Τhe trip to Argolis promises a unique one-day experience of natural beauty and archaeological wealth!
Mycenae, 'Rich in Gold', was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, who dominated the Aegean Sea after the destruction of the Minoan Empire. There you will admire the vaulted tombs of famous kings of the Trojan War, the Lions’ Gate, the royal palace and other archaeological findings that constitute one of the greatest and oldest civilizations that flourished in Greece.
Leaving Mycenae, we will pass through the plain of Argos, which is known for the orange groves, towards the Ancient Epidaurus, which is a World Heritage Site and home to great archaeological findings. According to the mythology and the poet Hesiod, Asclepius, the God of Medicine, was born there and the famous Asclepiion infirmary, one of the most famous health institutions of ancient Greece and the whole Mediterranean region, was named after him to honor his contribution for the many and serious cases that were cured there. The infirmary was the reason for the rapid development of the city and due to that, in the 4th century BC, the famous and worldwide known Ancient Theater of Epidaurus was built.
We will continue to the first capital of modern Greece (1829 -1834), the picturesque city of Nafplio, which is the most ancient city in Greece, rich in monumental neoclassical mansions, cobbled streets and Venetian castles. The city lies under the imposing rocks of Palamide, the most formidable Venetian Castle in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The medieval quarter with the narrow, stone paved streets or the port with the impeccable view to Bourtzi, are ideal for your lunch break.