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Biblical Corinth And Olive Oil Tasting 8-Hour Private Tour

At Athens Tours Greece, we pride ourselves on offering unparalleled expertise and top-notch quality for your Biblical Corinth and Olive Oil Tasting experience. Our Biblical Corinth and Olive Oil Tasting Private Tour, spanning 8 hours, is the ultimate fusion of our renowned “The Olive Oil Tasting Experience Tour” and “Miraculous Corinth Christian Tour.” We curate unique experiences that allow our savvy travelers to fully immerse themselves in the local culture, uncovering hidden gems that serve as a source of inspiration.

Itinerary of the 8 Hours Private Tour

Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – Olive Oil Tasting – Athens

Highlights of the Christian And Olive Oil Tasting 8-Hour Private Tour

  • An 8-hour private tour
  • Visit Ancient Corinth – a significant city near Athens with rich Christian and Ancient Greek history
  • Explore the ancient agora of Ancient Corinth (a major archaeological site)
  • Tour olive groves in 3 cultivation systems (Traditional, Intensive, Super Intensive)
  • Learn about organic extra virgin olive oil – properties, production process, quality grades
  • Olive oil tasting and pairing with gastronomy
  • See the famous Corinth Canal engineering marvel
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Tour is available all year round

The Coastal Journey to Corinth Canal

ship passing through corinth canal

Our journey begins early in the morning from your hotel in Athens. Brace yourself for an hour-long drive along the picturesque coastal road of the Saronic Gulf as you soak in the breathtaking views and arrive at the renowned Isthmus, a bustling hub that connected mainland Greece to the Peloponnese Peninsula in ancient times.

With a width of 6.5 km, the Isthmus houses the iconic Corinth Canal, expertly situated at its narrowest point. Don’t forget to take some captivating photos as you revel in the surroundings.

Ancient Corinth

temple of apollo in ancient corinth

Your adventure continues with a visit to Ancient Corinth, a significant city-state in the past. After staying in Corinth for two years, Apostle Paul bid farewell to the thriving city and continued his journey to Ephesus (Acts 18:18). Despite his departure, Paul’s teachings had a lasting impact on the community, paving the way for a thriving church in Corinth.

Despite the physical distance, Paul’s love and dedication to the church remained unwavering. Six years later, during his third missionary journey, Paul returned to Corinth, bringing his powerful message back to the community. In the bustling marketplace of Corinth, known as the agora, Paul notably stood trial before Gallio (Acts 18:12-17). This momentous event serves as a poignant reminder of the intricate and multifaceted nature of the early Christian movement.

The Olive Oil Tasting Experience

olive oil tasting in greece

Olive oil has been a cornerstone of Greek cuisine since ancient times, but its popularity has surged in recent years, making it one of the most sought-after experiences in Greece.

This liquid gold not only adds flavor to dishes but also embodies a way of life that celebrates culture, nature, and gastronomy. In fact, Greece boasts the largest number of top-quality olive groves in the world, making it the perfect destination for oleo tourism.

Immerse yourself in the new culture of olive oil through the Olive Oil Tasting Experience, where you can virtually participate in the harvest and indulge in high-profile tasting events. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to discover the world of olive oil.

Olive oil tasting is an enriching experience that draws parallels with wine tasting, emphasizing the aroma, bitterness, and spiciness of the oil. Through this immersive activity, participants gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of olive oil, a cornerstone of Mediterranean cuisine. This experience comes in two options:

Option 1: 70′, minimum 2 people

It involves a comprehensive journey beginning with a visit to the olive grove and mill, where you’ll be introduced to the production line of extra virgin olive oil. A standout feature is the virtual reality presentation, where participants don a VR headset to experience the cultivation, production, and bottling processes.

The session includes a detailed presentation on Greek extra virgin olive oils, covering varieties, health benefits, and storage tips. A professional tasting for two of the award-winning extra virgin olive oils, alongside the option to sample additional products for a small fee, complements this experience.

Option 2: 40′, minimum 4 people

It offers a guided tour of the facilities with an insight into the journey of extra virgin olive oil “from the tree to the bottle.” This option includes a straightforward tasting of the Soligea product line, embracing extra virgin olive oil, pitted Kalamon olives, and Kalamon olive paste.

In both options, guests can savor the simple pleasures of fresh bread and bruschetta topped with Kalamon olive paste, along with a mini salad made with seasonal vegetables, encapsulating the essence of Greek flavors.

We’ll end the excursion by dropping you off at the same location where we originally picked you up. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

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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