Tour code: 31404
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

Mackenzie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I booked 4 of these types of tours over my trip and this was by far the best! The cost covered everything from lunch to admission which was a nice change. But most importantly the tour guide was AMAZING. Having studied archaeology in school I knew much of the information, but he presented it in an extremely engaging way. He didn't linger on anything too long and made sure we saw both the highlights and the hidden views. His pleasant ramblings about the Grecian countryside during the bus ride were the cherry on top of a perfect day trip. GO ON THIS TOUR.

Lori T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was incredible. The acoustics are still great to this day. There are around 118 steps to get to the top. Beautiful views of the countryside. Went with a tour company so had no problems.

Sheila G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A good well round tour. Our guide was very informative and helpful. The lunch was terrific. And we enjoyed our visit to the pottery studio.

Wes P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A great tour covering an exceptional amount at a nice, steady pace, plus a guide with plenty of knowledge.

Robin D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Loved this tour ! First we had a brief stop to view the Canal and have a comfort break. Then on to Mycenae , loved hearing the history on this ancient city. Afterwards we had another brief stop at the pretty seaport town of Nuaplia before arriving at Epidaurus . Seeing this well preserved theatre up close is an amazing sight . Definitely enjoyed this tour and guide was very fun and knowledgeable

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent day, excellent guide an lunch. The vistas and antiquities speak for themselves.

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

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