3 days private tour to Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Olympia

Overview

Although a three days private tour in Greece cannot give you a complete idea of the glory of the Greek history, nevertheless it is a great introduction to the Greek civilization and ways of life for all visitors who are time-challenged, but are still intrigued by the oldest civilization in Europe.

Itinerary of the three days tour

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

Highlights of the 3 days tour in Southern Greece

  • A classical tour in the stunning Peloponnese Peninsula
  • The most famous archaeological sites in Southern Greece
  • The best preserved ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • The word-wide known site of Ancient Olympia
  • The beauty of the landscape of Southern Greece
  • Professional and knowledgeable English-speaking driver
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel

Description

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

Day 1: Athens – Corinth Canal – Corinth – Mycenae

corinth canal
Corinth Canal

Starting from Athens in the morning of the first day, the private sightseeing tour will quickly take you to Corinth Canal, where you will experience the first dramatic change of scenery.

Corinth Canal connects the two major Greek seas, the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, and practically makes the Peloponnese a peninsula.

After a short stop for pictures, the tour will bring you to the city of Corinth, which used to be one of the most important city states in ancient Greece, a great rival of Athens and Sparta.

Except for the sites of archaeological interest in Corinth, you will also get to visit the places where St Paul lived and preached during his stay in the area. You are probably familiar with the “Letters to the Corinthians” inspired by certain events and people from Corinth.

Afterwards we will be setting off for Mycenae, the hub of the ancient Mycenaean civilization and birthplace of King Agamemnon of Troy.

In Mycenae you will be dazzled by the Cyclopean Walls and the Lion’s Gate, as well as the Royal Tombs, which are considered an example of the Mycenaean Architecture.

Ancient Olympia
Ancient Olympia

After lunch, the private tour will bring you to Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece with the mesmerizing atmosphere and the impressive Venetian fortress overlooking the town. Dinner and overnight in Nafplion.

Day 2: Nafplion – Olympia

Even though it is a leisure morning in Nafplion, we urge you to wake up early to enjoy as much of the town as you can, since its nice cobblestone streets with the numerous shops will definitely attract you. Swim in one of the famous sandy beaches of the area.

After lunch, it is time to take off again, heading towards Olympia, probably the most famous site of this tour.

Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is place worth visiting and spending time at.

hermes of praxiteles in museum of olympia
Statue of Hermes in the museum of Olympia

Free evening and overnight in Olympia.

Day 3: Olympia – Athens

The third day of the tour starts with an exciting trip to the history of the Olympic Games; what better way to celebrate the most well-known sport institution in the world than visit the actual place where they were born.

You will visit the original track – and run it if you dare! – and the museum of the Olympic Games, along with the archaeological museum of Olympia where you will see artefacts and findings from the entire region.

Although the tour normally ends here, your return to Athens will allow you ample time to admire the lush greenery and the beautiful countryside of the Peloponnese. Return to Athens late in the afternoon.

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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