Nafplion, tour to Ancient Mycenae

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4.5 hours

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follow the traces of King Agamemnon and visit his ancient city-state. Discover the stories of this glorious king through the museum and archaeological site of Mycenae and enter his tomb, still in perfect condition.

Disembark and depart the port for a short drive to Akronafplia Hill, then continue onwards to Mycenae passing through the beautiful orange and lemon groves of Argolis. Mycenae was one of the greatest cultural centers of ancient Greece and an entire period in history is named after it. Upon your arrival, walk up the ramp of the walled city and pass under the Lion’s Gate to enter the Mycenean acropolis. At the site are six royal tombs, excavated by E. Scleman in 1876 bringing several very important gold items to light. The acropolis is surrounded by huge Cyclopean walls whose width varies from 3 to 8 meters and were constructed from 1350 to 1330 BC. Walking around the ruins, you will remember Homer’s Iliad famous poem as you will see the Grave Circle in which the golden mask of Agamemnon was found. Following the lecture given by your guide on the site you will have some free time to explore the upper parts of Mycenae or to relax until you visit the small Archaeological Museum. The Mycenae Archaeological Museum has a splendid model of the site in Mycenae, so that the visitor can get a general grasp of what the place used to be in the past and they can relate what they will see to this model for a better understanding .The museum shows more than two thousand objects from Mycenae and its surroundings. It is possible to understand how the people of Mycenae lived, and how life in Mycenae had developed until its fall in about 2000 BC.

Continue your tour with a visit to the famous vaulted tomb, which is named “The Treasure of Atreus”, the most magnificent and well preserved vaulted Mycenaean tomb. Complete the discovery of the marvelous Mycenaean civilization by visiting the archaeological museum. Afterwards return to your motor coach to drive back to Nafplion and the ship.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide" rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

 

* guides in other languages available, upon request

 

Exclusions

-         entrance fees

Step 1

Your tour stars from the port of Nafplion 

Step 2

Visit of Mycenae archaeological site 

Step 3

Free time to explore the upper parts of Mycenae or to relax 

Step 4

Visit of the archaeological museum

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