• Duration: 6 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

The tour begins with a drive along a coastal road. During the ride, you will see some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Our first stop the incredible Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and fusing the Saronic Gulf with the Corinthian Sea. You will have the pleasure of walking across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, for the adventurous on some days bungee jumping, is an option.

Continuing we will drive you to Ancient Corinth. Historically the city was dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth, and the old Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. The site located at the base of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the Temple of God Apollo and a small museum. In addition to its archaeological and historical interest, Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. It was here that the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of the time.

Then, we will drive up to the imposing castle of Acrocorinth to take some great photos of the Corinthian Gulf and feel amazed by this incredible castle. On leaving the site, we will visit an Olive Mill. You will have the opportunity to walk in an old olive grove, see the olive press, watch a video about olives and taste olives and olive oil. 

Finally, we will make our way back to Athens.

Highlights:

  • Corinth Canal
  • Ancient Corinth
  • Acrocorinth
  • Olive Oil Mill

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.

Itinerary

Corinth Canal

We will begin with a drive along the coast. On the way you will view of some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). 

Our first stop the Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will have time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, (if you’re game,) on some days bungee jumping is an option. 

Ancient Corinth

Moving on we will continue to Ancient Corinth. The city dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth. The site located at the foot of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of god Apollo and a small museum. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece as this was where Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.   

Temple of Apollo

The temple of Apollo at Corinth is one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland. Built around 560 B.C.E., of local monolithic limestone on top of an imposing, rocky hill to the north of Acrocorinth, the Archaic temple was an emblem for the Greek city of Corinth, reflecting its growth and prosperity.   

Acrocorinth

Ancient Corinth is dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. We will stop here for some incredible photos.  

Markellos Olive Oil Mill

Visit Markellos olive oil mill. Four generations of family tradition in extra virgin olive oil production is unveiled in front of you!

Walk around our old olive groves, where the first olive tree of the family was planted by their great grandfather. Step into ancestors’ paths, on the ancient Solygeia soils where the sacred olive tree has survived through the centuries!

Enjoy the spectacular view of the Saronic gulf and the surrounding hills and admire the natural beauty of this region!

Have a guided tour to the facilities of the olive oil mill and taste the extra virgin olive oil through an interactive olive oil seminar full of secrets that you never imagined before!

What's included

  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Olive and Olive Oil Tasting
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Skip the line to purchase site tickets. [8€ for over 6 yo for Non-EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
  • Bottled water  

What's excluded

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Food & drinks
  • Entrance Fees [8€ for over 6 yo for Non-EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 200 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost) 
  • Lunch  

What do I need to bring

Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort

Sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended.   

Important information

  • Not suitable for pets.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us.
  • We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs.  

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY BREAK
  • NATURE

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