Day trip from Athens to Mycenae and Epidaurus- full day tour
(Operates nearly every day: begins around 07:00 am and ends at 18:00 PM)
Sites will be visited;
Ancient site of Mycenae and Epidaurus
Tomb of Agamemnon
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and will continue on the full day guided tour of Mycenae and Epidaurus
We will depart from Athens, driving South on scenic drive and have a short stop at the Corinth Channel then we continue our drive and upon arrival we will continue on the guided tour of the ancient sites.
Mycenae : is an archaeological site located on the hill top where you can can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece.
Since Schliemann's day, more scientific excavations have taken place at Mycenae, mainly by Greek archaeologists but also by the British School at Athens. The acropolis was excavated in 1902, and the surrounding hills have been methodically investigated by subsequent excavations.
Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepeios, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary situated about five miles (8 km) from the town, as well as its theater, which is once again in use today.
The asclepieion at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured. To find out the right cure for their ailments, they spent a night in the enkoimeteria, a big sleeping hall. In their dreams, the God himself would advise them what they had to do to regain their health. Found in the sanctuary, there was a guest house for 160 guest rooms. There are also mineral springs in the vicinity which may have been used in healing.
Arriving in Athens will be the end of this program.
Total cost : _95_ Euros per person
* All land transfers
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Entrance fees to the Ancient sites.
* Hotel pick up and drop off from central Athens hotels
* All taxes and service charges
*Drinks with meals
* Tips (optional)