Argolis and Olympia tour

Highlights:  Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia

Day 1 outline: Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal for a short stop. Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus famous for its remarkable acoustics. After a short stop at the Town of Nafplion continue on to visit Mycenae. In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the prominent centers of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. Visit the eminent Tholos Tomb known as the “Treasury of Artreus” or the ‘Tomb of Agamemnon’, the Lion Gate and the ruined Palace. After lunch, depart for Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games. Overnight in Olympia.

Day 2 outline: In the morning visit Ancient Olympia. Olympia was not a city, but a sacred precinct occupied exclusively by temples, dwellings for priests and officials, and public buildings in connection with the Pan-Hellenic games that were hosted there for more than a millennium. Explore the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.  After lunch, drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia following the coastal motorway for your return to Athens.

Starting point: Athens

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Accommodation, Entrance fees to the indicated sites, Taxes OPTIONAL: Lunch (set menu), Beverages during meal (set package)

Activity level: MODERATE

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.