Day trip

From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
Day trip

From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From € 59 per person


Take a carbon-neutral day trip, from Athens to explore ancient Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization. Visit the famous and impressive Hellenic theater of Epidaurus, with a stop at Nauplia.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Be picked up from the majority of central Athens hotels. Pickup takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Please confirm your selected pick-up point with the activity provider.


  • Explore the ancient ruins of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Corinth Canal
  • Enjoy a short stop at the seaport of Nauplion
  • Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, still in use today
  • Meet Greek culture with environmental respect on a gas emission-neutral tour
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour of the ancient ruins of Mycenae from Athens, with a minimized environmental footprint. Walk in what was once a thriving center of ancient Greece and visit sites, including Epidaurus and the seaport of Nauplion.

During the late Bronze Age, the city of Mycenae played an important role in ancient Greece. This full-day trip from Athens provides the opportunity for you to explore this treasure of the ancient world. Traveling by air-conditioned bus, you’ll make a brief stop at the Corinth Canal, a 3.9-mile engineering wonder connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea. Mycenae is the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Tour the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of King Agamemnon. After a relaxing lunch, you’ll continue on the drive, making a short stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi. The final stop of the tour is the city of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage-listed ancient theater and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios. The theater at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theater of ancient Greece and is still used today because of its amazing acoustics.

  • Transfer by luxurious air-conditioned bus
  • Licensed guide expert on storytelling
  • Headsets to hear the guide better
  • Admission to the Mycenae archaeological site, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Epidaurus Theater (if the option is selected)
  • Short-stop in Nauplia
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • 3-course lunch (if option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • We are carbon offsetting our tour for all bookings from the 1st of January 2023 and onwards.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 378 reviews

Review summary

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Our trip from Athens to the Peloponnese to visit Mycenae and Epidaurus was excellent. It’s a long day, but with well-timed rest and lunch stops. Both the driver and guide were outstanding. The sites are of great historical and cultural significance, and the scenery en route is lovely. The lunch stop in Nauplion was delightful, with the restaurant right next to the sea.

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March 23, 2023

Like all tours of ancient Greek sites you will be hiking uphill Our guide was a young woman who was very warm and friendly, went out of her way to make sure everyone had everything they needed and she had a sharp wit and an easy laugh All around a lovely (younger than me) young woman And the tour was well run, the coach/ bus was new and had a/c

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March 23, 2023

Evangelou has a masterful knowledge of Greek and world history and provided a constant wellspring of facts and information throughout the entire trip. I really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend for history buffs keen to walk in the footsteps of a blended mythology and truth!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 693