72 reviews of Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens
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Reviewed by Aileen L, USA, July 2012
The hotel pick up and drop off was a very nice service, lunch was very good and a bargain for the price. The main reason I gave this a three star rather than a 4 or 5 star is because the air conditioning in the smaller bus did not really work, it was very hot, the guide really tried to answer all the questions, but some people just did not listen and she repeated things over and over to answer questions, also, she did not
look for a shady place to talk and we stood in the hot sun for long periods for her to repeat facts. The drive was very beautiful and the destination is well worth the trip.
Reviewed by Vicki H, September 2011
Our guide was very difficult to understand, which resulted in missing a lot of the (I'm sure) wonderful information he was sharing with us. Finally, about 1/2 way through, he began to ask us if we understood what he was saying. That was better, as he slowed down and spoke English more clearly. Shame to have lost the first half of the narration though.
Reviewed by GLORIA ANN R, May 2011
Lucky we had a guide with some humour as this made the trip more enjoyable. Had to drop some passengers at Nauplio and think this would be a good place for a visit to be included,
Reviewed by MAURICE M, United Kingdom, February 2011
Both Epidaurus and Mycenae were fantastic and I wouldn't have missed either! But, and this is my complaint about all tours: it takes upwards of 3.5 hours to arrive at your destination and you only get an hour from the time the bus arrives. That may be enough time for some, but not for me. I went to Delphi on my own steam (took a bus) and stayed for two nights. And I did Delphi. But you guys were great in booking the tour which I couldn't have done on my own. And I'd much rather have seen the sights for only an hour than not at all. I'd book a tour with you again anytime! Thanks!
Reviewed by SUSANNE D, USA, July 2010
Reviewed by Regina R, Germany, February 2011
The trip is rather expensive. It's better to go by train to Korinthus and rent a car there. Then there's also time to see the excavations of Epidaurus and the the town of Nafplion.
Reviewed by Anonymous, October 2009
Reviewed by Donald C, United Kingdom, August 2008
Reviewed by William K, USA, June 2008
Reviewed by Thomas B, June 2012
It was over 50c! The bus could not cool off in the heat. When we finished the tour at Epidaurus there were NO DRINKS AVAILABLE ON THE GROUNDS! Who needs postcards? We wanted water. So we pleaded with the tour guide to let us stop at the nearest place. He refused saying only, "One hour. One hour." By gods, he was going to take us back to the prearranged kick back stop or else!
Bottom line, we were held captive by our tour guide.
Reviewed by Wandjina, Australia, June 2012
After an amazing sorting and resorting of people into different buses in Syntagma square we departed for Mycenae. We told the driver the airconditioning wasn't working in the bus. The bus was sealed and so no windows could be opened. After various complaints he conceded there could be a problem and when we re entered the bus after walking around the ruins at Mycenae he had opened a vent in the roof. This was the only ventilation we had.
We complained to the Tour Operator who offered us another half day tour, but the thought of being trapped in another sweltering bus for half a day was too much for us.