Argolis Tour (2 days)

The classical sites of the Eastern Peloponnese


A superb introduction to the Argolis region - an area rich in scenery and history.

START - / FINISH - Athens

Activity code: Ath08

Duration: 2 Days/1 night

A taster of ancient Greece within easy reach of Athens, great scenery combined with incredible locations brimming with 3500 years of history.

Enjoy a picturesque journey along the Saronic coast road from Athens, with views towards the islands of Salamina and Aegina. Travel over the mighty Corinth Canal onto the Peloponnese, which technically became an island after the construction of the canal. Before this waterway was constructed ships had to take a long, and often hazardous, trip around Greek waters. The idea of linking these two gulfs was first conceived in the 6th century B.C. but it wasn't until many centuries later that this vision became a reality and the Corinth Canal was finally opened after Greece's independence in the late 19th century. 

Continue to Mycenae, Agamemnon's legendary palace. Heinrich Schliemann, the German archaeologist, believed that there was a factual basis to the Iliad & the Odyssey - Homer had written of a 'city rich in gold'. Schliemann successfully located Mycenae and began excavations - what he unearthed there in 1874 vindicated his theory. You'll visit the Lion's Gate, Cyclopean Walls & the Royal Tombs.

Nafplion is a delightful town - it is the former capital of Greece and has an air of faded grandeur. Its location is dramatic, between the sea and underneath the impressive Palamidi Fortress. You have ample time to explore the town - if you are feeling energetic you might like to walk up the numerous (around 900!) stone steps to the Palamidi Fortress for far-reaching views across the Gulf of Argolis.

Epidavrus dates from the 4th century BC and is a World Heritage Site - its theatre is renowned for its astonishing acoustics and is the venue for the annual Athens Festival during the summer.

Distances between all these places are not so great so you get to spend quality time at each of the main sites.

Dates of Operation 2024

  • April to October: Every Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Day 1: depart at 08:45 / Day 2: return at 19:00.

Not included: Overnight Stay Tax per room per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. 5* hotel: 4,00€ per overnight per room, 4* hotel: 3,00 € per overnight per room, 3* hotel: 1,50 € per overnight per room)

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What's included on your Argolis Tour ?

  • 4* accommodation on Half Board
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach throughout
  • Pick up / drop off in Athens
  • English-speaking tour guide / escort
  • All entry fees as per itinerary




In the morning depart from Athens via the picturesque coastal road and make your way to the Corinth Canal.

Continue to Mycenae, Agamemnon's legendary palace, to visit the Lion's Gate, Cyclopean Walls & the Royal Tombs.

Nafplion was once called the "Naples of Greece" by the Venetians. This is an picturesque town, crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.

Afternoon at leisure.

This morning will be at leisure to continue exploring Nafplion.

In the afternoon travel to Epidavrus to visit the theatre dating from the 4th century BC, renowned for its astonishing acoustics. The theatre is now a World Heritage Site.


After a busy two days in the Argolis region it's time to return to your hotel in Athens, arriving early evening.

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