3-Day Tour to Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus, Cosmopolitan Hydra & Spetses Islands, from Athens or Nafplio
Why this is a special trip to East Peloponnese? We love it because Nafplio town and Hydra island is our home and base! So we know … everything there is to know. If you are also looking for something unique and authentic read on!
This trip is highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience real Greece and authentic hospitality. The islands of Greece’s Peloponnese region unveil themselves to you throughout this 3-day tour, which is completely private and limited to your group.
Nafplio town – Sunset from Palamidi Fortress
You will start in Athens, making your way first to Epidaurus and the Bronze Age city of Mycenae, where you will stay for a whole day, dining with the locals and immersing yourself in Greek culture alongside your experienced, friendly, knowledgeable driver/tour leader. You will also head over to Nafplio, seeing the incredible Palamidi Fortress and its 999 steps before settling in for a night in Ermioni village, which overlooks Hydra Island and is only a 30-minute ride to the 10-minute crossing to Spetses island.
Pass through multiple UNESCO sites
Dine literally next to the water at authentic Greek restaurants off the beaten path
Relax and let your tour leader take care of everything
Accommodation in a highly-rated, spacious guesthouse with panoramic views of the sea
Duration: 3days – 2nights
Language: English Departure: 8:00 a.m. from Athens
You can book this tour online now. The pricing shown is for 1 or 2 people (not per person).
For more pricing details & options please see the “Pricing” tab below or Contact Us to get a quote for more than 2 people.
Discover world-famous ancient sites, explore two lovely Greek islands, sample traditional Grecian dishes, and soak in the seaside lifestyle on this private, 3-day tour of the Peloponnese.
Day1: Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Nafplio town – Epidaurus Ancient Theater
Beginning with an early start in Athens, you’ll be picked up and transported to some of Greece’s best-known landmarks, over the course of a 6- or 7-hour drive: the Corinth Canal, the ruins of Mycenae, and Epidaurus, famous for its ancient, open-air theater.
You’ll also have the chance to linger in the quaint village of Nafplio before venturing to Ermioni peninsular village, a peaceful port town at the tip of the peninsula where you’ll have the chance to wander the old town before a delicious dinner at a seaside taverna.
After spending the night at a private, two-bedroom apartment overlooking the sea, your second day will be devoted to Hydra Island, a romantic and beautiful island with a cosmopolitan town and picturesque port of its own.
[Video: Eudaimonia Private Tours – Summer 2019]
Discover Hydra’s sights on foot, and save time for a dip in the turquoise sea. Return to Ermioni in the late afternoon for a taverna or a homemade dinner (not included in itinerary price), and second overnight stay in your apartment.
Day3: Spetses island
The final day of your tour kicks off with a boat trip to explore Spetses Island. It’s just a quick ferry journey to Spetses, so you’ll have most of the day at your disposal to explore its esplanade, narrow streets, and local restaurants.
By dronepicr – Agios Mamas Church on Spetses, Greece, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82335666
In the afternoon you will be back to the mainland side to start our ride back to Athens.
☼ Two-night accommodation (including self-catering breakfast), all arranged at a local guesthouse with great sea views. It is based on double or triple occupancy, depending on your group/family. Contact us if in doubt.
☼ Breakfast on a self-catering basis with all necessary items included.
☼ Full and detailed itinerary (but flexible) of the trip.
☼ Pickup and drop-off.
☼ Private nonsmoking driver/guide & vehicle.
☼ Brand new (2019-22) vehicle.
☼ Traditional Greek lunch on day 1.
☼ Each person is allowed one normal size suitcase and a small carry-on bag.
☼ In-car bottled water & tour information booklet.
☼ Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.
☼ Excess luggage charges (where applicable).
☼ Mycenae site at €12, Palamidi Fortress €6, and Epidaurus at €12. Half price during the off-season: November-March.
☼ Boat to and from Hydra island (€6-9 one-way/person). ☼ Boat to and from Spetses island (€3 one-way/person).
☼ Professional guide to the sites.
☼ Lunch on Day 2 & 3.
☼ Dinners and other personal expenses.
☼ Tourist stops at souvenir shops unless required by themselves.
☼ Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (possible additional cost).
☼ Gratuities (optional).
Total pricing for 2 persons is €2100 (not per person). If you are a solo traveler, we will provide a small discount.
For larger groups of up to 11 (or even more) related only people (couples, groups of friends, or large families), please get in touch with us to get the best rate depending on the exact number of people and their age group. All our vehicles are brand new. For example, if 1-3 people, a typical large four-door 2022 vehicle will be used, whereas, for 3-8 people, a large 2021 minivan will be used for the trip.
PS. Payments made by Paypal are subject to an additional cost of 5%-6% (the approximate fee that Paypal charges on all transactions), and prices by Amex are subject to an additional 2.80%-3%, which the client must include in the payment or pay to Eudaimonia on the day of the booked tour. There is no extra charge if you pay by any other credit card.
Your Athens/Nafplio hotel, cruise ship/port, or a pre-arranged meeting point very close to your location. For other starting locations please contact us.
Many thanks to Discovery UK for the video of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. Also, thank you Rocher Bros for the great video footage of Nafplio town.
Depending on the time of year, you can arrange to include any of these add-on experiences to your itinerary:
 visit Ancient Corinth [just after the Corinth canal]
 horse rides & treks on the cosmopolitan island of Hydra
 winery visit & wine tasting
 visit to olive oil press unit for fresh olive-oil tasting and/or buying [availability from September to January]
 Optional home-cooked meals
 Visit prehistoric (38,000 years BC) cave
Please contact us for details and pricing. Not all add-ons can be included in all tours either because of time limitations (daylight time, closing times of sites) or because of the time of the year, etc. Some add-ons require an earlier starting time than the typical 8:00 a.m. pick-up.
This tour can be combined with several other tours all within the famous region of the Mythical Peloponnese.
☼ All our tours include lunch and drinks and all multiday tours include quality accommodation. Professional guide, dinner (on multiday tours), and tickets to the sites are not included. You can read more about why we have these inclusions and exclusions.
☼ Children must be accompanied by an adult.
☼ Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
☼ We are flexible and the duration of the tour is flexible, so there is no rushing during the tour except when there are specific restrictions (like not to miss the closing time of the sites during off-season).
☼ If our agency cancels due to bad weather or any other extreme last-minute situation, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
‘Eudaimonia’ is the trading name of Eudaimonia Private Tours of Greece, a tour provider officially registered under the Greek National Tourism Organization with business license number: 1245E70000044101. The ‘client’ or ‘customer’ is the person or persons who have made a confirmed booking with Eudaimonia.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS AND SERVICES
(A) Cancellation Policy for the day or half-day tours or transfers:
☼ Cancellations made greater than 40 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be fully refunded minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made between 30 to 40 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 80% of the agreed total tour fee.
☼ Cancellations made between 20 to 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 50% of the agreed total tour fee.
☼ Cancellations made 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date will incur a 100% charge.
Additionally to the above but after the 40-day full refund period, all of Eudaimonia’s expenses agreed upon through the email exchange of communication concerning the day or half-day tours or transfers, such as site tickets or train tickets or bookings for the client (train/ boat tickets, wine tasting, restaurants, etc) will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.
Finally, a service fee of 8% (of the total amount agreed) will also be deducted from any refundable amount including the 40-day full refund case. This corresponds to the time spent on the client’s booking.
(B) Cancellation Policy for multi-day tours:
☼ Cancellations made greater than 60 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be fully refunded minus expenses and/or services fees as mentioned below.
☼ Cancellations made between 60 to 30 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 80% of the agreed total tour fee minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made between 30 to 20 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 50% of the agreed total tour fee minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made 20 days prior to the scheduled tour date will incur a 100% charge.
Additionally to the above but after the 60-day full refund period, all of Eudaimonia’s expenses agreed upon through the email exchange of communication concerning any multiday tour, such as site tickets, train tickets,hotels booked for the client, and other bookings (like wine tasting, restaurants, etc), will be deducted from any amount to be refunded after the initial 60-day full refund period. This will be an amount of 25%-30% of the total tour cost.
Finally, a service fee of 15% of the total amount agreed will also be deducted from any refundable amount including the 60-day full refund case. This corresponds to the time spent on the client’s booking.
(C) Special client-specific arrangements/agreements:
It is possible that there will be client-specific payments & bookings (full or partial) agreed upon through e-mail communication mentioned -for example- as “non-refundable”. Then, these client-specific agreements will precede any other interpretations made from this cancellation policy, and it is only at Eudaimonia’s discretion to refund fully, partly, or not at all, even under certain conditions including “Force Majeure”. Therefore, it is the specific written (email) agreement between each client and Eudaimonia that can only precede this main cancellation policy -if it is different- and determines the agreed cancellation policy for each client.
D) Other issues:
Eudaimonia reserves the right to make subtle changes to tour itineraries. Eudaimonia reserves the right to substitute vehicles and/or drivers should they arise. Eudaimonia reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Should change and/or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund or monies paid by you to us or you can transfer to another Eudaimonia tour without payment of any transfer fee.
Eudaimonia encourages all clients to communicate as early as possible concerning cancellation issues which can allow the agency to offer a better refund – partial or full- to a client despite the standard policy described in this document. This is a decision to be made entirely by Eudaimonia in an effort to better serve the client.
Eudaimonia itineraries are flexible, and if possible, the requirements of clients will be facilitated. Eudaimonia reserves the right to vary, modify or cancel any itinerary, either partly or wholly. Itineraries published are sample itineraries only and may be amended without notice. Eudaimonia also reserves the right to use alternative vehicles to those advertised.
Eudaimonia is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure.
Dietary requirements must be requested from clients and forwarded at the time of booking or at least one week before the tour.
Bookings can only be used by the client/s to whom the booking was initially arranged; no other person can use the booking in any circumstances.
The client may also be asked to produce a valid photo or/and passport number identification.
Eudaimonia strongly recommends that the client purchases travel insurance.
VALIDITY & DISPUTES
Any disputes will be resolved by the Greek legal system and its laws without the need for any arbitration.
The Client agrees to all the above when booking any of Eudaimonia’s tours and services.
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