Corinth Canal, Greece

Christian Corinth Tour And The Corinth Canal Cruise

Don’t miss out on the ultimate adventure – an 8-hour tour that combines a Christian excursion to ancient Corinth with a boat cruise along the iconic Corinth Canal! Embrace the opportunity to embark on this unforgettable journey!

√ Experience Ancient Corinth, the chosen city of apostle Paul, rich in history and culture!
√ Explore the famous Corinth canal with our Corinth canal boat cruise!

Itinerary of the tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion

Athens – Corinth Canal – Canal Cruise – Ancient Corinth – Athens

  • The famous Corinth canal
  • Visit the house of Akila and Priscila
  • The ancient agora
  • The important archaeological Corinth museum
  • The unique Corinth canal boat cruise

Corinth Canal

ship passing through corinth canal

The tour starts from Athens early in the morning. We will be driving along the lovely and picturesque coastal road towards Corinth.

The first highlight of our tour is the Isthmus of Corinth and Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is an impressive man-made canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The Canal is 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) long. Construction began in 1881, but was hampered by geological and financial problems and was not completed until 1893. However, the idea of a shortcut to save boats from sailing around the Peloponnese peninsula dates back over 2000 years.

We will have a short stop here for pictures and we will continue towards Ancient Corinth.

Corinth Canal Boat Tour (Cruise)

Cruise Corinth Canal
Cruise Corinth Canal

Embark on the captivating Corinth Canal cruise at 10 am during the peak summer season. The voyage spans 60-90 minutes, offering a unique opportunity to encounter any passing ships along the bustling waterway. As a key thoroughfare for cargo, military, and personal vessels, the Corinth Canal attracts countless tourists seeking to marvel at its impressive engineering. With a constant flow of visitors, there’s never a dull moment along this popular tourist destination. The Corinth Canal stands out with its one-of-a-kind architecture and fascinating background, making it an iconic attraction in Greece and beyond. Numerous individuals flock to admire it from the majestic bridges, but only a select few have the opportunity to truly immerse themselves with a boat journey through the Corinth Canal.

As you journey across the canal, an intriguing audio guide will regale you with tales of its rich history, including past calamities and political strife. Immerse yourself in the cultural significance of this extraordinary feat of engineering as you’re enlightened on its natural splendor and unparalleled singularity.

Ancient Corinth

temple of apollo in ancient corinth

Once the cruise docks, we will journey to the historic Corinth. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to savor a delicious lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant owned by a local family in the charming village of ancient Corinth. As a dominant force in the ancient world, Corinth held control over the Isthmus and its wealth and influence extended to numerous cities throughout the wider ancient Greek world, many of which were established as colonies. This serves as a testament to the power and prestige of Corinth during this time period.

In 146 BC, the Romans demolished this once-great city after the Greeks suffered a devastating defeat at the Isthmus of Corinth. Today, remnants of the ancient city can still be seen at the agora, where visitors can witness its former grandeur. Be sure to check out the grand columns of the Apollo Temple dating back to the 6th century BC, as well as the well-preserved market and Apostle Paul’s Step Conservatory, renovated by the famous Herod Atticus. Other public buildings of immense archaeological significance are also waiting to be explored.

Don’t miss out on a visit to the Corinth Archaeological Museum, one of Greece’s most notable and captivating institutions. Among its treasures, the museum proudly displays a remarkable 6th century BC archaic Sphinx in pristine condition, within four rooms and two galleries. You can also explore artifacts from the ancient Sanctuary of Asclepius and discover traces of a flourishing Jewish community during the time of the Romans, a community that was personally visited and later mentioned in a letter by the renowned Apostle Paul.

Considerations for the Corinth Canal Cruise

  • Experience the luxury of our state-of-the-art 24m vessel, equipped with both indoor and outdoor areas. Manned by a top-notch crew, the boat also features a fully-stocked bar, ensuring all our guests’ desires are met throughout the journey.
  • Join us for an exciting boat tour of the stunning Corinth canal – our guided group tours guarantee an unforgettable experience! For a more personal adventure, simply reach out to us and discover our diverse range of private tour options.
  • Don’t miss out on the cruise of your dreams – availability is limited, so secure your spot on the booking day!
  • The Corinth canal cruise might end up getting canceled if we don’t have enough people signed up!

During wintertime, there will be slight changes in the itinerary due to the fact that the archaeological sites close at 3 pm while remaining open till 5-7 pm during summertime. Athens Tours Greece offer you the chance to create your own plan and customize it staying on the same route based on your preferences and requirements, making the most of your valuable time. Also, the full-day tour is available for driving with a minibus or bus, for larger groups.

In this case, the itinerary can also be customized and will be shorter (due to international driving safety regulations), again based on your specific needs and requirements. Your private guide is at your disposal at any time to discuss and plan your private full-day tour accordingly.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • 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 Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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