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Small Group Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour from Athens
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4.8 out of 5 based on 310 reviews
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tour time:
08:30
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duration :
10 Hours
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starting point:
Athens
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74.00
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  • Small group tour of maximum 26 people
  • Skip the long lines and save time
  • Short stop at the strategically important Corinth Canal
  • Day guided tour to the ancient cities of Epidaurus & Mycenae
  • Short stop at the sea port of Nauplion & marvel at the islet of Bourtzi
  • Visit the Unesco listed  ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Explore ancient Mycenae and view highlights such as Royal tombs & Lion's gate
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Explore with your professional and passionate guide the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and the archaeological treasure of Epidaurus. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks on this fascinating full day excursion.

Depart from our terminal via the coastal National highway for the strategically important Corinth canal (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. Avoid and skip the lines 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, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. 

Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch  at a nearby restaurant. Afterward, stop in the beautiful sea port of Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of  PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop). Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Your day trip ends back to Athens late in the afternoon.

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  • Transport by luxury A/C bus
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel Pick up / drop off service
  • Free WiFi on coaches
  • Whispers
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and beverages
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Keeping you safe (COVID-19 measures): Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) and their temperature/wellness will be monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for you. Face masks are also required for travellers inside the museums. Buses are filled to only 50% of their capacity and the number of buses used is increased. The average cleaning time is doubled both during the day and after the end of the tour at night. In addition, all sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls, overhead bins, etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitized. The air inside the bus, on average, completely renewed every 3 minutes during cruise time. All Setra 515 buses in our fleet are equipped with HEPA/CARBON filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestors), which capture more than 99% of even microscopic bacteria and viruses. Moreover, sanitizing dispensers are available at each door. Whisper audio devices will be given to all our travelers to keep social distance guidelines which are sanitized thoroughly both from our staff but also inside the charging cases with UVC lights. Lunch will be provided at restaurant that follows the hygiene protocols (if lunch option is selected).

From April to October: Every Tuesday and Thursday tour stops for lunch at Nafplion. The other days and during winter season stops for lunch in a traditional restaurant outside Mycenae.

 

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4.8 out of 5 based on 310 reviews
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We really enjoyed our time during this day trip. The staff are all very friendly . Our guide is very knowledable and share much interesting histoyr, culture and stories. Thank You!

Canada
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An Unforgettably unique experience!!. We breathed the atmosphere of anceinet Greece thanks to Marianna's expert knowledge and memorable commentary. We shall remember this trip of the rest of our lives! we feel enriched by the tour and have discovered a newfound appreciation of Greece!

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Very good tour, nice chauffer and good guide. Very friendly. Enough time by the highlights 

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An unforgettably unique experience! We briefed the atmosphere of ancient Greece thanks to Marianna's expert knowledge and memorable commentary. We shall remember this trip for the rest of our lives! We feel enriched by the town and have discovered a newfound appreciation of Greece.

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Let me start this way: the beginning wasn't promising: instead of arranging a pick up for us, as advertised, we were told to walk to the main office place- about 30 min away. I had to demand the pick before my group finally got it. Next, instead of being in a nice bus with wifi, as advertised, we got a tiny minibus, no wifi. However, once the trip started, mostly thanks to our guide, Stevee, it was a really great experience. She was very informative, funny, kept telling us stories, and kept us really interested while walking and visiting the sites. Lunch- very good! The restaurant was in perfect location. Overall, I would recommend the experience!

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Everything was interesting and i liked the way the stories was told by the guide, funny jokes! Thanks a lot I picked the option with the lunch. Was afraid there would be problems because I'm vegetarian, but my lunch was organized very well, i got my food.

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The tour was absolutely lovely and Anastasia was a fantastic guide! She knew basically everything. I personally didn't choose the lunch option as Nafplio is such a nice village and I didn't want to miss out on this. A lovely ice-cream and a fresh lemonade did a good job in the Greek heat as well.

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