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Argolis

tour_story

Nauplia, the area where Nafplio is, was a major centre of civilization since Neolithic Times. In the Bronze Age, being the seaport of the plains in which Argos and Mycenae were situated was also of importance. Later on, during Classical Times, the area was deserted. Historically, the town itself was initially a holding of the Byzantine Empire until it passed to the French as a fief from the duke of Athens to the Enghien family in 1247.

tour_id: 6
departures: 8 a.m.
additional_info:

Your tour will begin at your hotel in Athens. Your first stop will be Corinth which is approximately 1 hour from Athens.

duration: 8hours
arrival: 4 p.m.
8hours
tour_info

Travel to the ancient cities of the Peloponnese region of Greece where each city holds an extraordinary place in history. On this tour you will see ancient infrastructure dating back from the 7th century BC, the famous Corinth Canal, military strongholds that dominated Southern Greece, and lastly various art and architecture symbolizing the marks left behind by the Venetians, Byzantines, and Turks. Treasures you will never forget!

tour_story

Nauplia, the area where Nafplio is, was a major centre of civilization since Neolithic Times. In the Bronze Age, being the seaport of the plains in which Argos and Mycenae were situated was also of importance. Later on, during Classical Times, the area was deserted. Historically, the town itself was initially a holding of the Byzantine Empire until it passed to the French as a fief from the duke of Athens to the Enghien family in 1247.

8hours
tour_info

Travel to the ancient cities of the Peloponnese region of Greece where each city holds an extraordinary place in history. On this tour you will see ancient infrastructure dating back from the 7th century BC, the famous Corinth Canal, military strongholds that dominated Southern Greece, and lastly various art and architecture symbolizing the marks left behind by the Venetians, Byzantines, and Turks. Treasures you will never forget!

tour_id:
departures: 8 a.m.
duration: 8hours
arrival: 4 p.m.
additional_info:

Your tour will begin at your hotel in Athens. Your first stop will be Corinth which is approximately 1 hour from Athens.

Isthmus of Corinth

The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth.

The Corinth Canal

Separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. The first attempt to build a canal was carried out by the tyrant Periander in the 7th century BC. Across the Isthmus, merchandise was transported from one sea to the other and ships were dragged along a road (diolkos) still partly visible.

Ancient Corinth

A very busy trading city known as “wealthy Corinth”, the reason was its strategic location. The city was protected by the fortress Acrocorinth which overlooked the main city area. Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Ancient Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC.

Mycenae

Setting of the Homeric epics, became one of the first excavated sites in Greece when archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered several grave mounds in the 1870’s. He called the most impressive “The Tomb of Agamemnon,” because of the wealth of golden implements found inside. The monumental tomb, whose lintel stone above the doorway weighs no less than 120 tons, is the most awe inspiring remnant of the Mycenaean civilization portrayed so meticulously in the Iliad

Nafplio

In the very heart of the city stands the Italianate Syntagma Square where you can admire important historic buildings and monuments. Close to the modern city is the church of Agios Spyridonas, in front of which Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated, and the church of Agios Georgios boasting important murals such as a copy of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci work “The secret Dinner”.

Palamidi Castle

The Palamidi Castle, which proudly stands 216 m above sea level. In order to reach it you have to climb all of its 999 steps carved into the rock. Venture into a place drenched in history, where the famous hero of the Greek Revolution Theodore Kolokotronis had been imprisoned; it seems as if its battlements -named after the renowned ancient heroes Themistocles, Achilles, Fokion, Leonidas, Epaminondas and Miltiades- are still carefully protecting the city.

The great theatre of Epidaurus

The most photographed spot of Náfplio is Bourtzi, the Venetian small fortress standing on the rocky islet of Agioi Theodoroi. During the Venetian rule it was connected to Akronafplia through a huge metal chain that secured the port against enemy ship attacks.

Complimentary Wifi
Complimentary Bottled Water
Complimentary Baby Seats
Complimentary Booking of Dinner
Complimentary Lunch Reservations
Vehicle of Choice
Professional Driver
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