Argolis: land of kings and heroes

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Tour Number

Activity Level

243152


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced), Greek (fluent)

A full day tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio <includes transportation>


A day trip away from the city of Athens to one of the most historical and beautiful parts of Greece; the land of Argolis in Peloponnese.

After driving along the coastline we reach the Corinth canal and from there the "rich in gold" kingdom of Agamemnon, Mycenae: a citadel situated at a natural-strong point that was the first to be discovered among a number of settlements and citadels that date back to the Late Bronze Age (16th century BC).
The Lions Gate welcomes you and while looking at the remains of the burial circles, we'll put together the exciting puzzle of the world of Mycenaeans, a world of mariners and warlords.

From the land of the Atreides we continue to Nafplio, the first capital of Greece: its colourful streets and elegant edifices will steal your heart and once you discover Epidaurus, later in the day, hiding in its green valley, you'll find easy to understand why the Greeks used drama and comedy to heal a person's soul and mind.

Itinerary

We leave Athens at around 8am and drive to Peloponnese and the region of Argolis; one hour later we take the first stop of the day at the Corinth canal. This masterpiece of engineering brings together the Aegean and the Ionian sea.
From there we continue SW to Argolis. The prehistoric acropolis of Mycenae, the homeric kingdom of Agamemnon rises in all its glory and reminds us of the days that all those great greeks heroes thrived: Perseus, Achilles, Odysseus, Agamemnon. We visit the site and the small museum and of course the renown "Treasury of Atreus" a 3rd millennium BC tomb of amazing size and the shape of a beehive.
Nafplio is just 30 minutes away: the first capital of Greece is one of the most romantic and beautiful towns in the south of our country, loved by greek and foreign visitors. We stroll in the side streets and explore its secrets before we drive to our next destination. Epidaurus: this is where the sanctuary of the god of medicine is situated and the best, most impressive theater of Greece.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or the port terminal

End location: At your hotel or the port terminal

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Transportation

We use a comfortable, modern Mercedes mini van vehicle and the services of a professional driver.

Larger vehicle for larger groups of people can be arranged upon request.

What’s Included

Other: My guiding services of course and our transportation (and tolls): a mini bus with a professional driver who is going to drive us everywhere during the day!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

24 euros - Admission tickets to Mycenae and Epidaurus (12+12 euros per person). Young people under 18 free of charge.

What’s Extra

Other: Admission tickets, lunch, snacks and beverages, souvenirs etc

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an excellent tour of Argolis with Maria. Besides having a deep knowledge of Greek history and being an archaeologist herself, she has some of the rare qualities that make all the difference to having a nice tour. She is patient and considerate, never rushed to finish the tour at the appointed time. She makes the adjustments needed to suit your preferences. She is cordial and respectful. She is dignified, not seeking gratuities. Overall, a genuinely nice and pleasant person. Thank you Maria!
Sandeep Sachdeva

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