Day trip

Athens: Full-Day Trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus with Swimming

Activity provider:Ammon Express
Day trip

Athens: Full-Day Trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus with Swimming

Activity provider:Ammon Express
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Discover the picturesque Greek town of Nafplio and the impressive Theater of Epidaurus on a day trip from Athens with an archaeologist guide. Swim in the crystal-clear Aegean Sea at Karathonas Beach.

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Duration 10 hours
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    Starting location:


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    (1 hour)

  • Isthmus of Corinth

    Break time, Photo stop, Coffee (15 minutes)

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    (1 hour)

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    Sightseeing (75 minutes)

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    (30 minutes)

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    Palamidi Fortress

    Sightseeing, View (50 minutes)

    Extra fee

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    Karathonas Beach

    Free time, Swimming (2 hours)

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    (15 minutes)

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    Sightseeing (1.5 hours)

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    (2 hours)

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For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • See the canal of Corinth
  • Visit the Palamidi castle and admire the astonishing view
  • Visit the Acropolis of Nafplio
  • Swim in the Aegean sea on Karathonas beach, one of the most famous of Greece
  • See the famous theatre of Epidaurus
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Meet your archaeologist/historian trip attendant at Halandri metro station and discover the southeastern part of Greece’s mainland. During the trip, you will be able to see and learn things about Greece’s history from the ancient times to today.

We make a stop to the canal of Corinth, one of the few man-made canals of the world, constructed in 1894 where you can take photos and see the impressive view.

We, then, continue our trip to ancient Epidaurus, the site of Asklepius, god of healing. The site offers the visitor an unexplainable calmness, and it is said that this is the reason it was used as a healing center in the ancient years. In addition, the theatre of Epidaurus is also located in the site, and it is considered the most important of Greece. Make sure you check the acoustics!

We, next arrive at Nafplio, a beautiful town and the first capital of Greece. Explore the Venetian castle of Palamidi and admire the astonishing view. Visit the acropolis of Nafplio and discover the town of Nafplio with your archaeologist/historian trip attendant.

Of course, during the summer Greece is very hot and luckily the area of Argolis where Nafplio is located, has one of the most famous beaches of Greece, Karathonas. Swim in the Aegean Sea and taste the local cuisine and seafood.

If you're looking to explore more of what our destination has to offer beyond the beach, we've got you covered. Experience the local culture and indulge in a wine tasting tour, sampling the unique flavors of the region. Or, take a relaxing boat cruise around Burgi fort for a scenic and peaceful journey. For a more active adventure, explore the charming medieval alleys of Nafplio and hike up to the Acropolis for spectacular views. And, of course, make sure to take a break and refuel with a delicious lunch, coffee, or drink at one of the many cozy cafes or restaurants. With a variety of activities available, there's something for everyone in our town.

Return to Halandri after a full day of history, charming view sites, swimming and hundreds of photos!

  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi
  • Archaeologist guide
  • Swimming (optional)
  • Tour inside sites
  • Ancient Epidaurus entry fee (12€ summer season/6€ winter season)
  • Optional Palamidi entry fee (8€)
  • Cost of lunch

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station. Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10 minutes before the time indicated in the schedule.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour has one meeting point at the Halandri Metro Station, which is easily reachable by the Blue Metro Line from Athens downtown. In this way you save time (up to 2 hours), instead of sitting on the bus, in traffic, waiting for all hotel pickups to finish. Make sure to arrive 10 minutes prior to the time indicated in the schedule.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk and please bring money for the entrance fees to the sites you will choose to visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 152 reviews

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Overall a great experience. Theo was very knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. He explained a little about the site we were going to, as well as other things about Greece. Ample time was also given to each site. I loved the balance of being an arranged tour and having enough time to explore on your own. It was a great break away from Athens, and I really enjoyed this trip. Overall a really great experience, largely due to the cool guide Theo as well.

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April 26, 2023

Our trip to Nafplio and Epidaurus extremely enjoyable. We saw a lot of sites and our guide provided the historical and archaeological background for context. Our trip was on time and the time was well managed. This was our first trip with Get Your Guide and we’re convinced that we’ll use them on future trips.

February 12, 2023

+ • It was easy to find you at the meeting point • Resting stops were frequent enough • Good following of the agreed schedule • Open-minded, knowledgeable tour guide - • A short guidance also at Epidaurus and Palamidi Fortress stops would be nice • Palamidi Fortress stop was a bit long, maybe 1 hour would be enough • Lunch break in Nafplio was too short, 1,5 hour would be better It was a great day, thank you for the trip!

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October 24, 2022

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