Nafplion, tour to Ancient MYCENAE and WINERY

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6 hours

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book this shore excursion and combine ancient history with the visit of a winery. Enjoy a wine tasting of local wines and learn great things about Ancient Mycenae, one of the most eminent city-states of Greece's golden age

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.

Leave Mycenae behind and continue your tour to Skouras Winery. Skouras Winery was established in 1986 in Pyrgela, Argos by Dijon-trained oenologist George Skouras. In 1988 Skouras launched his pioneering Megas Oenos label. Pioneering because he was the first winemaker to blend Saint George, a Greek grape (aka Aghiorghitiko), with Cabernet Sauvignon and with illustrious results. In 1996 a small winery was built at Ghymno, one of the villages inside the Nemea Appellation of Origin zone and in 2004, theWinery started operating from its splendid facility at Malandreni. Visit the facilities and end your tour with a great wine tasting of 4 different wines.

After completing the visit of the winery 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

-         winery fees

Step 1

Your tour stars from the port of Nafplion 

Step 2

Short stop at Akronafplia Hill

Step 3

Visit of Mycenae and its archaeological museum

Step 4

Visit of Skouras Winery and wine tasting

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