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Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour from Athens
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4.8 out of 5 based on 249 reviews
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08:30
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10 Hours
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Athens
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€100.00
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  • 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
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and beverages
Additional Info

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.

Recommended clothing: Comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses and hat.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 249 reviews
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Guide Evangelou was courteous, very knowledgeable, and very accommodating.

CristianUnited States
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

“Pretty decent tour! Comfortable coach.”

The tour was provided by Key Tours located at Royal Olympia Hotel next to Olympia Temple. We stayed at Kolonaki Plaza which was 7mins walk from Syntagma Square. Originally they do not provide pick up from our apt, I learnt that because their coach was huge & difficult to park along road side to pick up guests. They were accommodative & suggested we wait at Hotel Grande Bretagne at corner of Syntagma Square at 7.55am which we obliged. Coach came quite punctually ard 7.56am.

Alex Nan Choon Singapore
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

“Très beau tour”

Très beau tour avec une excellente guide

MichelCanada
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Tour guide was great

DevinUnited States
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Excellent trip; Anastasia very knowledgeable guide

ANDREASCanadaWHITEHORSE
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Greece

The tour was well coordinated. The guide was professional. Very clear in her explanation and instruction causing no confusion at all. Well done.

ErichGermany
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Unforgettable Tour!

This was an amazing tour! My sister and I were in Athens for only a few days and we wanted to see as much of Greece as we could, so this was perfect - my favorite day in Greece by far. KeyTours did a good job of making time for a lot of sites without it feeling rushed. Epidaurus, Nafplio, and Mycenae were incredible.

We loved the ancient sites and the port town was very pleasant. None of the stops were terribly crowded either. We opted for the tour lunch in Nafplio which was both delicious and filling, and we still had time left over to explore the town a bit. Our guide Melina was fantastic. She was very informative, professional, and charming and provided us with an unforgettable tour of the region. Definitely recommend.

MichaelUnited States
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