Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour from Athens

Starting Time
10 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • 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
  • Meet Greek culture with environmental respect on a gas emission-neutral tour.

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 and carbon-neutral 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. 

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). After a walking tour of the city, you will have lunch in a restaurant beside the sea with amazing views of Bourtzi islet in the middle of the Port. Those who have selected the option without lunch, will have the time to explore further the city or relax having a nice coffee.

 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.

  • Transport by luxury A/C bus
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Hotel Pick up / drop off service
  • Free WiFi on coaches
  • Whispers
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and beverages

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.

The Official starting time for our tour is Key Tours offices at 08:30 am.


Cancel up to 24 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.


394 Reviews

Zaldivar Pena

May 31st, 2024
Deseo agradecer el maravilloso servicio prestado por el guía Jorge en la excursión a epidauro, emicenias día 30.05 Muchísimas gracias

Michael Bang

May 20th, 2024
The tour was excellent. The bus driver was good and the guide did a wonderful job. She was professional, knew what she was talking about, she was enthusiastic...

Martyn Henderson

April 3rd, 2024
We were in Athens between 24 March and 03 April 2024 and went on three excursions with Key Tours. All three were excellent and the guides in particular were...


November 16th, 2023
Kimon was our guide for this great day tour. Not only was the tour filled with variety and multiple stops but Kimon shared his wide knowledge with us...

Get Your Guide costumer

September 23rd, 2023
Excel te excursión, tuve de guía a Giorgios, quien tiene mucho conocimiento y te cuenta la historia de los lugares visitados de forma didáctica. Nikos fue el...

The distance between Athens and Mycenae is about 130 km. The journey takes just over two hours.

Wear comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing, as well as sunglasses and sun hat. Additionally, bring a camera, as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. During the summer bring also a water bottle. Please dress warmly in the winter.

On our tours, there'll never be more than 49 travelers per group. However, you'll usually find the average group size at around 40 passengers, which is just the right size to ensure you get the most out of the group travel experience.

Mycenae, a spectacular UNESCO site, is an uphill hike from the Lion Gate. There is a paved path that you can use if you are in a wheelchair which is taking you to some parts of the site. If you are on a cane, you can rest on one of the nice benches with views of the lower ruins and the hills around the sites.

Yes! Looking at the restaurant's menu, you should be able to easily identify the vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free offerings. Alternatively, you can ask your guide to help you or to speak to the manager.


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