• MYCENAE HALF DAY TOUR
 
  • Corinth canal-Mycenae.
  
Mycenae is an Ancient city in Argolida, in the northeastern Peloponnese, known for the Mycenaean civilization, dating from 1,600 to 1,100 BC.
We start our tour, driving on the Athens - Corinth National Road, having on our left the Saronic Gulf and the island of Salamis, where in 480 BC the famous battle of Salamis took place.
After about an hour, we make our first stop at the Corinth Canal. There, we will admire and take pictures of the magnificent Canal, which connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf ( pict 1 ).
We continue through the picturesque villages of the Peloponnese, and finally we reach the archaeological site of the Mycenae citadel. There, the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, making excavations, found the gold mask of King Agamemnon, leader of the campaign against Troy. You will admire the Cyclopean Walls and cross the Lion Gate (pict 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6 ).
After you see the site, you will visit the archaeological museum and admire many artifacts which reveal the level of civilization of those years ( pict 7, 8, 9 ).
 The tomb of Agamemnon, majestic as expected, lies about 100 meters away ( pict 10 ).
Our visit is completed here, and we take the road back.
 
Duration: 6 hours
Price:  200 €      (Charge applies per car and not per person)
 
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  • MYCENAE FULL DAY TOUR  
 
  • Corinth canal-Ancient Corinth-Acrocorinth-Mycenae
 
This tour is a combination of the Corinth and Mycenae tours.
We start our tour, driving on the Athens - Corinth National Road, having on our left the Saronic Gulf and the island of Salamis, where in 480 BC the famous battle of Salamis took place.
After about an hour, we make our first stop at the Corinth Canal. There, we will admire and take pictures of the magnificent Canal, which connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf ( pict 1 ).
Then, just a little further, you will visit the town of Ancient Corinth, the richest city of Ancient Greece and the only one that had two ports. The city is also well known for the visiting and teaching of Apostle Paul in it.
 
At the archaeological site, you will see the Temple of Apollo, the Pirene and Glafki fountains, the Ancient Agora and the location called “Vima” (Step) where the Apostle Paul was led to be tried by the Roman Proconsul Gallio, who refused to prosecute him ( pict 2, 3, 4, 5 ). You will also see the Roman Odeon and the Ancient Theatre ( pict 6, 7 ). The museum is situated in the same location.
 
Of course, we will continue our drive to the Acrocorinth rock, where the fortress by the same name stands at an altitude of 575 meters above the ancient city. There, we will make a brief stop and take pictures ( pict 8 )
 
The route between Corinth and Mycenae passes through picturesque, small villages and fields of olive oil trees and grapes. Upon our arrival at Mycenae, we make a stop and have lunch at a traditional Greek tavern. After your lunch, we will drive towards the ancient city of Mycenae.
 
The city of Mycenae was the kingdom of the legendary King Agamemnon, whom Homer has praised. Mycenae is famous for its Mycenaean civilization, which lasted from 1,600 to 1,100 BC. At the Acropolis of Mycenae, you will admire the Cyclopean Walls and cross the impressive Lion Gate (pict 9, 10, 11, 12 ) . The museum is situated in the same location (pict 13, 14 )
 
A little further, the tomb of Agamemnon, stand impressive majestic, which is nothing less than this great King deserved (  pict 15 ).
 
After your visit, we take the way back towards the place from which we started out tour.

 

 
Duration: 9 hours approx
Price: 240 €      (Charge applies per car and not per person)
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