Get to know the kingdom of Agamemnon through the Half Day Tour from Athens to Mycenae. Each day we begin from the city of Athens, our trip to the so called Tomb of Agamemnon.
Our first stop will be at the Corinth Canal, a canal that started to build during the 1st century AD and due to geological issues it was completed in 1893. The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.
Our next stop will be Ancient Corinth. Ancient Corinth is an important archaeological site that was inhabited from the Prehistoric times to the Roman times, gradually developing through time. The well-known parts of Ancient Corinth are the Temple of Apollo (540 BC) and the ancient Agora of Corinth. The Temple of Apollo was a Doric style temple and its design considered to be the precursor of the Parthenon. In addition according to Pausanias (ancient Greek writer/traveller) there was a large bronze statue of Apollo inside the Temple while all trade and all other civic activities were taking place in the Agora.
Later on we know the Ancient Agora of Corinth from the Christian manuscripts in the New Testament, First Corinthians and Second Corinthians and through the visit of Apostle Paul in 52 A.D. The next stop of this excursion will be the mythical city of Mycenae.
Thirty miles from Corinth we come across to the ruined capital of the Mycenaean civilization. Mycenae was the richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. It had a highly sophisticated fortification system, the famous Cyclopean Walls made from huge limestone boulders that fit precisely to each other.
Our half day excursion ends with the visit at the Tomb of the mythical King Agamemnon. The Tomb of Agamemnon or the Treasury of Atreus as it is also called, was built between 1510 BC and 1220 BC. Agamemnon’s Tomb is the best preserved of tholos tomb in the area. Have in mind the Mycenae is the most haunting and most impressive ancient sit in the whole Europe.
During the tour, we will get the opportunity to have a lunch break at a local Greek taverna and taste traditional delicacies if the Greek cuisine.
All half day tours start at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.