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Day Tour to Mycenae and Epidaurus with Lunch

Day Tour to Mycenae and Epidaurus with Lunch

From US$ 112.25 per person

Spend the day in the Argolis region, exploring Mycenae, the city “rich in gold,” and its archaeological site, where you can marvel at the acoustics of the ancient Epidaurus Theater.

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Duration 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient kingdom of Mycenae, which Homer sang about in his epics
  • Marvel at the remarkable natural acoustics of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
  • Enjoy lunch in Mycenae or nearby Nafplio
Full description
See the famous Argolis region and the Mycenae, the city rich in gold. You will leave Athens at 08:00 for the Corinth Canal via the new scenic highway, passing by Ancient Corinth, then continuing on to Mycenae. This kingdom of mythical Agamemnon was first sung of by Homer in his epics. It is the most important and richest palatial center of the late Bronze Age in Greece. You will visit the Lion Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Palace. You will enjoy lunch in either Mycenae or Nafplio, then continue on to Epidaurus to see the main archeological site: the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. The theater was constructed in the late 4th century B.C. Originally it housed 34 rows and was used for dramatic performances. The Romans later added another 21 rows. Even in ancient times, the theater was considered to have great acoustics: the actors could be perfectly heard by all 15,000 spectators without amplifying the sound. The limestone rows naturally filter the low-frequency sounds – such as the murmur of the crowd – but amplify the sounds from the stage. Today, it still is one of the most beautiful open-air theaters in the world.
Includes
  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch: 3 course meal
  • Licensed guide (service may be bilingual)
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
  • Additional food
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Please note that this service may be bilingual
  • An additional charge may be applied at the time of booking for the transfer service for customers staying in Athens Coastline or Piraeus Port hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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The site at Mycenae was amazing. Lots to see and it was wonderful seeing the Lions Gate up close. The museum there was small but good. The golden mask and other important objects are in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The restaurant was standard and drinks , even cokes , coffee, or tea were extra.

October 20, 2019

Epidaurus and Mycenae in one day

The tour was beautiful and well organized. Not to be missed. The only negative thing is that among the participants of the tour I was the only one without tickets to the archaeological sites, I knew that they were not included but all the others had the entrance ticket delivered by the guide and at each site I had to go to do the ticket .

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July 28, 2017

The long drive to Mycenae was very interesting and impressive - past beaches, through beautiful landscapes, a route worth seeing. In Mycenae I would have liked to have stayed longer, that could be extended. Strolling around the site and visiting the museum were too short for me.

September 6, 2020

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