The Theater of Epidaurus

Meticulous 10-h tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Mycenae

Explore the fascinating Ancient Wonders of Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Nafplion on a comprehensive full-day tour.

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.

Itinerary of the tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion

Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – Epidaurus Theater – Mycenae – Nafplion – Athens

This is a private full-day tour that starts early in the morning in Athens and lasts approximately 10 hours. If you prefer a shorter tour, then check our 8,30-hour tour to Corinth, Mycenae, and Nafplion.

  • The impressive Corinth Canal and the archaeological site of ancient Corinth
  • The ancient theater of Epidaurus, which is one of the best-preserved ancient theaters in the world
  • The Arched Tombs of the Kings in the archaeological site of Mycenae
  • The picturesque Venetian town of Nafplion
  • The amazing countryside with the lemon and orange trees in the Peloponnese peninsula

Corinth Canal

ship passing through corinth canal

The tour starts from Athens early in the morning. We will be driving along the lovely and picturesque coastal road towards Corinth.

The first highlight of our tour is the Isthmus of Corinth and Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is an impressive man-made canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The Canal is 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) long. Construction began in 1881, but was hampered by geological and financial problems and was not completed until 1893. However, the idea of a shortcut to save boats from sailing around the Peloponnese peninsula dates back over 2000 years.

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

Ancient Corinth

temple of apollo in ancient corinth

In the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, you will see the unearthed agora, shops of ancient times, and a variety of interesting structures of antiquity.

The city of Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC.

The Archaeological Museum of Corinth is also a must-see since it houses some astounding pieces from ancient times, dating back to the 5th century AD, as well as some impressive artifacts and statues from the Roman times, such as the gorgeous Lucius statue.


lion’s gate at mycenae
Lions’ Gate at Mycenae

Our next stop will be Mycenae, which is one of the definite highlights of this full-day private tour. Mycenae was a fortified late Bronze Age city and the center of the Mycenaean civilization between 1600-1100 BC.

Mycenae was the birthplace of the Mycenaean civilization and its archaeological site proves the importance and grandeur that this city-state used to have in Ancient Greece. The gigantic Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the impressive arched Royal Tombs will stay in your memory for a long time! The Lion’s Gate is the main entrance to the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, erected around 1250 BC.

Following our exploration of Mycenae, the private tour will proceed to Nafplion, a picturesque city situated by the sea.


beautiful balcony of house with flowers in nafplion

After lunch, the private tour will continue towards Nafplion, the lovely Venetian town of Argolis Prefecture that used to be the first capital city of modern Greece in the 19th century. Nafplion was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia.

We will have the time to see the imposing fortress of Palamidi that stands above the town and enjoy a nice, leisurely walk in the streets of the town, where you can see the authentic old houses of the town, but also an impressive variety of local shops that sell all kinds of handmade objects and jewelry.

In Nafplion, we will also enjoy our lunch in the countryside.

Epidaurus Theater & The Asklepieion at Epidavros

Epidaurus Theater
Epidaurus Theater

After lunch, the private tour will continue towards Epidaurus, where you will have the chance to admire the famous theater of Epidaurus one of the most significant theatres in the world with impressive acoustics. This is the hub of the summer Greek festival, with theatrical plays and music concerts all summer long.

After visiting Epidaurus the full-day private tour ends, thus we will be returning back to Athens late in the afternoon.


During wintertime, there will be slight changes in the itinerary due to the fact that the archaeological sites close at 3 pm while remaining open till 5-7 pm during summertime. Athens Tours Greece offer you the chance to create your own plan and customize it staying on the same route based on your preferences and requirements, making the most of your valuable time. Also, the full-day tour is available for driving with a minibus or bus, for larger groups.

In this case, the itinerary can also be customized and will be shorter (due to international driving safety regulations), again based on your specific needs and requirements. Your private guide is at your disposal at any time to discuss and plan your private full-day tour accordingly.

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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