☼☼☼ 3-Day Tour to Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus, Cosmopolitan Hydra & Spetses Islands ☼☼☼

We chose this tour to see a different aspect of Greece, the Peloponnese. We traveled in early March, which is considered to be out of season, but we had a very enjoyable time and were well looked after by our hosts, Nikos and Yota. The first day is perhaps a little too busy, we absolutely loved visiting Mycenae, nice early arrival before the big buses pulled in; we were able to wander the ruins and spend time in the wonderful museum on our own. Such a delight. We enjoyed our visit to Nafplio, the views were stunning. We did climb down the 999 stairs from the Fort, but would advise anyone who suffers from vertigo to rethink that option. Lunch in a small local taverna was delicious, but the driving and the beautiful sunshine made us very tired before we reached Epidaurus.

Ermioni

Our hosts’ home base at Ermioni was beautiful. We loved this town and the walks around it, through its small forest on the peninsular and the promenades. The apartment was very comfortable, and the self serve breakfast was adequate. Yota made some beautiful biscuits and supplied fresh crusty bread and cakes.

We spent the afternoon of the second day on Hydra, which was mainly closed down, just a few coffee shops and a few souvenir shops open. We spent our time looking through the museum and walking long distances around the coastal paths.

Hydra

The next day we visited Spetses by ferry, what a difference, we loved Spetses. Lots of activity and beautiful clear water. Definitely a holiday destination, especially for young families.

The following day we returned to Athens, a pleasant scenic drive with Nikos making sure we saw as much of the coastline as possible. This was very much appreciated and we had the extra bonus of seeing a large ship pass through the Corinth Canal, as the road disappeared into the depths.

epidaurus

A lovely few days on the Peloponnese and would suggest a worthwhile inclusion to any itinerary.