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Small Group Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour from Athens
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4.8 out of 5 based on 266 reviews
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08:30
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10 Hours
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Athens
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€87.00
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  • Small group tour of maximum 25 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 or sealed Lunch Boxes will be provided at restaurants that follow all 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 266 reviews
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Mycenae - the place of Agamemnon, Klytemnaestra, Elektra and Orest. And very tight family connections w.r.t. the Trojan war. And now all in reality! Our guide, Ms. Tsigaridou, was simply excellent: profound knowledge paired with wit and intelligence. As a surplus a very good organization of all. Epidauros - centre of greek medicine and dramatic arts in a green and very relaxing area.

UweGermany
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Sehr interessante Tour, lediglich die frühe Schließung im Winter ist ein Problem.

SiegfriedGermany
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

Super journée avec notre guide Mariana Tsigaridou l'excursion devait se faire en anglais mais elle a malgré tout fait notre visite en français. Les sites sont super intéressant. Nous sommes ravi et du tour opérateur et de cette application super Je recommande

Patrick
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Ha sido muy agradable, entretenida y muy instructiva.

AnonymousSpain
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Excelente tour, todo según lo planificado, la guía muy simpática!

AnonymousChile
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Excelente tour, todo según lo planificado, la guía muy simpática!

AnonymousChile
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Sehr interessant, gut organisiert.

AndreaSwitzerland
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