A VOYAGE TO CORINTH IS A MUST-DO FOR HISTORY LOVERS. SEE EPIDAURUS, MYCENAE, AND OTHER KEY PLAYERS IN GREEK HISTORY.
Two mountains, each crowned by a medieval fortress, overlook Nafplio and the small island citadel that once protected a harbour is now lined with inviting restaurants, cafés, and small shops. Those in search of history will head to Epidaurus, site of the most famous of all the ancient theatres in Greece, with unique acoustics designed specifically for open-air performances. Spend time in Mycenae, city of Agamemnon, the Greek king who led his troops into battle against Troy. The city was rediscovered in 1876 by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann by using landmarks from the text of Homer’s Iliad.
Proudly standing over 200 meters above sea level, climb 999 steps carved into rock to reach Palamidi Castle. The view alone is worth the climb, but since you’ve done the work, discover the rich history of the castle and area.
The most famous of ancient theaters in Greece, the Epidaurus theatre dates back to the 4th century BC. Surrounded by lush landscapes, the theater is marvelled for its advanced design which produces exceptional acoustics.
Discover Mycenae, city of Agamemnon, the Greek king who led his troops into battle against Troy, rediscovered in 1876 by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, by using landmarks from the text of Homer’s Iliad.
Nafplio (Mycenae/Corinth), Greece At a glance