Corinth Half Day Private Tour by Minivan

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Tour Number

Activity Level

253676


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover the historical location of Corinth!


Corinth, one of the richest city states in ancient Greece because of "Isthmus" or today's Corinth canal.
A toll fee was charged to anyone who wanted to use "Diolkos" and cross from the one side of Peloponnese to the other.
They developed the Ceramic art in order to be able to carry sensitive products, olive oil, fruits, vegetables and wine.
A place famous for gambling and for women offering their services.
In the middle of the 1st century A. D. Saint Paul went to Corinth and stayed there for almost two years, spreading Christianity.
In the city of ancient Corinth, we find a doric style temple, dedicated to the God of light, Apollo.
595 meters above the ancient city, the "Acrocorinth" is located. Offering an amazing panoramic view to the different conquerors that they passed from this location.

Today Corinth still amazes any visitor, for many different reasons.

Itinerary

Starting from Athens, we will drive westwards, along with the beautiful scenic coastal until we finally reach the Corinth canal or Isthmus. The Corinth canal connects the Aegean sea with the Ionian sea, and also separates the Peloponnese from the rest of Greece's mainland. We will make a short stop at the Corinth Canal and then in about 15-20 minutes, we will drive through the beautiful local villages to reach the Ancient Corinth. This is the place where Saint Paul preached and lived for about two years. During the ancient times, the town of Corinth was considered as one of the richest cities in Greece, due to the remains of the Temple of Apollo, during the 6th century BC and the ancient Agora.
Afterwards, we will drive up to the edge of the Acropolis of Corinth (Acrocorinth), where a spectacular Panoramic view of the entire area will amaze you.
Before our departure for Athens, you will have the opportunity to have lunch at a local restaurant with amazing quality and prices.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: From Athens or Cruise Ship at Piraeus Port

End location: Back to Athens or Cruise Ship at Piraeus Port

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

Luxury Mercedes Tourer Minivan (Latest model) sedan, with a current commercial passenger professional license and full insurance coverage, non smoking, A/C climate-controlled, expertly kept and maintained with WI-FI modules (free internet & video support)available on request, certified for tourist use by the Greek authorities.

What’s Included

My services as your personal driver-guide, local taxes, VAT, tolls and baggage charges.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8 euros - Free Admission for:
Journalists
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Persons possessing a free admission card
Persons under 18
Soldiers carrying out their military service
Tour guides
University students from Greece and the E.U.

What’s Extra

Drinks, meals, entrance fees, licensed guides, accommodation.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and I will not be able to come with you inside the historical sites, but I will share with you my personal knowledge about all the sites we are going to visit.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was the best tour we've ever had in a new city. Thanks to Markos's enthusiasm, extensive knowledge, and lovely demeanour, we had such an incredible day. The information and sites were tailored to our interests and needs, and Markos's genuine enjoyment and pride in showing us around made for a hugely memorable experience. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!!!
Sophie Goodin

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