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

Explore the fascinating Ancient Wonders Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Nafplion

Meticulous 10-h tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Mycenae; Enjoy a private full-day tour to Ancient Corinth and Corinth Canal, Epidaurus Theater, Mycenae, and the city of Nafplion with Athens Tours Greece. The full-day tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Nafplion is specifically designed for those visitors who wish to make the most of their day and visit some of the most important areas in the Peloponnese Peninsula, including some of the most interesting and impressive archaeological sites in Greece.

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Destinations: Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Mycenae
Region: Peloponnese, Argolis
Accommodation: 1 nights in Nafplion
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year olds
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of our private 2 days tour in the Peloponnese

Athens, Corinth canal, Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus , Nafplion, Mycenae, Athens

  • The famous Corinth Canal
  • Ancient Corinth and its museum
  • 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

Corinth Canal

ship passing through corinth canal

Scenic Drive from Athens to Corinth

Embarking on a journey from Athens in the early morning, the tour offers a picturesque drive along the stunning coastal road towards Corinth. The scenic route showcases the beauty of the Greek coastline, providing travelers with breathtaking views and a memorable start to their adventure.

The Isthmus of Corinth and Corinth Canal are significant landmarks on our tour. The man-made canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, stretching 6.4 kilometers. This impressive engineering feat offers a unique perspective on the connection between the two bodies of water. Construction of the shortcut canal began in 1881 but faced delays due to geological and financial issues, completing only in 1893. Nonetheless, the concept of a shortcut to avoid sailing around the Peloponnese peninsula is over 2000 years old.

We will have a short stop here for pictures and we will continue towards Ancient Corinth.

Ancient Corinth

temple of apollo in ancient corinth

The archaeological site of Ancient Corinth offers a glimpse into the past with its unearthed agora, ancient shops, and various intriguing structures. Walking through this site, visitors can witness the remnants of a bustling marketplace, the architectural marvels of a bygone era, and the rich history embedded in each structure. It is a fascinating journey through time, where the ancient world comes to life through the well-preserved artifacts and structures that stand as a testament to the ingenuity of ancient civilizations.

Ancient Corinth, with its population of 90,000 in 400 BC, was a significant and bustling city in Greece. Its size and importance reflected its status as a major center of trade, culture, and politics during that time. The city’s large population indicates a thriving economy and a diverse community that contributed to its growth and influence in the region.

The Archaeological Museum of Corinth is a must-see for its astounding pieces from ancient times, dating back to the 5th century AD. It also showcases impressive artifacts and statues from the Roman era. This museum offers a glimpse into the rich history of Corinth, making it a fascinating destination for history enthusiasts.

Free time for lunch and then we continue to Epidaurus.

Epidaurus Theater & The Asklepieion at Epidavros

Epidaurus Theater
Epidaurus Theater

Epidaurus Theater

After lunch, the private tour will head towards Epidaurus. Here, you can witness the renowned theater of Epidaurus, known for its remarkable acoustics. This theater is globally recognized as one of the most significant theaters, offering visitors a chance to experience ancient Greek architecture and theatrical excellence.

This iconic summer Greek festival hub offers a vibrant mix of theatrical plays and music concerts throughout the season. The day-long private tour culminates with a drive to Nafplion. Overnight in Nafplion.

Explore Magical Nafplion

beautiful balcony of house with flowers in nafplion

The private tour will head towards Nafplion, a charming Venetian town in the Argolis Prefecture. Nafplion served as the initial capital of modern Greece in the 19th century. This historical significance adds a unique layer to the town’s allure, making it a must-visit destination for those interested in Greek history and culture. Nafplion’s historical significance as a seaport under various royal houses during the Middle Ages, as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, highlights its strategic importance in the region.

Exploring the imposing fortress of Palamidi offers a unique historical perspective. The fortress stands tall above the town, offering breathtaking views and a sense of grandeur. A leisurely walk through the town’s streets allows for a more intimate experience, immersing oneself in the local culture and atmosphere. The combination of both experiences provides a well-rounded exploration of the town, blending history with present-day charm. Visiting a town with authentic old houses provides a glimpse into its history and charm. Alongside these architectural wonders, the presence of local shops selling handmade objects and jewelry adds a unique touch.


lion’s gate at mycenae
Lions’ Gate at Mycenae

Importance of Mycenae in Ancient Greece

Mycenae, a fortified city during the late Bronze Age, is a standout on this full-day private tour. It served as the hub of the Mycenaean civilization from 1600-1100 BC. The historical significance of Mycenae makes it a must-visit destination, offering a glimpse into ancient Greek culture and architecture.

Strategic Location:

Mycenae’s hilltop site provided natural defense, making it a key city-state in the region.

  • Architectural Marvels: Mycenae’s archaeological site showcases impressive structures like the Lion Gate and the Treasury of Atreus, reflecting its grandeur.
  • Cultural Influence: Being the birthplace of the Mycenaean civilization, Mycenae played a significant role in shaping ancient Greek culture and history.

The Lion’s Gate, Cyclopean Walls, and Royal Tombs are iconic landmarks from ancient times. The Lion’s Gate, built in 1250 BC, stands as the grand entrance to the Mycenaean citadel. These structures are not only impressive but also hold historical significance, leaving a lasting impact on visitors.

As the sun sets, our tour concludes. We will journey back to Athens along the familiar route, returning you to the starting point where we first met. The return trip will mirror the scenic views and landmarks experienced earlier in the day.


During wintertime, there will be adjustments to the itinerary since archaeological sites close earlier, usually at 3 pm, compared to the extended hours of 5-7 pm in the summer. These changes might affect the timing of visits and require planning ahead to ensure all sites are explored within the limited daylight hours.

Customized Tour Experience

By personalizing your Athens tour with Athens Tours Greece, you can tailor the itinerary to suit your interests and needs. This flexibility allows you to optimize your time efficiently while ensuring that you visit the places that matter most to you. Staying on the same route but with a customized plan enables you to fully enjoy your journey without missing out on any of the key attractions.

The availability of a full-day tour for driving with a minibus or bus is beneficial for accommodating larger groups. This option allows for a comfortable and convenient travel experience, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the tour together without the need for multiple vehicles. Large groups can stay together, making it easier to coordinate and ensuring a more cohesive and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Customizing an itinerary can cater to your specific needs and adhere to international driving safety regulations. Shorter itineraries can ensure safe travel and accommodate your preferences more effectively. This tailored approach allows for a more personalized and efficient experience, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Having a private driver-guide available at all times for your full-day tour allows for flexibility and personalized experiences. You can tailor your itinerary on the go, discussing and planning each destination based on your preferences and interests. This level of service ensures a seamless and customized tour that caters to your unique needs and allows for spontaneous adjustments throughout the day.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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