If you are looking for a 1 day family road trip from Athens that offers a taste of the Peloponnese, our Athens To Argolis Family Day Trip is ideal. Let our expert local guide show you around this beautiful part of Greece, where each stop and view is more spectacular than the last.
On leaving Athens, you will first cross Corinth Canal where you can stop for photos. Our guide will give you some background history behind the canal’s construction, and also reveal the rivalry between ancient Athens and Corinth.
After leaving Corinth Canal, the family road trip continues through the Argolis countryside on its way to Mycenae. This ancient kingdom was home to the legendary Agamemnon, who took part in the Trojan War. Take your time looking around this incredible ancient site, and wonder just how men moved those giant rocks thousands of years ago to build the Cyclopean Walls.
The next destination on this family road trip from Athens, is the romantic town of Nafplio. With stunning Venetian architecture, and quaint little cobblestone alleyways, it also has incredible sea views. Remember to ask your guide about why the Venetians had to build the port fortifications to protect the town from pirates!
On leaving Nafplio, the next port of call is the magnificent ancient theatre of Epidaurus. This was built so well, it is still used today! Quite often, outdoor performances are held there. You can see for yourselves how good the acoustics are if you go inside!
Finally, the tour ends back in Athens. It’s been a full day of sightseeing, but what a day! Mycenae and the sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidavros are both UNESCO World Heritage sites. You’ve learned a lot about ancient Greece and its legends, and you have seen some beautiful countryside. What a perfect way to spend a day with the family in Greece!
Kids Love Greece have a range of other family tours in Athens to choose from, which you can check here Family Activities in Athens. If this Argolis road trip has sparked an interest in ancient mythology, then the Athens Mythological Tour might be particularly appealing.
Families should know
- Make sure your cameras and phones are fully charged!
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Bring hats, sunblock, and water
- Try not to carry anything too heavy
Kids will love
- Corinth canal – Will there be anyone bungee-jumping?!
- Exciting stories from Greek mythology
- Visiting the palace of a King from legends!
Parents will love
- Beautiful Nafplio
- Being expertly shown around one of the most important areas of Greece
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