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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Mycenae

Epidavros and Mycenae Private Full-Day Tour from Athens

Product ID: 21758
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Take a private day trip from Athens to explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC. Visit the small village of Epidaurus, famous for its impressive Hellenic theatre.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in Athens
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient remains of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Corinth Canal
  • Learn the pottery techniques of the ancient Greeks
  • Visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, still in use today
  • Pause at Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece
Full description
This full-day tour from Athens takes you to some of the major sites of Greek antiquity on the outskirts of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel, start the private tour from Athens that will give you the opportunity to explore the wonders of the ancient world.

Traveling by air-conditioned bus, you will enjoy a short stop at the Corinth Canal, an impressive 3.9 mile long (6.3 kilometer) canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth to the Aegean Sea.

Continue to Mycenae, the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Here you will visit the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate, and the tomb of King Agamemnon.

Before lunch you will have the option of visiting a pottery factory where you can see the techniques used by ancient Greeks to create their beautiful vases and earthenware.

After enjoying a relaxing lunch we will continue on, 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 theatre and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios.

The theatre at Epidaurus is perhaps the best preserved theatre of ancient Greece and is still used today due to its amazing acoustics.

The tour will conclude with a drive back to Athens, completing a full day of history and beauty.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer with new luxury air-conditioned non-smoking buses
  • Short stop in Nauplia
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour can be taken in other languages on request
• Starting times are approximate. If you wish your tour to start earlier or later, please get in touch once you have booked
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Product ID: 21758