Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal (short stop). The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. The Corinth Canal is an important navigational route, which once allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea.
Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atrides, the city “rich in gold”. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The citadel of Mycenae, with its strategic position for the control of the Argolid Plain, is the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon and the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra’s. Lunch break.
Depart for Nafplio through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), From which there is an excellent view of the castle of the Acronauplia. Then leave for Epidaurus to visit the Theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The Argolis (Mycenae – Epidaurus) day tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.
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