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From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Mycenae and Epidaurus Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 63.47 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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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
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.
Private group available


  • 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
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Embark on a full-day guided tour of the ancient ruins of Mycenae from Athens. 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.

  • Admission to the Mycenae archaeological site, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Epidaurus Theater (if the option is selected)
  • Live guide
  • Transfer by luxurious air-conditioned bus
  • Short-stop in Nauplia
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • 3-course lunch (if option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour may be conducted by a bilingual guide on some occasions
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4.5 /5

based on 338 reviews

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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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September 11, 2022

Exciting and very interesting day among the archaeological sites. A bit of anxiety before departure, at the meeting point at the hotel, due to the 15 minute delay on the part of the agency employee. Too bad there was no guide in Italian, but we made do in Spanish, also because we had some basic knowledge on the historical and literary subject.

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August 8, 2022

We had such a good time! Our guide, Evangelos, was excellent. Full of knowledge and told stories at a pace that allowed us to absorb everything. Lunch was nice. The ruins were pretty cool to see and the drive through the countryside was well worth it. You’ll enjoy it if you want to get out of the city a bit.

June 10, 2022

Product ID: 693