A picturesque Corinth Mycenae Nafplion 8-hour private tour

If you have already visited the highlights of Athens and you are seeking now a new adventure, the Corinth canal, and ancient Corinth, Mycenae, and Nafplio are excellent choices just a few hours away from Athens!

Corinth was among the richest cities of Greece in ancient times and this is quite evident by its remains. Combine a scenic journey to the impressive Corinth Canal with visits to Ancient Corinth to see St Paul’s “Bema” close to the amazing temple of Apollo.

Follow the western coastline of the Saronic golf to the famous Corinth Canal on a 60 minutes scenic ride. Make a 15-minute rest stop at the canal before continuing on to the ancient city one of antiquity’s most significant and cosmopolitan towns of Greece. One of the most important archaeological sites of Greece is Mycenae. The fortified citadel of Mycenae is nested over the fertile plain of Argolis near the seashore in the northeast Peloponnese.

One of the most romantic and prettiest towns in Greece is Nafplio. You will find this charming Venetian heritage at the waterside location beneath the towering Palamidi fortress, graced with attractive narrow streets, interesting museums, elegant Venetian houses, and neoclassical mansions. Also, Nafplio is full of posh boutiques, tavernas, comfortable hotels, and guesthouses. It is one of the most popular destinations for the Athenians and because is only an hour and a half away from Athens it gets overcrowded on weekends and in high season.

Highlights of A picturesque Corinth Mycenae Nafplion 8-hour private tour

  • The famous Corinth canal
  • Eight-hour to the largest viticultural area of Greece, Corinth, Mycenae, and Nafplion
  • Experienced English-speaking tour driver
  • Visit the famous Corinth canal & ancient Corinth
  • Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis
  • Learn about the production from a wine expert
  • The picturesque graphical city on the water, Nafplion

Itinerary Description

Pass By: Morning drives through Athens and its surroundings passing by the towns of Megara (King Bizas where the Byzantium city “Constantinople” took its name from), Elefsina (Elefsinia mysteries), several resort towns like Ag. Theodoroi, Kineta…, till we reach the famous Corinth Canal!

  • Duration: 60 Minutes
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Corinth Canal

Stop At: Corinth Canal. Our first pause is the Corinth Canal. Finally opened in 1894, separating the Peloponnese Peninsula from the rest of Greece while connecting the Saronic Gulf (Aegean Sea) to the Corinthian Sea (Ionian Sea). You’ll have time to stretch your legs, walk across on a pedestrian bridge and admire the canal closer on some days bungee jumping is an option. Take spectacular pictures from the breathtaking bridge!

  • Duration: 10 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

Pass By: Continue our private tour traveling through the impressive landscape of western Peloponnese towards ancient Corinth.

  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Stop At Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos);
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Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth, located at the foot of the Corinth Acropolis hill Acrocorinth with its Venetian Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece, includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of God Apollo, and the small museum of the ancient Corinth Agora. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest, the site is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece.

In this world-famous place, Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period. Paul spread the word of Christianity more than anybody else and for this reason, he was named “Equal-to-the-Apostles” and “Apostle of the Nations”.

Apostle Paul

Saint Paul arrived in ancient Corinth in the mid-1st c. A.D. and took up lodging and work with the Jewish tent-makers, Aquila and Priscilla. At the same time, he reasoned and preached the Gospel to the Jews of the city, being confronted, however, with strong opposition from several members of the city’s large Jewish community. Today the Greek church in order to honor Aquila and Priscilla that hosted Paul has built a small church, the Apostle Paul church! THE BEMA OF SAINT PAUL read more…

  • Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pass By: Numerous traditional villages through picturesque farmer roads, vineyards, and olive tree fields to reach ancient Mycenae!

  • Duration: 40 Minutes
Stop At Mycenae
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Mycenae, Greece. Lions Gate

Here it is the largest and most important center of the civilization that was named “Mycenaean”. The Mycenaean civilization is the culture that dominated mainland Greece, the Aegean islands, and the shores of Asia Minor during the late Bronze Age era (circa 1600-1100 BCE) when the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak of power, influence, and artistic expression.

Mycenae, along with nearby Tiryns, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Hellenic Civilization that flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.

The archaeological site of Mycenae with its imposing ruins is the greatest city of the Mycenaean civilization which played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture that dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. The Mycenaean civilization is indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, which have influenced western civilization art and literature for more than three millennia.

  • Duration: 70 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pass By: Picturesque farmer roads, vineyards, and olive tree fields to reach one of the most romantic and prettiest towns in Greece is Nafplio!

  • Duration: 35 Minutes
Stop For Lunch
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Nafplio, Greece

Lunch (not included), and visit the old city of Nafplion as this city was the first capital of Greece after GREECE was free from the Ottoman empire and the torments revolution against them in 1821. After the revaluation of 1821 against the Ottomans and the Independence (between 1833 and 1834), Nafplio became the first capital of Greece and a major port since the Bronze Age.

The position of the city was very strategic and for this reason, it had three fortresses: the massive principal fortress of Palamidi, the smaller Akronafplia, and the small Bourtzi on an islet west of the old town.

  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pass By: After lunch and our visit to Nafplion we will return to Athens where one of the most interesting Best Greece Tours ends.

  • Duration: 110 Minutes


  • Transfer offerd; Travelers pickup/drop off is offered.
  • Pick up from; We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Athens center and Piraeus cruise port at the cruise ship pier!
  • Info needed When booking make sure to include the address of your accommodation, or the name of the cruise line and the cruise ship!
  • Pick up time; We propose to pick you up at 8 am in order to avoid traffic and crowed at the Acropolis.
  • Drop off; We will drop you off at the same place we have picked you up or at any hotel in Athens center or cruise ship pier!


What is Included

  • Professional driver with good knowledge of history and culture in Greece
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Flexible pick up time on request (proposed 08:00AM)
  • Free Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Free Pick-up & drop off from Piraeus cruise port
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with surcharge
  • First class transport: By Mercedes E-Class or similar; Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus according to the size of your party. All new models come with full leather and A/C.
  • Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
  • Official licensed tour guide for guiding in archeological sites. Available on request with surcharge
  • The private tour is 100% exclusive for your party

What is Excluded

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
  • Athens Airport transfer: arranged on request with a surcharge
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost.


Tour Type

  • Private tour - Shore Excursion
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Departures: Daily


  • Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

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  • Best Greece Tours is proud to be the first in the industry to offer Guaranteed Departures . A guaranteed departure means; There is no minimum number of bookings required on a trip to run and that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control. Our current collection of tours can take you to exciting places in Athens and around the world.

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
  • Itinerary (break-down)Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora.
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • For guests who are full-time wheelchair users a ramp vehicle will be needed. Guests may remain in their wheelchair or scooter for the duration of the excursion. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions are required in order to confirm the correct vehicle!
  • Wheelchair or small scooter folding type only. (Please note that disabled passengers must be able to board the vehicle independently or with the assistance of those in their party.)

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours: Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


  • Sedans; Within 24 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 24 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • Minivan; Within 36 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 36 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • Minibus 10-20 seats; Within 96 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 96 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • For all vehicles; No show mean, no refund


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