The Athens sightseeing and Corinth canal tour starts by visiting the imposing, naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis. The tour includes a walk that travels the visitors through ancient times in one of the oldest cities in the world, which was considered as the cradle of the western civilization, birthplace of the philosophy, the theatre and the democracy.
By passing the monumental gate of Propylaea you’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon. You will enjoy too a panoramic view of Athens and Piraeus port. At the foot of the Acropolis hill you’ll see the ancient theater of Dionysos (the oldest theatre of the world), the Odeon of Herodus Atticus and the Areopagus (Mars hill). After the visit to the Acropolis we’ll continue our private tour with a visit to the Temple of Zeus (biggest temple of the antiquity) and the Hadrian’s Arch, and then we’ll go to visit the famous Kallimarmaron, known as well as Panathenaic Stadium from 330 BC, where the first modern Olympic Games were revived on 1896.
On the way to the beautiful Lycabetus hill, where you will have the best view of Athens, we will make a stop at the Presidenstial Mansion, the ex-Royal Palace where you can enjoy the traditional Change of the Guards, the Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the three buildings of knowledge (the University, the Academy, the National Library).
After the visit to Lycabetus we will continue our interesting tour, 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) 540 BC., 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 you may have your lunch at ancient Corinth before we take the way back in Athens.
Vehicle: Mercedes sedan – Capacity: 4 persons + driver
Vehicle: Mercedes minivan – Capacity: 5 up to 7 persons + driver
Museums and Archaeological sites are closed:
Museums and Archaeological sites are open 08.30-15.00:
With our Athens sightseeing and Corinth canal tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the most wonderful highlights of Athens, the unique hill of the Acropolis and walk in one of the oldest cities in the world. The ancient theater of Dionysos will fascinate you and the view from Lycabetus hill is unique! The tour continues to Corinth and the famous Canal of Corinth and we will continue our tour to reach the Ancient Corinth. A visit to the Archaeological Museum and Acrocorinthos will impress you!
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