MYCENAE – NAFPLION – EPIDAURUS TOUR (FULL DAY)
One of the best options for day tour and a great opportunity to visit 2 of the UNESCO Heritage Sites (Mycenae and Epidaurus) in one day.
The trip begins from your hotel at around 7:30-9:00 when our chauffeur picks you up. We will drive west by the coastal road of Attica along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Ionian and Aegean seas, where we are going to have a short stop for photos.
Our first destination is the Archeological site of Mycenae, where we will stay approximately 1 hour to explore the Kingdom of Agamemnon, pass through the Lion’s gate and the Cyclopean Walls, admire the Vaulted King Tombs and the famous Golden Mask of King Agamemnon. Walking in an archeological site where people lived in the second millennium BC will certainly make you feel special.
Leaving Mycenae, after a short ride we will arrive at the city of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece. We will have at our disposal around 2,5 hours to walk around the city, have lunch with a beautiful view of Bourtzi Castle (Venetian Castle in the middle of the sea) and visit the Fortress of Palamidi which was used as a prison during the Greek revolution years. According to the legend, prisoners who were kept there had to climb 999 steps to reach the top as part of their torture, so will you!
Our next and final stop is Epidaurus, the place where Asklepios the god of medicine was born. There you can walk in the famous ancient Theater of Epidaurus (4th-Century BC), worldwide known for its incredible acoustics. It is still used until today for summer performances without microphones and speakers because the acoustic in the theatre is excellent wherever you sit.
The excursion ends on the way back to Athens, with wonderful pictures in your mind and your gallery full of photos.