Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplio (opt Ancient Corinth) Day Tour from Athens or Nafplio town, including Great Lunch & Drinks
Ancient Theater of Epidaurus with the best acoustics in the world
Immerse yourself in a truly private and intimate adventure through Ancient Greece.
Why this tour? Nafplio is home and base of Eudaimonia Private Tours. Our personal connection to the area will enhance your visit and make you feel like a local. Besides exploring the famous sites, we can enjoy together an Ouzo or a Greek coffee where and when Greeks do. Special moments that will make the tour unforgettable.
This tour weaves through multiple key landmarks from Corinth Canal to the Epidaurus theater with the best acoustics in the world, 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 dessert (all our treats) 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.
You can optionally include the Ancient Corinth site and/or the Acropolis of Corinth (Acrocorinth).
Departing from Athens, Piraeus port, or Nafplio, time permitting, you will have access to complimentary extras such as Greek coffee or Ouzo.
Duration: 8-9 hours
Departure: 8:00 a.m. from Athens or 9:00 a.m. from Nafplio town/port.
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.
Enjoy a totally personal, flexible, and self-directed experience of some of Greece’s most stunning sights on this full-day tour. Meet your driver between 8:00-8:30 am from Athens or Nafplio and embark in a comfortable, private vehicle.
Drive west of Athens, making a quick stop at the historic Corinth Canal before continuing on to Mycenae: a 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 and visiting the beautiful port town of Nafplio.
Nafplio, the first capital of Greece, is famous for its Old Town with its narrow streets, beautiful alleyways, neoclassical mansions, and stunning Venetian houses. An all-year-round destination for visiting the famous Venetian fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio and optionally, walking down the 999 steps enjoying the most amazing views.
Next, enjoy a sit-down, traditional Greek lunch accompanied by drinks, coffee, and dessert, before returning to your vehicle and making your way to Epidaurus ancient theater. Epidaurus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to an ancient, beautifully preserved theater. Discover the landmark at your leisure.
Once you’ve finished your explorations, return to your private vehicle and head back to Athens taking the coastline route or just driving back to your Nafplio base.
☼ Full and detailed itinerary of the trip.
☼ Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one carry-on bag.
☼ Pickup and drop-off.
☼ Private driver/guide & vehicle.
☼ Optional: A visit to Palamidi fortress and walk down the 999 steps to the beautiful “old town” of Nafplio!
☼ Brand new (2019-2022) non-smoking vehicle & non-smoking driver.
☼ 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 but not at the obvious tourist places.
☼ 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.
☼ 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
☼ Touristy (shopping) stops in souvenir shops unless required by yourselves.
☼ Professional guide (optional).
☼ Gratuities (optional).
Total pricing for 2 persons is €565 (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 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.
Any add-ons to the itinerary will slightly change the map route. The return route is different (except the motorway part) and by the coastline of East Peloponnese.
From Athens or Nafplio town. Your hotel, cruise ship (Piraeus or Nafplio port), or a pre-arranged meeting point very close to your location. For other starting locations please contact us.
Many thanks to National Geographic for the Corinth Canal video, Discovery UK for the video of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. Also, thank you Rocher Bros for the great video footage of Nafplio town.
☼ THE CORINTH CANAL
☼ THE ANCIENT THEATER OF EPIDAURUS
☼ NAFPLIO OLD TOWN & PALAMIDI FORTRESS (999 STEPS)
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]
 Winery visit & wine tasting
 Visit olive oil production unit for fresh olive oil tasting or buying [availability from October 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 combined with several day-tours or even better as a multi-day tour. Nafplio, Epidaurus, and Mycenae are all places located at the entrance of the most famous region of Greece; the Mythical Peloponnese.
(a) The above tour can be combined with the cosmopolitan island of Hydra and the historic island of Spetses on a three-day tour:
Please contact us for details, availability, and pricing.
☼ All multiday tours include quality accommodation and all tours include lunch and drinks. 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.
☼ All distances involved between the sites on this trip are short and relaxed.
☼ 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 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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