The half-day bus tour to Ancient Corinth is a five hours tour to the past of a historical city; Corinth was the most important city-state within a short distance from Athens, a city with great artistic appeal and influence. The tour will give you the chance to get to know both the Christian and the ancient part of the city.
Itinerary of the half-day tour to Ancient Corinth
Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – Kenchreai – Athens
Highlights of the bus tour to Ancient Corinth
- A scenic tour along the coast of the Saronic Gulf
- Amaze your friends with the photos you will take at the impressive Corinth Canal
- Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, one of the most significant city-states in Ancient Greece; entrance fees included
- Follow the footsteps of St Paul in Corinth and Kenchreai, guided by a professional tour guide
Description of the shared tour to Ancient Corinth
The bus tour to Ancient Corinth starts early in the morning from Athens and will last for almost five hours. The driver will take you through one of the most spectacular routes, driving by the Saronic Gulf in a southwest direction, until we reach the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea.
We will have a short stop there before continuing with the rest of the tour. The Corinth Canal now cuts the Isthmus, which is a land bridge connecting the Peloponnese Peninsula with the Greek mainland. Since 1893 the canal has been running through the Isthmus which is 6.3 km wide.
After taking some nice pictures of the picturesque Corinth Canal, our driver will drive us further on towards the Ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. It is here where St Paul wrote one of his famous letters, to Corinthians, after a series of events that stigmatized his stay in the city and his effort to promote the new religion.
In Corinth,you will have the chance to visit the remains of the ancient city-state, which include the Agora (market place) and Apollo’s Temple (6th century B.C.), both clearly show how rich and important Corinth was in Ancient Times. Corinth was one of the most significant city-states of ancient times, a great rival to Athens and its dominance in Greece.
A short stop at the Ancient Port of Kenchreai, where St. Paul disembarked, will conclude the visit to Corinth. before heading back to Athens.
We will return to Athens taking the same route back, arriving in Athens on time for lunch.
N.B. Clients staying at the coast will be transferred back to their hotels around 15.00 hrs. With the Cape Sounion Tour bus.
According to the new law a CITY TAX for the hotel overnights is effective from January 1st 2018 and it is NOT included in our excursion rates. Clients will have to pay the tax on the spot at the hotels. The amount per overnight per room is: 5* hotel=4€ | 4* hotel=3€ | 3* hotel=1,50€.
From November 1st 2019 all children from the age of 6 (six) who are coming from non E.U. countries will have to pay the full rate of the entrance fee for the Museums and the Archaeological sites. For children coming from E.U. countries status, rates remain the same but It is very important to have their passport with in order to prove their nationality.
- Organized Shared Bus Tour
Included in the tour
- Professional licensed by the state bilingual tour Guide
- Entrance fee for archaeological sites and museums
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Pick-up from most of hotels in Athens
- Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, & Dinner), for multiple day tours only
- Road tolls and local taxes
Excluded from the tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Drinks and Beverage
- Terms & Conditions & FAQ>
- Hotels used during multiple - day shared bus tours
- Pick up hotel list in Athens for shared bus tours
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking. In case of limited participation, your tour will be diverted to one of our partners and vise versa.
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed
- April 20th to October 16th
- Every Monday and Friday (English only)
- Dep. 08.45 – Ret. 14.00 approximately
- 62,00 € per adult & 37,00€ per child