Tour of
Mycenae and Epidaurus

Covering the country side and the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus - (Available daily)

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic drive from Athens to the country side of Greece
  • Photo stop at the Corinth Channel
  • Visit the archaeological site of Mycenae that located on the hill top where you can can see across the Argolida to the Saronic Gulf
  • Lunch in a in local restaurant
  • Visit the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepeios, the healer,
    Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary as well as its theater,
    which is once again in use today.
  • Walk through the The Ancient Sanctuary, and its guests house
    with 160 guest rooms, along with the mineral springs in the
    vicinity which may have been used for healing.
  • Skip the line admissions to the sites.
  • Private versions available


Tour Program

 

Estimated start time: 08:00 am at your hotel --- Estimated ending time 18:30 pm at your hotel or at the city center.

 

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and enjoy a full day guided tour of Mycenae and Epidaurus.

 

Depart from Athens, heading South on scenic drive and have a short photo stop at the Corinth Channel then continue our drive towards the ancient sites.

Upon arrival we will first visit, Mycenae and the Epidaurus sites.

 

Mycenae : is an archaeological site located on the hill top where you can can see across the Argolida to the Saronic Gulf.

In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which

dominated much of southern Greece.

 

Since Schliemann's day, more scientific excavations have taken place at Mycenae, mainly by Greek archaeologists but also by the British School at Athens. The acropolis was excavated in 1902, and the surrounding hills have been methodically investigated by subsequent excavations.

 

Epidaurus : Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepeios, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary as well as its theater, which is once again in use today.

 

Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where sick people went for the hope of being cured. To find out the right cure for their ailments, they spent a night in the enkoimeteria, a big sleeping hall.

 

In their dreams, the God himself would advise them what they had to do to regain their health. The Ancient Sanctuary, has guests house with 160 guest rooms, along with the mineral springs in the vicinity which may have been used for healing.

 

After visiting the sites, return to Athens

Arriving in Athens will mark the end of this program.

Cost info;
* Total cost $110.00 for group tour
Contact us if you are interested in a private tour

 

Program ends

 

Includes

* All land transfers

* Professional, English-speaking tour guides

* Skip the line admissions to the Ancient sites.

* Lunch at a local restaurant

* Hotel pick up and drop off from central hotels in Athens

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

*Drinks with meals

* Tips (optional)

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