This Greece tour will take you from Athens to the Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Argos, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Tripolis, Andritsena, Olympia, ancient Olympia, and back to Athens.
Highlights of the 3 dreamy days to breathtaking Argolis & Olympia private tour
- The famous Corinth Canal
- Ancient Corinth
- Mycenae and Agamemnon
- Epidaurus theater
- Ancient Olympia, the first Olympic games
Description of the three (3) days Argolis & Olympia private tour in Greece
Day 1: Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion
Begin this private tour in the morning with Athens taxi tours traveling along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf until we reach the Corinth Canal where we will make a short stop to take in the breathtaking view of the Isthmus, connecting the Aegean and the Ionian Sea.
Traveling by Athens taxi private tours we will shortly reach and visit the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. In ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the large agora (marketplace) and Apollo’s Temple (6th C.B.C).
We will visit the Isthmus at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked when he arrived at Corinth.
We continue our Greece private taxi tour driving to the ancient town of MYCENAE, the remains of the Mycenaean ancient city, the golden city that ancient poets and playwrights have written about. We will see the Lion Gate, the Cyclopean walls, the tomb of the Mycenaean king Agamemnon and the Palace.
After having lunch in Nafplion, our Athens taxi tours driver will drive you to EPIDAURUSand its ancient Epidaurus theater, built in the 4th century BC, well-known for its remarkable acoustics.
Passing through the verdant plains of Argolis our private tour continues traveling by Athens taxi tours back to Nafplion, the first capital of Modern Greece, where we will have dinner and overnight. You have the afternoon free to visit the Venetian fortress of Palamidi, wander around the old streets of Nafplion, or even go swimming.
Day 2 : Nafplion – Tripolis – Andritsena – Olympia
After having breakfast at our leisure we’ll continue our Greece private tour to visit Palamidi castle, Argos, or Tiryns.
We will depart with Athens taxi tours and drive through Tripolis, Andritsaina, and Langadia villages with their marvelous landscape to Olympia. Time for lunch. Free evening in ancient Olympia
Day 3: Olympia – Athens
After breakfast, our Athens taxi tours driver will drive you to the city of Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Olympia in Peloponnese Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnese (Peloponnese), through which the Alpheus River flows. In 776 BC, Iphitos, king of Elis, Kleosthenes of Pisa and Lykourgos of Sparta reorganized the Olympic
Games in honor of Zeus and instituted the ” ekecheiria”, the sacred truce during the conduction of the games. Olympia’s fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide. The most important sanctuary of God Zeus is situated here, as well as Altis and the original stadiums of the Olympic Games.
Experience the center of attention during the ancient years, and the departure point of the Olympic Flame. Today you can still enjoy a run in the ancient Olympic stadium after taking your position at the starting line witch is still visible. You can visit the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Olympic Games.
Drive back to ATHENS arriving early in the evening.
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Yanni team.