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Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio

Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio Small Group Tour from Athens

Tour Details

An unforgettable journey to the heart of ancient Greek civilization with this small group tour from Athens, promising an intimate exploration of Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio. This carefully curated experience combines the comfort of modern travel with the allure of ancient history, all set against the backdrop of Greece’s stunning landscapes.

Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your centrally located Athens hotel or apartment in an air-conditioned minivan. You’ll be whisked away from the bustling city to the serene beauty of the Peloponnese, crossing the iconic Corinth Canal slicing through the isthmus to connect the Aegean and Ionian seas.

The first highlight of your tour is the ancient city of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was a pivotal center of Greek civilization from 1600 to 1100 BC. Walk through the famed Lion’s Gate, admire the Cyclopean Walls, and explore the Royal Tombs, where legends like King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra were laid to rest. The guide’s narration will breathe life into the stone ruins, weaving tales of intrigue, mythology, and history that captivate the imagination.

After, you’ll make a picturesque stop in Nafplio, Greece’s first modern capital. This charming town is a mosaic of Venetian, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences, evident in its architecture and the fortress of Palamidi perched high above the sea. Enjoy some leisure time to meander through its narrow streets, lined with neoclassical buildings and bustling with local life, providing a perfect snapshot of Greece’s rich heritage.

The journey continues to Epidaurus, renowned for its ancient theater, a masterpiece of classical Greek architecture recognized by UNESCO for its stunning preservation and exceptional acoustics. Experience the theater’s astonishing sound quality, a testament to the ingenuity of ancient engineers, and imagine the performances that have echoed through the ages.

Throughout your tour, enjoy the personalized attention of a knowledgeable English-speaking driver and a professional guide at each destination, ensuring a rich and engaging experience. The tour is designed for a small group of up to 15 people, creating an intimate atmosphere that allows for deeper exploration and interaction.

As the sun begins to set on the Peloponnese, your journey back to Athens will be filled with reflections on the day’s discoveries. This tour not only offers a window into the ancient past but also connects you to the timeless beauty and enduring spirit of Greece, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Departure Information

Departure & Return Location:
  • We pick up all travelers, and travelers can enter their own pickup location.
  • Pickup is available from all Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Please indicate your hotel name or apartment address within the city center limits.
  • Be sure to provide the exact address and postal code of your location.
  • If your hotel or apartment is not accessible (e.g., pedestrian or narrow streets), we will appoint a nearby meeting point.
  • Kindly note that we will send you an email with the exact pickup time 24 hours prior to departure.
Departure Time:
08:30 ΑΜ

What to expect

  • Historical Exploration: Anticipate a journey back in time as you visit ancient sites like Mycenae, known for its Cyclopean Walls and Royal Tombs, and Epidaurus with its remarkable ancient theater.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the rich cultural tapestry of Greece through visits to historical landmarks and the picturesque town of Nafplio, blending natural beauty with architectural marvels.
  • Educational Insights: Gain valuable insights into Greek mythology, history, and architecture from knowledgeable guides, enhancing your understanding of the sites visited.
  • Scenic Vistas: Enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Peloponnese region, including the famous Corinth Canal and the serene beauty surrounding the ancient sites.
  • Personalized Experience: With a small-group format, expect a more personalized and intimate tour experience, allowing for deeper exploration and interaction.
  • Comfortable Travel: Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, ensuring a pleasant journey between sites.
  • Convenience: Benefit from convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, making the logistics of your tour seamless and stress-free.
  • Authentic Greek Cuisine: Although not included in the tour price, there will be opportunities to enjoy authentic Greek cuisine during stops, particularly in Nafplio.
  • Unique Acoustics: Experience the unique acoustics of the Epidaurus Theater firsthand, a highlight for many visitors due to its extraordinary sound quality and engineering.
  • Memorable Moments: Bring home lasting memories of exploring some of Greece’s most significant ancient sites and beautiful landscapes, enriched with tales of mythology and history.


• All Taxes, Fees and Handling Charges
• English speaking driver
• Professional guide at destination
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Small-group tour of maximum 15 persons
• Transportation by air-conditioned minivan


• Food and Drinks
• Gratuities
• Entrance tickets to Ancient Mycenae (Adult 12 Euros) and Epidaurus Theater (Adult 12 Euros)


  1. Departure from Athens:
    • Early morning pickup from your centrally located hotel or apartment in an air-conditioned minivan.
    • Brief stop at the Corinth Canal, marveling at this engineering feat that separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese.
  2. Visit to Mycenae:
    • Exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mycenae, the center of Greek civilization from 1600 to 1100 BC.
    • Guided tour through the Lion’s Gate, Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs, including the tomb of Agamemnon.
  3. Stop at Nafplio:
    • Short break in Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece, known for its picturesque beauty and Venetian fortresses.
    • Free time for lunch (optional) and to stroll through the charming streets, exploring its rich architectural heritage.
  4. Exploration of Epidaurus:
    • Visit to the ancient theater of Epidaurus, famed for its outstanding acoustics and well-preserved structure.
    • An opportunity to learn about its historical significance and experience its unique sound quality firsthand.
  5. Return to Athens:
    • Journey back to Athens, reflecting on the day’s historical and cultural discoveries.
    • Drop-off at your hotel or apartment, concluding the tour in the late afternoon.


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