About Epidavrus, Mycenae & Olympia tour (overnight)
A short tour of the essential sites in Greece. Visit famous archaeological sites and museums and experience the glory that was classical Greece.
Duration: 2 days
START - / FINISH - Athens
You'll leave early morning by the coastal road and there'll be a short stop for photos at the Corinth Canal which links the Ionian and the Aegean - if you are fortunate there may be a ship passing through! Proceed to the ancient theatre at Epidavrus, whose acoustics are reputed to be the best in the world. This UNESCO world heritage site is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son, Asclepius, the healer, and was the most celebrated healing centre of the classical world. There will be a short stop at Nafplion before arriving at Mycenae, famed for its Lion's gate, Royal Tombs, Cyclopean Walls and associations with Agamemnon.
In the afternoon depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, via the central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.
Visit the archaeological site of Olympia with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic Flame, the Stadium and the Archaeological Museum with its unique artefacts and the famous statue 'Hermes' of Praxitele and many others. Drive via Patras to Rion to see the Antorion bridge, the state of the art suspension bridge, considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. The tour returns to Athens late afternoon.