days tour to Argolis (Nafplion-Epidaurus-Mycenae)
This tour is available every MONDAY, from April 4th until October 31st 2016.
Departs at 8:00
AM (first day) - returns at 6:30 PM (2nd day)
Explore with this 2 day trip from Athens the first capital of modern Greece, Nafplion. Enjoy strolling around the old town, have a coffee beside the sea viewing the Bourtzi islet. In addition you will have the opportunity to visit two UNESCO'S world heritage monuments.
1st day: W.e
depart from our terminal, and pass by the OLYMPIC
STADIUM to see the Athens 2004 Olympics main venue.
We continue to the Corinth Canal, which connects
the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop).
Drive on to MYCENAE, the famous Homeric city
of the Atreides - the city "rich in gold"
of the ancient poets. In Mycenae visit the Lion's
Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Tomb
of King Agamemnon (optional stop for souvenirs).
Depart through the fertile plain of ARGOLIS
for NAUPLIA (Nafplion), which is a picturesque
town that was the first capital of modern Greece.
Afternoon free for a visit to the Venetian fortress
of PALAMIDI crowning the city, or to the fortified
islet of Bourtzi, or alternatively for going
swimming. Also you can have an optional visit to
the NATIONAL GALLERY - NAFPLION ANNEX. The Annex
of the National Gallery in Nafplion is housed in
a historical building and has a permanent collection
comprising works inspired from the Greek War of
independence. Enjoy dinner and stay Overnight
stay in Nafplion.
2nd day: Morning free for a walk to
the old city with its neoclassic houses and picturesque
streets. Furthermore you can visit the Peloponnesian
Folklore Foundation and "V. Papantoniou" Museum,
which was founded in 1974 and received in 1981 the
European Museum of the year Award. The 1st and 2nd
floor now houses the new permanent exhibition "Urban
Greece" mainly referring to the town of Nafplion
and its surrounding area during the 19th and 20th
centuries. Around noon leave for EPIDAURUS
to visit the Ancient Theater (4th century
B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics. In the
afternoon return to Athens.