Argolis Day TripDuration: 10 hours
ABOUT THIS TOUR
Visit Argolis, located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsul. Learn alla about its history by exploring many of the most important archaeological sites. Discover the marvel of Corinth Canal, travel back in time by visiting the Ancient Corinth and Mycenae and explore the magical city of Nafplion.
- 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 extension is chosen:
- Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
- Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus
- Theater of Epidaurus
We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.
Meet your driver in the morning at your hotel to begin your tour that will take you to the mythical land of Argolis.
During the ride you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery along the Athenian coastline.
Our first stop will be at the Corinth Canal, the engineering marvel. Learn all the stories hidden behind the war of Salamis between the Greek and the Persian fleet, the war that determined the route of the western civilization. There, you will have time to take some photos and take a break with a coffee.
During the ride, you will enjoy the natural beauty especially olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. After 20 minutes, we will reach the city of Ancient Corinth.
The Ancient Corinth was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place. You will admire the doric Temple of Apollo, one of the oldest temples in Greece.
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 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 in 1896.
After this, we will continue to explore the mythical, rich Gold Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon. You will have the opportunity to learn all the historical facts of the Trojan War. 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.
Next part of our tour is the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. You will see 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, known as theTreasury of Atreas which establishes it as a monument of even greater importance.
You wiil enjoy a 40 minute ride as the Greek countryside unravels outside of your window. Then, we will arrive at the city of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece. You will have the chance to discover the most important landmarks of the city. Your driver will inform you about the history of the Castle of Palamidi, the castle of Acronafplia and the importance of its fortification for the city’s port.
If you don’t want to return in Athens, you can choose the extended version and visit 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.
In the end, we will make our way back to Athens and escort you to your accommodation.
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:
- Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
- University students from Greece and the E.U
- University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes
- Technological Educational Institutes
- Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union
- Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
- Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
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)
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OPENING HOURS FEES
- Sommer Period: 1 April – 31 October
- Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March
Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:
- Winter period:
- 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
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- 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.
- 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.