Did you know? The city of Nafplio was the first capital of the modern Greek state between 1823 - 1834
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Description

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks on this fascinating full-day excursion. 

Depart from our terminal via the coastal National highway for the strategically important Corinth canal (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. 

Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, 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. Afterwards, stop in the beautiful sea port of Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of  PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURZTI (short stop). Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theater. 

The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing centre of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its 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. 

Highlights

  • Short stop at the strategically important Corinth Canal 
  • Day guided tour to the ancient cities of Epidaurus & Mycenae 
  • Short stop at the seaport of Nauplion & marvel at the islet of Bourtzi 
  • Visit the Unesco listed  ancient theatre of Epidaurus 
  • Explore ancient Mycenae and view highlights such as Royal tombs & Lion's gate 

Please note: This tour includes pick up and drop off service in central Athens and designated areas. Simply select the pick up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way! The pick up time will be displayed on your tickets.

Itinerary

Departure and short stop at Corinth canal

Depart from our terminal via the coastal National highway for the strategically important Corinth canal (short stop). 

Argolis - land of Homer's Golden Mycaenae

After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, the 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 that dominated much of southern Greece. 

Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. 

Optional lunch & head off to Nauplio

Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. Afterward, stop in the beautiful sea port of Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop). 

Ancient Epidaurus, the most historic theater of Greece

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 and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its 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. 

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Transport by luxury A/C bus
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel Pick up / drop off service
  • Free WiFi on coaches
  • All taxes 

What's excluded

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and beverages 

What do I need to bring

Recommended clothing: Comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses and hat. 

Important information

  • From April to October: Every Tuesday and Thursday tour stops for lunch at Nafplion. The other days and during winter season stops for lunch in a traditional restaurant outside Mycenae
  • Keeping you safe (COVID-19 measures):
  • Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) and their temperature/wellness will be monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for you. 
  • Face masks are also required for travellers inside the museums. 
  • Buses are filled to only 50% of their capacity and the number of buses used is increased. The average cleaning time is doubled both during the day and after the end of the tour at night. In addition, all sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls, overhead bins, etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitized. The air inside the bus, on average, completely renewed every 3 minutes during cruise time. 
  • All Setra 515 buses in our fleet are equipped with HEPA/CARBON filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestors), which capture more than 99% of even microscopic bacteria and viruses. Moreover, sanitizing dispensers are available at each door. 
  • Whisper audio devices will be given to all our travelers to keep social distance guidelines which are sanitized thoroughly both from our staff but also inside the charging cases with UVC lights. 
  • Lunch or sealed Lunch Boxes will be provided at restaurants that follow all the hygiene protocols (if lunch option is selected). 

Cancellation policy

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

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • NATURE
  • TRANSFERS AND GROUND TRANSPORT
  • WALKING TOUR
  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY TOURS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS

Guided Language

  • English

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Good choise!

Me and my family liked it a lot and we had a great time there :) Thanks DayTrip, Carlos

By Carlos Nassar on 2020-08-19

The drive alone would have been enough

Such a great choice, very happy we did the trip. The drive from Athens to Epidaurus and back is it self an amazing tour. Many thanks to our guide and driver, its so important to love what you do and pass on your smile...Suggestion, wear light cloths and walking shoes, might be bit chilly in the morning but you don't need it after couple of hours , bit of walking but it does worth every step and Nafplion sea port so nice and lovely too.

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By James Wallats on 2019-06-12

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