2 days private tour to Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion

Overview

Spending two days touring Greece is just an appetizer, but as always, here lies the real beauty of small things. The two days tour to Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion is a well-appointed tour in Greece, especially designed for people interested in Greek history.

Itinerary of our private 2 days tour in the Peloponnese

Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus , Nafplion, Mycenae, Athens

Highlights of the two days private tour

  • Visit the impressive ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • The lovely town of Nafplion with the shops and taverns by the sea
  • The historical city of Mycenae
  • The beautiful landscape of the Greek countryside
  • Professional driver with a hospitable mood
  • Pick up from your hotel in Athens

Description

Description of the tour to Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion

Day 1: Athens – Corinth Canal – Epidaurus – Nafplion

theater of epidaurus or epidavros
Theater of Epidaurus

Setting off early in the morning from Athens, you will be driving by Eleusis via the coastal road with views to the Saronic Gulf.

An hour later you will arrive to the famous Corinth Canal that separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese peninsula; a short stop here for pictures of the 78 meters high canal before continuing to the town of Corinth.

Corinth is known for its interesting ancient history, its unique culture and also, as one of the major stops of St Paul while in Greece. Thus, you will be visiting sites of both archaeological and Christian interest here, covering a great part of the local history. You will see the ancient Agora, the temple of God Apollo, and the port of Kechrae where St Paul disembarked.

Later, the tour will bring you to one of the most fascinating stops; the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. Set amidst lush greenery you will enjoy a few minutes’ walk before arriving to the largest and best preserved ancient theatre, where all known ancient tragedies – plays were presented in the ancient years. Even today, in the summer months, the theatrical festival of Epidaurus is the talk of the country.

mask of king Agamemnon
The funerary mask of King Agamemnon of Mycenae

The last destination of the day is Nafplion, the historical and very pretty little seaside town that used to be the first capital of Greece.

After a visit to the Venetian fortress that overlooks the town, choose a table by the sea enjoy your dinner and spend the night in Nafplion.

Day 2: Nafplion – Mycenae – Athens

Starting again early in the morning, you will have a few free hours in Nafplion to stroll its beautiful streets and shop around if you wish so, before heading towards Mycenae, the renowned city of the Atreides.

Mycenae is the city of the legendary King Agamemnon, whose tomb is one of the major sites to visit.

Along with the impressive Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Arched Tombs of the Royal Family and the museum of Mycenae, you will get a full idea of why the Mycenaean civilization was one of the major points in Greek history.

Driving again towards Athens, you will have a typical Greek lunch and the tour ends late in the afternoon, with the driver bringing you back to your hotel or selected drop off point.

 

Details

Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed
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