Enjoy an incredible full day tour of Argolis.
Visit Mycenae, a major center of Greek civilization from 1600 B.C. to 1100 B.C., the tomb of Agamemnon, the beautiful city of Nafplion, the theater of Epidaurus, one of the best preserved and still used today due to its amazing acoustics, and the sanctuary of Asclepios, a famous healing center in ancient times.
The tour will begin with a scenic drive via the coastal road from Athens towards the Corinth Canal. There we will make a short stop, enough to see the Canal before entering the Peloponnese peninsula.
Driving afterwards through the hills of Corinth, among thousands of olive trees and vineyards, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. It was the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra’s and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th century B.C. structure.
The tour will continue by driving towards the city of Nafplion. The city lies under the imposing rocks of Palamide the most formidable Venetian Castle in the Eastern Mediterranean. The smaller Castle of Acronafplia crowns Nafplion and at the entrance to the harbor, in the Argolic Gulf, there is a third Castle, which is called Bourtzi. Nafplion is the best choice for lunch on this trip.
After lunch, we continue our tour to Epidaurus and visit the famous ancient theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings, which is still used today due to its amazing acoustics.
Our last visit will be to the sanctuary of Asclepios (Apollo’s son), the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. We return to Athens in the late afternoon.