Mycenae / Nafplion Roadtrip
#pleaforhelen

Overview

Within a day you have the opportunity to visit both the fascinating Mycenae where the plans were drawn for the Trojan War and the return of Helen, plus the very first capital of the Greek state, Nafplion. Nafplion’s city centre is a unique masterpiece of Venetian, Ottoman and Greek architecture. This adventure will bring out your artistic spirits and is perfect for photography lovers!
You will have 1.5 hours to spend in Mycenae with a 15 minute stop on the Isthmus of Corinth on the way there. After soaking in your share of mythology and archaeology, it’s just a short ride to Nafplion, where you will have about 3 hours to explore, have a lunch, and visit one of the most popular ice cream spots in Greece. Don’t miss also to take a picture of the black cat strolling around the city! Your expert tour leader with the inside scoop will be able to guide you to hidden spots only the locals frequent!

Operating every: Tuesday, Sunday
Departure: 08.15am (meet at 07.45am should you wish to taste breakfast on us!)
Leoforos Syggrou 42 (Close to Syntagma Square & Acropolis station)
Back at base: 18.00 – 19.00
Duration: 9½ - 10 ½ hrs
Private tour: Available - Book now

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Description

A true adventure at first sight, on your tour to Mycenae and Nafplion you’re no tourist. You’re a time traveller, witness to Greece’s evolution from ancient to modern times, across a time span of more than 3000 years. As we make our way to our first stop, our screen will play a travel documentary presenting an unconventional introspective look into Greece and its culture. Get a deeper look into the Greek culture and mentality. First stop – the archaeological site of Mycenae, majestic military stronghold of the Mycenaean civilization which dominated the region from 1600 to 1000 B.C.E. #pleaforhelen The mythological drama that unfolded here was intense- When King Agamemnon sacrifice his daughter’s life to goddess Artemis, in order to assist his brother Menelaus to lead the greek army on the Trojan war,to return Eleni, Menelaus’s wife that was abducted by the trojan prince Paris. But it doesn’t end there. The twisted plots of Mycenae’s royal family find themselves tangled up, in easily bring to mind our modern soap operas! You will be provided with complimentary technology which will not only take you through the archaeological site, but also through its tumultuous history. Departing from Mycenae, we continue on to the birth of the Greek state and its first capital, Nafplion. Influenced by multiple cultures across centuries of occupations, there is much to explore here. Stroll the town’s cobble-strewn streets influenced by truly artisanal spirits. Visit Palamidi Castle upon the top of a 216-metre high hill, enjoying breathtaking views of the gulf, or take pictures on the quick boat ride to Bourtzi Castle, located in the middle of the harbour. Numerous churches can be found in the old town, adorned with fascinating Byzantine art. Finally, cool off with a buffalo milk ice cream at one of the cafes in Syntagma Square in Nafplion! Meeting back up at the end of our wanderings, we hop back on the bus for Athens, closing out the day’s adventure with relaxing sounds of contemporary chill music. Your tour leader will be there to answer any questions you may have and give you as much information as you feel you need and not overwhelm you.

Highlights

  • Day adventure to Mycenae & Nafplion from Athens
  •  Visit the Mycenae archaeological site and walk among Greek ancient monuments
  •  Discover the first capital of Greece, Nafplion
  •  Complimentary technology given at the beginning of the trip so can have the freedom to take a journey onto the Archaeological site and explore on your own
  •  Great on board experience created by a travel documentary that uncovers Greece in a way most people have never experienced before, chill music on the way back
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Short stop at the pretty towns of Arachova and Levadia on the journey back to Athens
  •  Budget conscious (sales of bottles of water, Greek traditional snacks), at cost prices. It’s not about profit. It’s about us making sure you are looked after without getting ripped off.
  •  Get the chance to transform into a Greek Warrior or an ancient Goddess through themed photography!
  •  Hotel pickup and drop-off upon request and at additional cost

Details

Inclusions

  • ·16 seater Mercedes minibus – comfortable, spacious and pleasant environment – Air Conditioning
  •  Free Wifi
  •  Complimentary technology to have the freedom to explore on your own
  • Start your day in Greek style with tasting “Mpougatsa”, the Greek modern breakfast, by one of the most popular “Mpougatsa” makers in Athens (extra cost: 1.50 euro)
  •  Themed photography
  •  Great on board experience created by a travel documentary that uncovers Greece in a way most people have ever experienced before, and cool music on the way back.
  •  No fuss experience- remember this is about you and your needs!
  •  All taxes, road toll fees, fuel charges and parking.

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional), food and drinks, entrance fees

Additional Info

  • Tour leader in your own language upon request (request it via our live chat, e-mail or phone)
  •  Private pick up offered upon request at additional cost
  • A minimum of 4 people is required for this tour to run. If the minimum is not reached you will be contacted for an alternative option or full refund, latest 6h before departure.
  • We require a minimum of 2 hours in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly (+30 2110192141) to inquire about short-term bookings.