Explore with this guided one full day trip from Athens to Argolis the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and a world heritage monument.
Depart from our terminal for one day tour via the coastal National highway for the Corinth canal (short stop). 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. Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. Before lunch an optional stop in a pottery factory. After lunch through ARGOS proceed to Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop).
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.
Short stop at the strategically important Corinth Canal
Day guided tour to the ancient cities of Epidaurus & Mycenae
Short stop at the sea port of Nauplion & marvel at the islet of Bourtzi
Visit the Unesco listed ancient theatre of Epidaurus
Explore ancient Mycenae and view highlights such as Royal tombs & Lion’s gate
All entrance fees
Transport by luxury A/C bus
Hotel pick up and drop off service
Professional and licensed English & French speaking guide
Drinks and beverages
Pick up from your hotel in Athens or a specified spot
The tour can also be done in Italian and German language. For more information (special dates) please contact us
For day trips, comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses, hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended
Weather will not affect the operation of the tour. However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
This tour is implemented in cooperation with a local tour operator of Athens
If you are a small of group of 5 or more participants please ask for special departures dates that can be operated even in days not listed in the schedule.