Our shore tour in half day to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth is a picturesque private tour in Greece, that gives you the chance to visit one of the most important cities located relatively close to Athens, and the famous Corinth Canal with its breath taking views.
It is a private shore trip that lasts approximately 4 hours and will allow you to spend some time in one of the most unique sites in Greece, that combines the beauty of the scenery with its historical importance for Christianity and Ancient Greece.
Itinerary of our Christian tour in Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth
Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – the Temple of Apollo – Ishtmia (the sub bridge) – Acrocorinth – Archaeological site & Museum of Corinth
Highlights of the half-day tour to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth
- A 4 hours private tour to Corinth with a professional English-speaking tour driver
- The sites where St Paul preached the word of God in South Greece
- The Fortress of Acrocorinth and Ancient Corinth
- The famous Corinth Canal
Description of the half-day shore excursion to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth
The half day private tour to Corinth starts from Athens early in the morning from your cruise ship pier where your private driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on. Your professional driver will drive you along the scenic coastal road that leads to the famous Corinth Canal and Corinth.
After an hour drive you will reach the famous Isthmus, one of the most significant strategic locations in Greece and the Mediterranean, because it connects the mainland of Greece with the Peloponnese Peninsula.
The Isthmus is 6,5 km wide and the Corinth Canal is constructed at the narrow point of the Isthmus. This place offers you the chance to take some pictures of the truly breathtaking views, before continuing to Ancient Corinth.
Ancient Corinth was a very important city state in the ancient years. The main city was spreading below the imposing fortress of Acrocorinth, which offered a significant strategic position for the city, because it allowed its people to control the bypassing ships trading goods between Italy and Greece.
Our private shore trip to Corinth will take you to the heart of the ancient city where philosophers, artists and, as well as Paul lived and preached, teaching people the word of the new religion at the time.
Ancient Corinth was the most important port of the antiquity, and the richest city of ancient Greece. Here the Athenian General and politician Themistocles, build the triries ship, which with the Athenians fought the Persian in Salamis island.
Here sculpturing was developed, and pottery is the most famous in Greece. Visit the Archaeological site & Museum of Corinth with important findings and the impressive sculptures that are definitely worth your time.
We continue our visit to the ancient Corinth, visiting the Fortress of Acrocorinth, which fortified the city in a solid and exemplary manner, allowing it to be a very strong and safe city.
You will also have the chance to take some amazing pictures to the sea and the land of Corinth, and the pretty, new marina and the harbor of the city with numerous boats of all sizes.
Your driver will then bring you back to Piraeus cruise port of Athens, where this private shore trip ends and you will have time to enjoy your lunch.