• Duration: 8 hours
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Description

Be amazed by the modern engineering masterpiece of the Corinth Canal (Isthmus Canal).

Explore the large citadel of Acrocorinth. Through its imposing entrance gates, you will enter the castle and you will discover its hidden gems. You will also experience the spectacular panoramic views which will amaze you.

Witness the ancient town of Corinth, one of the richest towns in Ancient Greece, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. We will visit the ruins of the ancient city in which you can see the remains of the Agora and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the temple of Apollo.

Trace the footsteps of St. Paul to the East at the port of Kechries.  

Be captivated by the excellent acoustics of the Epidaurus theater, one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece and an UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument.

Itinerary

Isthmus Canal, Ancient Corinth & Epidaurus Tour

Isthmus Canal

  • Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.
  • Visit Ancient Diolkos, a paved trackway in Ancient Greece which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth.

Acrocorinth 

  • Visit Acrocorinth, the acropolis of ancient Corinth, a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. It is one of the most impressive and dominant acropoleis of the Peloponnese.
  • Gates: A system of 3 circuit walls reinforced by towers.
  • Keep
  • Peirene Spring: Located within the encircling walls, a gift of Asopus to Sisyphus.
  • Temple of Aphrodite: On the highest of the two picks of the mountain are traces of the temple of Aphrodite on the site.
  • Frankish Tower: At the SW edge of the precipitous rock fortified during Frankish times forming the inner keep of the fortress. Remains of churches, mosques, houses, fountains and cisterns are preserved here.  
  • Views of Geraneia Mountain: Enjoying breathtaking views of the Corinthian gulf and the SW coast of the Peloponnese.

Ancient Corinth 

  • Hadgimoustafa spring: a fountain built during the Ottoman empire.
  • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum: Housing a large collection of artifacts from the local site and from smaller sites in the neighboring area.
  • Temple of Apollo: One of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland with monolithic columns, rare in the ancient world, built around 560 BCE.
  • Agora: A rectangular construction 160 m long and 70 m wide, consisting of central shops, small temples and altar and the renowned podium or Bema from where Apostle Paul addressed the Corinthians in 52 AD.
  • Roman buildings.
  • Bema or Pedestal
  • Theatre and Odeon/Asklepieion
  • Lechaion road: Facing the Corinthian gulf leading to the port of Lechaion.
  • St. Paul's church: Admiring a magnificent mosaic mural depicting Saul's vision from Christ as he was travelling to Damascus to persecute the Christians. 
  • Treat yourself to an authentic "village style" lunch on a magnificent terrace overlooking ancient Corinth's archaeological site and the temple of Apollo.
  • Stroll amongst the village shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.

Epidaurus

One of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece! Located on the NE side of the Peloponnese in the region of Argolis.

  • The Epidaurus amphitheatre: Famous for its classic Greek construction and astounding acoustics. Enjoy the arts! Be captivated by the theatrical performances from Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes and Aeschylus. Drop a pin or coin on the stage... it will be heard even if you are sitting at the last seats of the theater.
  • The Epidaurus Archaeological Museum: Noted for its reconstructions of temples and its columns with inscriptions. 
  • The Asclepius: The sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek demi-god of medicine Asclepius. A marvelous ancient medical retreat.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Native English speaking drivers
  • Refreshment wipes
  • Bottled water  

What do I need to bring

  • casual non slip shoes
  • sunscreen

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Cancellation policy

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

Categories

  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • ARTS AND CULTURE
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PRIVATE CAR TOUR
  • PRIVATE ROUNDRIP
  • SHOPPING
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • TRANSFERS AND GROUND TRANSPORT
  • WALKING TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Ελληνικά

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