Discover the oldest kingdom of mainland Greece!Mycenae
A tour that combines seaside villages an impressive deep Canal , Archaeological sites and museums of one of the most beautiful parts of Greece the Peloponnese. The first stop Corinth is an hour away from Athens. It is the place where Apostle Paul wrote the "letters to the Corinthians ". If you like mountaintop fortresses you will be impressed by Acrocorinth one . Half an hour away we visit the oldest citadel of mainland Greece Mycenae. Built around 1500 BC of giant "cyclopean " blocks of stone is rich in mythology. Our next stop is 45 minutes away. The wonder of acoustics Theater of Epidauros one can hear a coin drop from the last tiers. The charming seaside town of Nafplion , located 45 minutes away, will impress you with its fortresses in the sea and on top of it . Here you can enjoy local dishes , ice cream unique handicrafts and hundred year old mansions and shops. We return to Athens via the new highway and arrive in an hour and a half
From Athens we drive along the scenic coastline passing rugged mountains and arrive to the Corinth Canal . Short stop at the awesome Canal . Continue to the Ancient city of Corinth and visit Drive to the Ancient Site of Mycenae (1. 400 b. c. ). Visit the museum and the impressive beehive tomb of Atreus made of giant blocks of stone
Continue past the city of Tiryns similar to the Mycenean one and arrive to picturesque Nafplion the first capital of Greece. Visit the fortress of Palamidi and the Acronafplia. Take a optional boat ride to the island citadel of Bourtzi. Walk the narrow streets of the old city with the vocamvilia plant covered mansions. Ideal place for lunch.
We continue our tour to the Theater of Epidauros known for its remarkable acoustics. Visit the museum and the ancient medical center of God Aschlepios.
Drive back to Athens along the beautiful pine clad Saronic Gulf. Ideal place for a baklava (local pastry) stop. Drive over a submersible bridge and return to Athens in an hour
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: YourAthens center hotel. Piraeus seaport terminal!
I carry a sign with your full name printed
End location: Your Athens center hotel. Piraeus seaport
Duration: 10 hours
We travel with my large E-CLASS Mercedes Benz taxi.Spacious,clean and air conditioned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EURO - Admission Fee per person for Ancient sites and Museums !Boat ride ticket to Bourtzi island costs 5 euro
Please note that I am not a licensed guide and cannot give explanations or accompany you inside the museums and historical monuments we visit.
I offer a historical and mythological overview of the places we visit using media systems
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A great historian and very knowledgeable on Greek mythology. Took us to see great sights and provided wonderful insights about what we were seeing. He adjusted our tour based on the time available and our interest levels.