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From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Product ID: 212898
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Mycenae. Admire the most famous ancient theater of Epidaurus and add a modern element to your day with a short stop to the coastal city of Nafplio.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take photos from the Isthmus of Corinth
  • Explore the Kingdom of Agamemnon
  • Watch the gold Mask of Agamemnon
  • Step on the ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Visit the coastal city of Nafplio
Full description
Depart Athens with your friendly guide (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach the ancient city of Mycenae. Let the Cyclopean walls take your breath, and learn about the mysterious origins of this fantastic structure. Mycenae is considered the greatest and richest kingdom of the later Bronze Age around 1350 B.C. Walk around the archaeological park, pass through the great Lionesses Gate, explore the Ancient Treasure of Atreus also known as King’s Agamemnon Tomb as well as the Tomb of Clytemnestra. Admire the Palace and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon.

After Mycenae enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in the beautiful seaside city of Nafplio. Naflpio used to be the capital of Greece before Athens and its architecture has Venetian, Byzantine, Ottoman and, Modern Greek influences. Admire the main attractions like the Castle of Bourtzi, the Acronauplia and the Castle of Palamidi built on the top of the hill as well as the various picturesque squares in the city center. Finish your day with a visit to the ancient theater of Epidaurus. This site is well known as the theater with the greatest acoustics and still hosts the Festival of Epidaurus every summer.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide (archaeologist)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Free of charge entrance to the archaeological site and museum is valid for youths of up to 18 years old and students inside the European Union
  • Reduced entrance (-50%) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and students of Higher Education Institutes outside the European Union
  • In winter season (November 1 to March 31) the general entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum is €6 in Mycenae and €6 in Epidaurus
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae (12€)
  • Entrance fee to the Ancient Epidaurus (12€)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tour inside archaeological sites

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At 8:30 AM, outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station. Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10 minutes before the time indicated in the schedule.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great day tour out of Athens. Mycenae and Epidaurus are beautiful archeological sites, but Nafplio is surely the star attraction. Bill was punctual, very friendly and very agreeable to do a guided walk of Nafplio when we were there. The old town is a great contrast to busy Athens. The small size of the group also meant that it felt almost like a personal tour. It would have been better if Bill could show us around inside Mycenae and Epidaurus, but we still had an excellent trip.

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February 16, 2020

Well what a wonderful adventure the days excursion became. The pickup from the metro was so, so easy; and saved hours in Athens traffic. I was the only adventurer, and Alex the driver, and Garyfallo the archeologist guid were mine for the day, and what an adventure it was. Felt as if I’d known them all my life. Philosophical discussions on the development of religion, insights into Hellenic society, and staggeringly beautiful scenery, sites and tales of ancientGreece, and contemporary Afplio, the day flew. A stop at the Corinth canal and coffee, then into Mycaeni, which I had to stand in awe of in its monolithic structure, size and complexity. Afplio for lunch at a local inn, what a warm welcome, and finally a visit to Epidaurus. The beautiful threatens (Seats 14,000) was an obvious draw, but so to was the stadium, temples and the huge complex established as a hospital by the founder of modern medicine, Epidaurus himself. The day was perfect.

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January 18, 2020

I was very happy with the tour. Our guides were some of the nicest people I have met in all of Greece, and knowledgeable, too. The tour was well organized and structured; we had enough time at the sights and got enough information about the things we saw. The journey was comfortable in our minivan and the beautiful places we visited made for a very interesting day!

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December 26, 2019

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Product ID: 212898