Treat yourself to an unforgettable guided full day tour, taking you back in time through both the ancient Greek cities of Mycenae and Epidaurus, true gems of Classical Greece! See the fabulous Peloponnesus just as it was 4.000 years ago and visit Mycenae, the kingdom of legendary King Agamemnon, where the Great Cyclopean Walls surround the almost triangular acropolis, home of amazing marvels like the legendary Lion’s Gate, the Treasure of Atreus, the Royal Tombs and the archaeological Museum.
After visiting the beautiful nearby seaport city of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece, for a short coffee break, we will head to the small coastal town of Epidaurus, where in ancient times the site dedicated to the ancient Greek god-physician, the Sanctuary of Asclepius, was considered the most famous healing center of the Greek and Roman world. There, remarkably well-adapted to the landscape, lays the world famous Epidaurus Theatre, the most perfect example of Greek theatre in history, with its perfect acoustics and exceptional architectural proportions.
This magnificent full day tour, presenting to you a fantastic look back in Classical Greece through rural and coastal scenery alike, will give you a day to remember!
Suggested Starting Time: 08:00 am
What's Not Included
* For details on admission and pricing please visit the following links:
Mycenae Archaeological Site & Museum http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2573
Epidaurus Archaeological Site & Museum http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2374
** In order to meet your needs, each and every tour parameter can be customized in accordance with your requests (i.e. meeting point, starting time etc.). Please feel free to use our inquiry form to express any special requests that you may have in order to have your tour tailored to your wishes.
After departing from Athens early in the morning, we will head west towards Corinth and its wonderful Isthmus. After a short stop to take some pictures of the spectacular Canal, we will head to Mycenae, in eastern Peloponnesus, home of the legendary King Agamemnon. The city hosts the Great Cyclopean Walls surrounding an almost triangular acropolis, and some amazing architectural marvels like the legendary Lion’s Gate, the Treasure of Atreus, the Royal Tombs and the archaeological Museum that will remain forever in your heart.
After visiting the beautiful nearby seaport city of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece, for a short coffee break (or an optional tasty lunch), we will head for the small coastal town of Epidaurus where we will have the chance to admire some of the true masterpieces of ancient Greek art, like the site dedicated to the ancient Greek god-physician, the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the most famous healing center of the Greek and Roman world in ancient times. Right next to it and remarkably well-adapted to the landscape lays the world famous Epidaurus Theatre, widely considered to be the most perfect example of Greek theatre in history, with its perfect acoustics and exceptional proportions, still in use today during the yearly Epidaurus Festival in August.
This extraordinary look back in Classical Greece through rural and coastal scenery alike will be concluded with our return to Athens in the early evening.
* Tour itinerary may change in case of adverse weather conditions.
** The order of the visited sites may change depending on the season of the year.
*** This tour is conditioned by the closing days of the Mycenae and Epidaurus archaeological sites. For further info please refer to the respective website (which can be found in the Description tab of our tour) or feel free to use our inquiry form.