full-day tour to Argolis (Epidaurus - Mycenae)
Available on the following days:
-. From 15 November 2019 until 31 March 2020: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (except 26 December). On these dates, the tour includes the visit to Nafplion.
-. From 1 April until 31 October 2020:
every Tuesday and Thursday, including the visit to Nafplion
every Monday and Saturday, NOT visiting Nafplion
Departs at 8:30 AM - returns at 6:30 PM.
Depart via the coastal national highway for the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer's Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., MYCENAE was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. Avoid and skip the lines to the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion's Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Clytemnestra's (Agamemnon's wife), and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure.
Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. Afterward, stop at the beautiful sea port of NAFPLION, the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of Palamidi and the fortified islet of Bourtzi (short stop). Continue on to EPIDAURUS and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO'S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son, Asklepios the healer. This was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its Ancient Theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings, and still used today due to its amazing acoustics.
Your day trip ends back to Athens late in the afternoon.
Mondays & Saturdays from April until October, the tour will NOT visit Nafplion
price of this tour: 100 Euro
Special price: 84 Euro per adult (save
16 per adult)
per child (under 12 y.o.): 50 Euro
The above prices
are in EURO and do NOT include lunch
* You can add LUNCH for only 9 Euro per person!
(the official difference is 14 Euro - you save an additional 5 Euro per person)