Corinth - Acrocorinth
Mycenae - AtreasTomb
Argolis day tour to Isthmus/Canal, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus
Starting from Athens, Piraeus...Greece Taxi drives westwards along the scenic coast, through the ancient areas of Elefsis and Megara until we reach the Corinth canal with its breathtaking views (short stop / on the bridge, which is the highest point of the canal -80 meters high and 6.4 km long- which connects the Aegean Sea to the Ionian Sea (short stop). Shortly after we reach the Ancient town of Corinth. Back in ancient times Corinth was one of the three major powers in Greece, and took part in all the battles against the Persians. It was from 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.)
Argolis tour continues 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 Atreas, Clytemnestra...Greece in the bronze age, had several important centers, including Mycenae. Mycenae, city of Agamemnon, was one of several heavily fortified strongholds. The king lived in a palace with many rooms which served as a military headquarters and a centre of administration for the surrounding countryside. The Mycenaean's were warriors, and weapons and armor have been found in their graves. They were also great traders and sailed far and wide. Their civilization reached the height of its power in about 1600 b.c and eclipsed the Minoan civilization of Crete. All seemed secure and prosperous, but around 1300 b.c the Mycenaean's started to build huge defensive walls around all the major towns. The Mycenaean world was under threat from foreign invaders. By about 1200 bc. the cities began to be abandoned or destroyed.
After lunch leave for in the hinterland of Epidavros to visit the sanctuary of Asklepios, the most brilliant centre of healing in the ancient world and the theatre ( 4th century B.C. ) one of the most perfect and the best preserved of the ancient Greek theatres. Return to Athens by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf ( this time from the Peloponnese side), connecting Epidavros with the Corinth Canal.
Daily: One day tour (max. to 10 hours) Please read our Touring/Info*
Sites & Museums: Summer: daily, 8.00 to 20.00 pm. Winter: 8.00 to 16.00 / 17.00 Last entry 30 min before closing.
Entrance fee to Corinth 8 euro - Mycenae 12 Euro - Epidaurus 8 Euro
Closed on Holidays: January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.
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