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Peloponnese 2-Day Private Tour: Ancient Corinth Mycenae Epidaurus Nafplion Olympia from Athens

Price USD$445.16


Peloponnese 2-Day Private Tour: Ancient Corinth Mycenae Epidaurus Nafplion Olympia from Athens
This tour journeys to 4 of the most outstanding and unique sites in Greece. Travel from Athens through the beautiful Peloponnese countryside to the famous Corinth Canal, the ancient archaeological sites of Corinth, then the influential Mycinae. See the pretty seaside city of Nafplion, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and Theater of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece.

All the amazing city sights are brought to life along the way by a knowledgeable native English-speaking guide. Suitable for experienced travelers and small philosophers alike, this tour is perfect for families and small groups and aims to provide one of the great highlights of your visit to Greece.

Setting off from Athens, after an hour the tour makes its first stop to visit the famous Corinth Canal as we learn of its key strategic importance in ancient and contemporary history. Continue through the green countryside to the ancient city of Corinth, where you\'ll see the Temple of Apollo, the Roman baths, the step from where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians in 52 A.D. along with a visit to its wonderful museum.

After an approximate 30-minute drive, you\'ll come to the ancient citadel of Mycenae. The Mycenian period, from 1600 to 1100 BC, in reference to this ancient city, indicates how important its influence was in Greek civilization. This visit provides a real connection to development of the later Classical Period. Visit its acropolis and see the Cyclopean walls, the Lion Gates, the streets and ancient buildings, as well as the Palace of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans. Afterward, visit the pretty historic seaport of Nafplion, where you\'ll have lunch, then journey back via the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, and the Theater of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece. The tour takes from 9 to 10 hours with at around 1.5 hours at each location. Finally, drive through the Arcadians mountains to the village of Olympia for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, take time to enjoy the site at Olympia, famous for its Olympic Games of antiquity which began in 776 B.C. Visit the Temple of Zeus, which held one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Hera, where the Olympic Flame is lit every four years. Visit the workshop of Phidias, the ancient Olympic stadium and the wonderful Archaeological Museum, with exhibits dating to the prehistoric era.

This is a private tour exclusive to your group allowing flexibility and consideration for the needs of small philosophers and experienced travelers alike. Your English-speaking driver/guide will take full and special care of you during you trip and provide all the historical, mythological, ancient and modern context along the way to help you make the most of the sites you will visit. The driver/guide is not allowed by law to accompany you into ticketed sites themselves. Some guides are licensed to enter sites and can be provided if necessary.


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This tour journeys to 4 of the most outstanding and unique sites in Greece. Travel from Athens through the beautiful Peloponnese countryside to the famous Corinth Canal, the ancient archaeological sites of Corinth, then the influential Mycinae. See the pretty seaside city of Nafplion, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and Theater of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece.

All the amazing city sights are brought to life along the way by a knowledgeable native English-speaking guide. Suitable for experienced travelers and small philosophers alike, this tour is perfect for families and small groups and aims to provide one of the great highlights of your visit to Greece.