2 Days Nafplio, Nemea and Argolis  Private Tour

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English, French, Italian

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

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Corinth Canal - Ancient Corinth - Nemea - Mycenae - Nafplio - Epidaurus Theater 

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

2 Days Skip the ticket line

2 Days tour with 1 overnight at Nafplio.

Suggestion: Continually working with 4&5 star hotels, 

DAY 1:

Our chauffer will meet you early in the morning at the lobby of your accommodation  and will make your way to the most authentic and famous places in Greece in two days.

Let us take you to the next destination, after meeting your driver leaving behind Athens between Attica and Achaia, Corinthia is the first thing that the visitor encounters entering the Peloponnese, with a rich history and attractions.

The Corinth Canal will be our firts short stop, The Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow piece of land that once linked a strip of land and now with the canal separates the Peloponnese from Central Greece, connecting the two seas, the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulf. 

One of the most important projects of modern Greece, which played a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade, the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth, has constituted an inspiration for centuries and was completed … 25 centuries after the conception of its idea.

The “Afneios Corinth” since the ancient times was one of the most important cities of the then known world, but also of modern Greece. Its geographical position has highlighted it to a great Navy, Commerce and Cultural Centre. Eventually the canal was opened in 25.7.1893 in the presence of the Kings and the Government, officiated by the eparch of Corinth the opening of the Corinth Canal was made. The opening of the Isthmus, one of the greatest achievements of the construction period, shortened the sea route from Piraeus to Italy by half. Shortly after, we reach the city of Corinth.
¨Ου παντος πλειν ες Κορινθον¨ and indeed, it was not easy for everyone to anchor in this rich city, whose fame in antiquity had reached the ends of the then known world due to its wealth and prosperity.

The Sun and Neptune were the two gods that claimed this part of the Peloponnese. The site of ancient Corinth was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (6500-3250 B.C.). It is located at the northern base of the hill of Acrocorinth at the site of today’s agglomeration, Ancient Corinth. The city was dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth and the old castle, The site located at the foothill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the Temple of God Apollo and the small Museum.Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece, this was where the Apostle Paul preached Christianity and established the best organized Christian churrch of that period.

Continuing our next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea.

Nemea is mainly known for the Nemean Games the ancient Greek stadium and the Temple Of Zeus but also for the vineyards. Nemea has the most wineries in Greece as grape growing has been a tradition here since ancient times. Visit the Wine Estate Palivos, in Ancient Nemea. Lunch in Nemea. Visit Mantineia wine country, in the pretty village of Kapsia.

A magical retreat in the unique Arcadian countryside,surrounded by idyllic mountains. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the village of Kapsia or the Cave of Kapsia, a unique work of art made by nature with stalactites and stalagmites.

Experts have placed it on the elite list of 10 most remarkable caves of the Greek territory, 

After the village of Kapsia we will visit the site of Homer's Mycenae, ( a UNESCO Heritage site ). They were the Kingdom of Atreus and Agamemnon and is the most important and rich palatial center of the late bronze age in Greece.With AGT (Athens Greece Transfers and Tours) you will have the chance to tour the ancient ruins of the city and explore the Lion's Gate localed at the entrance of the Acropolis, the Treasury of Atreus, the tomb of Agamemnon, and we will also see in the Acropolis the six Royal Tombs and beyond it the 14 basilicas and 12 private vaulfed Tombs, while we will also visit the Museum.

Your next stop is Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece after the 1821 revolution. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval castle of Palamidi and Bourtzi, explore the old city of Nafplio a the unique architecture  revealing Venetian, neoclassical and oriental elements. After walking around the picturesque old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea and later drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplion. 

After walking around the picturesque old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea and later drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplion.

After lunch you will have plenty free time to enjoy the beauty of Nafplion, walk around in the old city and the harbor with its small   island – castle Bourtzi. 

DAY 2:

Next morning after your breakfast we can drive up to the castle of Palamidi to visit the site. It is the best preserved fortress in the Peloponnese Peninsula consisting of three parts and providing a breathtaking view of the old and new city.

Leaving Nafplion and Bringing us to our last stop the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus ( UNESCO World Heritage site ). Epidaurus was the center  of Greek medical world and the birthplace of Asclepius, patron god of medicine Psychotherapy, hydrotherapy and brain sungery were some of the treatments performed here. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its Theater, one of the best preserved Classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics.

After your visit, you will begin your drive back to Athens.

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 7am

Live tour guide

Private Vehicle

  • Corinth Canal

  • Ancient Corinth - Temple of Apollo

  • Acrocorinth

  • Ancient Nemea 

  • Cave of Kapsia 

  • Mycenae, Lion's Gate, Cyclopean Walls, Royal Tombs

  • The picturesque town of Nafplio

  • Palamidi 

  • Epidaurus Theater ( 4th century B.C.) 

  • Lunch at a local traditional restaurant

USEFULL INFO

A special offer is on for our guests to have a certified tour guide.

They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

​ What's Included

  • Transfer in a fully A/C private Mercedes Mini-van 

  • Airport and Port Meet & Greet ( your guide will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • A licenced English tour guide

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line

  • Entrance fees 

  • Airport and Port fees ( parking and tolls )

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors
approaching tourists. 

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended

  • The Acropolis may only be accessed by walking uphill. It is a strenuous walk and you must be in good physical condition

  • There is a pathway, but there are also steps near the top. Keep in mind that the weather may be very hot during the summer.

  • Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift elevato. Please do keep in mind that this is an elevator strictly available to disabled visitors only

  • The area around the Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square (changing of the guards) can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travelmonths, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum

  • The tour guides we cooperate with are authorized and have experience in the museums, archaeological, historical and religious sites of Greece. They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

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