One Day Epidaurus & Mycenae from Athens
After the Corinth Canal, we are moving to the area of Argolis, the land of the Golden Mycenae of Homer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It dates back to the 2nd millennium BC. Mycenae was the center of the Greek civilization and a military bastion that dominated the southern part of Greece.
Visit the archaeological site, which brings to mind the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean walls, the Lion Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon’s and Clytemnestra’s, the Atreus’ Treasure, a magnificent 14th century b.c. structure.
Before lunch, an optional stop at a ceramic workshop. We leave for Nafplion the first capital of modern Greece, with Palamidis Castle and the fortress of Bourtzi (short stop).
Then we go to Epidavros and visit the ancient theater. The archaeological site of Epidaurus has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Epidaurus is probably the most famous for its theater, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today because of its incredible acoustics. Return to Athens at the end of the afternoon.
• Short stop at the Corinth Canal
• Guided tour in Mycenae
• The lion’s door
• Visit to Agamemnon’s Tomb
• Short stop in Nafplion, the firs capital of modern Greece
• Entrance to Epidaurus and visit of the ancient theater
• Entrance fees
• Luxury A / C bus transportation
• Pick up and drop off the service
• Services of a professional guide
• All taxes
• Wi Fi free of charge on coaches
• Gratuities (optional)