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ANCIENT CORINTH, THE RUINS OF MYCENAE AND EPIDAURUS THEATER

Private tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $622 USD
Private tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate) $635 USD
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ANCIENT CORINTH, THE RUINS OF MYCENAE AND EPIDAURUS THEATER

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Depart from your Athens hotel or the cruise ship pier and travel to the Peloponese, passing over the Canal. Corinth is the first prefecture that you will come to, and the prelude of the warmth and excitement that the land of Peloponese promises.

Ancient Corinth lies at the foot of the Acrocorinth citadel and dates back to 5000 B.C. Owing to its strategic geographical position, Corinth was a strong trading link between the East and West. Excavations at Ancient Corinth have revealed ample remains of the Classical Greek period and also that of the Romans. Visit the Temple of Apollo (dating back to the 6th century B.C.), the fountain of Pinene, the market place, theater and Odeon, and several Roman buildings. A museum on the site is also of immense interest.

Now you are on to Mycenae, the fortified royal residence of King Agamemnon, leader of the Trojian War. The mighty citadel is surrounded by huge Cyclopean walls. Entrance to its Acropolis is through the famous Lions Gate, which symbolize the power of the kings of Mycenae, "a city rich in gold" according to Homer. Beyond the Lion's Gate is the stairway leading to the Palace complex, the grave circle with six royal tombs, the courtier's houses, sanctuaries, and other important buildings. Outside the walls are the beehive tombs, the largest of which is the so-called "Treasury of Athens," ruins of private houses and a grave circle with 14 royal tombs and 12 tombs of private citizens.

Your next stop is Nafplion, the first capital of Greece after the 1821 Greek revolution. This is a great place for relaxing and enjoying a meal in a traditional Greek restaurant. Afterwards, head to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, your last stop. Epidaurus, a small city in ancient Greece, was home to the most celebrated asclepieion (healing temple) of the Classical world. The prosperity brought by the asclepieion allowed the town to construct a number of monuments, including the huge theater that still exists today.

Keep in mind that your driver is at your disposal. Let him know if you would like to adjust this itinerary at all!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
  • Services of an English-speaking driver
  • Lots of amazing photo opportunities!
  • Visit/see:
  • Corinth
  • Mycenae
  • Epidaurus
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please note that your English-speaking driver cannot enter sites with you.
• The price of this tour does not include any food, beverages, entrance fees, or gratuities.
• Entrance fees are as follows: 12€ in Mycenae, 8€ in Corinth, and 12€ in Epidaurus.
• This tour must begin at 8 am to avoid traffic congestion.