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Ancient Corinth tour from Athens is the ideal tour for the inquisitive traveller who is passionate about:
Corinth Canal, a spectacular navigational route
Ancient History and the powerful city of Ancient Corinth with the Doric Temple of Apollo
Corinth in the Bible such as the Bema where Apostle Paul preached about the New God
Medieval Castles such as Acrocorinth, very close to the Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
Greek luscious countryside with seaside views and mouth-watering Greek traditional food by a sea tavern
Your Hotel , Athens Airport , Piraeus Port
10 Minutes Before Event Time
After your driver has picked you up, you and set off towards the Peloponnese where Corinth is.
Driving for about an hour we reach our first stop at Corinth Canal or the Isthmus of Corinth. The six and a half km long canal separates the Aegean Sea from the Ionian Sea. The first idea to open a canal so that the ships didn’t have to go all around the Peloponnese occurred to the ancient rulers such as the Tyrant Periander.
The Canal was finalised in modern times on 25 July 1893 after eleven years of work. As it is a narrow passage, only smaller boats can cross it. However, MS Breamer Cruise ship in 2019 became the widest and longest ship to cruise through the canal.
If we are lucky, we will see a boat or two crossing the canal. We always allow plenty of time for photos or for a coffee break at the nearby cafes.
What was Ancient Corinth Famous for? Ancient Corinth was a powerful and very rich Greek city-state, well known in the Mycenean times (1600-1100 B.C.).
These riches are obvious today to the visitor through the beautiful and imposing:
Doric Temple of Apollo, Peirene Fountain, Asklepieion and the Lerna Fountain, Temple E (of Octavia), Bema of Saint Paul, Odeion, Amphitheatre, Glauke Fountain
A small but remarkable museum is established at the perimeter of the ancient Corinth site with findings from the Prehistoric Period, finds from the Geometric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic City of Corinth as well as from the Roman, Byzantine and Frankish City.
Details on Entrance fees to the Site: Official Greek Ministry of Culture
After you have finished with your Ancient Corinth tour, your driver will take you to Acrocorinth.
Acrocorinth was the most important defensive work of the area from antiquity to more recent times. It is a formidable castle on the top of steep rock 575 meters height that dominates the plain of Corinth.
The fortress’ walls are reinforced by towers and arches. There is still traces of the original temple of Aphrodite on the site. As you walk the Acrocorinth, remains of churches, mosques, houses, fountains and cisterns are found around.
Besides its priceless antiquity and medieval historical importance site, it also provides a very impressive panoramic view of the area. Plenty of time to stroll and take photos.
Tips: You will need anti-slippery walking shoes. Because of its height, it is often very windy.
There is no entrance fee.
All our vehicles are brand new – luxury sedans, minivans, sprinters, and coaches, privately owned by us.
For groups up to 3, we use Mercedes or Audi sedan
For groups up to 7, we use Mercedes Minivans
For groups up to 19, we use Mercedes Minibuses
For large groups, we use luxury new coaches
Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price).
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands