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Total € 708

Per group ( up to 1-3 )

Exclusive Argolis & Ancient Olympia Tour

 
 

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Total € 820

Per group ( up to 4-7 )

Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Olympia

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

Skip the ticket line

2 Days tour with 1 overnight at Olympia village.

Suggestion: Continually working with 4&5 star hotels, we can help with your bookings.

DAY 1:

Our chauffer will meet you early in the morning at the lobby of your accommodation. You will be driven west and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery.

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. After 30 minutes stop on the Corinth Canal, your chauffer will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees to Ancient Corinth. ​

​''ΟΥ ΠΑΝΤΟΣ ΠΛΕΙΝ ΕΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΟΝ'' and indeed, it was not easy for everyone to anchor in this rich city. In ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Roman Agora (marketplace) and Apollo’s Temple, constructed in the 6th century BC. Away from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. This was where the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period. 

The Archaeological Museum is of great interest since it is a great introductory to the famous Corinthian  pottery and Mosaic Art.

In the second part of our tour we will travel together back in time and explore the times just before the outburst of the Trojan War by visiting Mycenae. (UNESCO World 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.

Our 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, explore the old city of Nafplio, and have a traditional Greek lunch beside the sea with amazing views of Bourtzi islet in the middle of the port.

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.

​As this program full of experiences reaches its end we will make our way to Olympia.

We will drive for 3hrs to Olympia and escort you to your hotel.

Overnight in Olympia

DAY 2:

Next morning wake up in Olympia and take your time to gaze at the diversity of Greece’s natural beauty and leads us to the prefecture of Elis where the Archaeological Site of Ancient Olympia is located.

Ancient Olympia is a place whose beauty and value cannot be fathomed by words and descriptions. It is the place that has been admittedly the most glorified and worshiped sanctuary of the ancient world, dedicated to the father of humans and the Gods, Zeus.

The first Olympic Games were held here in honor of God Zeus back in 776B.C. and has become nowadays an international athletic celebration, that exceeds borders and nationalities, begins in this exact place every four years.

You will be able to see the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, of the Temple of Hera, the Stadium with its spectacular capacity of 45000 people. Take your time to explore the ruins of the ancient facilities on site and then continue to the Museum.

After your visit to the archaeological Site and its Museum we suggest to have a break for a lunch in Olympia before we will depart for Athens.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 7am

Private Vehicle

  • The reference list of wat you will see and experience during the 2 days Argolis and Olympia tour.

  • Coastal view of the Saronic and the Corinthian Gulf

  • View of the island of Salamis

  • Corinth Canal

  • Temple of Apollo

  • Ancient Corinth Agora

  • Saint Paul’s Step

  • Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth

  • Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

  • Mycenae Archaeological Site

  • Lions Gate

  • Cyclopean Walls

  • Mycenae Archaeological Museum

  • Treasury of Atreas also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon

  • City of Nafplion, the first Capital of modern Greece

  • Archaeological Site of Epidaurus

  • Theater of Epidaurus

  • Archaeological Site of Olympia

  • Temple of Zeus

  • Temple of Hera

  • The Stadium

  • Archaeological Museum of Olympia

  • Famous statue of Hermes of Praxiteles

 
 

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 Vehicle  

  • Meet & Greet ( your driver will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Professional Drivers (Not licensed to accompany you into the sites)

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line 

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Entrance Fees (Total Cost: 44 Euros per adult)

  • Licensed tour guide upon request, depending on availability (Additional Cost:340 Euros)

  • Airport pickup and drop off (Additional cost)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

  • Hotel Accommodation

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

  • Our tours and services are flexible and can be adapted to the customer’s needs.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended 

  • Your tour is totally private. No unknown passengers will participate in your group. 

  • Infant car seats are available upon request

  • 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.

  • Your English- speaking driver will explain about the ancient monuments that you are about to visit, the ancient history of Greece and interesting facts about historical and modern-day Greece but is not allowed by law to accompany you in the sites. If you wish to have a licensed tour guide to accompany you into the sites, we will help you arrange a licensed tour guide to be with you at an extra cost

  • 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.

 

Interested in any of the above-mentioned tour services?

Contact us by phone (+30 6976 854 354), email (info@athensgreecetransfer.com) or Contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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