By Car -- From Corinth, take the new national highway toll road to the Nemea exit, where you will join the old Corinth-Argos highway, which has a clearly marked turnoff for Mycenae. If you prefer, you can shun the new highway and take the old Corinth-Argos road to the turn off either for the site of Mycenae or for the village of Mycenae. This takes longer and you may get stuck behind a bus or truck, but you will have a better sense of the countryside than on the elevated highway. Either way, Mycenae is about 90km (56 miles) south of Corinth. From Nafplion, take the road out of town toward Argos. When you reach the Corinth-Argos highway, turn right and then, after about 16km (10 miles), turn right again at the sign for Mycenae. A slightly complicated back way to Mycenae via Ayia Triada used to be very quiet and pretty, but is now heavily used by tour buses. If a local suggests this route to you, expect tour buses at every turn!
By Bus -- There is frequent bus service from the Stathmos Leoforia Peloponnisou, at 100 Kifissou in Athens (tel. 210/512-4910; www.ktel.org), to Corinth, Argos, and Nafplion (allow 3-4 hr.). From any of these places you can travel on by bus to Mycenae (allow 1 hr.). The Athens-Argos bus is usually willing to drop Mycenae-bound travelers at the turnoff at Fihtia -- but don't count on finding a taxi to take you the rest of the way (about 2km/1 mile). For general information on Athens-Peloponnese schedules and fares, call tel. 210/512-4910 or check www.ktel.org.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.