Athens full day, Canal of Corinth and Ancient Corinth tour
The interesting full day tour to Athens and Corinth, starts with the visit of the great, imposing hill of Acropolis. On our way, we will walk along the Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Nike, we will see the Erechteion and the Parthenon, places and architecture that will travel you back in ancient times! The panoramic view that the Acropolis hill offers, will give you the opportunity to see from the top, the Odeion of Herodes Atticus and the ancient theater of Dionysos.
Continuing the tour, we will visit the Temple of Zeus and the Hadrian’ s Arch and walk along the Kallimarmaron, where the first modern Olympc Games were revived in 1896. Passing by the Syntagma square, we will stop at the Presidential Mansion where you will watch the traditional Change of the Guards and we will end up the St. George Lycabetus Hill, the place with the best panoramic view of Athens.
On our way from place to place you will have the pleasure to see many interesting buildings such as the three buildings of knowledge (the University, the Academy, the National Library). The last stop in Athens is the Hellenic & Roman Agora until we reach the famous Plaka where you will be lost in the picturesque narrow streets where the spirit of old Athens exists.
We 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.
- Duration: 8 hours
- Vehicle: Mercedes sedan – Capacity: 4 people + the driver
- Vehicle: Mercedes minivan – Capacity: 5 – 7 people + the driver