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From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio

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From Athens Full Day Bus Trip to Mycenae Epidaurus and Nafplio

From $38.66

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 10 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Choosing a tour from Athens can be tough: avoid the cramped and stuff buses and set out on a small group tour of highlights. Visit incredible stops on a tour of historical highlights including a traditional lunch at the coastal city of Nafphlio. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mycenae, the remarkable ancient theatre of Epidaurus and the Kingdom of Agamemnon. Travel back in time and journey to tombs and palaces of ancient places. See the great Cyclopean Walls and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon, leader of the Trojan War.
  • Travel in comfort: in luxurious, new, air-conditioned buses with Wifi onboard.
  • Share the journey and discover more with your knowledgeable guide
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Take a day to explore on this full-day round trip from Athens

What's Included

  • Round-trip transportation from Athens
  • Transfer in new, luxury air-conditioned buses
  • English-speaking escort (archaeologist)
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tour inside the sites
  • Entrance fee to the Ancient Epidaurus (12€ during summer season, 6€ during winter season)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Doukissis Plakentias 76, Chalandri 152 34, Greece

    Once you are at HALANDRI METRO Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet our trip attendant outside the station. *Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10΄ before the time indicated in the schedule.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Archaeological Site Mycenae

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

NAFPLIO.ORG

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the archaeological site of Mycenae
  • Free of charge entrance to the archaeological site and museum is valid for youths of up to 18 years old and students inside the European Union
  • Reduced entrance (-50%) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and students of Higher Education Institutes outside the European Union
  • In winter season (01/11-31/03) the general entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum is 6€ in Mycenae and 6€ in Epidaurus
  • You should be at the departure point 10΄ before the time indicated in the schedule
  • Our trip attendant-archaeologist shall have a sign of Ammon Express so that he/she will be recognisable easily once you validate your ticket before the exit of the metro station
  • To enhance your Mycenae visit, we recommend securing your entrance tickets in advance. Simplify your experience by conveniently purchasing them online through the provided link: https://hhticket.gr/tap_b2c_new/english/tap.exe?PM=P1P&place=000000026
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reviews

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Great history tour
ikan_y, Apr 2024
Our guide, Vivian is actually a college graduate with a degree in archeology, she gave a great history lesson and very organized sequence. We felt we walked through the history book. The few stops we made were all very good timing for pee stop and snacks.
Highly Recommend
Kristina_R, Apr 2024
I had a great time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job presenting. The stops were also beautiful and interesting. I highly recommend this tour!
Excellent tour
Rebecca_B, Apr 2024
Excellent and affordable tour led by Dimitra with great knowledge and enthusiasm. The free time in Nafplio was great
Ten Unforgettable Hours
james_p, Apr 2024
All three stops were fantastic but the last one at the Theater of Epidaurus was the one we most looked forward to. It did not disappoint! The tour guide was great and the bus driver took us on a wonderful route through the pine forest on our return to Athens. The price was extremely reasonable as well. All in all, a great day!
Excellent!
Sofia_O, Mar 2024
Ioulia was a fantastic guide! The sites were absolutely stunning, but I wish more time was given at Epidaurus - it’s huge! I booked this because I didn’t want a guide, and it was perfect. Nice air conditioned bus, and my fellow travelers were all very nice too!
Wonderful day out!
KarenKerlyn_Y, Feb 2024
It was a perfect day out from Athens, Angelina was awesome as our guide and we learned so much from her. Our bus driver 'Bill' was great as well and got us to each site on time and safely. I would highly recommend this tour!
Must see ancient Greek sites for a day trip from Athens
Randy_L, Feb 2024
First of all, Ammon express had great customer service, I was in contact via WhatsApp to confirm itinerary details even though I just booked the trip the night before. The suggested way to get to the bus pick up point is by subway, and I highly recommend it with the crazy Athens traffic. Taxies are slower than trains. The guide Vivian was extremely knowledgeable, being a local and an archaeology major herself. She answered any questions, and gave helpful suggestions for the city of Athens during our tour Her explanations made the visit to the sites later (unguided) meaningful and contextualised so we weren't lost Would recommend. We were 2 lost tourists in Athens trying to navigate through traffic to reach the pick up point and the tour company obliged and helped us stay calm even though we arrived late
Super guide
Szvetla_K, Jan 2024
A very kind, well educated, open minded guide - it’s priceless!!! The trip was perfectly organised. And we had a wonderful weather in January :)
Amazing and Beautiful
Carly_D, Jan 2024
Amazing experience! The ruins and museums at Mycenae and Epidaurus were breathtaking. The mountains in the background made everything even more peaceful and surreal. Our guide, Angelina, was wonderful and told us amazing stories about both history and mythology. My favorite part was exploring Nafplio. We were allowed to explore for over 2 hours. We chose to hike to the top the huge Akronafplia Fortress. The views were breathtaking. We then hit the Promenade and dipped our toes in the sea (too cold to swim in January). Overall, it was an incredible day. Well worth the price.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on the Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio with Ammon Express! We're thrilled to hear that your journey was amazing and beautiful, filled with breathtaking moments at the ruins and museums of Mycenae and Epidaurus. It's fantastic that the mountains in the background added to the peaceful and surreal atmosphere. We are delighted to know that Angelina, your guide, was wonderful and shared amazing stories about both history and mythology, enhancing your overall experience. Exploring Nafplio and hiking to the top of the Akronafplia Fortress sound like incredible highlights, and we're glad you enjoyed the breathtaking views. Your feedback is truly appreciated, and we're pleased to have provided you with an incredible day. Thank you for choosing Ammon Express, and we look forward to welcoming you on more memorable adventures! Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Amazing day with amazing customer service
Tammy_A, Dec 2023
If you want to follow a guide around all the sites who tells you what you are looking at, this is not the tour for you. I loved that we were just set free and could ask questions later (but everything is labeled). This way you weren't forced to stick with a group and could go your own speed. Our guide Vassilis (sp?) was awesome and knowledgeable and was always happy to chat. There was sufficient time at each site to get a good overview. You do have to take the metro (or taxi I suppose) out of the centre of town to catch the transport, but it was easy and surely would have taken us longer than the 35 min via metro had we been in a van all that way. Now if mobility is an issue, again, maybe not the tour for you. My BIG reason I would give this tour 10 stars if possible, is my phone fell out of my pocket as I exited the van at the end, as soon as I got to my hotel I contacted them, they found it, and Vassilis agreed to meet me at another metro station to give it back. I was so so grateful as he could have just said "we'll deal with it tomorrow" as he'd been driving all day (and I would have been happy to wait), but he really went above and beyond and for that I will always be grateful. I'd use this company again anytime. It was a dream day for with customer service that couldn't be beat. Thanks again for everything.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Ammon Express on the Viator platform. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing day exploring Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio with us. We appreciate your positive comments about our approach to the tour, allowing you the flexibility to explore at your own pace and ask questions as needed. We are glad to know that Vassilis, your guide, made a positive impact with his knowledge and friendly demeanor. Our team takes pride in creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for our travelers. We understand that the ease of transportation is crucial, and we're glad to hear that the metro option worked well for you, providing a convenient and efficient way to reach the sites. It's also heartening to hear that our team's dedication to customer service shone through, especially in the instance of retrieving your lost phone. We're delighted that Vassilis went above and beyond to ensure its safe return, showcasing our commitment to exceptional customer care. We truly value your feedback and are honored that you would consider using Ammon Express again. It was a pleasure serving you, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back for more memorable experiences in the future. Thank you once again for choosing Ammon Express, and we appreciate your kind words. Warm regards, Mary Polatidou
Fantastic historical tourr
Jon_P, Nov 2023
I liked the freedom. I chose to go up to fort palmadi and im pretty sure i wouldnt have been able to do that on another tour. Also, our guide was legit knowledgeable. She was great.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic experience on our Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio from Athens. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the historical tour and appreciate your positive feedback. We're delighted to know that you appreciated the freedom to choose your own exploration, including the option to go up to Fort Palamidi. Providing our guests with flexibility and the opportunity to customize their experience is important to us, and we're glad you found value in that aspect. It's also fantastic to hear that you found our guide to be knowledgeable and great. Our guides play a crucial role in enhancing the overall experience by providing insightful commentary, and we're pleased that your guide contributed positively to your tour. If your future travels bring you back to Athens or if you're interested in exploring other historical destinations with us, we would be honored to have you join us again. Thank you for choosing Ammon Express, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you on another fantastic historical tour. Warm regards, Mary Polatidou
Great bus tour to Mycenae from Athens.
James_C, Oct 2023
I have been wanting to see Mycenae for many years. This was a wonderful tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. An easy and comfortable full day trip from Athens.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us following your bus trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio from Athens. We are thrilled to hear that you found the tour to be a wonderful and comfortable way to explore Mycenae. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the knowledge shared by our guide. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we are pleased that you had an easy and enjoyable full-day excursion with us. Should you have any more destinations on your list, please don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to host you on another exciting tour in the future. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Amazing experience!
Aaron_G, Sep 2023
Was a great way to experience historical sites and walk in the areas ancient Greeks did. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time exploring the historical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio. Walking in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and experiencing the rich history firsthand is indeed a remarkable journey. We appreciate your recommendation, and we are delighted to have been a part of your exploration. Our team is dedicated to providing insightful and memorable tours, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future! If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Nicely prepared
Stanislav_B, Aug 2023
The trip is smartly planned and organised. I like that the guide did not follow us everywhere and gave us the essential information before we actually visited the place.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We appreciate your positive feedback and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the smart planning and organization of the trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio. Our aim is to provide an informative and engaging experience without overwhelming our guests, and we are delighted to know that you found the balance to your liking. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable experience soon!
Amazing trip for anciente Greece
Toni_G, Jul 2023
Day trip with Basilis was 10/10! We really enjoyed his myths and stories about ancient greeks, he really knows about this theme. We saw amazing ruins, and Naufplio was really beautiful. Guide was always ontime, and stories were told in a perfect english. We appreciated AC of bus, as it was really hot outside. We clearly recommend this trip to people who want to discover a little bit more about Greece.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience from the bus trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio from Athens. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing trip and that Basilis, our knowledgeable guide, enhanced your journey with captivating myths and stories about ancient Greece. It's fantastic to know that you found the ruins fascinating and that the beauty of Nafplio left a lasting impression. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Basilis for his engaging storytelling and punctuality. We understand the significance of comfort, especially during hot days, and we're pleased that you found the bus's air conditioning to be a relief. Thank you for recommending our tour to fellow travelers. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for more enriching experiences in the future. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Famous sites and pretty beach
Katherine_M, Jul 2023
It was extremely hot the day we went and Epidaurus was closed, so they adjusted the tour to give us more time in Nafplio. We spent the morning exploring the interesting ruins at Mycenae and then had a very pleasant afternoon swimming at the beach in Nafplio. A nice combination of education and relaxation. Theo our guide did a good job of giving thumbnail history lessons: enough to understand what we were seeing, but not so much as to be boring.
Mycenae and the Peloponnese
David_M, Jul 2023
The guide, Theodorous, was excellent with his knowledge of the area and sights we saw! He brought the area to life and made us have a greater appreciation of what we saw!!
Epidaurus/Naufplio/Mycenae
Paul_A, Jun 2023
Very much enjoyed all aspects especially the theatre at Epidaurus and exploring Naufplio. Tour guide provided a lot of historical detail.
Highly recommended
jransom, Jun 2023
Really interesting day tour. Demitra was a great guide, very friendly and informative. We were held up and they very obligingly waited for us which was much appreciated
Very nice trip to cover...
AdelineCrystal_J, Jun 2023
Very nice trip to cover the most in a day's time! Nafplio is particularly a beautiful stop. I recommend this to anyone who wants a day full of history.
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