Day trip

From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Mycenae. Admire the most famous ancient theater of Epidaurus and add a modern element to your day with a short stop to the coastal city of Nafplio.

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Greek


  • Take photos from the Isthmus of Corinth
  • Explore the Kingdom of Agamemnon and marvel at the Mask
  • Choose from either a shared or private guided experience
  • Step on the ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Visit the coastal city of Nafplio
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Depart Athens with your friendly guide (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach the ancient city of Mycenae. Let the Cyclopean walls take your breath, and learn about the mysterious origins of this fantastic structure.

Mycenae is considered the greatest and richest kingdom of the later Bronze Age around 1350 B.C.

Walk around the archaeological park, pass through the great Lionesses Gate, explore the Ancient Treasure of Atreus also known as King’s Agamemnon Tomb as well as the Tomb of Clytemnestra. Admire the Palace and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon. After Mycenae enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in the beautiful seaside city of Nafplio. Naflpio used to be the capital of Greece before Athens and its architecture has Venetian, Byzantine, Ottoman and, Modern Greek influences.

Admire the main attractions like the Castle of Bourtzi, the Acronauplia and the Castle of Palamidi built on the top of the hill as well as the various picturesque squares in the city center.

Finish your day with a visit to the ancient theater of Epidaurus. This site is well known as the theater with the greatest acoustics and still hosts the Festival of Epidaurus every summer.

  • English-speaking guide (archaeologist)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Free of charge entrance to the archaeological site and museum is valid for youths of up to 18 years old and students inside the European Union
  • Reduced entrance (-50%) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and students of Higher Education Institutes outside the European Union
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae (12€ during summer season, 6€ during winter season)
  • Entrance fee to the Ancient Epidaurus (12€ during summer season, 6€ during winter season)
  • Entry to Castle of Bourtzi, the Acronauplia, and the Castle of Palamidi
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tour inside archaeological sites

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.8 /5

based on 418 reviews

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If you are going to do a day trip, this is the perfect one. An amazing mix of archaeology, history, coastline, views and time in a beautiful city to shop or lunch or wander at leisure. Our guide Athena was knowledgeable and friendly and our driver was very gentlemanly and kind. The group was small and I met some great fellow travellers from all over the globe. Brilliant day

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January 30, 2023

Marvelous. We left half an hour late because someone crashed into our van, but there was no problem, the excursion lasted the same (changing the Corinth canal from the beginning to the end) and they offered us the excursion to Cape Sounion for free even though it had not been their fault. The guide was great, I wanted to take a nap on the bus, but the guide was so enthusiastic, explained so well, and wanted to share everything he knew that I finally didn't fall asleep. The combination of explanations during the route and then freedom to explore the sites is a perfect combination, with adequate time for each site.

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January 18, 2023

One of the best day tours from Athens! Not only can you see the Corinth Canal, beautiful Mycenae and the theater and archaeological site of Epidaurus, but also Nafplio, where you can either dine or take a walking tour with the guide. Or alone. The guide Athena was also great!

January 9, 2023

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