Full-day tour to Corinth, Epidaurus Theater, Nafplion and Mycenae

Overview

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 our 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.

Highlights of the tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, 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

Description

Description of our tour to Corinth, Epidaurus Theater, Mycenae, Nafplion

Theatre of Epidaurus
Theatre of Epidaurus

Our full-day private tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion starts early in the morning.

Our experienced driver will drive along the coastal road towards Corinth and will take you to Corinth Canal that connects the Aegean with the Ionian Sea.

You will enjoy a short stop for pictures and will continue towards the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth where you can visit the Temple of Apollo and the fortress of Acrocorinth that offers magnificent views to the plains and the sea.

If you are following the steps of St Paul, the tour to Corinth will be of great interest to you, since this is also the place where Apostle Paul lived for two years and preached the Christian word.

After Corinth the private full day tour will continue towards Epidaurus (or Epidavros in Greek), where you can admire the famous ancient theater of Epidaurus with the impressive acoustics. This is the hub of the summer Greek festival, with theatrical plays and music concerts all summer long.

King Agamemnon's Tomb in Mycenae
King Agamemnon’s Tomb in Mycenae

Later on, the private tour driver will take you to Mycenae, the capital of the ancient Mycenaean Civilization. You will have the chance to visit the Cyclopean walls of the city, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon and the entire archaeological site. We will have a short lunch here.

The best is yet to come. The tour will depart for Nafplion, the historical first capital of Greece, which is a lovely small town nesting at the foot of a hill crowned by the Fortress of Palamidi. You will stroll in its picturesque cobbled stone streets and visit the several local shops with great pieces of art and crafts. Later, the tour will take you slowly back to Athens.

We will return to Athens in time for dinner, where the full day tour ends.

 

Considerations

During winter time, there will be slight changes in the itinerary due to the fact that the archaeological sites close at 3pm, while remain open till 5-7pm during summer time. 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 mini bus or bus, for larger groups. In this case the itinerary can also be customized and will be shorter (due to international driving safty 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.

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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