ANCIENT CORINTH AND NAFPIO TOUR
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.
- We use vehicles, legal and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization, smoke-free, fully air-conditioned.
- Rates include all tolls, fuel, parking fees, and baggage charges.
- Not included: Drinks, meals, entrance fees, accommodation, licensed guides.
- Tours are private, personal, and flexible just for you and your party.
- Winter period 1st November – 31st March.
Ancient Conrinth and museum: fee 4€ (8.30am-3.30pm) Tuesday closed
Palamidi fortress: 4€ (8.30am-3.30pm)
- Summer period 1st April – 31st October
Ancient Corinth and museum: fee 8€ / Reduced fee 4€ (8.30am-8.00pm)
Palamidi fortress: fee 8€ / Reduce fee 4€ (8.00am-8.00pm)
- Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
- Free entrance: Children and young people up to the age of 25, from EU member-states, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
- Children up to the age of 5, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
- Winter period 1st November – 31st March.
Vehicle: Mercedes sedan – Capacity: 4 persons + driver
Vehicle: Mercedes minivan – Capacity: 5 up to 7 persons + driver
Museums and Archaeological sites are closed:
- 1 January: closed
- 6 January: closed
- 25 March: closed
- Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
- Easter Sunday: closed
- 1 May: closed
- 25 December: closed
- 26 December: closed
Museums and Archaeological sites are open 08.30-15.00:
- Shrove Monday:
- Holy Saturday
- Easter Monday
- Holy Spirit Day
- 15 August
- 28 October
Ancient Corinth & Nafplio full day tour
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!
- Corinth canal
- Ancient Corinth
- Roman Odeon
- Corinth museum
- St Paul church
- Nafplion city
- Palamidi fortress
- Photography is allowed throughout the tour.
- Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.
- Hat and sun glasses can be really helpful all year round
Activity Level Medium