Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

From $118.64 per person

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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Pickup included
Pickup is included from most central Athens hotels and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Please be ready and waiting a few minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups 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
  • Learn about the pottery techniques of the ancient Greeks
  • Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, still in use today
Full description
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. Before lunch you have the option of visiting a pottery factory to see the techniques that were used by ancient Greeks to create their beautiful vases and earthenware. 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
  • Professional guide
  • Transfers by new and luxurious air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
  • Short stop in Nauplia
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • 3-course lunch (if option is selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    •  Please note, this tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions
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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 245 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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    This tour exceeded my expectations. Its a long day for sure (due my early 725 pickup and 630 dropoff), but tour guide Dimitri made it interesting the entire journey. Dimitri went over and beyond and did a fabulous job. This young man has degrees in History and Archeology and he knows his stuff. He made the history come alive, and told the story and greek hiatory timeline in a way that anyone ( history buff or not), could understand. Congratulations for Dimitri, he gets 10 out of 10. Thank You.

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    July 18, 2021

    The tour was absolutely lovely and Anastasia was a fantastic guide! She knew basically everything. I personally didn't choose the lunch option as Nafplio is such a nice village and I didn't want to miss out on this. A lovely ice-cream and a fresh lemonade did a good job in the Greek heat as well.

    August 12, 2020

    Unfortunately, we had to wait 20 minutes for two people who we missed later with such a full program. The company cannot do anything for that and it does not flow into my rating. The tour guide was very nice and polite she did that day very well mastered. You could have saved yourself lunch, but you can’t go to see anything around is outside. The ceramics factory wasn’t my cup of tea either and I don’t think I read anything about it before. The bus driver did his job very well I can recommend the tour for those who want to get a superficial overview.

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    March 15, 2020

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