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Nauplion, Greece-port

Nauplion is one of Greece’s most beautiful towns with narrow streets, elegant Venetian houses and gracious neoclassical mansions. In the 13th century, following Byzantine rule, the Franks, Venetians and Turks each took possession, each leaving behind architectural monuments and traces of their culture. Take in the recently reopened Archeological Museum in Constitution Square, with a collection that includes pottery, jewelry, and some unique Mycenaean terracotta idols; and the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, with a permanent exhibition of paintings of the Greek War of Independence, as well as frequently changing temporary exhibits of local artists’ work.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ancient Corinth and Mycenae With Lunch
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Ancient Corinth and Navigation of the Corinth Canal
    Seated Tour
  • Epidaurus Theater and Palamidi Fortress
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Mycenae and Palamidi Fortress
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Walking Tour & Ouzo
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Ancient Corinth and Mycenae With Lunch

Moderate Activity/Walking Regent ChoiceMeal

Duration: 7 hours

Tour Code: NAU-005

En route to Corinth this tour will briefly stop to take photos at the famous Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is 4 miles long, 70 feet wide, 26 feet deep and has sloping sides which reach 170 feet. The canal's construction commenced in 1881; although the idea of connecting the Ionian and Aegean Seas seems to date back to at least Roman times.

The next stop along the tour will be ancient Corinth. The ruins that lie in this area are a confusing mix of an ancient 6th-century BC Greek City and a 44 BC Roman city. The "newer" Roman city was built after Julius Caesar placed a colony of veterans on the desolate site which was, (until its destruction by Mummius and his ten legates in 146 BC) the surviving Greek city of Corinth. At the site you will be able to see ruins and excavations of both including a Christian basilica, the starting lines of a Greek race track, a sacred spring with its 5th-century BC, bronze lion's head spouts and the elaborate Roman Fountain of Peirene.

After having visited Corinth, your tour will proceed to Mycenae where lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

After lunch, guests will pass the famous Lion's Gate and enter the ancient citadel of Mycenae, which had been inhabited since 3000 BC. Inside the Cyclopean walls (to the right of the entrance) is the Grave Circle - the Royal Cemetery believed to have contained the body of Agamemnon. This is thought to be the true location, as a magnificent golden mask was excavated here. Outside of the walls and 400 yards from the Citadel site is the location of the startling Beehive Tomb of Agamemnon; also known as the Treasure of Atreus.

Please note: This tour includes extensive and strenous walking as well as over 200 steps to negotiate at Myceanae. The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Light-weight clothing; sun caps; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.