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Argolis Day Trip

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Argolis Day Trip includes but is not limited to:

    • Corinth Canal
    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ancient Corinth Agora
    • Saint Paul’s Step
    • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
    • Ancient Corinth Museum
    • Mycenae Archaeological Site
    • Lions Gate
    • Cyclopean Walls
    • Mycenae Archaeological Museum
    • Treasury of Atreas also known as the Tomb of King Agamemnon
    • City of Nafplion, the first Capital of modern Greece
    • Castle of Palamidi in Nafplion
    • Castle of Acronafplia in Nafplion
    • If extention is chosen

    • Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
    • Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus
    • Theater of Epidaurus
  • Our chauffeur will meet you bright and early in the morning at the lobby of your accommodation to start your tour that will take you to the mythical land where Greek heroes lived.

    Our journey will begin with a relaxing ride. You will be driven west and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery along the Athenian coastline.

    On the way to our first stop at the Corinth Canal, you will be able to see and hear the intriguing stories hidden behind the war of Salamis between the Greek and the Persian fleet, the war that determined the route of the western civilization. Legends and reality merge and help us narrate the lives of the Greek heroes that became famous worldwide for their strategic skills, ingenious ways and courageous character.

    Our first stop is the engineering Marvel Corinth Canal.

    After our 30minute stop on the Corinth Canal and of course after taking our time to snap some breathtaking pictures and get some rest on the nearby rest area café, your chauffeur will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. It will feel as if you stepped into the scenery that one sees only in artistic movies and documentaries.

    20 minutes later we will arrive at the next stop of our exploration, the city of Ancient Corinth.

    The Ancient Corinth used to be a city that was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place.
    Pausanias, the famous travel guide, writer and traveler of the Antiquity devoted his entire second book of his writing masterpiece “Tour of Greece” to this particular beautiful Greek city.

    You will admire the doric Temple of Apollo with its monolithic columns that is one of the oldest temples in Greece.

    Corinth is also a place of great importance since St. Paul gave his Speech in the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema.

    During our tour you will also find the spring of Glauke, the fountain of Pinene and discover the myths hidden behind their waters, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings while at the same time gaining an in depth understanding of the city’s prominence.

    The Archaeological Museum is of great interest since it is a great introductory to the famous Corinthian pottery and Mosaic Art, including also a timeline exhibition of artefacts that were found during the archaeological excavations that started on the spot with the contribution of the American School of Classical Studies in 1896.

    Our adventure does not end as we explore here.

    During the second part of our tour we will travel together back in time and explore the times just before the outburst of the Trojan War.

    This part is dedicated to the mythical, mighty and rich Gold Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon.

    The historic facts of the Trojan War, the stories of rivalry, betrayal and royal prevalence will all come to life in front of your eyes.

    As you enter the citadel you will come across the imposing Lions Gate and the fortification of the Acropolis of Mycenae, the so called Cyclopean walls, is believed to have been erected by the mythical creatures Cyclops. As we view it live you can examine it firsthand and decide whether it truly is a work that only mythical creatures could construct.

    The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, which is the next part of our visit, includes exhibits found in the archaeological excavation giving you a visual and authentic perspective of the small everyday life objects, the religions utensils, burial offerings, burial jewelry, decorative objects etc.

    Before leaving Myceane we will visit the tomb of King Agamemnon or also known as the Treasury of Atreas which establishes it as a monument of even greater importance.

    As we continue our Greek adventure it is time to enjoy once again a 40 minute ride as the Greek countryside unravels outside of your window.

    It is a wonderful opportunity to take in all the natural beauty and why not discuss any questions that you might have or even delve into the special products that the Greek soil so ungrudgingly offers.

    The area around Argos after all is renowned for its oranges and citrus trees.

    Our trip back in time and history will take us to the city Nafplion, the city of extraordinary beauty was designated as the first capital of modern Greece after the War of Independence.

    Your chauffer will take you for a driving tour in order for you to capture pictures of the most important landmarks of the city, while at the same time offering you all the hidden details of the War of Independence and the intriguing stories that are worth being narrated for the Castle of Palamidi, the castle of Acronafplia and the importance of its fortification for the city’s port.

    At this point you can either decide to make your way back to Athens or to extend your tour with your chauffer and continue for the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus, the birthplace of God Asclepios, God of Health and his sanctuary, and of course visit the renowned Theater of Epidaurus.

    As this program full of experiences reaches its end we will make our way back to Athens and escort you to your hotel. We ensure you that after this tour you will feel revitalized and filled with new intriguing stories, historic knowledge and wonderful experiences that will follow you back home and will last for a lifetime.

  • Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 8 Euros
    Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Mycenae, Museum and Treasury of Atreus are 12 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)
    Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Epidaurus Theater are 12 Euro pp.

    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:
    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:
    Winter period:8:00am-15:00
    Summer period:
    From 3/4 to 30/4, 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9, 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mycenae:
    Winter period: 08:00am-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Epidaurus:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Myceane is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The land where the Greek heroes lived.

The most complete tour of Argolis in Peloponnese, taking you to some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. With this tour you will walk on the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal, you will walk in the Ancient city of Corinth, explore the Rich in Gold Mycenae walk through the Lions Gate and step in the Tomb of Agamemnon, admire the natural beauty of the first capital of Greece called Napflio and see the renowned Theater of Epidaurus for tis acoustics. The ultimate tour definitely not to be missed!

Duration approx. 10hrs (extended 12hrs)

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