Especially designed for those who may admire an engineering wonder the Corinth Canal, and ancient Corinth the wealthiest city in ancient Greece, introduced to Christianity by St. Paul in 52, and some of the most important sites of the world’s history in Argolis
Highlights of the famous Corinth Canal, Mycenae and Epidaurus 8 hours
- 8 – hour morning Shore private excursion of the most famous sites in Peloponnese
- Combines Argolis modern and classical sites guided by our experts
- Explore the wonders of ancient Argolis
- English-speaking guide/driver
- Pickup and drop off at your cruise terminal
You’ll Visit: Corinth canal – Mycenaean – the famous Mycenaean cyclopean walls – the grave of the Mycenaean King Atrius father of Agamemnon, Epidaurus, the ancient Epidaurus theater – the Asklepieion.
Description of the famous Corinth Canal, Mycenae and Epidaurus 8 hours
Start your private shore excursion from the ship pier in Piraeus port. Your private driver will be there holding a sign with your name on, will take you to your vehicle according to the size of your group, and will drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to famous Corinth and its Canal.
An unforgettable sight, the Canal is 6.5 Km | 4 miles long and 24 m | 72 feet wide and built with sloping sides, with a height of approx 77 m | 230 feet, and the depth of the water is approx 8 m | 24 feet. Ships had to sail around the Peloponnese, adding 200 approx nautical miles and extra days to the journey. Ships had to sail all the way around the Peloponnese, adding 200 approx nautical miles and several extra days to the journey. Take this fantastic photo opportunity from the bridge more than 67 m | 201 feet above the water with its spectacular view of the canal.
Continuing this private shore excursion we will visit Mycenae, the remains of the Mycenaean ancient city, including the lioness’s gate,the tomb of the Mycenaean king Agamemnon and his Palace. Then we’ll drive through through Argos district with its orange trees fields famous for the best Oranges in Greece to arrive in Epidaurus.
Time for lunch in between and your Cruise Tours Piraeus private chauffeur will drive you to Epidaurus in order to visit the ancient Epidaurus theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics and Asklepieion, the first hospital on in the world.
This most interesting private shore excursion will end returning to Athens via the Epidaurus / Corinth picturesque road.