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Athens, Corinthos, Nemea, Mycenae, Athens

    Daily excursions to Athens, Pireus, Sounion, Delphi, Meteora Monasteries

Athens, Corinthos, Nemea, Mycenae, Athens

Athens, Corinthos, Nemea, Mycenae, Athens,  242km/ 3h.08min

MYCENAE

Mycenae (Ancient Greek: Μυκναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south-west of Athens; 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Argos; and 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Corinth. The site is 19 kilometres (12 miles) inland from the Saronic Gulf and built upon a hill rising 900 feet above sea level.

 

In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece, Crete, the Cyclades and parts of southwest Anatolia. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae. At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.

 

The first correct identification of Mycenae in modern literature was during a survey conducted by Francesco Grimani, commissioned by the Provveditore Generale of the Kingdom of the Morea in 1700, who used Pausanias's description of the Lion Gate to identify the ruins of Mycenae.

 

GET READY

We recommend this tour to be started at any time after breakfast till evening.. time. You need to take with you sun glasses, hut and sport shoes.

    THE RETURN

    Can be done by the side of Sounion in order to wonder  the sun set from about 19.30-20.00. Come back to the hotel at 21.00

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • BENEFITS:  This is a private  tour customized on your time frame and interests.
    • MEETING POINT: The embarkation and the disembarkation point is the Hotel.
    • DURATION: Basically is 7-8 hours max, flexible to configuration on you.
    • INCLUDED: Basic English speaking driver, gas, tolls,  taxes. The price per pax depended on the number of the passengers or requested by you.
    • NOT INCLUDED: Professional Licensed Tourist Guide, Entrance fees, food, drinks.
    • EXTRA OPTIONS: Professional Licensed Tourist Guide is available if requested.
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    Drive the coastal road along Saronic Gulf to the Corinth canal.

    Visit temple of Zeus in Ancient town Corinth and the archaeological museum.

    Drive to Mycenae the Homeric city of Atreides, “rich in gold”.

    Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tomb.

    Visit the local archaeological Museum.

    Drive  to picturesque town Nafplion, first capital of Greece..

    Visit Palamidi venetian fortress (short photo stop), Old Town, fortified islet Bourtzi.

    Drive to Epidaurus.

    Visit Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for astonishing acoustics,

    Drive back to Athens by the coastal road connecting Epidaurus with Corinth.

    Corinth canal
    Corinth canal
    Mycenae
    Ancient Mycenae
    Ancient Epidaurus
    Ancient Epidaurus