Nafplion - Olympia

Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion (overnight), Olympia (overnight)

Private day tour from Katakolo (Pyrgos). For people who are coming with cruise ship.

 1st day: Starting from Athens we drive westwards towards along the scenic coast , until we reach the Corinth canal with its breathtaking views (short stop).

Shortly after we reach the Ancient town of Corinth (visit) where St. Paul lived and preached for two years . Back in ancient times Corinth was almost one of the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th c. B.C.) then drive on to Mycenae the Homeric city of the Atreides, the city " rich in gold " of the ancient poets. Visit the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the famous Royal Tombs of King Agamemnon . Depart for ancient Tiryns, (Set on a bluff in the centre of a plain, the fortress of Tiryns is a Cyclopean structure dating from the 13c BC, a well preserved masterpiece of ancient military architecture.)

Proceed to Nafplia and then on to Epidavros to visit the Ancient theatre famous for its acoustics. Return to Nafplion (over night in a hotel, located on the top of the old city just under the castle), the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.

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2nd day: After breakfast on the beautiful veranda with the best view over the city, visit and explore the castle of Palamidi and next ancient Tiryns. Depart before noon, through Central Peloponnese, the mount of Parnon and the cities of Tripoli, Megalopolis and Andritsaina (The most extraordinary monument of the area is the very well preserved temple of Epikurios Apollon, at Vassae), arrive late the evening in Olympia. Overnight in Olympia (Hotel with a swimming pool)  Olympia
3rd day: After breakfast visit the museum of Olympia. The ruins of Olympia in the idyllic Alfios Valley testify to the grandeur of the ancient sanctuary which through the Olympic Games was a symbol of Greek unity - the cradle of the Olympic Games. Visit the Archaeological Site, the Sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus... Go to top

Olympia Ruins: Summer, daily 8a.m to 7p.m Winter Mondays to Fridays 8a.m to 5p.m Weekends 8.30a.m to 3p.m Entrance fee 6 Euro or 9 Euro with the museum . Museum: Summer, daily 8a.m (Mondays 12 noon) to 7p.m Winter, Mondays to Fridays 8a.m (Mondays 11a.m) to 5p.m Weekends 8.30a.m to 3p.m . Departure at noon, drive on through the plains of Elias and Achaia, via Patras drive by the scenic coast of Corinthian Gulf. Return in Athens in the evening.

Corinth    Epidavros    Mycenae  Nemea    Nafplion  Olympia

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