EXPERIENCE - MYCENAE AND THE FORTRESS OF PALAMIDI

  • Port

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR60.0

  • Duration in hours

    3.5

  • Shore excursion code

    0881

Description

From Mycenae, a city "rich in gold" with fascinating ruins, to the Fortress of Palamidi, one of the architectural jewels of the Peloponnese.



What we will see
  • Panoramic tour of Tiryns and Argos
  • Mycenae, Lion Gate, Treasury of Atreus
  • Nafplio, Fortress of Palamidi


What we will do
  • We cross Nafplio by coach, then drive past Tiryns and Argos on a panoramic tour that rewards us with wonderful scenery as we make our way to Mycenae, a city described by Homer as "well-built Mycenae, rich in gold". Nestled in the foothills of Mount Zara and Mount Agios Ilias, the city surprises us with fascinating ruins that bear witness to the splendour of the past. The German archaeologist Schliemann conducted the first excavations in 1876. Searching obsessively for the tomb of Agamemnon, he discovered the Lion Gate, the main entrance to the city where the tombs of various ancient nobles were discovered. These contained a wealth of priceless grave goods and gold objects. The tomb of Atreus stands out among the most interesting tombs due to its unusual beehive shape.
  • Back to reality, we proceed towards Nafplio to visit the magnificent Palamidi Castle, an imposing, hilltop fortress that was built by the Venetians in the 18th century. The fortress, subsequently conquered by the Turks, was used until recently as a prison. With its independent bastions, the fortress is a true masterpiece of military architecture. Before returning to the port, we take a last look at the sea and the beautiful landscape: a feast for the eyes and the soul.

What you need to know
  • The excursion involves walking over rough terrain. We therefore recommend you wear shoes you can walk in comfortably.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.