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Athens: Full-Day Trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus

1. Athens: Full-Day Trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus

Meet your archaeologist/historian trip attendant at Halandri metro station and discover the southeastern part of Greece’s mainland. During the trip, you will be able to see and learn things about Greece’s history from the ancient times to today. We make a stop to the canal of Corinth, one of the few man-made canals of the world, constructed in 1894 where you can take photos and see the impressive view. We, then, continue our trip to ancient Epidaurus, the site of Asklepius, god of healing. The site offers the visitor an unexplainable calmness, and it is said that this is the reason it was used as a healing center in the ancient years. In addition, the theatre of Epidaurus is also located in the site, and it is considered the most important of Greece. Make sure you check the acoustics! We, next arrive at Nafplio, a beautiful town and the first capital of Greece. Explore the Venetian castle of Palamidi and admire the astonishing view. Visit the acropolis of Nafplio and discover the town of Nafplio with your archaeologist/historian trip attendant. Of course, during the summer Greece is very hot and luckily the area of Argolis where Nafplio is located, has one of the most famous beaches of Greece, Arvanitia. During the summer months you can swim in the Aegean Sea and taste the local cuisine and seafood. If you're looking to explore more of what our destination has to offer beyond the beach, we've got you covered. Experience the local culture and indulge in a wine tasting tour, sampling the unique flavors of the region. Or, take a relaxing boat cruise around Burgi fort for a scenic and peaceful journey. For a more active adventure, explore the charming medieval alleys of Nafplio and hike up to the Acropolis for spectacular views. And, of course, make sure to take a break and refuel with a delicious lunch, coffee, or drink at one of the many cozy cafes or restaurants. With a variety of activities available, there's something for everyone in our town. Return to Halandri after a full day of history, charming view sites, swimming and hundreds of photos!

Argolis: Full-Day Tour in Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

2. Argolis: Full-Day Tour in Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Explore Argolis and its archaeological sites on a guided tour by van or bus from Athens. See Mycenae, the Lion's Gate, Nafplio, and more as you learn about their history. Tuck into a local lunch (if you select the option) in Mycenae and taste local flavors. Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets.  Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean walls, the royal tombs, and so forth. Depart for Nafplio through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.  Find numerous interesting spots of attractions all over Argolis. Leave for Epidauros to visit the 4th-century BC theatre famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Enjoy lunch in Mycenae.

Mycenae Epidaurus and Nafplio Small Group Tour from Athens

3. Mycenae Epidaurus and Nafplio Small Group Tour from Athens

Begin your day trip with a pick-up at your Athens hotel or apartment early in the morning. In just an hour from the city of Athens, you will pass through the famous Corinth Canal ( short stop ) which connects the Saronic to the Corinthian Gulf and literally divides mainland Greece from the Peloponnese. Leavie behind Corinth canal and after a 1 hour drive you will enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a Unesco World Heritage site, and go uphill to visit the archaeological site, home of the mythical king Agamemnon. Enjoy a walking tour and hear all myths and history as you pass from the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon and his wife Clytemnestra and the Treasury of Atreus. The next stop is picturesque Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece, with its Venetian Palamidi fortress and the fortified islet of Bourtzi  located in the middle of the harbor. There, you will have a fun break and have an optional lunch in a traditional restaurant with Greek cuisine. Enjoy some free time and walk in the narrow streets of this beautifull town with classical buildings dating back to the 16th -17th century. Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the breathtalking ancient theatre. Have a unique opportunity to hear all about the history of the 4th century UNESCO world heritage highlight and one of the best preserved classical Greek theaters still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Leaving back the Peloponnese you will take the road back to Athens. This tour will end late in the afternoon with a drop off at your hotel or apartment.

Ancient Corinth Guided Tour from Athens

4. Ancient Corinth Guided Tour from Athens

Starting from Athens we drive by bus westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Shortly thereafter we reach the ancient town of Corinth (visit) where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (market place) and Apollo’s Temple from the 6th century B.C. We will also do a brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked. Finally, return to Athens in time for lunch.

From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Nafplio Guided Day Trip

5. From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Nafplio Guided Day Trip

Begin by meeting your local guide in Athens and hopping on your coach. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Greek countryside, passing by picturesque landscapes and olive groves. Make a stop at the Corinth Canal, which united the Aegean Sea with the Corinth Gulf. Take photos of this engineering marvel. Be driven to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. Take a look at the iconic Temple of Apollo, a Doric-style temple that once stood as the city's focal point. Wander through the Roman Agora, a marketplace surrounded by columns and ancient shops that showcase the city's commercial life. Discover the Bema of Apostle Paul, a platform where the Apostle Paul is said to have addressed the Corinthians. Visit the Peirene Fountain, an ancient water source with mythological significance. Enter the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth to see a collection of excavated treasures. Continue on to Nafplion, a picturesque coastal town known for its historical significance and charming atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town, discovering its Venetian and Ottoman influences. Enjoy some free time, exploring the cafes and shops, then head back to Athens.

4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

6. 4-Day Tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

Day 1: Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus, and pay a visit to the archaeological site and to the theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Continue on to Nauplia for a short stop. Next, drive to Mycenae where you will visit the fascinating archaeological site. Depart for Olympia, passing through the central Peloponnese area and passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Finally, arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight stay. There is also a possibility of staying in Nauplia instead. (Dinner included). Day 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the state of the art suspension bridge, known as the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 3: First, visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka, and savor a dinner before your overnight stay. (Breakfast and dinner included). Day 4: In the morning, visit the breathtaking Meteora. In the early afternoon, start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae and Kammena Vourla. (Breakfast included). This tour offers the opportunity to visit the most impressive historical Greek sites, giving you an insight into the glorious past of Greece.

From Athens: Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplion Private Tour

7. From Athens: Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplion Private Tour

Meet your guide in Athens and travel for 1-hour to the area of Peloponnese. On the way to Mycenae, see the famous Corinth Canal and make a quick stop to admire this engineering marvel that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue towards Mycenae, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. Continue on to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, a 4th-century theater which is one of the best-preserved Classical Greek structures in existence. It is renowned for its amazing acoustics; a coin dropped in the theater's center can be heard from the highest seat. The theater seats up to 14,000 people and its entrance is flanked by restored Corinthian pilasters. It's now used for performances of Ancient Greek drama during the annual Hellenic Festival. Finally, make a stop in the picturesque city of Nafplion, which was the first capital of Greece after Independence and has been a major port since the Bronze Age. Its position was so strategic that the city has 3 fortresses: the massive fortress of Palamidi, the smaller Akronafplia, and the water castle Bourtzi on an islet west of the old town. Stroll through the attractive narrow streets, and admire the elegant Venetian houses, neoclassical mansions, and quayside cafes. Take the opportunity to go shopping, eat in a traditional restaurant, chill out at the cafes in the picturesque port, or take a swim in the crystal waters at Arvanitia beach. Return to any central point in Athens or Piraeus where you will be dropped off. 

From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery

8. From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery

After your morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel, the bus will drive to Corinth via Iera Odos (the Sacred Way). It was so-called this because it was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries. Initiations were held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based in Eleusis. Your first stop will be the Monastery of Daphni, a 11th-century Byzantine monastery listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Monasteries Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios. The interior of the church is decorated with superb mosaics, a unique, fine example of the classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. The crowded scenes of the mosaics narrate scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin.  Driving along the coastal road, reach Corinth Canal, which merges the Aegean with the Ionian Sea (short stop for photos of the breathtaking view). Shortly thereafter, reach the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years (Acts 18:1-18). Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla, see the remains of the first century shops, the agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene and one of the most outstanding monuments of the pre–Roman period, the Temple of Apollo.

From Athens: Half-Day Ancient Corinth Tour

9. From Athens: Half-Day Ancient Corinth Tour

Leave Athens and drive southwest until you reach the Corinth Canal that connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop). Drive on and visit the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. The remains of the city, which include the agora (marketplace) and Temple of Apollo (6th-century BC) clearly show how rich and important Corinth was in ancient times. A short stop at the site of the ancient Port of Cehrees, where St. Paul disembarked will conclude the visit. Return back to Athens by the same route. If you are staying near the coast, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 15:00 with the tour bus.

Corinth: 3D Representations & Audiovisual Self-Guided tour

10. Corinth: 3D Representations & Audiovisual Self-Guided tour

Come and discover a city with rich history and mythology, with an ancient Greek, Roman, but also Christian tradition, having natural beauty that offers moments of relaxation and tranquility. Admire the marvelous monuments that once adorned the city, as presented through 3D representations. Stand for a while on the Bema, where the Apostle Paul defended himself 2.000 years ago. Listen to the water that is still running in the Peirene Fountain – do you hear the Nymph’s lament? In the end, move to the Acrocorinth and let your gaze wander over a breathtaking scenery.

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We had the pleasure of joining the Corinth and Nafplion tour, and I must say it exceeded all expectations. However, what truly made the experience exceptional was the outstanding service provided by our guide, Sofia, and our driver, Alex. Sofia's depth of knowledge about the historical sites we visited was truly impressive. Her passion for Greek mythology was evident in every word she spoke, and her engaging storytelling made the ancient greek come to life before our eyes. If we were living in the ancient greek, Sofia would be the goddess of guides :) Alex's driving skills were impeccable, navigating through the winding roads with ease and ensuring our safety at all times. To talk a little bit about ancient Korint, Nafplion and Greece, Nafplion is indeed the best city in Greece, especially the surprise of seeing so many Ottoman artifacts in Greece’s first capital was remarkable. I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Greece.

Anastasia and George (the driver) were excellent. Anastasia was very knowledgeable and friendly and was an excellent guide. You can tell her passion and that it’s not just from a script. Thanks for the free oranges and the fun insights on the way back! My feedback for the future is that all the on-your-own times could’ve been longer. The canal stop maybe could’ve used 5 more minutes, Corinth maybe another 15 minutes, and Nafplio another hour. In Nafplio specifically, if you sat down for lunch after the tour, you couldn’t do anything else. Recommending a takeaway restaurant would’ve been helpful so we could explore on foot.

Wonderful. Theodore was an excellent guide and driver. He was very knowledgeable about Greek history and the sights he took us to see. In short, very professional. The trip started on time and finished on time. Theodore also recommended a good restaurant.

Phenomenal tour! Anastasia was a great tour guide and went above and beyond her basic job duties. Totally recommend this tour!

Particular excursion with an excellent, friendly and knowledgeable guide on the topics.