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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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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 374 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Sites were fascinating!Great opportunity to learn about Greek history & the beginning of our civilisation. Bill/Vasillus is an excellent guide, deserves more than 5 stars! Personable, shared so much history, mythology & context of each of the sites. At the end of the tour, he played a word game on the bus & taught us the entomology of many English words that are Greek in origin.

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November 30, 2022

The day was well organized. The meeting point was described very precisely and easy to find. The group was small so we all fit in one van. The tour guide Bill was just perfect: an archaeologist with a master's degree who speaks perfect and understandable English and can impart his knowledge with passion and enthusiasm. I learned a lot of new things that day. Of course you have to be interested in history on a tour like this. All three places have their own appeal and uniqueness. There was always enough time to explore everything. You also spend some time on the streets, which was very entertaining and interesting due to the appropriate explanations of the landscape and historical events. All in all, this day was the highlight of my week-long vacation in Athens.

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November 28, 2022

The whole trip was lovely! Nafplio is definitely a city you want to put on your list in case you’re visiting Athens, it’s so beautiful, the buildings have Venetian influence and you’ll feel like you’re in Italy. Our guide was very nice and helpful, full of information and explanations about each place. He was very friendly and gave us suggestions about places in Athens. I suggest reserving the trip during the week if you can, we found Nafplio almost empty, even the guide was surprised

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November 24, 2022

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