Greece Day Tour: Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus

Once I met up with the West Texas A&M University study abroad group, I adopted their travel schedule. One day, we took a bus tour to Mycenae and several other locations. We started the morning with pick up at a local hotel, and a couple of hours later we made our first rest stop in Corinth, where we got some coffee, some snacks, and a dizzying (for me) view of the Corinth Canal. It joins the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.

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We arrived next at the ruins of Mycenae, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s a gorgeous site representing a civilization, the Mycenaean, that had significant cultural, religious, and architectural influence on the entire Mediterranean region.

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The Tomb of Agamemnon is a short distance away.

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After Mycenae, our tour took us to Nafplio. We had just enough time to enjoy lunch and a stroll along the Arvanitia Promenade, and it was a lovely day to do both.

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Our final stop of the day was at Epidaurus to see the Sanctuary of Asklepios, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It’s a fascinating site with an incredible theatre.

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Bonus Photo!

I took this one while we were riding back to Athens. It appears to be a fish farm.

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