 31 Mar:Tuesday & Saturday

  • Duration

    Approx. 10.5 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 08:15am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from KEY TOURS Terminal, 26 Athanasiou Diakou street, Athens.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Itinerary

  • An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. The journey will take us via the national highway to the Corinth Canal where you will take a short photo stop. The famous Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. Stunning landscapes accompany you all the way to Mycenae. The city Mycenae on the Peloponnese peninsula, once thought to exist only in ancient Greek legend and the epic poetry of Homer, is a must-see. The entrance to the ancient city of Mycenae is through the impressive Lion Gate, so named because of the two lions carved over the entrance. Visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemnon (optional stop for souvenirs). The fascinating remains of the palace and its Cyclopean walls, the gate of the lions and the treasury of Atreus will leave you a lasting impression. After lunch, your next stop will be Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of Palamidi and the fortified islet of Bourtzi. Nafplion is one of the prettiest cities in Greece. It boasts of a spectacular waterfront, small streets, historic buildings and elegant Venetian houses. Afterwards, you will continue to Epidaurus and visit the Ancient Theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. The theatre, which originally could accommodate about 2000 spectators, is still functional enough for plays to be presented. Return to Athens by driving along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the tour’s starting point in Athens.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • English and French speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Drinks

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Elaine Scribner, United States 06/30/2016
  • Good tour - broken down bus and all.
    Mr Gerard Francis Garcia, United Kingdom 01/29/2010

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