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From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
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Take a day trip from Athens to explore the remains of ancient Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization from 1600 to 1100 B.C. Visit the small village of Epidaurus, famous for its impressive Hellenic theater, with a stop at Nauplia on the way.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Free pickup service at the majority of central Athens hotels is offered and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Alternatively, you can meet at the tour supplier's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time. Please note that you should contact Key Tours for the exact pickup points and time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Corinth Canal
  • Enjoy a short stop at the seaport of Nauplion
  • Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, still in use today
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour of the ancient ruins of Mycenae from Athens. Walk in what was once a thriving center of ancient Greece and visit sites, including Epidaurus and the seaport of Nauplion.

During the late Bronze Age, the city of Mycenae played an important role in ancient Greece. This full-day trip from Athens provides the opportunity for you to explore this treasure of the ancient world. Traveling by air-conditioned bus, you’ll make a brief stop at the Corinth Canal, a 3.9-mile engineering wonder connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea. Mycenae is the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Tour the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of King Agamemnon. After a relaxing lunch, you’ll continue on the drive, making a short stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi. The final stop of the tour is the city of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage-listed ancient theater and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios. The theater at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theater of ancient Greece and is still used today because of its amazing acoustics.

Includes
  • Admission to the Mycenae archaeological site, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Epidaurus Theater (if the option is selected)
  • Live guide
  • Transfer by luxurious air-conditioned bus
  • Short-stop in Nauplia
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • 3-course lunch (if option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 316 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Exciting and very interesting day among the archaeological sites. A bit of anxiety before departure, at the meeting point at the hotel, due to the 15 minute delay on the part of the agency employee. Too bad there was no guide in Italian, but we made do in Spanish, also because we had some basic knowledge on the historical and literary subject.

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August 8, 2022

We had such a good time! Our guide, Evangelos, was excellent. Full of knowledge and told stories at a pace that allowed us to absorb everything. Lunch was nice. The ruins were pretty cool to see and the drive through the countryside was well worth it. You’ll enjoy it if you want to get out of the city a bit.

June 10, 2022

Everything was very pleasant and enjoyable. The guide was very knowledgeable. The only slight minus was the pickup/change-of-busses en route, which was a bit chaotic and left to chance. But hey, this is is Greece If I were to do it again I'd skip the lunch which would have given me time for sightseeing in Nafplio, a very charming town.

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May 15, 2022

Product ID: 693