• Duration: 12 hours
  • Moderate
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

We begin our tour in Ancient Corinth, where according to the myth, the first kings of Corinth were descendants of Sisyphos, the man who was punished by the Gods for his hubris. Explore the ruins and observe the ships passing through the Corinthian Gulf from the Acropolis, like the ancient times. We head to Prosymna Village, where we begin our trekking route to Mycenae Archaeological Site. Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War — first sung by Homer in his epics — is the most important and rich palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Explore by your own the Lions Gate, the tomb of Clytemnestra, the Cyclopean Walls, and the treasury of Atreus. After that, we will visit the first capital of Modern Greece, the city of Nafplion, where we stroll around the narrow alleys.

Itinerary

According to myth, the first kings of Corinth were descendants of Sisyphos, the man who was punished by the Gods for his hubris by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down again when they came near the top, repeating this action for eternity. Thanks to traffic and trade over the Isthmos, the narrow strip of land that connects the Peloponnesos to the mainland of Greece and Attika, this ancient city, whose foundation dates back to the 10th century BCE, could easily compete in terms of wealth and fame with Athens and Thebes. Until the middle of the 6th century BCE Corinth's main export products were the black-figured vases, many of which made their way to several colonies in Magna Graecia.

Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history have inspired poets and writers over many centuries, from the Homeric epics and the great tragedies of the Classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creation. Perseus, son of Zeus and Dana, daughter of Akrisios, king of Argos and descendant of Danaos, is traditionally considered as its mythical founder. Pausanias reports that Perseus named the new city Mycenae after the pommel (mykes) of his sword, which fell there, or after the Perseia spring, discovered there under the root of a mushroom (mykes). According to the myth, Perseus's descendants reigned at Mycenae for three generations.

Nafplio,Nauplion or Anapli, the capital of Argolis, is one of the best known and most beautiful cities in Greece. Apart from its administrative function it is also an important tourist centre, busy all year round.According to legend, the city takes its name from its founder, Nauplios, the son of Poseidon and Amimoni. In ancient times Nauplion was basically overshadowed by Argos, which used it as a port from the 7th century BC

Pick up locations

What's included

Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Athens
Transportation by luxury A/C mini van or private car
English speaking tour escort
Basic insurance (during transportation)
All taxes

What's excluded

• Gratuities (optional)
• Entrance fee to archaeological site of Mycenae (12€ per person)
• Lunch
• Personal Expenses

What do I need to bring

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Trekking footwear is highly recommended. Walking poles are suggested (not required) Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Walking poles are suggested (not required)
  • Participants must be able to climb and descend stairs
  • The total driving distance is 280 km vice versa. Trekking duration is approximately 2,5 hours
  • Can't find your hotel or BNB? Write us your pick-up point

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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