Argolis tour

Highlights:  Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus

Day 1 outline: Start with a scenic drive past the Corinth Canal, connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea.  Your first destination is the fortified city of 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. Continue to the picturesque town of Naplion located in the Gulf of Argolis under the rocky promontory of Akronafplia and the fortified hill of Palamidi. The town preserves the castle of Palamidi, a number of Venetian buildings, Turkish mosques and neo-classical houses dating from the time of King Otto. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 2 outline: Enjoy some free time in the morning to explore Nafplion at leisure accompanied by your guide. After lunch, continue your tour with a visit to Epidaurus, the most widely famed sanctuary of Asklepios, the god of healing and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the most well-preserved theatre of the ancient world. Return to Athens in the early afternoon via the coastal road of Argolis.

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.