General

We will start our tour with an early morning start from your Hotel, port, airport etc. Driving towards the western coast we will arrive at the Corinthian Canal, a six and a half kilometers canal separating the Aegean Sea with the Ionian sea. We will stop at this amazing sight for a while and then we will continue our driving along the eastern side towards Peloponnese peninsula Twenty minutes later, we will arrive at a small town called Ancient Corinth where we will visit the archaeological site Temple of Apollo (Dating in 585 B.C.) with the Doric style columns. This is the place where St. Paul preached Then we will continue by visiting the acropolis of Ancient Corinth (AKROCORINTH).

Leaving the sight of ancient Corinth, we will continue our drive for thirty minutes headings to the archaeological sight of Mycenae (where the Trojan war took place) We will visit the great citadel of Mycenae, (Rich in Gold), which was the kingdom of Agamemnon and famous in Homer’s Iliad. The city looks out across the plain of Argos to the sea, where Nauplius comes to sight. Entering through, imposing Lion Gates and looking at the shaft graves of an early dynasty, the Megaron palace, where Heinrich Schliemann found the treasure and an amazing golden mask, thinking that this was Agamemnon. Outside the fortress is the impressive tombs of Atreus (Agamemnon’s father) known also as the Treasury of Atreus.

We will continue our drive through the plain of Argos along the farms of orange trees and olive farms heading to the first capital of Greece (1829 to 1834) a picturesque town, Nauplius, which is a sea side town where we will stop for a lunch break.  The city lies under the imposing castle of Palamide, the most formidable Venetian Castle in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. 

Finally, we’re continuing our drive for another 30 minutes through the olive groves towards the ancient town of Epidaurus. A small valley in the Peloponnese, the shrine of Asclepios, the god of medicine Its principal monuments, particularly the temple of Asclepios, the Tholos and the Theatre – considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture – dated from the 4th century. The vast sight with its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the healing cults of Greek and Roman times.

Duration approx.: 9 hours

Useful Tips

• Comfortable footwear
• High UV sun protection
• Water bottle
• Sunglasses

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This is a daily tour.

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Useful Information

OPENING HOURS:

From April 1st to October 31st
08:00-19:30

From November 1st to March 31st
08:30-15:00

HOLIDAYS

1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
May 1: closed
15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed

FREE ADMISSION DAYS

6 March In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism
& visionary Melina Mercury
5 June International Day for the Environment
18 April International Monuments Day
18 May International Museums Day
27 September International Tourism Day
* The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
* Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
* National Holidays
* The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September (when the first Sunday is a holiday, then the second is the free admission day).

ENTRANCE FEES:

Acropolis: 20 Euros
Temple of Zeus: 8 Euros
Ancient Agora: 8 Euros
Roman Agora: 8 Euros
Athens Multi Pass: 30 Euros 7 SITES INCLUDED VALID FOR 4 DAYS
New Acropolis Museum: 5 Euros
OR National Archaeological Museum: 10 Euros

Free admission for: Children under 18
Students from E.U.

Reduced admission for: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65.
Students from countries outside the E.U.

INCLUDED

Additional costs and charges.
The cost of transfers and tours includes,baby seat,booster,toll fees (where necessary) and all taxes. Prices are per vehicle, not per person.

EXCLUDED

Admission fees into archaeological sites, museums, possible meals are not included in the costs.