Drive to Corinth Canal Photo Break - Drive to Mycenae for about 2 Hours
Departure will be at about 08:45 am to take our drive to Mycenae, Nafplion, and Theatre of Epidauros ( famous for its remarkable acoustics) by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal (short stop). When we get to Mycenae you will be heading off to explore the remains of the ancient Mycenae including the Lionesses Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Palace.
Drive To Nafplion And Argolis about 30 Minutes - Lunch Break
Then we will continue to Nafplion (Nauplion) through the fertile plain of Argolis (short photo stop). This was the first capital of modern Greece and boasts an impressive Venetian fortress the 'Palamidi', Instead of walking up the thousand steps to the fortress, we will drive up and enjoy the view of Nafplio and the Gulf of Argolis as from here we will also see the islet of Bourtzi; on top of which stands a fortified castle which seems to be afloat in the middle of the bay of Nafplion. Setting off from Nafplion we will drive towards the site of Epidaurus but before reaching the site we shall stop for lunch at a local tavern and enjoy the regional cuisine. We will take our time at lunch and without a hurry make our way toward the ancient site. Lunch in Mycenae or Nafplion.
Drive to Epidauros about 1:00 hour- Visit Epidauros Ancient Theater and Museum about 1:00 hour
After lunch, we will visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidauros - the theatre is well preserved and built into the slope of a hill and the acoustics are incredible If you climb to the top you can hear the conversation of the people standing below. On the top, you will get a nice view of the theatre, the stage, and beautiful surroundings. The site of Epidaurus, which is listed as a world heritage site by Unesco, is vast with ruins of temples and hospital buildings devoted to the healing gods; it is considered to be the birthplace of Asklepios. The site's monuments, particularly the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos, and the Theatre are considered some of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture and date from the 4th century BC. For most travelers, Epidaurus is known for the magnificent theater that still stands there – and is still used for plays and other performances. We will take the time to walk the grounds leading up to the theater and there we shall check the famous acoustics, the theater is considered a marvel of engineering as the acoustics are unrivaled even by today’s standards. After we visit the Epidaurus Theater, we will walk down the pine-filled site toward the exit where our driver will be waiting for us. We will make our way back to Athens and our tour will come to an end.
Return to Athens via Epidauros /Corinth road.
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Argolis Tour Dates
From April to October every Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday & Saturday
November to March every Tuesday & Saturday
Dep. 08.30 - Ret. 19.00