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Mycenae and Epidaurus Full Day Trip from Athens with Walking Tour in Nafplio

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    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece

    Depart from our terminal for one day tour via the coastal National highway for the Corinth canal (short stop).

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece

    After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece . Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. In Mycenae you will have the chance for an optional stop in a pottery factory.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Παλιά Πόλη του Ναυπλίου, Nafplion 211 00, Greece

    Then, proceed to Nauplion the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI. It was named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and it is home of Palamidis, the local hero of the Trojan war and supposedly the inventor of weights and measures, lighthouses, the first Greek alphabet and the father of the Sophists. After a walking tour of the city, you will have lunch in a restaurant beside the sea with amazing views of Bourtzi islet in the middle of the Port. Those who have selected the option without lunch, will have the time to explore further the city or relax having a nice coffee.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece

    Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The Argolis (Mycenae - Epidaurus) day tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by luxury A/C bus
    • Professional and licensed guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels)
    • Free WiFi on tour coaches
    • Lunch (if option selected)
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Its really great to be able to take a day trip to Epidaurus and Mycenae. However, I do not recommend this tour. NOT ENOUGH TIME at the historic sites. The scenic drive to Epidaurus is nice but I would rather have gotten to the monument...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KateGaul
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to send us your respected review and I feel sorry for not meeting your expextations on this occasion. Please kindly not that one of our business values is to fully respect the democratization the digital era...More

    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    This was an amazing tour! My sister and I were in Athens for only a few days and we wanted to see as much of Greece as we could, so this was perfect - my favorite day in Greece by far. KeyTours did a good...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank MichaelR0721
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for ranking with 5 stars our Epidaurus and Myceane Full Day Trip with us and for mentioning our tour as unforgettable. It is amazing for me to know that you had an amazing tour with us and your favorite...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    After a confusing start with lots of hand waving by drivers and organisers we set off our guide Maria was mercifully not one of those that drones on and on and on just for the sake of it. She brought history to Life and was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank famousactor
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to send us your valuable feedback and for ranking our Mycenae and Epidaurus Full Day Trip with 4 stars. I am so happy to hear that one of our carefully selected guides, Maria, brought history to...More

    Reviewed 16 January 2019

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens and dive into Greece's rich history on this full-day guided tour to Epidaurus and Mycenae. Discover the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, which served as a major center of Greek civilization; see iconic sites and visit...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Craig D
    vik12, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable time to give to future travelers your amazing feedback and also for ranking Key Tours with 5 stars. I am so happy to hear that you kept in mind all the details of your cultural experience and for...More

    Reviewed 23 September 2018

    A full day but not exhausting, with enough time in Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio and Epidaurus. We didn't choose the lunch option as there are plenty of other places. Anastasia was the guide and she was excellent: enough information, helpful, fun and efficient. We all really...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Squire2014
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    Response from Squire2014 | Reviewed this property |
    We had about an hour but it depends on traffic. We skipped the included lunch to eat by the waterfront which was much better
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