Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and it is located 90 kilometers from the city of Athens. The prefecture of Argolida in the Peloponnese is home to some of the most important historical sites.
Treasury of Atreus & the Lion Gate of Mycenae
The ruins of the Mycenae Acropolis date back to the “glorious age” between the 14th and 13th century BC when the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak of power, influence, and artistic expression.
Among the remaining ruins that stand here today, the most important are: the Treasury of Atreus which is the most famous Beehive tomb or Tholos tomb in Greece, also sometimes referred to as the Tomb of Clytemnestra, and the Lion Gate. It dominates the entrance to the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae.
The Ancient Epidaurus Theatre
During our full-day trip, we will also visit the Ancient Epidaurus Theatre, which is located 55 kilometers from Mycenae in the Sanctuary of Asklepios. It is there that various artistic, athletic, and theatrical contests took place to worship the god of medicine, Asklepios.
During the Roman period when other theatres were modified, the ancient theatre at the Asclepieion of Epidaurus is the only one that managed to preserve its original form and character. Today the theatre is the best preserved monument of the Sanctuary of Asklepios and has a seating capacity of 14,000 people. During the summer months, visitors may enjoy several performances of ancient Greek comedies and tragedies that still take place in the theatre of Epidaurus.
The Asclepieion of Epidaurus was one of the greatest theurgical sites in antiquity and gained tremendous fame for its unique healing practices. Patients with serious health problems were said to be cured in this blessed land of beautiful natural landscapes and ideal climatic conditions. Today the monument acts as a standing proof of the medical evolution that took place there.
Nafplio City Tour
Next we will visit the charming and picturesque town of Nafplio approximately 40 kilometers away from Epidaurus. It is here that you can admire Nafplio attractions, like the fortress of Bourtzi, which stands proudly on a small island in the middle of the sea. During the summer, the island hosts the Summer Music Festival which has become a great attraction for visitors who can access this historical site by boat from the port of Nafplio.
The town of Nafplio was the first capital of modern Greece and today it is still overlooked by the impressive Palamidi Castle which was built by the Venetians in 1714. The view from up here is simply breathtaking.
After the memorable experience of our Nafplio City Tour, we will return to the starting point of our trip.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All our routes are strictly carried out by professional licensed drivers. It is against the Law for drivers to be tour guides. However, if you wish to hire a professional tour guide we can make the necessary arrangements for a certified tour guide to accompany you and give you the full history of the sites