Napoli di Romania (Nauplia, Ancient Epidaurus, Nemea)
Nauplia is considered to be one of the most charming cities of Greece also a year-round destination. In the captivating old town, you see luxurious mansions, gates, arches, fountains, churches, statues and castles dating back to Venetian and Ottoman eras. In Epidaurus you see the Sanctuary of Asklepios (UNESCO), the most important healing center of the antiquity and the Ancient Theater, one of the largest and best ancient theaters in the world. Nemea, in Greek mythology, was associated with Hercules and in particular with the killing of the horrific Lion. During the antiquity, Nemea was also famous for the Panhellenic games held every 4 years in honor of Zeus.
Day : 1 - Athens - Corinth Canal - Diolkos - Epidaurus - Nauplia
08.30am departure to Epidaurus. On the way stop to see Corinth Canal connecting the Corinthian with Saronic seas and listen about Diolkos which used to be the ancient paved track for overland crossing of the boats prior to the opening of the canal. In Epidaurus you see the Ancient Theater, one of the largest and best ancient theaters in the world and the Sanctuary of Asklepios (UNESCO), the most important healing center of the antiquity. Arrival and check-in to the hotel in late afternoon. After dinner a short walk in the old town will make you feel the romance of Nauplia.
Day : 2 - Nauplia from the 15th to 19th centuries
Early morning you will have the opportunity to ascend the 999 stairs up to the top of the Venetian fortress Palamidi, which offers a breathtaking view to the city. Programme continues to the historical center of the city where you see the Constitution square, the emblematic Churches of St. George & St. Spyridon, the Peloponnesian Folklore Museum and more. Return to the hotel, time at leisure, dinner and overnight.
Day : 3 - Nauplia - Ancient Nemea - Wine tasting - Athens
12.00am departure to Nemea, famous in Greek mythology for the 6th labor of Hercules who killed the horrific Lion, also for the ancient Panhellenic games that held every 4 years in honor of Zeus. In Ancient Nemea you see the amazing Temple of Zeus and the Stadium. Before leaving Nemea, you will listen about the cultivation and the production of the famous Agiorgitiko red wine and enjoy a wine tasting to a premium local winery. Arrival to Athens in the evening.
- Transportation and in-depth visits as per detailed itinerary
- Admission fees as per programme
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner
- Wine tasting in Nemea
- Geo Routes escort
- Geo Routes material
- Liability Insurance
- *** excluded: personal expenses, tips, gratuities, anything not explicitly stated above
3 days cultural heritage journey
(Tour code: GR029)
- Daily on request
- Βookings close 7 days prior to departure
- Program does not operate on 6 January, 25 March, 1 May, Orthodox Easter, 28 October, Christmas & New Year periods
- Sanctuary of Asklepios (2009)
- On request
- Corinth Canal, Diolkos
- Epidaurus Ancient Theater, Asclepeion
- The medieval city of Nauplion
- Peloponnesian Folklore Museum
- Ancient Nemea, Temple of Zeus & Stadium
- Wine Tasting in Nemea
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