Nafplio – Mycenae – Epidaurus
The “golden” city of Mycenae, the city of the legendary king Atreus and Agamemnon, is one of the most important and most famous archaeological sites of Greece. The Mycenaean citadel is still a fascinating place. The rich finds from the area (crowns, wall paintings, the golden mask of “Agamemnon”, and others) are hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Located 24 km from Mycenae is Nafplio, one of the most beautiful towns in Peloponnese and one of the favorite destinations for all seasons. Nafplio was the first capital of Greek state and maintains the architectural character of the old city, with two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town, Acronafplia and Palamidi.
The ancient theater of Epidaurus is located within a half-hour drive from Nafplio and about two hours from Athens. This unique monument, the finest and most famous ancient Greek theater, which combines elegance with perfect acoustics, is Polykleitos’ work, according to Pausanias.