Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

Mycenae and Epidaurus: Full-Day Tour from Athens

From $121.49 per person

Take a day trip from Athens to explore the remains of ancient Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization from 1600 to 1100 B.C. Visit the small village of Epidaurus, famous for its impressive Hellenic theater, with a stop at Nauplia on the way.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is included from most central Athens hotels and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Please be ready and waiting a few minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Corinth Canal
  • Learn about the pottery techniques of the ancient Greeks
  • Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, still in use today
Full description
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. Before lunch you have the option of visiting a pottery factory to see the techniques that were used by ancient Greeks to create their beautiful vases and earthenware. 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.
Includes
  • Admission to the Mycenae archaeological site, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Epidaurus Theater
  • Professional guide
  • Transfers by new and luxurious air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
  • Short stop in Nauplia
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • 3-course lunch (if option is selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Please note, this tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 235 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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The tour was absolutely lovely and Anastasia was a fantastic guide! She knew basically everything. I personally didn't choose the lunch option as Nafplio is such a nice village and I didn't want to miss out on this. A lovely ice-cream and a fresh lemonade did a good job in the Greek heat as well.

August 12, 2020

Very good tour, should have told us about the late lunch but it's okay, the moussaka and the oranges are the best. The treasury of Atreus could have use a little lighting inside so visitors can appreciate more the craftmanship made to create the dome by the people from 2400 BC.

March 2, 2020

Mycenae - the place of Agamemnon, Klytemnaestra, Elektra and Orest. And very tight family connections w.r.t. the Trojan war. And now all in reality! Our guide, Ms. Tsigaridou, was simply excellent: profound knowledge paired with wit and intelligence. As a surplus a very good organization of all. Epidauros - centre of greek medicine and dramatic arts in a green and very relaxing area.

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February 27, 2020

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