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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks on a fascinating full-day trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus from Athens. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you'll drive along the beautiful Saronic Gulf and into the Peloponnese to the atmospheric hilltop ruins of Mycenae, a fortified city from the second millennium BC. See the famous Lion’s Gate, Tomb of Agamemnon and Palace, and after a stop in pretty Nauplia, continue to another archaeological treasure, Epidaurus. Pick your way around the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Askeplios and ogle the age-old theater, a wonder of ancient architecture.


  • Day trip from Athens to Mycenae and Epidaurus
  • See ancient Greek remains and the tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf coast
  • Visit Epidaurus, birthplace of Apollo's son and an ancient place of healing
  • Stop at the town of Nauplia

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What You Can Expect

Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

Theatre at Epidaurus, Greece

Begin your day trip with a pickup at your Athens hotel or from near Syntagma Square in central Athens. Settle inside your air-conditioned coach and admire the scenery as you trace the coast of the Saronic Gulf into the Peloponnese.

After around 1.5 hours, arrive at the ancient hilltop city of Mycenae and enjoy a walking tour of the ruins of this once powerful, fortified settlement. Hear how the city was, in Greek myth, ruled by King Agamemnon, and view highlights such as the Palace, Tomb of Agamemnon and Lion’s Gate.

Afterward, stop in the pretty seaport of Nauplia before continuing to ancient Epidaurus, the mythological birthplace of Asklepios, the Greek god of healing.

Tour the spectacular relics, including the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, with its crumbled buildings. Then, ogle the breathtaking ancient theatre of Epidaurus. Built in the 4th century BC, the colossal theater is considered one of the world’s most beautiful and still boasts fabulous acoustics.

Your trip ends back at the original departure point in Athens.

Customer Reviews

michael d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

4 different stops all very different from each other,if you love history you'll love this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent value for money. Very good lunch. Very informative guide. Highly recommended.

Chris O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic experience with an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide. Worth the money


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

loved it

Camille B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was excellent. Our tour guide was great. We especially enjoyed the Outdoor Theater is Epidaurus. Well worth the trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good tour. Good guide. Very good meal. Long ride for general knowledge, but expected. Needed a little more time at Mycenae and less at Epidaurus.

Ann D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful views, interesting history and beautiful locals!

Maxine O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Was a very enjoyable trip. Lunch was included which is well worth it. Was picked up at the hotel which was nice as I did not know the area. We travelled in a small mini bus which was great as we got to know some new people along the way. The guide was great, very informative. Would highly recommend this trip.

Ming Kong C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing tour. We had a stop at Corinth canal as well.

Annie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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