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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderful day out. I have to commend Xenia? Who was an outstanding guide. Visiting the sites in November was serendipitous as we almost had the sites to ourselves.

Lovely tour of the Northern Peloponne in addition.

Geoffrey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A fantastic trip, good value.
The acoustics in the theatre were amazing.

Jose Luis G Gibraltar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent trip which set off from our hotel Amalia Athens so top marks for that. The sites were fantastic - we had been there many years ago and we found that access was much much better than we remembered. Very good and knowlegable guide and lunch at the Hotel Amalia Nafplio was very good too.

Marina USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We loved this tour and all the sights. We walked and climbed and got our exercise. Great tour guide and itinerary well planned. We would do it all again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good sized tour. Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He brought the places to live. The sites are excellent and the stories on the road transport you back. Stay away from the prepaid lunch, a la carte on the day at the same place there are more and cheaper options.

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A good trip which included the major sights as well as a quick photo stop at the Corinth Canal.
Stephanie our guide was good and all went smoothly.

Lunch stop was better than expected.

Ranjit R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

nikoleta.maravelias8 ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Miguel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Informative and well paced.

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