2Days private tour Corinth, Mycenae, Nemea, Nafplion, Tyrins, Epidaurus, Isthmia

We visit Greece as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you, we love traveling, history & photography.
Schedule is flexible and our drivers are seasoned travelers and dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, take photos, have a swim.

Day 1: Drive via Corinth Canal to Peloponnese. Visit Ancient Corinth, next to Ancient Nemea (site, museum & Stadium). Continue to Acropolis of Mycenae, Agamemnon palace with the famous Lions Gate & Atreus Tomb. Overnight in Nafplio

Day 2: Visit Nafplion, Museum, Acronafplia, Palamidi castle, take the road to Epidavros. Visit Asklepius sanctuary & famous ancient Theater. Return from a scenic coast road via Isthmos/ Canal bridge to Athens

You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info

per adult from

$325

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Duration

2 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Pick up / Drop off, from/to your hotel/apartment in Athens, Piraeus. Or request another location
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with deep history knowledge) for the 2 days
    • Accommodation for Driver (* complimentary only - see additional info)
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Corinth
    • Entry/Admission - Acrocorinth
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Nemea
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees to sites & museums (Corinth, Nemea, Mycenae, Epidaurus: Winter 20€/ Summer 40€)
    • Licensed Archaeologist guide on a request,(prior 2 weeks / depends availability/ additional cost)
    • Accommodation: We corporate with some of the finest hotels. We need to know the number of the rooms.
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Nemea
    • Entry/Admission - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Nauplion
    • Entry/Admission - Palamidi Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Epidaurus Archaeological Museum

  • Day 1: Ancient Corinth, Nemea, Mycenae, Nafplion (Overnight)

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    The marvelous man-made Corinth canal connecting the Aegean and Ionian seas, as well as the Peloponnese peninsula with the central part of Greece.
    More than 2500 workers digging 6.400m for twelve years (from 1881 to 1893) Stop for photography, walk across on a pedestrian bridge and admire the canal from 80 m high
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC. The Romans demolished Corinth in 146 BC, built a new city in its place in 44 BC, and later made it the provincial capital of Greece.
    Walking in the remains of the ancient City of Corinth is like to walk back in time. For Christians, Corinth is well known from the two letters of Saint Paul in the New Testament, First and Second Corinthians. Corinth is also mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as part of the Paul the Apostle's missionary travels.
    Combined ticket 8€ for summer or 4€ for winter
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Corinth, Old Corinth, Corinth 20010 Greece
    Visit Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth. The museum was built in 1931/32 by the architect W. Stuart Thompson and was extended in 1950. It contains collections of prehistoric finds, various items ranging from the Geometric to the Hellenistic period, Roman and Byzantine finds, excavation finds from the Asklepieion of Corinth, and a collection of sculptures and inscriptions.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Acrocorinth, Corinth 200 07, Greece
    Acrocorinth, "Upper Corinth", the acropolis of ancient Corinth, is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. “It is the most impressive of the acropoleis of mainland Greece.”
    The most important defensive work of the area from antiquity to more recent times. The history of the fortification is closely connected with the history of Corinth itself. Sections of the wall are discernible from ancient pre-Christian times, the Byzantine period, the Frankish domination, the Venetian domination and finally the Turkish occupation. The fortress is accessible from the western side, departing from the modern village of Ancient Corinth.
    The fortress is secured by a system of three circuit walls reinforced by towers. On the highest of the two peaks of the mountain are traces of the temple of Aphrodite on the site, where later stood a church and subsequently a Turkish mosque. The second hill top, at the SW edge of the precipitous rock, was fortified during Frankish times and formed the inner keep of the fortress. Remains of churches, mosques, houses, fountains and cisterns are preserved within the second and third precinct.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient Nemea, Nemea 205 00 Greece
    The Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea developed in the beginning of the 6th century BC, with the institution of the Panhellenic Nemean Games in a region where human activity had been present since prehistoric times. The first temple of Zeus and the first two phases of the Heroon were constructed during the Archaic period while nine "Oikoi-Treasuries" were erected in the 5th century BC. At the end of the 4th century BC, a new temple of Zeus, baths, a hostel, a Stadium and the 3rd phase of the Heraion were built as part of a large construction project. A vast archaeological site, it includes not only the Sanctuary of Zeus but also the stadium where the Nemean Games took place, which honored the ancient Greek god. The stadium has recently been discovered. It is notable for its well-preserved vaulted entrance tunnel, dated to about 320 BC, with ancient graffiti on the walls,a must-see. Legend has it that it was also the place where Hercules slew the Nemean lion.
    Ticket in winter 4€ / Summer 8€ ( Includes: site, museum & stadium)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Nemea, Nemea 205 00 Greece
    The Archaeological Museum of Nemea it was constructed by the University of California and given to the Greek State in 1984. The museum is located at the entrance to the Archaeological site of Nemea. Exhibits finds from this site and the surrounding areas, from Cooper Age to early Byzantine era...
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae Greece
    The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is a large tholos constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The lintel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons, with approximate dimensions 8.3 x 5.2 x 1.2m the largest in the world. The tomb was used for an unknown period. Mentioned by Pausanias, it was still visible in 1879 when the German amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the shaft graves under the 'agora' in the Acropolis at Mycenae. The tomb has probably no relationship with either Atreus or Agamemnon, as archaeologists believe that the sovereign buried there ruled at an earlier date than the two, but it was named thus by Heinrich Schliemann and the name has been used ever since.

    The grave is in the style of the other tholoi of Mycenaean Greece, of which there are nine in total around the citadel of Mycenae and many more in the Argolis. However, in its monumental shape and grandeur it is one of the most impressive monuments surviving from the Mycenaean period.
    Combined Ticket ( Tomb & Site): Winter 6€ /Summer 12€. Under 19 years free / Over 65 y. reduced
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    The Acropolis of Mycenae, with its strategic position for the control of the Argolid Plain, is the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon and the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history, its rulers and their family members (such as Klytaimnestra, Ifigeneia, Elektra, Orestes) have inspired poets, writers and artists over many centuries, from the ancient to the contemporary times. Significant stages in monumental architecture are still visible in the property, such as the massive defensive walls, the cor-belled tholos tombs and the Lions Gate.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae Greece
    The Museum is built next to the citadel at Mycenae. While the most important Mycenaean artifacts are exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, a variety of other objects unearthed in the vicinity are exhibited in its three halls. It provides context to the excavations and it is easily visited after a tour of the archaeological site.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    Nafplio is a historical coastal town in the Peloponnese that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplion is the most picturesque town in mainland of Greece and we will stay here for overnight.

    We can arrange accommodation for you in selected Boutique Hotels A'class or 4* Hotels with breakfast (additional cost 90€ per double room / weekend-holidays 120€ per double room - if more than 2 rooms 10% less. Driver's room complimentary). If you wish to do do your own hotel reservation, you need to reserve an extra room for your driver.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Not included, but we can make an arrangement for you and your driver in Boutique hotels 3 /4 stars. See additional info

    Day 2: Nafplion old town, Acronafplia, Palamidi Castle, Epidaurus, Isthmia

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, Syntagma Square Nafpliou - Epidavrou, Nafplio 211 00 Greece
    The Archaeological Museum is accommodated in the imposing in size as well as strict in symmetry, stone-built Venetian structure which covers and encases the central, Syntagma Square on its west side. It was first built in 1713, during the second reign of the Venetians, under the Naval Proveditore Augustine Sagredo to be used as the navy's depository, according to the marble inscription fitted on the building's frontage, written in Latin. It is widely acknowledged as one of the best well-preserved Venetian structures in the whole of Greece.
    The museum's most exquisite piece of archaeological finds still remains to be the Bronze Suit Armor of Dendra region, exhibited in a specially designed area together with the rest of the breathtaking tools which were excavated such as, armor equipment belonging to the soldier dressed in that armor, bronze and clay jugs.
    Ticket General 6€ / Reduced 3€
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Akronafplia Fortress, Nafplio Greece
    Nafplio's oldest castle, Acronafplía, rises at the top of the old town. Once the whole city existed within these walls. Parts of the castle was built already in the Bronze Age, and there are still remnants of these old walls in the western part of the castle. Acronafplia was later extended and amplified by respectively Romans, Franks, Venetians and Turks. The thick castle walls form a nice backdrop for the city, and in the last years, the castle is being restored. Especially the eastern parts deserve a visit. Explore this section on foot, by walking off the road that runs through the castle, and in between the old walls.

    However, there are more good reasons to visit Acronafplia. The view is beautiful, both to the northern parts of the city and towards the bay, and south to Arvanitia beach and the mountains of Arcadia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palamidi Castle, Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00 Greece
    Palamidi is a fortress to the east of the Acronafplia. Nestled on the crest of a 216-meter high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area (1686–1715).

    The fortress was a very large and ambitious project, but was finished within a relatively short period from 1711 until 1714. It is a typical baroque fortress based on the plans of the engineers Giaxich and Lasalle. In 1715 it was captured by the Turks and remained under their control until 1822, when it was captured by the Greeks.

    The eight bastions of the fortress were originally named after the Venetians nobles. However, when it fell to the Ottoman Empire, the bastions were given Turkish names. Lastly, when the Greeks overthrew the Turks the bastions were renamed after ancient Greek leaders and heroes (Epaminondas, Miltiades, Leonidas, Phocion, Achilles, Themistocles. The two remaining bastions were named after St. Andrew (Agios Andreas) and the French Philhellene Robert who died in battle on the Acropolis of Athens. The "Miltiades," was used as a prison and among its walls was also held Theodoros Kolokotronis, hero of the Greek Revolution.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, Asklepieion, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    The museum has a substantial collection of inscriptions and Greek and Roman sculptures. The main collection of inscriptions has been housed in the special hall to the northeast of the main building since 1958 as has a storeroom for the sculptures, a pottery room, and a restoration workshop.The museum also displays bronze medical instruments providing an informative insight into medical practice at the sanctuary of Asklepios.
    Ticket: Winter 6€ / Summer 12€. Under 19 y free./ Over 65 y. reduced
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus, Epidavros Municipality 210 52, Greece
    The Temple of Asclepius was a sanctuary in Epidaurus dedicated to Asclepius. It was the main holy site of Asclepius. The sanctuary at Epidaurus was the rival of such major cult sites as the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia and Apollo at Delphi. The temple was built in the early 4th-century BC. If still in use by the 4th-century, the temple would have been closed during the persecution of pagans in the late Roman Empire, when the Christian Emperors issued edicts prohibiting non-Christian worship.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    The Ancient Theater of Epidaurus is located on the southeast end of the sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek God of medicine, Asclepius. It is built on the west side of Cynortion Mountain, near modern Lygourio, and belongs to the Epidaurus Municipality. It is considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theater with regard to acoustics and aesthetics.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Isthmia, Isthmia, Loutraki, Corinthia Region, Peloponnese
    Visit the canal, which was constructed at sea level so no locks would be necessary, it is 8 meters deep and 6.3 kilometers long. At the top of the walls it is 24.6 meters wide, and 21.3 meters wide at the bottom. The rock walls rise 90 meters above sea level at their highest point (roughly in the middle of the canal) and form a near-vertical 80 degrees angle. The canal is currently crossed by two railway lines, three roads, a footbridge, and a motorway. In 1988 two submersible bridges were installed at each end of the canal, by the western harbor of Poseidonia and the eastern one of Isthmia. When ships enter the canal, the bridges are lowered vertically using an elevator-like system until they completely disappear under the water and the ships can pass over them. The canal is nowadays mostly used by tourist ships, yachts, and some smaller cargo ships. They have to pass the canal in a convoy using a one-way system which is monitored in two towers, one at each end. In 2014 some 11,000 ships used the canal's shortcut through the Isthmos instead of navigating the 700 kilometers around the Peloponnese.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered from/ to your hotel/ apartment in Athens, Piraeus or AirportWe suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am or earlier in summer timeIf for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Please book this tour, at least 2 weeks prior, as we need time to reserve rooms for you and your driver. Nafplion is a very popular town. * We can arrange accommodation for you in selected Boutique Hotels A'class or 3/4* Hotels with breakfast (additional cost 100€ per double room / weekend-holidays 130€ per double room/ if more than 2 rooms 15% less. Driver's room complimentary). If you wish to do do your own hotel reservation, you need to reserve an extra room for your driver.
    • The driver is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you on your walk to archaeological sites or museums. If you require an archaeologist guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally (in prior time). If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by GREECE TAXI

Activity ID: V-123525P23

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