The Highlights of Nafplio with a visit to Ancient Mycenae & the Epidauros Theater

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Duration: 
Full day
Licenced guide: 
Upon request
Theme: 
Kid Friendly Tours, Sightseeing

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Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

Visit the first capital of Greece, the city of Nafplio, from where one can explore some of the most important sites of the Greek antiquity such as Ancient Mycenae, the Theater of Epidauros, and the castle of Palamidi overlooking Nafplion.

Mycenae was one of the greatest cultural centers of ancient Greece and an entire period in history is named after it. It is often referred to as "Golden Mycenae" due to the abundance of gold that was found there in the excavations of the 19th Century.

Then on to the Epidauros Theater which is the largest and one of best preserved ancient theaters in Greece. It can accommodate 14.000 spectators and comes to life every summer with the Festival of Epidaurus, performing ancient comedies and tragedies, revealing the culture before the eyes of the spectator.

Complete the discovery of this marvelous Mycenaean civilization by spending some time at the historical center of Nafplio, a town suspended in time, and have lunch at one of its traditional tavernas.

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The highlights 
  • As you enter through the Lions' Gate and walk around the ruins of the City of Ancient Mycenae, remember Homer's famous poem, The Iliad, where Agamemnon, the Greek protagonist of the Trojan War once ruled.
  • Don't miss visiting the Mycenae Archaeological Museum with more than 2000 exhibits, one of them being the Golden Mask of Agamemnon.
  • Continue your tour with a visit to the famous vaulted tombs, such as the tomb of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Also, just a breath away is the most magnificent and well preserved vaulted Mycenaean tomb, "The Treasure of Atreus".
  • Then on to the Theatre of Epidauros, renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Don't miss out to test it by standing at the highest point and throwing a coin to the orchestra!
  • Challenge yourself to a climb of 999 steps to the Palamidi Fortress of Nafplio and become awed by the breathtaking view!
Important Details 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Experienced, English-speaking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Gratuities


Admission
ticket for Mycenae Archaeological site & museum: 12€ per person
ticket for the Epidauros Theater: 12€ per person
ticket for the Palamidi Fortress: 4€ per person
reduced ticket: Senior European citizens over 65 years old- Non European citizens up to 25 years old
free of charge: European citizens up to 25 years old - Children non European citizens under 5 years old

 

Good to know:

ONLY CERTIFIED TOURIST GUIDES BY THE GREEK MINISTRY OF TOURISM MAY CONDUCT TOURS WITHIN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES & MUSEUMS IN GREECE

THE ORDER OF TOUR EVENTS MAY VARY FOR YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE SO AS TO AVOID THE CROWDS

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.

 

No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.

 

All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

 

 

Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.