Private Tour of Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus & Canal From Athens

Be amazed by the modern engineering masterpiece of the Corinth Canal (Isthmus Canal).

Discover and explore the ancient passage from the Corinthian to Saronic gulf and the sub-ducting bridge. Here you can enjoy a coffee or snack at a wonderful cafe while you admire the views and wait for boats to pass through the canal.  

Relive the expedition to Troy at Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon and a World Heritage UNESCO Site. 

Discover the picturesque town of Nafplio, appreciating the Venetian architecture. 

Be captivated by the excellent acoustics of the Epidaurus theater, one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece and an UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument.

per adult from

$320

NZD

Duration

9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water  
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Native English speaking drivers
    • Refreshment wipes
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Wifi
    • Private Tour
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Entry or admission fee
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

    Pickup from your chosen Hotel, Airbnb or apartment in Athens

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece

    Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.

    Visit Ancient Diolkos, a paved trackway in Ancient Greece which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, Peloponnese

    Rich in gold! King Agamemnon's mythical kingdom sung in Homer's epics. It is the most important and richest center of the late Bronze Age.

    The Lions Gate: The main entrance of the Bronze age citadel of Mycenae erected during the 13th century BC.

    Grave Circles A and B: Royal cemeteries situated to the south of the Lion Gate and outside the Bronze Age citadel.

    The Cyclopean Walls: The main characteristic of the Mycenean walls is that they are made of huge limestone boulders. Only the mythical Cyclopes had the strength to move the enormous boulders that made up the walls of Mycenae and Tiryns.

    The Royal Palace: Consisting of domestic apartments, the Throne Room Suite, the Grand Staircase, a collection of rooms for officers or palace officials and the Forecourt.

    The Treasury of Atreus: A large tholos or beehive tomb constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC.

    Tomb of Clytemnestra: A Mycenean tholos type tomb built in 1250 BC named after Clytemnestra the wife of king Agamemnon and leader of the Greeks in Trojan war.

    The Mycenean Archaeological Museum: The most important Mycenean artifacts are exhibited here. You will be dazzled by the gold grave goods, burial masks, jewellery, weapons, worship idols and frescoes.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese

    A seaport town in the Peloponnese. A charming town with a spectacular waterfront, small cobblestone streets and historic buildings, crowned by the Palamidi fortress and the Bourtzi fortress. The town was the first capital of the modern Hellenic Republic after the 1821 War of Independence against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire.

    Palamidi Castle: Nestled on the crest of a 216 m high hill, this Venetian built fortress commands an impressive view over the Argolic gulf. There are 999 steps to the top of the castle! Climb them if you must!

    Freedom Square: Thanking the French for their contribution in our War of Independence against the Ottomans, an obelisk is erected here depicting a French and a Hellenic woman in their struggle for Liberty.

    Bourtzi: The water castle of Bourtzi is a Venetian fortress located in the middle of the harbor.

    Constitution Square: The most important and historic square in Nafplion. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first king of Greece was obliged to grant after the 3rd of September uprising in 1843.

    First Hellenic Parliament: Strolling down the old world near Syntagma square you will find an imposing mosque. Built in 1730 with a large hall and characteristic dome, the mosque housed the first Hellenic parliament from 1825 until 1826.

    Anastasios of Nafplia church: Located in the old world you will be impressed by the church's dome and the wall paintings decorating the spiritual interior. A true Christian Orthodox religious pragmatism.

    St.Spyridon church: It was here outside this church one of the blackest events in modern Greek history took place. The assassination of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Greek Governor in 1831!

    Lunch at one of the many unique traditional tavernas

    Antica Gelateria di Roma for the best gellato and Italian delights

    Pergamonto for the best 'loukoumades'in Greece (puff balls with honey or chocolate and almond nuts)

    Stroll amongst the town's shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Epidavros 210 52, Greece

    One of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece! Located on the NE side of the Peloponnese in the region of Argolis.

    The Epidaurus amphitheatre: Famous for its classic Greek construction and astounding acoustics. Enjoy the arts! Be captivated by the theatrical performances from Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes and Aeschylus. Drop a pin or coin on the stage... it will be heard even if you are sitting at the last seats of the theater.

    The Epidaurus Archaeological Museum: Noted for its reconstructions of temples and its columns with inscriptions.

    The Asclepius: The sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek demi-god of medicine Asclepius. A marvelous ancient medical retreat.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

    Return to your chosen Hotel, Airbnb or apartment in Athens

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your personal driver/guide will pick you up and return you to your hotel in Athens, meeting you at the lobby.In case of an AirBnb apartment, he will contact you upon arrival so you can meet him at the entrance of the building.For Airport and Port pickup, your driver/guide will meet you at the gate holding an Ancient Greece Tours sign for you to spot him upon arrival.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Animals or pets allowed
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ancient Greece Tours

Activity ID: V-59636P65

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