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From Athens: Full-Day Guided Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

From Athens: Full-Day Guided Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

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Embark on a day trip from Athens and explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC, and visit the small village of Epidaurus, famous for its impressive Hellenic theatre.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the historical treasures of Mycenae and Epidaurus on this full-day tour
  • Explore the ancient remains of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, still in use today
Full description

During the late Bronze Age, the city of Mycenae was hugely influential in ancient Greece, this day trip from Athens will allow you to explore this wonder of the ancient world.

Driving along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, you will make your way to Mycenae.

Mycenae is the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Here you will visit the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate, and the tomb of King Agamemnon.

Continuing to your next shortstop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi.

After enjoying a relaxing lunch, you will continue to the final stop. The city of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage, is listed as an ancient theatre and is believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios.

The theatre at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theatre of ancient Greece. It is still used today due to its fantastic acoustics.

Includes
  • Bus
  • Live guide
  • Entrance fee to the Archaeological site of Mycenae
  • Entrance fee to the Lion Gate
  • Entrance fee to the Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Entrance fee to Ancient Epidaurus site & theater
  • Lunch (if prepaid)
  • Free map of Athens and Greece
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Hotel Amalia Athens to begin your tour

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Every Tue-Wed-Thu & Sat
  • From Nov 1 to Mar 31, 2010 - Every Tue & Sat
  • Departure: 8:45am – Return: 7:00pm
  • The tour on Tuesday is only in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Effi is a great guide, she provided good knowledge about the sites and warm welcoming :) Nikos also drove smoothly along the roads, that was pretty cool. The bus was climatized and fresh. The only one bad point is that we didn't have so much time to visit the museum of Mycenae, which gathers a collection of amazing gold treasures. The theater in Epidavros was impressive! Overall, it was a good trip

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July 3, 2021

It was an excellent tour. The bus was very comfortable, the guide was very well prepared and nice, her english was very good too. The tour was organised well. The only thing that I missed that during the way back to Athens we have seen some beautiful panorama points which would worth to stop.

October 2, 2020

Our meeting place was at a nearby hotel. The group was easy to spot with the van with the logo displayed. We were a group of 9, comfortably seated in a mini bus. the drive was scenic.. I wished we could have stayed a bit longer in Nafplio town instead of having lunch in the hotel (which was 10 minutes away). Nafplio is such a quaint town, we promise to stay longer if we visit again.

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December 1, 2019

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