From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio
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- Duration: 10 hours
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Well what a wonderful adventure the days excursion became. The pickup from the metro was so, so easy; and saved hours in Athens traffic. I was the only adventurer, and Alex the driver, and Garyfallo the archeologist guid were mine for the day, and what an adventure it was. Felt as if I’d known them all my life. Philosophical discussions on the development of religion, insights into Hellenic society, and staggeringly beautiful scenery, sites and tales of ancientGreece, and contemporary Afplio, the day flew. A stop at the Corinth canal and coffee, then into Mycaeni, which I had to stand in awe of in its monolithic structure, size and complexity. Afplio for lunch at a local inn, what a warm welcome, and finally a visit to Epidaurus. The beautiful threatens (Seats 14,000) was an obvious draw, but so to was the stadium, temples and the huge complex established as a hospital by the founder of modern medicine, Epidaurus himself. The day was perfect.
A wonderful and memorable day out at Nafplio and Epidaurus through Ammon Express. The tour was run very well and was flexible to accommodate my requests. A very big thank you to Gary who was lovely, fun and knowledgeable and made my trip worthwhile, and I highly recommend her! Also many thanks to Alexandros who not only drove us around but also provided many insights into the places we visited. A special thanks to Maria who also joined the tour and made the outing all the more enjoyable. We all had such a great time that it felt like we were good friends, which you don't often experience on such kind of tours. A highly recommended tour to those who want to experience more than just the Athens city and to also experience a tour like a local! Will definitely join another tour with them when I'm in Athens again :)
This whole trip was just incredible. I'd like to start by giving a shoutout to our guide Panos who was super accommodating and great in every way. The tour consists of visiting a large fort on top of a mountain near Nafplio as well as roaming around the city. We went during the winter and we got lucky because the weather was nearly perfect the whole day. The sights were great, the food was great, the town was great, and I would highly recommend partaking in this tour. Just be aware that when they advertise a luxury vehicle with wifi, it's a regular van with semi-decent wifi. This wasn't really an issue, but thought it was worth pointing out.
Most enjoyable part of my solo trip to Athens, where my guide Bill (a historian + archaeologist!) was highly entertaining, informative, considerate and respectful. They continued with the trip even though I was the only participant that day, and I had the undivided attention of the guide who was well versed in greek mythology, social & cultural issues, history and geography. Highly recommended to people seeking a deeper insight and understanding to the country - a professional guide of this calibre beats any guidebook or wikipediaing or googling.
Great day tour out of Athens. Mycenae and Epidaurus are beautiful archeological sites, but Nafplio is surely the star attraction. Bill was punctual, very friendly and very agreeable to do a guided walk of Nafplio when we were there. The old town is a great contrast to busy Athens. The small size of the group also meant that it felt almost like a personal tour. It would have been better if Bill could show us around inside Mycenae and Epidaurus, but we still had an excellent trip.