On this luxury private tour of Athens, you'll discover Greece's most significant and unique sights in one day. From the engineering marvel of the Corinth Canal, to the ruins of the ancient ancient Greek city of Corinth, to the beautiful medieval and historic port city of Nafplion with its old town, explore and enjoy lunch by the sea overlooking the the Venetian Castle of Bourtzi in the bay. At the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and the Theater of Epidaurus, with its exceptional acoustics, at the UNESCO-listed site of ancient Mycenae with its palace of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, its impressive "beehive" tombs.
Make yourself comfortable in one of our new Mercedes E-Class or AudiA6 with Wi-Fi as you cruise through olive groves, orchards and the Aegean Sea with views of the famous Peloponnese countryside. A great option for families, small groups, and seasoned travelers with the flexibility to go at your own pace.
After the transfer from the hotel, cruise ship or airport by your private driver, make yourself comfortable in one of our new Mercedes E-Class or AudiA6 Black models, all leather and equipped with Wi-Fi for one hour drive to your first stop, the impressive Corinth Canal.
Located on the narrow and strategic strip of land that separates the mainland from the Peloponnese peninsula, the canal was dreamed of since ancient times, but was finally completed in 1893. Crossing the Peloponnese, you will pass through olive groves and orchards, pass the elevated and winding coastal road until you reach the remains of the ancient city of Corinth, one of the wealthiest Greek city-states. Explore its well-preserved streets, markets, and the Temple of Apollo, among many other sites, and visit the museum, if you wish.
Then, continue your day trip to Mycenae, home to the citadel of the legendary Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War. The "Mycenaean period" from 1600 to 1100 BC, refers to this ancient city, indicating its importance in Greek civilization. Your visit here gives you an idea of the development of the Late Classic period. Walk through the 6-metre (20-foot) high ramparts, enter Agamemnon's throne room through the Lion's Gate, and explore the administrative and service buildings, tombs and treasury of Atreus, and the museum on square.
Then, take the short drive to the historic port of Nafplio, Greece's first capital with a charming Venetian quarter nestled below the towering Palamidi castle. Here you can explore the town's many craft shops and have lunch at one of the seaside cafes or restaurants (own expense). After lunch, take another short drive through olive groves to the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, and the first health center of the ancient world. The adjacent theater of Epidaurus dates from the XNUMXth century BC. A masterpiece of classical Greek architecture, it is one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece.
Note: Your professional guide takes care of you and provides historical, mythological, ancient and modern information throughout the tour. Possibility of accompanied visits inside one or more of the sites with a licensed professional archaeological guide, this can be provided on request (additional cost).