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Corinth canal

Full Day in Argolis

This full-day tour takes in some of the most dramatic sights of the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf on the Peloponnese. Depart Athens early and travel to the Corinth Canal, originally planned by the Roman Emperor Nero and stretching 3.9 miles (6 kilometers) from the Gulf of Corinth to the Aegean Sea. Stop to take pictures of the dramatic construction from the bridge.

 

Golden mask of Agamemnon

Move on to the ancient city of Corinth where you will visit the famous Temple of Apollo and follow in the footsteps of Saint Paul, who taught the Corinthians the Word of God.

Lion Gate

Continue your tour through Greek civilization at Mycenae, the capital city of Mycenaic civilization. Home to King Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus, famous for starting the Trojan War, you will see the famous Lion's Gate with the Cyclopian walls, and the famous Mycenaic tomb of King Agamemnon. Pause in the museum to see Agamemnon’s golden mask.

Nafplion

You will also visit Nafplio, the first capital city of modern Greece. The city became the capital of the newborn state after falling from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. Explore the city, which still retains its 19th-Century air and travel back in time as you will walk through the narrow streets past handsome houses and the city’s two landmarks, the castles of Palamidi and Bourtzi.

Bourtzi is located on a little island in the middle of Nafplio Harbor and was built by the Venetians in the 15th-Century to protect the city from pirates and invaders. The second fortress, Palamidi, perches on a hill overlooking the city and was also built by the Venetians in 1687.

Ancient Corinth

Named after the mythical hero Palamides, the castle played a leading part during the time of the Greek Revolution. Inside, admire the ruins of 7 forts and the many cells, as well as the historic church of St. Andrew.

Epidaurus theater

Stop for lunch in the harbor, before departing for your final destination, the extraordinary Epidaurus Theater. One of the most famous theaters of Ancient Greece, and of the modern world, it is located inside the area of the asclepieion (healing temple), the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world.

Founded in the 4th-Century BC, it was extended during Roman times to seat up to 15,000 people. It is especially renowned for its exceptional acoustics, permitting almost perfect acoustics of unamplified speech from center stage to all 15,000 spectators.

 

Inclusions & Exclusions


What's included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking taxi driver
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz taxi
  • Wi-Fi internet connection on request
  • Child seat on request
  • Cold water

Not included:

  • Professional tour guide (the guidance is conducted by the taxi driver while cruising)
  • Fees for the archeological sites
  • Lunch and drinks

Additional Information


  • Please wear athletic shoes to avoid slipping
  • No service on Christmas Day and New Years Day
  • In case of strike by staff of the archeological sites, no entrance is permitted