Corinth was a city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta. The modern town of Corinth is located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the ancient ruins. Since 1896, systematic archaeological investigations of the Corinth Excavations by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens have revealed large parts of the ancient city, and recent excavations conducted by the Greek Ministry of Culture have brought important new facets of antiquity to light.
Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Argos is 11 kilometres (7 miles) to the south; Corinth, 48 kilometres (30 miles) to the north. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae. At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.
The Tomb of Agamemnon is one of a number of 'beehive' tombs found in the vicinity of the ancient site of Mycenae. It is by far the best preserved of these tholos tombs, although the others are worth a visit as well.
Altogether nine of these tombs have been unearthed at Mycenae. Some of them are barely recognizable, others have just the entrance walls standing and the dome roofs have fallen in.
The tombs consist of a passageway, or dromos, which leads to the entrance, usually a massive doorway. Inside is the tholos, or round room with a domed roof. The tombs were constructed between 1510 BC and 1220 BC.
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.
Epidaurus) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros (Modern Greek: Επίδαυρος): Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis. The seat of the municipality is the town Lygourio
Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.
The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus.
Pick up from your hotel, and PrivateToursAthens will drive you westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views. Shortly we will reach the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. In the ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge agora (market place) and Apollo’s Temple (6th C.B.C) brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked.
We continue on to visit Mycenae, the remains of the Mycenaean ancient city, including the lioness’s gate,the tomb of the Mycenaean king Agamemnon and the Palace. Afterwards your chauffeur we’ll drive through Argos on to Nauplio, for lunch. After lunch depart for Olympia through the picturesque mountains of central Peloponnese (Arcadia) with a short stop at Langadia Village till you reach Olympia early in the evening.
In the morning visit the archaeological site incliding the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum till lunch time in the afternoon. After lunch we start our way back to Athens.
►8:00am:our tour starts from Athens
►9:15am:arrival at Corinth Canal (20min stop)
►10:15am:Arrival at Ancient Corinth (1.5hours stop)
►14:30pm:Arrival at Mycenae (1.5Hours stop)
►19:00pm:Arrival in Ancient Olympia and overnight stay
►9:00am:Ancient Olympia sightseeing after breakfast (3hours time)
►14:30pm:Departure for Athens
►18:00pm:Arrival in Athens
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►All prices include all taxes, fuel, insurance, and parking fees.
► The total price for the tour is per group size. Individuals may split the cost of the tour among themselves as they wish.
►This tour does NOT include entrance fees to any archeological site and museum,meals, hotel accommodations, gratuities, or other client personal expenses. Driver’s hotel expenses are not included in the price but If our company book the hotels we use frequently you can avoid this cost. If you wish to book your own hotels then you need to pay a room for the driver.
► For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentaryonly when it is deemed safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.
► Greece has strict laws and regulations in place to protect licensed tour guides, this it makes it unlawful for Tour Drivers to offer commentary about sites outside the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Greek laws, Tour Drivers may not tour our guests near or inside monuments or museums. Your Tour Driver will provide commentary and basic information only inside the vehicle. Only licensed Tour Guides may accompany or guide you at the sites you visit. If you wish to have a personal licensed tour guide please include this on your request.
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Admission Fees for Sites and Museums
(Tickets available only at the ticket office)
For the Archeological site of Ancient Corinth:
Full: €6, Reduced: €3
For the Archeological site of Mycenae:
Special ticket package: Full: €9, Reduced: €4
For the Archeological site of Ancient Olympia:
Full:€9, Reduced: €4
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
5 June (International Enviroment Day)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
27 September, International Tourism Day
Reduced admission for:
♦Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
♦Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
♦The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Free admission for:
♦Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
♦Cultural Card holders
♦Journalists with a journalist identity card
♦Persons accompanying blind and disabled
♦Persons possessing a free admission card
♦The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
♦University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID