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From Athens: Full-Day Guided Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS

From Athens: Full-Day Guided Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS

From US$ 94.39 per person

Join a guided excursion from Athens to explore the remains of ancient Mycenae and the small village of Epidaurus.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the historical treasures of Mycenae and Epidaurus on this full-day tour
  • Explore the ancient remains of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, still in use today
Full description

Discover the ruins of the city of Mycenae on a day trip from Athens. Explore the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate, and the tomb of King Agamemnon. Afterwards, make a short stop in the village of Epidaurus and see its Hellenic theatre.

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, and arrive at the archeological site of Mycenae. Explore the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer.

Continue with a brief stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi.

After enjoying a relaxing lunch, head to the nearby village of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage, is listed as an ancient theatre and is believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios. The theatre at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theatre of ancient Greece.

Includes
  • Bus transporation
  • Live guide
  • Entrance fee to the Archaeological site of Mycenae
  • Entrance fee to the Lion Gate
  • Entrance fee to the Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Entrance fee to Ancient Epidaurus site and theater
  • Lunch (if prepaid)
  • Free map of Athens and Greece
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Hotel Amalia Athens to begin your tour. On Syntagma square, opposite of National Garden. Metro Station: Syntagma

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Passport or ID card for children
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 149 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Beautiful excursion, which allows you to immerse yourself in history. The guide was really exhaustive in the explanations he gave us. It is a pity that we arrived at the Epidaurus site only an hour before closing (which is at 5pm in winter) and we were not able to visit it in full.

January 6, 2023

Very good organization. The guide Effi was very interesting, she gave a lot of explanations to better understand the sites visited. You have to balance the free time well because the site of Epidaurus is large and an hour is quite tight. It is better to look at the plan at home. There is an exit that goes directly into the car park towards the back of the site. This avoids having to turn back to exit through the entrance. The driver Asteris drove very well and is kind. The bus is clean and comfortable. There is free wifi. We have headphones to listen to the guide. I strongly recommend this activity. A small downside: explanations in English only even if English was accessible because the guide spoke quite slowly. While I signed up for a day with a guide speaking both French and English languages. But it was possible to ask him for explanations in French if necessary.

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November 6, 2022

-Don't book if you expect someone to speak a little bit of French to you…fortunately we understood English correctly. -if you want to take your time on the sites, stop listening to the guide who only stays in one place (a choice? Lazy?) and take your turn if you don't want to miss 2/3 or run to do the rest. -pleasantly surprised by the meal -tiring day but we are happy. Of course everything is done quickly but on one day, we expected it. -stop at the corinth and nafplio canal, fast but we discover that more.

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October 20, 2022

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