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Best of Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplion
Nafplion Shore Excursions - Best of Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplion


 



This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up at the Port or your Hotel in Nafplion
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Entrances - Sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae
  • Walking Tour of Nafplion
Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.
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Tour Number:
GNAFP-03

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Antiquities, Culture, Walking
Length: 8 Hours
Walking: Difficult
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Nafplion Shore Excursion - This full day tour offers you the chance to see the maximum amount in one day including extended visits at both Epidaurus and Mycenae and a walking tour in Nafplion. Time is also included to have lunch in a local restaurant.

After meeting your licensed guide at the pier, you start your journey to the district known as Argolis, in the northeast corner of the Peloponnese, which is archaeologically one of the most interesting areas in Greece.

Your first stop is Epidaurus, which is situated on the cool slopes of a beautiful and wooded valley. Epidaurus was known throughout the Hellenic world for its unique medical facilities and healing treatments. Dedicated to Aesclepius, the god of healing, who restored health to the sick and sometimes (it was said) life to the dead, the city was filled with curative spas and baths and only priests had access to certain secret rites.

Most of the ruins of Epidaurus have been reduced to their foundations, with the exception of the astonishing theater. Still used for special performances today, the theater is well preserved. Built into the ground, rather than above it, the theater is known for its fantastic acoustics, which you will observe during your visit.

Next is a scenic drive through the Argos Plain, once ruled by Agamemnon, conqueror of Troy, to the famous citadel of Mycenae. The somber and mighty ruins of ancient Mycenae are vestiges of a kingdom which, for 400 years, was the most powerful in Greece. You enter the Citadel of Mycenae on foot, approaching it through the famous Lion Gate. Inside, are the shaft graves discovered by Schliemann. You will also visit the Beehive Tomb, known sometimes as the Tomb of Agamemnon, the Greek Commander in Chief during the Trojan War.

Early this afternoon you stop in a local restaurant to enjoy lunch (meal not included).

After lunch you return to Nafplion for a walking tour. The narrow streets of the old town are paved with marble and filled with elegant Venetian houses and gracious mansions. The town is dominated by the towering Palamidi Fortress above.

Your first stop is the Kapodistriou Square and Park which is dedicated to the memory of the first Governor of Greece. In the park is a statue of Kolokotronis, known as the Grand Old Man of the Morea, being the leader of the Greeks during the War of Independence. It was him who besieged the Turkish occupied Palamidi Citadel for 15 months before it was finally surrendered back. On the square you also see the current Town Hall building which was originally the very first High School in Greece.

Continuing through the back streets, not normally meant for tourists, you come upon the old Catholic Church and the 1702 Church of Agios Spyidon. The "worry beads" you see everywhere in Greece have a museum of their own in Nafplion and you will visit the Museum of Komboloi to learn of their origin.

Next you proceed through the popular Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) to visit the spectacular display of folk costumes and traditional textile-producing techniques at the Popular Art Museum, winner of the 1981 European Museum of the year.

At the end of the walking tour your guide will walk you back to the port.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Nafplion tours and Nafplion Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Nafplion tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Depart pier and drive to Epidaurus- 40 Minutes
  • Visit Epidaurus- 1.5 Hours
  • Drive to Mycenae- 40 Minutes
  • Visit Mycenae- 1.5 Hours
  • Free time for Lunch- 1.5 Hours
  • Return to Nafplion- 40 Minutes
  • Nafplion Walking Tour- 1.5 Hours

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