From Hydra Island to Epidaurus, Nafplio & Mycenae Day Tour including Great Lunch & Drinks (Option: Athens drop off)
A great & easy way to enjoy a private tour from the beautiful island of Hydra and -optionally- get back to Athens after exploring famous UNESCO sites. Starting from Hydra island (on the horizon of the photo) you will immerse yourself in a truly private and intimate adventure through Ancient Greece.
This tour weaves through multiple key UNESCO landmarks from the famous from its acoustics theater of Epidaurus to King Agamemnon’s Mycenae site to the Venetian “old town” of Nafplio to Palamadi Fortress, where you will walk down all 999 steps before a breathtaking vista of the peninsula. It is there that you will take in your authentic Greek lunch, drinks, and desserts (included) with the help of your great tour leader. It is a tour your way, the details within your control, but a clear plan laid out so that you can relax and let go for a day.
At the end of the day, you head to Athens (only 90 minutes drive) or back to catch the boat to Hydra with your tour leader organizing everything for you.
Duration: 8-9 hours
Departure: 8:00-9:00 a.m. from Ermioni town (photo above) or Metohi pier
Return: 5:00-6:00 pm to Ermioni port or Metohi or Athens (option)
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.
If you are based in Hydra island and like to enjoy a full-day tour to the most popular sites in Greece; Epidaurus, Nafplio & Mycenae, this is the tour. You can even arrange this to be your return route to Athens skipping the boat to Athens and making the best of your day!
You simply need to get on a short boat ride from Hydra port to the beautiful peninsula town of Ermioni or the small port of Metohi both across Hydra. You will enjoy a totally personal, flexible experience of some of Greece’s most stunning sights on this full-day tour from Hydra island.
Meet your driver/tour leader between 8-9 am at Ermioni or Metohi port and embark in a comfortable, private vehicle. Our first stop is at a great old fashioned bakery to enjoy Greek coffee, fresh warm bread, and all the famous Greek pies like Spanakopita (spinach pie).
Then, our main first stop is the Ancient theater of Epidaurus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Epidaurus is home to an ancient, beautifully preserved theater. Explore the landmark at your leisure. Once you’ve finished your explorations, return to your private vehicle and head towards the beautiful Nafplio town.
Nafplio, the first capital of Greece, is famous for its historic architecture. Visit the famous Venetian fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio and optionally, walk down the 999 steps enjoying the most amazing views. Walkthrough the beautiful narrow streets of the old town.
Next, enjoy a sit-down, traditional Greek lunch accompanied by drinks and dessert, before returning to your vehicle and making way to Mycenae. A second UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to some of Greece’s most famous ancient ruins. Wander around the archaeological site and accompanying museum before hopping back in the vehicle to head back to Hydra or even Athens.
OPTION: You can plan for an Athens drop off (with your luggage) which will save you the boat trip and taxi expenses from Hydra to Piraeus port and Athens. This will also allow you to see the Corinth canal and even Ancient Corinth in addition to Epidaurus, Nafplio & Mycenae.
Contact us for details of additional cost based on the number of people.
☼ Great lunch & drinks without a fixed menu.
☼ Full and detailed itinerary of the trip.
☼ Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one carry-on bag.
☼ Pickup and drop-off from/to Ermioni or Metohi.
☼ Private non-smoking driver/guide & brand new (2018-2020) vehicle.
☼ Usually “avoided” by most tours: A visit to Palamidi fortress and walk down the 999 steps to the beautiful “old town” of Nafplio!
☼ The dress code of your driver/tour leader depends on the season of the year, always informal but at the same time professional.
☼ Traditional Greek lunch & drinks are included in the best location possible.
☼ In-car bottled water & information booklet.
☼ Flexible itinerary.
☼ Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.
☼ Oversized or excessive luggage is strictly not allowed for this day trip unless you opt-in for the Athens drop off.
☼ Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (subject to additional costs).
☼ Entrance fees: Mycenae site at €12, Palamidi Fortress €6, and Epidaurus at €12. Half price during the off-season: November-March.
☼ Boat tickets to and from Hydra (around €6-7 per person each way).
☼ Touristy (shopping) stops in souvenir shops unless required by yourselves.
☼ Professional guide (optional).
☼ Gratuities (optional).
Total pricing for 2 persons is €585 (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 and subject to availability, if 1 to 3 or 4 people, a typical large four-door 2022 vehicle will be used, whereas, for 3 or 4 to 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 pay to Eudaimonia on the day of the booked tour. There is no extra charge if you pay by any other credit card.
Map route shows the optional drop off at Athens instead of the normal drop off back at Metochi Pier or Ermioni port across Hydra.
Pick-up and drop-off from/to Ermioni town/port or Metohi port.
You can optionally be dropped-off at Athens or the airport at an additional cost of less than getting the ferry from Hydra to Athens. Additional cost depends on the drop-off location and the number of people.
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:
 Athens or airport pickup/drop-off
 Visit Ancient Corinth and/or the Corinth canal
 Winery visit & wine tasting
 Visit an olive oil production unit for fresh olive oil tasting and/or buying [availability only from September to January]
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 arranged so that you visit the sites while driving from Athens to Hydra or returning from Hydra to Athens/airport.
All these UNESCO World Heritage sites (Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus, and Corinth) that we visit are on the way to connecting Athens and Hydra.
☼ 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 canceled due to bad weather or any other extreme 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
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The Client agrees to all the above when booking any of Eudaimonia’s tours and services.
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