Nafplion Greece

Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Olympia 3-Days Tour

Discover Ancient Greece: Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Olympia

Explore the wonders of Greek history and culture with a three-day private tour in Greece! While it may not cover all aspects of this ancient civilization, it offers a fantastic introduction for those with limited time. Immerse yourself in the beauty and rich heritage of Greece, and discover the secrets of Europe’s oldest civilization.

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Destinations: Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi
Region: Peloponnese, Argolis, Ilia, Fokida
Accommodation: 1 night in Olympia & Delphi
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year old
Available: All Year Round
Departures: Daily

Itinerary of Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Olympia 3-Days Tour

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

  • The magnificent archaeological site in ancient Corinth
  • The Royal Tombs in Mycenae
  • The biggest bridge in Europe at Rio – Antirrio
  • 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, birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • The beauty of the landscape of Southern Greece
  • Professional and knowledgeable English-speaking driver
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal: Engineering marvels

Embarking from Athens in the morning of the first day, the exclusive tour will swiftly lead you to Corinth Canal, where you will witness the initial breathtaking transformation of the landscape. Corinth Canal links the Aegean and Ionian Seas, effectively transforming the Peloponnese into a peninsula. Following a brief pause for photographs, the tour will guide you to the ancient city of Corinth, once a prominent city-state in Greece, a formidable adversary of Athens and Sparta.

The incredible engineering feat of linking two bodies of water together creates a seamless connection that allows for easy transportation and symbolizes the strong bond between the two regions.

Once we’re done taking pictures here, we’ll make our way to the Epidaurus theater. It’s an incredibly well-preserved ancient site known for its amazing acoustics.

Ancient Corinth


When you visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, you can step back in time and explore the uncovered agora, old shops, and other interesting buildings. As you walk around, you’ll see what remains of a busy marketplace, impressive architectural achievements from the past, and the deep history etched into each structure. It’s an intriguing trip through history, where you can experience the ancient world through the well-maintained artifacts and buildings that showcase the brilliance of ancient societies.

The Corinth Archaeological Museum is a must-visit due to its incredible collection of artifacts dating back to the 5th century AD. It also features impressive statues and items from the Roman period, providing a fascinating look into Corinth’s rich history for history enthusiasts. Next stop, Mycenae.

Architectural Marvels of Mycenae

The Lion’s Gate At Mycenae
The Lion’s Gate At Mycenae

Mycenae was a crucial city in Ancient Greece with great significance. This fortified city, dating back to the late Bronze Age, holds a special place in history. It was the heart of the Mycenaean civilization from 1600-1100 BC, a time of significant cultural and architectural advancement. Exploring Mycenae’s past provides insight into ancient Greek culture and architecture. The historical importance of Mycenae cannot be understated, as it was a key location for Greek civilization during the late Bronze Age. A trip to Mycenae reveals the impressive legacy of the Mycenaean civilization, known for its extraordinary fortifications, majestic palaces, and intricate tombs.

The Lion’s Gate, Cyclopean Walls, and Royal Tombs are well-known symbols from ancient times. The Lion’s Gate, built in 1250 BC, is a grand entrance to the Mycenaean citadel. These structures hold great historical significance, showcasing the architectural prowess and cultural richness of that era. Our next stop will be Nafplion, where we will spend the night after departing from Mycenae.

Embracing the Allure of Nafplion

Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion
Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion

Nafplion, a charming town with a Venetian flair situated in the Argolis region, served as the original capital of modern Greece in the 19th century. Its quaint streets and fascinating history ensure it is a top destination for travelers exploring the area. The historical significance of Nafplion as a port city under different rulers during the Middle Ages emphasizes its crucial role. The town’s inclusion in the lordship of Argos and Nauplia further highlights its importance in the region.

Exploring the historic fortress of Palamidi gives a fascinating glimpse into the past. Perched high above the town, the fortress offers breathtaking views and a sense of grandeur. And be sure not to overlook Bourtzi! This small islet near Nafplion provides a one-of-a-kind perspective to appreciate the town and its natural beauty. A visit to Bourtzi gives you a chance to discover the allure of Nafplion from a new angle, making it an essential stop for anyone discovering the area.

The evening is free for leisure. By strolling through the town’s historical landmarks and contemporary attractions, visitors can enjoy a comprehensive experience. Spend the night in Nafplion.

The ancient marvels Of Epidaurus Theater and the Asklepieion

Theater Of Epidaurus
Theater Of Epidaurus

Unlocking the Mysteries of Epidaurus Theater

Nestled in the serene landscape of Greece lies a hidden gem that has captivated the hearts and minds of visitors for centuries – Epidaurus Theater. This ancient marvel, dating back to the 4th century BC, continues to stand as a testament to the ingenuity and brilliance of the ancient Greeks.
The History: Epidaurus Theater was built as part of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, the Greek god of healing. It was designed by the famous architect Polykleitos the Younger and is renowned for its exceptional acoustics and stunning architectural design. The theater could seat up to 14,000 spectators and was used for various performances and religious ceremonies.
The Acoustics: One of the most fascinating aspects of Epidaurus Theater is its impeccable acoustics. The design of the theater allows even a whisper spoken on stage to be heard by every member of the audience, regardless of their seating position. This incredible feat of engineering has baffled experts for centuries and continues to be a source of wonder and inspiration.
Visiting Epidaurus Theater: For those looking to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of Greece, a visit to Epidaurus Theater is a must. The site is well-preserved and offers a glimpse into the past, allowing visitors to walk in the footsteps of ancient Greeks and experience the wonder of this architectural masterpiece.
Conclusion: Epidaurus Theater is not just a historical site; it is a living testament to the creativity and genius of the ancient world. Its enduring. Following our exploration of the Epidaurus theater, we journey onward to the enchanting town of Olympia. Overnight.

Olympia: Considered the most prestigious sanctuary in Greece

Ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia
Olympic flame in ancient Olympia

Olympia Begins

Embark on Olympic Journey:

The journey through the Olympics’ past and present is a captivating one. We will transport you to the birthplace of this iconic event, where the spirit of competition and unity has thrived for centuries. Join us on this immersive exploration of history and athleticism, as we delve into the rich legacy of the Olympic Games.

Exploring Olympia:

The birthplace of the Olympic Games, Olympia is a historical treasure waiting to be discovered. For those seeking adventure, the original race track at the site offers a thrilling opportunity to step into the footsteps of ancient athletes. The rich history and significance of Olympia make it a must-visit destination for history buffs and sports enthusiasts alike.

Return to Athens

As the sun sets in the late afternoon, your cultural tour spanning two days will come to a close in Athens. The vibrant history of this ancient cities, will leave you with a deep appreciation for Greek culture. The iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality you experienced will surely make this trip a memorable one.

Convenient Drop-Off: Having a personal driver drop you off at a designated location is not just a luxury but also a practical choice. It saves time and ensures a hassle-free end to your journey.


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.


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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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 a place worth visiting and spending time at.

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 sports 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 artifacts 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.