The private tour to Corinth and Nafplio starts by driving via the coastal highway to Peloponnese. The first stop of the tour to Corinth is the famous Canal of Corinth which connects the Ionian sea with the Aegean sea through the Isthmus, and joins Peloponnese to the Greek mainland.
We will make a stop here about 20 minutes to look at the canal from the bridge and if we are lucky we might see a ship going through the isthmus. After the Canal we will continue our interesting tour to reach our main destination, the Ancient Corinth. In Ancient Corinth you will see the temple of Apollo (the God of Oracles and the Sun) 540BC, the Theater, the Roman Odeon and the Glauke fountain the Vima (step) from where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians in 52 A.D. and finally the Lechaion street.
A visit to the Archaeological Museum which is known for its beautiful amphorae will impress you and the view from our last visit to Acrocorinthos or “Upper Corinth”, the Acropolis of Ancient Corinth, will be one of the best memories from our tour. There are the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite and of many churches the view from there is spectacular. Acrocorinth is one of the most important medieval castle sites of Greece.
After Acrocorinth we’ll continue our tour through the farmland of Nemea. we’ll see olive trees and vineyards and after 45 minutes driving we’ll arrive to Nafplio. Nafpio is a really romantic seaside town, the first capital of Greece after the liberation of the country from Ottoman rule until 1834. The old town is car-free has classic stone buildings and picturesque streets that gives you the sense that you are on a Greek island that looks like the backstreets of Plaka in Athens. So strolling there is one of the best things you can do. After your lunch you can visit by boat the fortress Bourtzi that is in the middle of the port. Still known by its Turkish name Bourtzi, meaning the Tower, it attracts many visitors all year round. Antonio Gambello, an architect from Bergamo, built the castle in 1471 on this tiny islet in front of the port of Nafplion. The entire city was fortified in 1473 by the Venetians, mainly to provide protection against pirates.
The last visit before to return in Athens will be the Palamidi fortress. Very known for the 999 steps to go up there. Otherwise there is a road that ending infront of the main Gate at the very top.Palamidi is an exquisite example of Venetian architecture of the 18th century. The hill at which the castle is located was named after Palamidis, the hero of Homer’s Epics.
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The tour to Corinth and Nafplio starts with a stop at the famous Canal of Corinth. Next stop is at Ancient Corinth were we will visit the temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Roman Odeon and the Glauke fountain. The we will visit the Archaeological Museum of Corinth and the Acrocorinth. We’ll continue our tour through the farmland of Nemea. we’ll see olive trees and vineyards and after 45 minutes driving we’ll arrive to Nafplio. In Nafplio we can visit the fortress of Bourtzi and the Palamidi fortress with it’s 999 steps!
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