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

Highlights

  • 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

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

chalcocite

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Guide is very knowledgeable. Tour is educational, especially if you're into Ancient Greek History. It was just unfortunate that it was raining the day I went. The guide is kind enough to lend me her extra umbrella.

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I took this tour before visiting Athens world class archaeological museum, which was a fortunate happenstance. I had much more perspective about all the amazing artifacts found there. Our guide was outstanding, and it was a wonderful experience walking among the Mycenaean ruins. Agamemnons tomb was a highlight.

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved this tour. Joy our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

rosa t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved the place and the guide -unfortunately I cannot remember her name, she was a Greek lady and her grasp of English was fantastic! A great professional.

The impressive Epidaurus theatre was the highligh of the trip, a true gem, but we also managed to get to see interesting sites like the lions door and Agammenons grave in Mycenae and also had a short stop for photos by the Corinth channel.

All in all, it was a perfect day. 100 recommended!

Joelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Should start a Mycenae tour before seeing Athens as this is the beginning. The guide will never disappoint you with wonderful historic story telling.

joshlowe88

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

First, the hotel pick up by the bus was on time...very good. Second, the van/bus was clean and modern..very good. Third, the driver got us home... Very good. Fourth, the guide knew her stuff. She told interesting and accurate stories/information. She was the best. Fifth, Chat Tours in Athens is good

Gloria G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was an amazing experience and affordable. We visit the Corinthian Channel, Epidaurus and Mycenae. Our guide, Ephy, was extraordinary and she supplied us a lot of information, interesting stories and miths. Highly recommended for a 10 hours trip and a very comfortable voyage.

Jonoln

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Apart from a little difficulty with the Hotel pick up which was a Hotel issue tip: wait at the reception desk and not the entrance and mention to reception who you are and who you are waiting for! the tour proceeded very efficiently and the visits to the Corinth canal and Mycenae were both very interesting and spectacular. Epidaurus theatre was superb but perhaps a wander in the other ruins could have been included. Lunch was good if a little soulless in a large modern hotel. Our guide was lovely and kept us amused with Greek myths. Thoroughly recommended.

Jacqueline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really enjoyable, varied trip with lots of different stop offs packed in. The tour guide was excellent too.

Charles G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great trip handled by Chat Tours in Athens. Definitely a DO NOT MISS tour for the mainland!

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