Day trip

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$ 67.28 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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 358 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our trip from Athens to the Peloponnese to visit Mycenae and Epidaurus was excellent. It’s a long day, but with well-timed rest and lunch stops. Both the driver and guide were outstanding. The sites are of great historical and cultural significance, and the scenery en route is lovely. The lunch stop in Nauplion was delightful, with the restaurant right next to the sea.

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October 26, 2022

I was picked up by bus near my hotel, we went around the hotels in town for 1 hour. Afterwards, we left with Katia the guide and the driver to the Corinth canal then to the acropolis of Mycenae then to the museum. We had a stop before for the toilets and to have a snack. Subsequently, we went to eat in Nafplio and we took a walk in the city. The restaurant was really bad. I don't recommend it to you at all. Better grab a sandwich and walk around. Afterwards, we went to Epidaurus to visit the theater and the museum. The day was nice but the stop in Nafplio is useless. I would have preferred that we do the acropolis of Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus. The guide was extraordinary ordinary. I thank Katia for her kindness, her knowledge, her smile. You should take it for all your turns. 20/20 for Katia

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September 29, 2022

our guide estela was the best, she explained everything with a lot of joy and energy, there should be more guides like her. the visit was very good, and the food too. The Strait of Corinth is impressive. The only thing I don't understand is why we didn't make the stop in Nauplia when it was mentioned in the tour description. otherwise, all great.

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September 25, 2022

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