Argolis - Olympia 2 day tour
Athens - Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nafplion - Olympia - Athens
Day 1: Your 2 day tour will start with the drive through the National Highway to Peloponesse. A stop will be made by the famous Corinthian Canal or else Isthmus that separates the Peloponnesse from the Greek mainland, for pictures and coffee. Your journey will continue with a 40 min. scenic drive along the coast of the Saronic Gulf. Reaching Epidaurus you will have a private tour of the spiritual sanctuary of Asclepius and the theatre with the most famous acoustic in the world. Leaving ancient Epidaurus we will continue with the drive to Nafplion, a picturesque sea port town on the Argolic Gulf. This was the first capital of modern Greece, it’s a city with beautiful monuments and neoclassical buildings as well as two famous forts Palamidi and Bourji which seats in an island opposite the port. We will be able to stroll around, take pictures and have lunch in the "shade" of the tall neoclassical buildings next to Sydagma square. Continuing our journey in the afternoon we will also drive and visit Mycenae, the centre of power in the late bronze age till 11th century BC. There lies the famous Lions Gate and the Acropolis where Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and that is where will be able to explore all of its pathways. Leaving the Acropolis we will also make a short stop by the treasury of Atreus also known as a tomb of Agamemnon. Afterwards, you will take the road to Olympia where you will arrive approximately 8pm and spend the night.
Day 2: After having breakfast, you will enjoy a 2.5 hour private tour through the site-birthplace of the Olympic Games, where still lie the ancient gymnasiums, the temple of Zeus and Hera and the stadium. A few meters away from the site is where you will visit one of the most impressive museums in the world, since it houses the originals pediments of the temple of Zeus and Hermes by Praxiteles. Then we will start the drive back to Athens through the large and lush valley of Ellis. Along the way we will pass the city of Patras and we will have a view of one of the largest wired bridges in the world. Afterwards we will pass again over the famous Corinthian Canal and soon after that we will arrive back to Athens and drop you off at the hotel or airport.