Ancient Corinth Half-Day Private Tour

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We depart from Athens for a short stop to Corinth Canal to walk across the old bridge and look towards either end. The Corinth Canal is a structure of great importance, as before it was built, ships sailing between the Aegean and Adriatic Seas had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese, adding about 185 nautical miles to their journey. The original idea for making the canal was conceived by Periander the tyrant of Corinth back in 602 B.C. and the one that finally started the project in 1830 was Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece. This was after the liberation from the Ottoman Turks, and finished in 1893 after several stops and restarts.

 

From the canal we drive through the ruins of Ancient Corinth, where we’ll visit the archaeological site, with the unique monolithic Temple of Apollo (one of the oldest in Greece, 585 B.C.), the Bema where St. Paul preached and the Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Ancient Corinth is where St. Paul spoke to the Corinthians. A historical place for both the Byzantines and the ancient Greeks.

You can customize your private tour at any time you require

5 hours tour

Ancient Corinth: 7 euros including the museum

Ancient Corinth is open: In winter from 08.00-15.00 In Summer from 08.00-17.00

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