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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Mycenae

Athens: Mycenae and Nafplion Full-Day Roadtrip

Product ID: 194258
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A guided tour to visit the fascinating Mycenae region, where the plans were drawn for the Trojan War and the return of Helen. Afterwards, you will venture towards the very first capital of the Greek state, Nafplion.
About this ticket
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Audio guide/headphones
English, German

Pickup included

Your accommodation in the city center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Mycenae archaeological site and walk among ancient Greek monuments
  • Discover the first capital of Greece, Nafplion
  • Enjoy a stop at the pretty towns of Arachova and Levadia on the journey back to Athens
  • Watch a travel documentrary on board that uncovers Greece and explore on your own with complimentary technology
Full description
After being collected from your accommodation, your first stop will be to visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, a  former majestic military stronghold of the Mycenaean civilization which dominated the region from 1,600 to 1000 B.C. The mythological drama that unfolded here was intense, and included Agamemnon and his wife Helen sparking the Trojan War. You will be provided with complimentary technology which will not only take you through the archaeological site, but also through its tumultuous history.

Departing from Mycenae, you will continue on to the birth of the Greek state and its first capital, Nafplion. Influenced by multiple cultures across centuries of occupations, there is much to explore here. You can stroll the town’s cobble-strewn streets influenced by truly artisanal spirits. Additionally, you will visit Palamidi Castle upon the top of a 216-metre-high hill. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the gulf, and can take also take pictures on the quick boat ride to Bourtzi Castle, which is located in the middle of the harbor. Numerous churches can be found in the old town, which are adorned with fascinating Byzantine art.

Finally, you will cool off with a buffalo-milk ice-cream at one of the cafes in Syntagma Square in Nafplion. You will then meet with the group at the end of your wanderings, at which point you will hop back on the bus for Athens, closing out the day’s adventure with relaxing sounds of music. Your tour leader will be there to answer any questions you may have and give you as much information as you need.
Includes
  • Transportation by a modern air-conditioned minivan
  • Documentary experience on board
  • Free WiFi on board
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Complimentary audio-guides to explore the sites on your own
  • All taxes, road toll fees, fuel charges and parking costs
  • Hotel pickup from city center (for the private option only)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to the Mycenae Archaelogical site (6€ November to March, 12€ April-October)
  • Guided tour through the Mycenae site
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• If you select a private tour, you must provide your hotel name in the city center and the local partner will email you with the details
• The arrival back to Athens is between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
• A tour leader can be arranged in your own language upon request and at an extra cost
• An optional Greek breakfast is available on the spot (€2 extra)
• The small group tour consists of a maximum of 16 participants, and a minimum of 4 people is required for this tour to run. If the minimum is not reached you will be contacted for an alternative option or full refund, at least 6 hours before departure.
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Product ID: 194258