Memorable 2 days tour to Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Olympia; If wishing to see why Greece is such a sought-after tourist destination but your time is limited, the 2 days tour to Peloponnese (Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, and Olympia) is probably a great choice. The tour takes you to some of the most known and most worth visiting sites in the country, combining a tour of the history and the lovely countryside of Greece.
Itinerary of the two days tour to Argolis
Athens -Corinth canal – Epidaurus – Mycenae – Nafplion – Ancient Olympia – Athens
Highlights of the Memorable 2 days tour to Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Olympia
- The excitement you will feel visiting the renowned archaeological sites of Mycenae and Olympia
- The ancient theatre of Epidaurus and its great acoustics
- The picturesque and hospitable town of Nafplion
- The original site of the Olympic Games
- Experienced English-speaking driver
Description of the 2 days private tour in Peloponnese
Day 1: Athens – Corinth Canal – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae
The first day of the tour is a rather busy day, so make sure you become an early riser. Departure from Athens is set early in the morning, heading towards Corinth.
An hour and a half later you will be standing at one of the greatest sceneries in Greece, the Corinth Canal, which offers breathtaking views of the sea and the borders of the Peloponnese Peninsula.
Our next stop is Epidaurus, a small village known for the most impressive and well preserved ancient theatre in Greece, with remarkable acoustics and a very lively theatrical festival during summer.
The next destination is a more modern town, which amazes with its beauty and nice aura. Set by the sea, Nafplion will impress you with its streets, colors, and beautiful houses, but make sure you make the most of your limited time here because the tour continues towards Mycenae.
Continuing our trip in history, we will be heading towards Mycenae, the most significant city-state of the Bronze Age. It was here that King Agamemnon decided to gather all Greeks and start the Trojan War to recover Helen. Of course, what remains today are the gigantic Cyclopean Walls of the city, parts of the palace, and the Royal Tombs.
After our visit to Mycenae, the tour will take you to Olympia for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Olympia – Athens
Waking up in Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games is anyway the event of the day; however, the best is yet to come.
The tour brings you to the original site of the Olympic Games, the fascinating Ancient Elis, where you can see the racing track of the Games, the place where the Olympic Flame is born every four years, the Museum of the Olympic Games and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, full of history and memories.
After a busy morning and a tasteful lunch break in Olympia, it is time to return to Athens, where you will arrive late in the afternoon.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
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
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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 difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- 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.
- 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