Explore Nafplio


Timeless and scenic Nafplio, is the most charming town in the Peloponnese with balconies dripping with bougainvillea, handsome neoclassical buildings and picturesque squares. In addition to that, Epidaurus and Mycenae, two of the most important historical sites in the country, are only half an hour’s drive from there. This short trip, which takes place in the area around Nafplio, starts from Athens and we first stop at Mycenae, once a major center of Greek civilization, built on a rock high above a valley and shadowed by mountains. After lunch we drive towards Epidaurus, were Ancient Greeks had established the greatest therapeutic center of antiquity, and where the renowned theater is located. Last stop for today is Nafplio, where we are going to have a relaxing afternoon while strolling in the cobblestone alleys. In the next morning, and before returning to Athens we will have the chance to enjoy the city from a different perspective while paddling in the calm waters of the Argolic golf.




World heritage-listed Mycenae is one of the most ancient places in Europe. As you walk through the 13th-century BC Lion Gate -the oldest coat of arms in the world- it's easy to sense that the ancient Greek myths have a strong connection with reality. Spend the morning visiting the archaeological site with a specialized guide and after lunch drive to Epidaurus which was famed and revered far and wide for centuries, from ancient Greece to the Roman empire, as a place for miraculous healing.
In the afternoon stroll in Nafplio, once a capital of the newly-liberated Greece, graced with attractive narrow streets and elegant Venetian architecture.

Overnight in Nafplio, Grand Sarai (B,L,D)
Driving distance:

Athens center to Mycenae 120km / 1h 45min
Mycenae to Epidaurus 40km / 45 min
Epidaurus to Nafplio 23km / 40 min

Kayaking offers a wonderful way to explore the coastline around Nafplio, while paddling in the crystal blue waters. We will meet our sea kayak guide and after a demonstration to learn about proper kayaking and safety techniques, we get our life vest and paddles and hop in our kayak. The first site we visit is the famous fort of Bourtzi, built in 1473, on a tiny inlet right in front the town and then we paddle towards Karathonas beach, rewarded with the breathtaking views of the dominant cliffs covered in succulent vegetation with the fortress of Palamidi as its crown at the top. During the tour we will have opportunities for swimming and snorkeling and we will also stop in a secluded beach for delicacies and refreshment while we soak up the sun.
Around midday we will return back to Nafplio for a much deserved lunch and then we will drive back to Athens.

Sea kayaking duration:
4 hours of Total Activity - 1,5h of relaxed pace paddling
Driving distance:

Nafplio to Athens 140km / 2 hours



  • All accommodations as listed (or similar) based on double occupancy
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • All transportation during the trip
  • All activities mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees to the Mycenae archaeological site and Epidaurus archaeological site
  • Tourist guide for the archaeological sites Mycenae and Epidaurus
  • Services of a guide throughout the tour
  • Transport and handling of one reasonably sized suitcase and one carry-on per person


  • Domestic and/or international air fare
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel or emergency evacuation insurance
  • Gratuities for leader/guide or driver
  • Alcoholic beverages and meals other than outlined in itinerary
  • Visas if needed
  • Transfer to and from the airport/port
  • Other items of a personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned in above program


  • Breakfast
  • Lunches and dinners as indicated in the itinerary
  • Snacks during activities


We are constantly updating our unique itineraries based on new information and experiences available. The walks, accommodations, and visits listed may be adjusted. The itineraries presented are subject to modification and change by Tripin Adventures. We reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in our judgment, conditions warrant, or if we deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants.


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