Departure:

8:30 am

Duration:

3 Days

Departure from:

Athens

Destination:

Peloponnese

3 Days Classical Tour to Ancient Corinthos, Nafplion, Mycenae, Epidavros, Ancient Olympia

Tour Details

The 3 days Clasical Tour will give you the oportunity to visit the highlights of the Peloponnese. A short stop to the the Corinth Canal for great photos, Ancient Corinth with the famous temple of Apollo and the place where St Paul addressed his letters to Corinthians, Mycenae for the Tomb of king Agamemnon , Epidaurus for a visit to the unique ancient theatre with its great acoustic. spend the night to Nafplion – the first capital of the modern Greek democracy.Last but not least, a visit to ancient Olympia ,the cradle of ancient Olympic Games with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus the temple of Hera and the altar of the Olympic flame If you have just 3 days to spend in Greece, this is one of the tours to consider.

Departure Information

Departure & Return Location:
All Athens centrally located hotels and AIRBnB apartments.
Departure Time:
08:30 am

What to expect

A 3 days tour but so many to see! Starting from the pre archaic Mycenaic civilazation, to the first capital of the modern Greek Democracy and finishing to the cradle of the Olympic Games, this tour will give you a great combination of 3 defferent eras and a visit to at least 3 UNESCO’s monuments of caltural inheritage.
  • Pass through the famous Corinth Canal
  • Learn all about the myths of king Agamnenon , king of Mycenaes
  • Test the acoustics of the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Experience the spirituality of Ancient Olympia
  • Learn the backround of modern Olympic Games

Itinerary

Day 1 – Pick up and departure
Depart from your hotel early in the morning. In just an hour from the city of Athens, we will visit the famous Corinth Canal ( short stop ) which connects the Saronic to the Corinthian Gulf. Leaving behind Corinth canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a Unesco World Heritage site. Guided Visit of the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra’s, and the Treasury of Atreus. Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. There we will have a unique opportunity to visit the ancient theater, a unique UNESCO’S world heritage highlight and one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Last stop and passing through the city of Argos is picturesque Nafplion. First capital of modern Greece, with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI located in the middle of the harbor. Accommodation overnight.
Day 2 – Ancient Olympia
After breakfast and a short breefing, we will depart for the city of Olympia, the cradle of ancient Olympic Games. We will visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus the temple of Hera and the altar of the Olympic flame. Short visit to nearby beach for swimming and lunch ( own expenses) and afterwards transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 3 – Ancient Corinth – Return to Athens
After breakfast we will take a relaxing drive through the Northern highway of Peloponnese and reach to the fascinating town of ancient Corinth. Visit the famous temple dedicated to god Apollo. Last stop the town of Loutraki where you can have lunch or visit the famous thermal springs. This tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon dropping you off at your hotels.

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