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Two-day Argolis tour from Athens

Unveil the ancient mysteries of Mycenaean Greece with this two-day tour. Among idyllic pastoral scenery, surrounded by the sparkling ocean, you’ll discover Mycenae, one of Greece’s oldest archaeological sites, offering unparalleled insight into life over 3,000 years ago. Explore the rich Hellenic theatrical tradition at the best-preserved amphitheatre of ancient Greece, and then discover the charms of Venetian Nafplio, the town known as ‘the Naples of Greece’. Wind your way down the coastal road from Athens enjoying panoramic views of the Saronic Gulf, before taking a break at the Corinth Canal. Here, watch ships make their way down the narrow blue channel cut through the isthmus to connect two oceans a century ago. Then wander the tiny pathways of mysterious Mycenae, the hilltop citadel of Atreides. This ruined city once inspired the great poet Homer and yielded the most spectacular golden treasure ever excavated in Greece. Explore the monumental Lion’s Gate, the huge Cyclopean walls, and the sacred Tholos tombs of the great kings, and then break for lunch. It’s a short drive to picturesque Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. Nestled beneath the looming Palamidi Fortress, the town is a cluster of neoclassical buildings and bougainvillea trees. Take a romantic twilight stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy dinner overlooking the ocean. The next morning you’re free to explore further. Then visit the fourth century BC amphitheatre of Epidaurus to learn more about the rich history of Greek theatre, and experience its legendary acoustics. Return to Athens via the national road connecting Epidaurus with Corinth. Unveil the ancient mysteries of Mycenaean Greece with this two-day tour. Among idyllic pastoral scenery, surrounded by the sparkling ocean, you’ll discover Mycenae, one of Greece’s oldest archaeological sites, offering unparalleled insight into life over 3,000 years ago. Explore the rich Hellenic theatrical tradition at the best-preserved amphitheatre of ancient Greece, and then discover the charm Meeting/pick-up point: Your hotel lobby (Athens centre only). Start/opening time: 8.45am on day one. End/closing time: 7.15pm on day two. Languages: English. Others: Transfer from your hotel, coach tickets, overnight hotel stay, guide, entrance fees, half board (dinner) are included. Not suitable for the less mobile.