After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for your full day Argolis tour, visiting the renowned place Mycenae and Epidaurus (adjoining gay friendly bus tour). This tour will also include a delicious lunch.
While driving along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae you will reach the ancient site of Mycenae which means 'Rich in Gold'. Mycenae was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, and 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.
Continue the tour through Argos on to Nauplia 1st capital of Greece in 1829. After lunch depart to Epidaurus, on the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. Apart from a few rows of seats, the cavea is made of limestone with poros staircases. Until now, nine cunei with eighteen rows of seats have been excavated, which originally could accommodate about 2000 spectators. All the benches and thrones of the theatre carry inscriptions with the names of the donors while implying a direct relationship of the monument with the cult of Dionysus. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Return back to Athens and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
We suggest for your last evening enjoy a night out at the Plaka, where you will find typical Greek tavernas complete with music, dancing and celebratory throwing of plates. It's an experience not to be missed!
Overnight in Athens