Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus tour

Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus tour

Duration 10 hours
Private Tour & Shore Excursion
Price from €130

** Price is per person for a group of 3 passengers. Prices vary greatly depending on the number of people and type of vehicle. The final price will be calculated online using our booking engine.

This majestic private tour to Peloponnese will give the chance to visit the legendary Corinth canal and ancient Corinth, Mycenae with its famous civilization, the first hospital in the world “The Asklepieion of Epidaurus” and the picturesque Nafplio is an excellent choice just a few hours away from Athens! This tour is the same as THE PICTURESQUE CORINTH, MYCENAE, NAFPLION FULL DAY TOUR added a visit to the great theater of Epidaurus and 10 hours in the total tour!

Highlights of The Majestic 10-hour private tour to Argolis of Peloponnese

  • The famous Corinth canal
  • Ten-hour to the largest viticultural area of Greece, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, and Epidaurus theater
  • Experienced English-speaking tour driver
  • Visit the famous Corinth canal & ancient Corinth
  • Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis
  • Learn for the production from a wine expert
  • The picturesque graphical city on the water, Nafplion
  • The most recognized with best acoustic theater in the world


ITINERARY DETAILS

Pass By: Morning drive 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 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
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Ancient Corinth
Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos);

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 through the site is also one of the most popular religious destinations of 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”. 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
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Mycenae, Greece. Lions Gate
Stop At Mycenae:

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 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 dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. The Mycenaean civilization 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
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Nafplio, Greece
Stop At Nafplion:

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 the 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’ll drive towards Epidaurus theater.

  • Duration: 40 Minutes
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The theater of Epidaurus
Stop At: Epidaurus theater.

In the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese, the theater of Epidaurus is located within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios. The concept of healing in Europe can be traced back to the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus. A sacred place used for ceremonial medical practices as far back as the 2nd millennium BC, the site was also associated with the cult of Apollo in the 8th century BC. It made an invaluable contribution to medical evolution and advancement. Over time, its temples, sporting facilities, banquet halls, and theater shifted in philosophy from prayer to science in the evolution of medical treatment.

Among all ancient theaters, the theater of Epidaurus represents the finest, the most beautiful, and best-preserved example of a classical Greek theater built by the architect Polykleitos in 340 BC. It is a unique architectural achievement through its admirable integration into the site as well as the perfection of its proportions and acoustics. Even by today’s standards, this monument stands out as a unique artistic achievement through its admirable integration into the landscape and above all the perfection of its proportions and incomparable acoustics.

The theater

The theater seats about 13,000 spectators and it is marveled for its exceptional acoustics. Any sound on the open-air stage, whether a stentorian voice or a whisper, a deep breath, or the sound of a match struck is perfectly audible to all spectators, even in the topmost row of seats, that is, nearly 60 m away. But what makes the sound transmit so well comes from recent scientific studies; The arrangement of the stepped seating rows acts as an acoustic filter that deadens low-frequency background sounds, such as the murmurs of the audience while amplifying the high-frequency sounds from the stage.

  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pass By: We will return to Athens using the scenic road onic golf

  • Duration: 100 Minutes

DEPARTURE | RETURN

  • 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!


INCLUDED | EXCLUDED

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.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour Type

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

Restrictions

  • 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!

Guaranteed Departures

  • 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

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 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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