Corinth – Nafplio – Mycenae – Epidaurus (Ancient Theatre)

Length: 5 or 8 hours approx
Depart From: Athens

We will depart from Athens (point of your accommodation) and drive along the coast towards to Corinth. You will access the peninsula by crossing the amazing project of Corinth Canal having the opportunity to photograph it. Our next stop, will be the ancient city of Corinth. 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.

Our next destination is Mycenae (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the fortified royal residence of King Agamemnon, leader of the Trojan War. Entrance to its Acropolis is through the famous Lion Gate, which symbolize the power of the kings of Mycenae. The stairway leading to the Palace complex, the grave circle with six royal tombs, the courtier’s houses, sanctuaries, and other important buildings.

Nafplio will be the next city to visit, the first capital of Greece after the 1821 Greek revolution. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval castle of Palamidi, or you may enjoy a 5 min boat ride to the castle of Bourtzi located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio, or explore the old city of Nafplio, and finally have a traditional Greek lunch.

Furthermore, our next visit is the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (UNESCO World Heritage site), with an approximately one hour stop to visit the theatre. In antiquity, Epidaurus was the centre of the Greek medical world and birthplace of Asclepius, patron god of medicine. Psychotherapy, hydrotherapy and brain surgery were some of the treatments performed here. You will see the principal monuments, particularly the temple of Asclepius, the Tholos and the 4th century theatre which is considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture. As you may be aware of, it’s acoustics are still perfect today.

It’s time to bring you safely back at your hotel, taking the east coast of Peloponnese, after a wonderful day.

Fees & Admissions

  • Entrance fees into Palamidi fortress are 4€ pp.
  • Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Mycenae, Museum and Treasury of Atreus are 9€ pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office).
  • Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Epidaurus Theater are 6€ pp.

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission (for all) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

Summer Period: 1 April – 31 October

Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mycenae:

  • Winter period: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Epidaurus:

  • Winter period: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer period: 08:00-20:00

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: closed
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
  • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 December: closed
  • 26 December: closed


Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.

Special Notes

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour.


  • Our prices are much better in comparison to those of the big tour operators, because we are ourselves the tour operator and we do not use third party providers.
  • It’s always a great idea to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen with you because in the warmer months it becomes quite hot and sunny.
  • A hat to protect your head and shade your face is also recommended when spending a significant amount of time in the sun.
  • The area around the archaeological sites can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.
  • Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists. They may offer you roses, but if choose you to accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip for them.

More details about the attractions you visit

Terms of Use

For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentary only when it is deemed safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.

Your driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance with the Municipality and Traffic laws of Athens.

Our service is solely confirmed when the potential customer has received an email confirming services along with the details of the tour. If the confirmation email is not received than please conclude that the service has not been confirmed. We suggest you contact us immediately for further clarification.