The Biblical Corinth 7 Hours Christian Tour is a private and personal tour to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth, and it is a well-appointed biblical tour in Greece, that gives you the chance to visit one of the most important cities located relatively close to Athens.
It lasts approximately 7 hours and will allow you to spend some time in one of the most unique sites in Greece, which combines the beauty of the scenery with its historical importance for Christianity and Ancient Greece.
Itinerary of our Biblical Corinth 7 Hours Christian Tour
Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – Corinth ancient agora – the Temple of Apollo – the ancient port of Kechreae – Ishtmia – The submersible bridge – Acrocorinth the acropolis of Corinth – Archaeological Museum of Corinth
Highlights of the Biblical Corinth 7 Hours Christian Tour
- A 7 hours private tour to Corinth with a professional English-speaking local driver
- The sites where St Paul preached the word of God in South Greece
- The Acropolis of Corinth and Ancient Agora
- The ancient port of Corinth, Kechreae
- The submersible bridge
- The famous Corinth Canal
Description of the Biblical Corinth 7 Hours Christian Tour
The Biblical Corinth 7 Hours Christian Tour starts from Athens early in the morning. Your professional driver will drive you along the scenic coastal road that leads to the Corinth Canal and Corinth.
After an hour’s drive, you will reach the famous Corinth Canal, one of the most significant strategic locations in Greece and the Mediterranean, because it connects the mainland of Greece with the Peloponnese Peninsula.
The Corinth Canal is 6,5 km long and it is constructed at the narrow point of the Isthmus. This place offers you the chance to take some pictures of the truly breathtaking views, before continuing to Ancient Corinth.
Ancient Corinth was a very important city-state in the ancient years. The main city was spreading below the imposing fortress of Acrocorinth, which offered a significant strategic position for the city because it allowed its people to control the bypassing ships trading goods between Italy and Greece.
Our Christian tour to Corinth will take you to the heart of the city where St Paul lived and preached for almost 2 years, teaching people the word of the new religion at the time. Ancient Corinth is much associated with St Paul, who lived in Corinth close to Akillas and Priscilla, a Jewish couple living in the area. St Paul established a Christian church in Corinth and also a church at ancient Kechreai.
After an approx 2 years stay in Corinth, Apostle Paul left for Ephesus (Acts 18:18) leaving behind him a great church, which would prove a difficult church with many problems because of the cultural surroundings. He wrote at least 3-4 letters trying to solve these problems and after nearly six years he visited Corinth during the third missionary journey and preached again in the area. St. Paul`s trial by Gallio took place in the agora (Acts 18:12-17). It is from Corinth, also, that St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians. In ancient Corinth, you will visit the Archaeological Museum with important findings and impressive sculptures that are definitely worth your time and the ancient agora where Paul spent his hall day pritching the word of God! After the visit to ancient Corinth, you will also have the chance to see the Cathedral of St Paul along with the pretty, new marina and the harbor of the city with numerous boats of all sizes.
The Acropolis of Corinth
After the visit to ancient Corinth, you will visit the Fortress of Acrocorinth (the Acropolis of Corinth), which fortified the city in a solid and exemplary manner, allowing it to be a very strong and safe city. You will also have the chance to take some amazing pictures of the sea and the land of Corinth. You will also see the Cathedral of St Paul along with the pretty, new marina and the harbor of the city with numerous boats of all sizes.
Once we finish the tour to the Acropolis of Corinth, we will head on to Kechreae the ancient port of Corinth where Paul disembarked. A natural bay, it was once the Saronic Gulf port of Korinthia. The ancient port of Kechries was the heaven of ancient Corinth and a very important commercial and military port of ancient Greece.
There are still two ruined piers, one opposite the other, and between them, ornate buildings submerged in the sea after a devastating earthquake. At the bottom were also found uniquely beautiful paintings and glass/ivory opera sectile, dating from the 4th century AD, which can now be seen together with many of the findings in the Archaeological Museum of Isthmia.
In this area, pioneering port facilities and warehouses were used, as well as shops and public buildings.
Today at Kechries except for the ruins lays a large beach, by which you will find comfortable accommodation and good food and also you can enjoy your coffee by the blue waters.
Our next stop will be at Isthmia! We’ll head now east of the Corinth Canal to find Isthmia, known since ancient times as a place of worship. Some of the important at Isthmia are, The temples of Poseidon and Palaemon, the Ancient Theatre of Isthmia, the Palaemonio, the Stadium of Isthmia, the only submersible bridge that exists in the world (visit), and the numerous discoveries that are hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Isthmia attract visitors.
The submersible bridge of the Corinth canal
Let’s see why it is so interesting to visit the Submersible bridge! Have you ever considered how sinking bridges work?
A submersible bridge is a type of movable bridge that lowers the bridge deck below the water level to permit waterborne traffic to use the waterway. This differs from a lift bridge or table bridge, which operates by raising the roadway.
The submersible bridge’s primary advantage over the similar lift bridge is that there is no structure above the shipping channel and thus no height limitation on ship traffic. This is particularly important for sailing vessels. Additionally, the lack of an above-deck structure is considered aesthetically pleasing, a similarity shared with the Chicago-style bascule bridge and the table bridge. However, the presence of the submerged bridge structure limits the draft of vessels in the waterway.
The submersible bridges of the Isthmus of Corinth are two. One is located in Posidonia (this refers to the one linking Corinth to Loutraki) and the other to Isthmia. The bridge of Poseidonia is the one with the most traffic as the inhabitants of the two cities use it to save many kilometers from what they would do if they needed to make it around.
Poseidonia’s Bridge is also the one with the largest tourist traffic since thousands of tourists visit it and wait for it to sink in order to make the crossing of a ship and then emerge. The depth that each bridge sinks is about 11 meters.
It is time now to take the way back. Your driver will then bring you back to Athens.
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- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Olive oil tasting fee (olive oil tasting tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverage
- Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- 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 the 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.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by-state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
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.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August, and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
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