Total estimated excursion time: 8 hours
34 km from Corinth city
119 km from Athens
Our first stop is the Archeological site of Nemea where we admire the sanctuary that was set up for Zeus, the father of Heracles, and The Stadium of Nemea. According to mythology, it was where Heracles killed the Lion of Nemea.
There you can visit the Archeological Museum, where besides the exhibits from the Zeus’ sanctuary, the museum collections include finds from various archaeological sites in the Nemea region, which span from the Early Neolithic to the Byzantine times..
We continue with a 20 min drive to Mycenae, the historical setting for much of ancient Greek literature, including the works of the poet Homer. Here you will visit the archeological site, home to the Lionesses Gate, and the tomb of King Agamemnon.
Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra’s, the Treasury of Atreus and the famous Acropolis of Mycenae (approximately 1 hour).
Then we will visit the city of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. Enjoy strolling around the old town, have a coffee beside the sea viewing the fortified Bourtzi islet. In addition you will have the opportunity to visit two UNESCO’S world heritage monuments, the city of Nafplia is like a living museum.
You can admire the Venetian fortress of Palamidi, the Acronafplia with its stunning vista of the Argolic gulf, to reach the top, you must climb 999 steps. You will have 2,50 hours to to wander around one of the most beautiful towns in the world.
The final stop of the tour is the city of Epidaurus, home to the World Heritage listed ancient theatre and believed by ancient Greeks to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios.
The theatre at Epidaurus is perhaps the best preserved theatre of ancient Greece and is still used today during the summer due to its amazing acoustics. Finally we take the road back for our departure point.
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