Mycenae Epidaurus Corinth Canal tour will show you the ruins of ancient Mycenae, the golden city as Homer describes it, the world famous for its acoustics Epidaurus theatre, Nauplion the first capital of modern Greece, one of the most beautiful small cities and give you the opportunity to admire the wonderful nature of this area.
Day 1: ATHENS – MYCENAE – NAUPLION
Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf you pass Daphne and Eleusis and arrive at the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop). Drive on to Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides – the city ‘rich in gold’ of the ancient poets (visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs). After that driving through the fertile plain of Argolis, you will arrive at the picturesque town Nafplion, the first capital of Greece, that the Venetians called ‘Naples of Greece’ a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. After lunch, you will have a chance to enjoy more of Nafplion and the famous Palamidi fortress. Dinner Overnight.
Day 2: NAUPLION – EPIDAURUS – ATHENS
Morning at leisure and after lunch leave for Epidaurus to visit Asclepeion and the Theatre.
The asclepeion at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing centre 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.
The theatre is admired for its exceptional acoustics, which permits almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken words from the proscenium or skēnē to all 14,000 spectators, regardless of their seating
Return to Athens by the national road connecting Epidaurus with Corinth late in the afternoon.
• Travel Plan
From April to October
Every Tuesday, Wednesday