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From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Mycenae. Admire the most famous ancient theater of Epidaurus and add a modern element to your day with a short stop to the coastal city of Nafplio.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Take photos from the Isthmus of Corinth
  • Explore the Kingdom of Agamemnon and marvel at the Mask
  • Choose from either a shared or private guided experience
  • Step on the ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Visit the coastal city of Nafplio
Full description
Depart Athens with your friendly guide (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach the ancient city of Mycenae. Let the Cyclopean walls take your breath, and learn about the mysterious origins of this fantastic structure. Mycenae is considered the greatest and richest kingdom of the later Bronze Age around 1350 B.C. Walk around the archaeological park, pass through the great Lionesses Gate, explore the Ancient Treasure of Atreus also known as King’s Agamemnon Tomb as well as the Tomb of Clytemnestra. Admire the Palace and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon. After Mycenae enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in the beautiful seaside city of Nafplio. Naflpio used to be the capital of Greece before Athens and its architecture has Venetian, Byzantine, Ottoman and, Modern Greek influences. Admire the main attractions like the Castle of Bourtzi, the Acronauplia and the Castle of Palamidi built on the top of the hill as well as the various picturesque squares in the city center. Finish your day with a visit to the ancient theater of Epidaurus. This site is well known as the theater with the greatest acoustics and still hosts the Festival of Epidaurus every summer.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide (archaeologist)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Free of charge entrance to the archaeological site and museum is valid for youths of up to 18 years old and students inside the European Union
  • Reduced entrance (-50%) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and students of Higher Education Institutes outside the European Union
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae (12€ during summer season, 6€ during winter season)
  • Entrance fee to the Ancient Epidaurus (12€ during summer season, 6€ during winter season)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tour inside archaeological sites
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

At 8:30 AM, outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station. Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10 minutes before the time indicated in the schedule.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This tour is very convenient if you want visit more historical places in one day - or simply if you find it hard to get to them by public buses. The first little stop at Corinth canal was nice addition. In Mykines I think we had enough time for everything, it's really beautiful place. The walk around Nafplio was very pleasant. Theo, the guide, took us to a great place to grab a gyros in the end. Epidavros was stunning, I only wish we could have there two hours instead of one - that was the only little minus of this tour :) The group was very small, we made it in a little van, so it was excellent for me.

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November 22, 2021

The driver was excellent, our fellow travelers fantastic and the trip was enjoyable. I had expected a guided tour to the sites, which it wasn't the case and that was a disappointment. And also I hadn't realised how little time the trip allowed for Nafplio. Being a non-guided tour, I would've personally preferred less time in Mycenae and more in Nafplio.

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November 1, 2021

Bill was a wonderful guide, not only knowledgable but very friendly and easy to get along with on a personal level. He couldn't come in the sites with us, but he made sure to tell us a lot about what we would see beforehand, and answered any questions we had after the visits. It was rainy/stormy for most of the day but we still had a great time. If I ever come back to Greece I'll be sure to book an excursion with Ammon Express again!

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October 17, 2021

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