Departing from your hotel or the port of Piraeus and after one hour and fifteen minutes drive you will reach the ancient town of Corinth where Saint Paul leaved and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (Market Place) and Apollo’s Temple (6th BC century).
Your next stop is the famous Corinth Canal. The Canal is 4 miles long, 70 feet wide and has sloping sides, which reach 170 feet. The depth is at 26 feet. Its construction commenced in 1881, although the idea of connecting the Ionian and Aegean seas in order to provide a short cut seems to date back to at least Roman times.
Following your photo stop at the canal, you will board your vehicle for a drive back to the centre of Athens,to see points of interest such as Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, the Greek Parliament, Hadrian’s Gate and the Olympic Stadium before arriving to the Acropolis hill. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon.
After visiting the Acropolis,you will be returned back to your ship or hotel.
- Four-hour morning tour to ancient Corinth from Athens
- Scenic coastal drive to the Corinth Canal
- Pass the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza
- 90-minute visit at the archaeological site of ancient Corinth
- Short stop at Kehreai
- English-speaking guide
- Pickup and drop off from selected Athens hotels