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Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

Product ID: 693
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.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Pickup included

Free pickup service at the majority of central Athens hotels is offered and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Please note that you should contact Key Tours for the exact pickup points and time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 234 reviews

Review summary

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    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very good tour, should have told us about the late lunch but it's okay, the moussaka and the oranges are the best. The treasury of Atreus could have use a little lighting inside so visitors can appreciate more the craftmanship made to create the dome by the people from 2400 BC.

March 2, 2020

Mycenae - the place of Agamemnon, Klytemnaestra, Elektra and Orest. And very tight family connections w.r.t. the Trojan war. And now all in reality! Our guide, Ms. Tsigaridou, was simply excellent: profound knowledge paired with wit and intelligence. As a surplus a very good organization of all. Epidauros - centre of greek medicine and dramatic arts in a green and very relaxing area.

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February 27, 2020

Wonderful day! Door-to-door service. Very clean and comfortable bus. Professional driver and guide. Beautiful sights. Many picturesque places to take pictures.

March 6, 2020

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