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Mycenae - The Kingdom of Agamemnon

TRIPS OUT OF ATHENS

FULL DAY

Duration 8-9 Hours

MYCENAE

Explore the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece

FROM €330

€330 Luxury sedan up to 4 pax
€380 Mercedes Mini Van or similar up to 7 pax
UPON REQUEST Mercedes Mini Bus up to 17 pax

Starting from Athens we begin our journey along the coastal National Highway.  Enroute we make a short stop at the Corinth Canal.  We continue driving south for approximately 40 minutes to our main destination, Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon.  First sung by Homer in his epics, it is the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece.  Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history have inspired poets and writers over many centuries.

The site was first occupied in the seventh millennium BC (Neolithic period), however very little remains of this early settlement because of continuous re-occupation up until the historical period.   Most of the monuments visible today were erected in the Late Bronze Age, between 1350 and 1200 BC, when the site was at its peak.

Taking a tour of the archaeological site, you will see the Lion Gate, located at the entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of the city.  Discover the impressively huge Cyclopean wall surrounding and protecting the Acropolis, believed to be constructed by mythical giants, and a series of buildings, possibly the residences of high officials.   Also significant, is the tomb of king Agamemnon, the biggest and best preserved of all the tombs.  Finally, visit the museum of Mycenae, for a complete insight of the Mycenaean culture.

Leaving the site and before we start our way back to Athens, we can organize an optional visit at a Nemea winery for some tasting of local wine varieties, or if you prefer, a visit to the picturesque port of Nafplio followed by lunch at a seaside tavern.

OPTIONAL: Upon request, this itinerary may revised to a Half Day Tour to include only a visit to Mycenae.  Please inquire.

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Special Instructions

We recommend comfortable clothing and walking shoes, preferably flat-soled.   For protection from the heat and sun, we strongly suggest you wear a hat, sun glasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions

Please note that due to strict Greek laws and regulations, your Tour Driver is not licensed to accompany you inside the sites.  Your Tour Driver will provide commentary and basic information only inside the vehicle and only when it is deemed safe to do so while driving.  Please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.

Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance to Traffic laws.

If you wish to have a personal licensed Tour Guide, you may hire one at extra cost.  Please include your request on the booking form.

Tips

What is included in this private tour

  • Pick-up service from your hotel in or near the center of Athens OR your cruise terminal.
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury vehicle.
  • An English-speaking professional driver with a good knowledge of history and culture of Greece.
  • All taxes, road toll fees, fuel charges and parking.

What is not included in this private tour

  • All Meals & Beverages.
  • Admission Fees for the Archaeological sites and museums.*
  • Wine Tasting
  • Licensed official tour guide (optional)
  • Gratuities (optional)

*Admission Fee €12 (minors under 18 years of age entrance is free)

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Mycenae - The Kingdom of Agamemnon

€330 Luxury sedan up to 4 pax, €380 Mercedes Mini Van up to 7 pax, UPON REQUEST Mercedes Mini Bus up to 17 pax

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