Half-day tour to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth

Overview

The private half-day Christian tour to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth 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 is a private tour that lasts approximately 4.5 hours and will allow you to spend some time in one of the most unique sites in Greece, that combines the beauty of the scenery with its historical importance for Christianity and Ancient Greece.

Itinerary of our Christian tour in Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth

Athens – Corinth Canal – Ancient Corinth – the Temple of Apollo – Kechreae – Ishtmia (the sub bridge) – Acrocorinth – Archaeological Museum of Corinth

Highlights of the half-day Christian tours to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth

  • A 4.5 hours private tour to Corinth with a professional English-speaking driver
  • The sites where St Paul preached the word of God in South Greece
  • The Fortress of Acrocorinth and Ancient Corinth
  • The famous Corinth Canal

Description

Description of the half-day Christian tours to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth

corinth canal
The Famous Corinth Canal

The half day tour to Corinth 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 drive you will reach the famous Isthmus, one of the most significant strategic locations in Greece and the Mediterranean, because it connects the mainland of Greece with the Peloponnese Peninsula.

The Isthmus is 6,5 km wide and the Corinth Canal 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 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.

 

Apollo s temple in ancient Corinth
Apollo s temple in ancient Corinth

After a 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.

After the visit to the ancient Corinth, you will visit the Fortress of Acrocorinth, 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 to 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.

 

Saint-Paul Cathedral Corinth
Saint-Paul Cathedral Corinth

Once we finish the tour to the castle, we will return to the village of Ancient Corinth, and visit the Archaeological Museum of Corinth with important findings and the impressive sculptures that are definitely worth your time.

Your driver will then bring you back to Athens, where you will have time to enjoy your lunch.

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Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in 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 by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of 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

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at 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 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.

Restrictions:

  • 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 the 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

 

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