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From Athens: Full-Day Guided Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS

From Athens: Full-Day Guided Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS
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Join a guided excursion from Athens to explore the remains of ancient Mycenae and the small village of Epidaurus.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Discover the historical treasures of Mycenae and Epidaurus on this full-day tour
  • Explore the ancient remains of Mycenae, the setting for the works of Homer
  • Visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, still in use today
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Discover the ruins of the city of Mycenae on a day trip from Athens. Explore the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate, and the tomb of King Agamemnon. Afterwards, make a short stop in the village of Epidaurus and see its Hellenic theatre.

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, and arrive at the archeological site of Mycenae. Explore the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer.

Continue with a brief stop in Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece and home to the fortress of Palamidi.

After enjoying a relaxing lunch, head to the nearby village of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage, is listed as an ancient theatre and is believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios. The theatre at Epidaurus is perhaps the best-preserved theatre of ancient Greece.

  • Bus transporation
  • Live guide
  • Entrance fee to the Archaeological site of Mycenae
  • Entrance fee to the Lion Gate
  • Entrance fee to the Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Entrance fee to Ancient Epidaurus site and theater
  • Lunch (if prepaid)
  • Free map of Athens and Greece
  • Drinks
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Hotel Amalia Athens to begin your tour. On Syntagma square, opposite of National Garden. Metro Station: Syntagma

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Passport or ID card for children
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 123 reviews

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The tour is well organized and there was time to visit all the places. The guide is very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunch at the Amalia hotel in Nafplio was plentiful and they adapted it to the dietary needs of the participants. I recommend visiting the Athens archaeological museum after this tour, as my daughter and I did. Many finds come in fact from the sites visited.

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July 28, 2022

I had Vicki as the guide and I thought she was great. I think we had ample time to see the sights except for Nafplio. I would have loved just a little more time there. Hindsight, should have been dropped off there while those who paid for their lunches ate at the restaurant. You could eat there ans have a bit more time to wander and get some good pictures of the fortress and maybe even climb the 900 or steps to the top. The bus will come back to pick you up after they finish eating. Vicki was full of information about the sites we were seeing. I'm happy I did this day trip.

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July 7, 2022

Excellent tour with knowledgable guide. Covers a lot in one day. Only small issue; it would have been nice to be able to go inside the museum in Epidaurus. Also be aware that the tour is delivered in English & French by the one guide - not a major issue, just something to be aware of. Didn't detract too much from the experience.

June 7, 2022

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