Peloponnese Day Trip: Unique Mycenae and Nafplio Sightseeing Tour

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Peloponnese Day Trip: Unique Mycenae and Nafplio Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the variation of characters that Greece can offer. Dive into Mycenae's ancient tragic ambience to Nafplio's wide range of arts and crafts.

Visiting Places: Ancient city of Mycenae (Lion Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon), old city of Nafplio (potter, weaver, pasta shop, local distillery and pastry shop) and Corinth Canal.
Duration: 11 hours (full day)

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WHY WE LOVE IT

This is a one of a kind day trip to Mycenae and Nafplio beyond the big bus tours which ends with you having a better grasp of what links ancient Greece to the present life and people of Southern Greece.

Activity Description

The tour starts in Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will walk through the famed Lion Gate to witness the ruins that is a fusion of history and myth. You also get the chance to visit the three thousand year old structure known as Tomb of Agamemnon. It is where the Mask of Agamemnon, a golden funeral mask, was discovered by the famed archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Make sure to listen closely to your guides as you will uncover every story of this mysterious and historical site.

Nafplio is a contradicting tone from Mycenae's dark and tragic atmosphere. You get the chance to observe as craftspeople create their work and see how their crafts are still similar to those of the ancient artisans'. You’ll visit a number of other ventures by local artisans; a distillery, a shop where pasta is made by hand the old-fashioned way, and a sweet-shop where the traditional almond sweets are still made the way they were generations ago. Your day of time-travel will end with a hearty lunch in one of Nafplio's trendiest hidden taverns, for the best food in town. 

On the way back to Athens, you will also make a short stop at the Corinth Canal, to admire the narrow Isthmus of Corinth that separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.

Special Features

  • Walk through Mycenae's legendary Lion Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon.
  • Witness the modern artisans, composed of potters and weavers, work on their crafts in a traditional manner while giving a narration of their process.
  • Traditional Greek lunch in one of Nafplio's trendiest restaurants.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Mon-Wed-Fri, All Year | Shared Groups: Latest by 10 am. Private tours available daily. 

Duration: 11 hours.

Spoken Language: English (also French in private tours). 

Meeting Point: For private tours, there is a pick up and drop off service. For shared tours, there is a set central meeting point.

Group Size: Shared group tours run with min. 5 - max. 18 participants. Private tour groups flexible. 

Pace: Easy.

Included: Licensed English or French speaking guide (Mycenes), English or French speaking tour leader, transfer with private a/c mini van or taxi, all the activities mentioned in the tour's description (including food and drink tastings, personalization of ceramics item), snack & water.

Excluded: Lunch, entry fees, food or drinks not mentioned in the tour's description.

Note: Big groups in the shared tours are avoided to give respect to the locals and so as not to further disrupt their everyday lives.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children 0-17 yrs: €104/child. Ask for your Discount Code here

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Cancellation Policy

100% refund up to 72 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (Paypal/credit card).  50% refund between 72 and 24 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (Paypal/credit card). No refund less than 24 hours prior to tour/workshop. 100% refund if the tour/workshop is cancelled by us, including processing fees.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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