Nafplion to Epidaurus and Mycenae (5.5 hours private tour)
Nafplion - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Nafplion
You will be met by your driver at the port, where you will get off the tender boats. With your private vehicle you will depart from the beautiful city of Nafplion and you will be driven for about 30 minutes to the spiritual sanctuary of Asclepius, passing through the lush valley of Argolis with its many olive groves, lemon and orange trees. Once there you will meet your officially licensed tour guide and will board a one and a half hour private guided tour through the ancient site of Epidaurus and the spectacular ancient theater with the most famous acoustics in the world. Among other things you will see the ancient stadium, the remainings of the ancient gymnasium and restaurant, the remainings of the temple of Artemis, as well as the very impressive tholos, a round building with a labyrinth still existing in its basement, where some traditions say that the sacred snakes of Asclepius used to be kept.
As soon as you meet your driver back at the parking area, you will begin your drive towards Mycenae passing through the lush valley of Argolis. On your way you will drive pass the Mycenean citadel of Tiryns and you will be impressed by its remaining cyclopean walls. Mycenae was the centre of power in the late Bronze Age till the 11th century BC. There lies the famous Lions Gate and the Acropolis where Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and that is where you will be able to explore all of its pathways. Leaving the Acropolis you will also make a short stop by the treasury of Atreus, also known as the tomb of Agamemnon. After the end of the tour there, you will meet the driver and start your drive back to Nafplion.