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Guided Historic Tour Of Mycenae and Nafplio

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    11 hours

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

    This activity will start from the center of Athens. Detailed meeting instructions will besent to you upon booking

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Take plenty of pictures of its soaring castle walls, old houses and picturesque narrow streets
  • Have a traditional Greek lunch made of local specialties at one of Nafplio’s trendiest tavernas
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Walk through history and legend in the ancient city of Mycenae, with its legendary Lion Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon, a beehive structure from 1500BC
  • Visit the charming seaside port of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece, with its soaring castle walls and its beautiful waterfront
  • Watch modern artisans, including potters and weavers, work their crafts in the traditional fashion, explaining as they create
  • Try your artistic skills in a private ceramic workshop

Overview

Visit the fabled Homeric city of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, andNafplio which was once capital of one of the oldest civilizations in the world! With this ancient Mycenae tour, you’ll walk under the famed Lion Gate to enter ruins that are part history, part myth. Mycenae was home to the cursed House of Atreus, its royal family sentenced by the gods to suffer -and suffer they did. It was here (spoiler alert!) that King Agamemnon, hero of the Trojan War, was killed by his wife Clytemnestra. The Tomb of Agamemnon, an amazing structure more than three thousand years old, is where famed archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann uncovered the magnificent Mask of Agamemnon, a funeral mask made of pure gold.

From Mycenae, you’ll head to the charming port of Nafplio, with its towering fortifications. This small seaside town was in fact the first capital of Greece. Its rich past and a great position on a wide bay has made it an important port for much of its history. Like with the ancient site of Mycenae tour, visiting Nafplio is also a time-travel of sorts: in many ways, the production methods of today's artisans are closer to those practiced in the time of Agamemnon than to those in contemporary automated manufacturing plants. Your visit to this historic town will also include a scrumptious lunch at one of Nafplio's trendiest hidden taverns, a local favorite serving probably the best food in town.

On the way back to Athens, you will also make a short stop at the Corinth Canal, to admire the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and the canal which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.Finally when back in Athens from your full day tour to Nafplio& Mycenae, you will have a better understanding of the links that unite the ancient past with life and people in the South of Greece today.

About The Supplier:

Alternative Athens lets you explore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with their top-rated tours and experiences. This local company with a global outlook started in 2013 with just one aim: to show travelers the genuine side of Greece, away from easy tourist stereotypes. Private itineraries fully customized and impeccably delivered! Based on your interests and you travel needs, Alternative Athens makes sure you enjoy every step you take and every little detail with tailor made tours.

Inclusions

  • Professional tour leader
  • Licensed guide (Mycenae)
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Visits to craftsmen
  • Ceramic Workshop
  • English, French speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Entry fees

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Our supplier needs at least 4 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.

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