Family Tour in Peloponnese: Olympia, Mycenae, Nafplio and the Corinth Canal – 2-day Package

Visit Olympia along with Mycenae, Nafplio and the Corinth Canal in the Peloponnese region of Greece, with a two day, fully customized tour starting and ending in Athens.

Duration

2-day family guided tour

Destination

Corinth Canal

Mycenae

Napflio

Olympia

 

What is included

  • All transfers
  • 1 nights stay in Napflio
  • Private tour guide

Pricing

Starting from
300€
per person

The best of Peloponnese for the family: Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Napflio and Olympia

Book our 2-Day Family Tour in Peloponnese and spend two days (one night) in beautiful Peloponnese with the family. During this 2-day family tour you will visit the Corinth Canal, the legendary Mycenae, the Bronze Age citadel, the picturesque town of Nafplio and famous Olympia, home of the ancient Olympics.

Book our 2-Day Family Tour in Peloponnese, fully customized tour starting and ending in Athens, for an unforgettable and fun family holiday in Greece.

  • Corinth Canal
  • Mycenae
  • Nafplio
  • Ancient Olympia

Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal, known as the ‘Isthmus of Corinth’, is an impressive narrow land bridge that connects the Peloponnese with the rest of the mainland Greece. If you are lucky, you may see some brave people bungee jumping over the canal itself!

Mycenae

Mycenae was the kingdom of the legendary Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War. A whole era and its civilization have been named after Mycenae. During this family tour you will be given the opportunity to pass through the glorious Lion Gate, admire the gigantic Cyclopean Walls, and see the mythical treasure in the site’s Archaeological Museum. You can also explore the Treasury of Atreus, the vaulted tomb which was believed to be king Agamemnon’s tomb. There are many legends connected to Mycenae that will simply fascinate you and your kids. Your specialized tour guide will enchant you with various myths related to the brave kings and heroes of Mycenae, such as Agamemnon, Menelaus, Achilles and many other great warriors. Their achievements constitute a source of inspiration for many writers and poets throughout the centuries, including Homer the famous poet of Iliad and the Odyssey.

Nafplio

Many consider Nafplio to be one of the most romantic cities in the entire country. The city is famous for the Acronafplia, the beautiful Venetian Castle of Palamidi, and the castle of Bourtzi with its breathtaking view. A family stroll around the narrow streets of Nafplio will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Enjoy a delicious gelato with your kids, and discuss all the legendary heroes, battles and mythical creatures you had the chance to ‘meet’ during this fascinating family tour in beautiful Peloponnese!

Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia is a tour that should be included in all travelling itineraries of families visiting Greece. It is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the most famous games in history. According to Greek mythology, Hercules, the patron of all mythical Greek heroes and the doorkeeper of Olympus, instituted the first games in honor of Zeus. Legends say that he was the one that fixed the distance of the original race (and ultimately the stadium) by placing one foot in front of the other six hundred times. The sacred olive tree that was later the source of crowns for the Olympic winners was also planted by Hercules. During your family visit to Olympia you will discover the true essence of the Olympic Games, the games that aimed at uniting people from all over the world. Besides the imposing stadium and the Olympic torch, your kids will have the opportunity to admire the famous Statue of Zeus, one of the 7 Wonders of the World!

Highlights for Parents

  • Introducing their children to history in a way which will excite them
  • The professionalism of the tour, and the way the guide adapts the trip to their needs

Highlights for Kids

  • All the fascinating stories about the Trojan War
  • Racing each other or their parents at the ancient stadium
  • Finding out fun facts about Greece in the past

What to expect

This is a wonderful family vacation package, that offers you the opportunity to visit four beautiful site of Peloponnese in only 2 days!

Accompanied by an experienced family-friendly guide, you will visit the Corinth Canal and explore Mycenae, Nafplio and Ancient Olympia in a way which uniquely brings them to life.

All of our tour guides have a lot of experience in guiding families with children and are well able to capture the children’s attention. The children will be intrigued by the story telling behind the artifacts presented while they will also engage in interactive knowledge games throughout their exploration. Be assured that all the family will get the most out of this experience.

Accommodation: You will stay at a central hotel in Nafplio. All hotels range from 5 stars to 3 stars.

After the trip:

Once you have returned home from this 2-day Family Tour in Peloponnese, you and your kids will still carry a Greek sparkle of light in your hearts. The glorious Greek heroes and athletes will continue to represent a source of motivation and the strange mythical creatures will trigger your kids imagination off…

 

 

Discover the Journey day by day

  • Day 1:
    Corinth Canal, Mycenae and Nafplio
  • Day 2:
    Ancient Olympia

Day 1

A family visit to the Corinth Canal, legendary Mycenae and beautiful Nafplio

The first day starts with a pick-up at your hotel in Athens. You will then leave Athens, and pass through the countryside to reach the first stop of the day, which is at the famous Corinth Canal. If you are lucky, you may see some brave people bungee jumping over the canal itself!

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Ship crossing the Corinth Canal in Greece at sunset time

After this stop, the next destination is Mycenae. Set in a beautiful and imposing location, Mycenae was massively influential on ancient Greek culture, and the home of Agamemnon, the King who launched the historical / mythical war against Troy.

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Flickr Damian Entwistle

After leaving Mycenae, there is a choice to visit another very impressive ancient site called Messene.

The daily tour closes with a visit to the nearby city of Nafplio where we could enjoy a savory lunch or stop for a refreshing gelato that your kids will surely love. Many consider Nafplion to be one of the most romantic cities in the entire country. Your guide will show you its most beautiful highlights. Together with your kids you will be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the old alleyways, and explore every hidden corner of this beautiful city.

The day ends at Nafplio, where there is an overnight stay.

Day 2

A family visit to the birthplace of the famous Olympics!

The second day of the tour, is spent at the site of Olympia itself. Walk among the remains of a vast site thousands of years old, and even challenge each other to a race in the ancient stadium!

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Photo: courtesy of http://skepseis.co.uk

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Photo: courtesy of http://skepseis.co.uk

Your family-friendly tour guide will make you feel as though you were there all that time ago. After enjoying the site of Olympia, it will be time to leave for Athens.