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Private Tour of Isthmus Canal, Ancient Corinth & Mycenae From Athens

Be amazed by the modern engineering masterpiece of the Corinth Canal (Isthmus Canal).

Explore the large citadel of Acrocorinth. Through its imposing entrance gates, you will enter the castle and you will discover its hidden gems. You will also experience the spectacular panoramic views which will amaze you.

Witness the ancient town of Corinth, one of the richest towns in Ancient Greece, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. We will visit the ruins of the ancient city in which you can see the remains of the Agora and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the temple of Apollo.

Relive the expedition to Troy at Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon and a World Heritage UNESCO Site.

per adult from

$276

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water  
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Native English speaking drivers
    • Refreshment wipes
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Wifi
    • Private Tour
    What's excluded :
    • Entry or admission fee
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Lion Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

    Pickup from your chosen Hotel, Airbnb or apartment in Athens

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece

    Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.

    Visit Ancient Diolkos, a paved trackway in Ancient Greece which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Akrokorinthos, Corinth 200 07 Greece

    Visit Acrocorinth, the acropolis of ancient Corinth, a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. It is one of the most impressive and dominant acropoleis of the Peloponnese.

    Gates: A system of 3 circuit walls reinforced by towers.

    Keep

    Temple of Aphrodite: On the highest of the two picks of the mountain are traces of the temple of Aphrodite on the site.

    Frankish Tower: At the SW edge of the precipitous rock fortified during Frankish times forming the inner keep of the fortress.

    Remains of churches, mosques, houses, fountains and cisterns are preserved here.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Roman Fountain, Archaia Korinthos 200 07, Greece

    Peirene Spring: Located within the encircling walls, a gift of Asopus to Sisyphus.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Geraneia, Τέρμα Χατζοπούλου, Λουτράκι, 20300, Korai, Loutraki 203 00, Greece

    Views of Geraneia Mountain: Enjoying breathtaking views of the Corinthian gulf and the SW coast of the Peloponnese.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece

    Hadgimoustafa spring: a fountain built during the Ottoman empire.

    Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum: Housing a large collection of artifacts from the local site and from smaller sites in the neighboring area.

    Temple of Apollo: One of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland with monolithic columns, rare in the ancient world, built around 560 BCE.

    Agora: A rectangular construction 160 m long and 70 m wide, consisting of central shops, small temples and altar and the renowned podium or Bema from where Apostle Paul addressed the Corinthians in 52 AD.

    Roman buildings.

    Bema or Pedestal

    Theatre and Odeon/Asklepieion

    Lechaion road: Facing the Corinthian gulf leading to the port of Lechaion.

    St. Paul's church: Admiring a magnificent mosaic mural depicting Saul's vision from Christ as he was travelling to Damascus to persecute the Christians.

    Treat yourself to an authentic "village style" lunch on a magnificent terrace overlooking ancient Corinth's archaeological site and the temple of Apollo.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Corinth, Corinth, Corinthia Region, Peloponnese

    Stroll amongst the village shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, Peloponnese

    Drive to Mycenae.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece

    Rich in gold! King Agamemnon's mythical kingdom sung in Homer's epics. It is the most important and richest center of the late Bronze Age.

    Grave Circles A and B: Royal cemeteries situated to the south of the Lion Gate and outside the Bronze Age citadel.

    The Cyclopean Walls: The main characteristic of the Mycenean walls is that they are made of huge limestone boulders. Only the mythical Cyclopes had the strength to move the enormous boulders that made up the walls of Mycenae and Tiryns.

    The Royal Palace: Consisting of domestic apartments, the Throne Room Suite, the Grand Staircase, a collection of rooms for officers or palace officials and the Forecourt.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lion Gate, Mycenae Greece

    The Lions Gate: The main entrance of the Bronze age citadel of Mycenae erected during the 13th century BC.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae Greece

    The Treasury of Atreus: A large tholos or beehive tomb constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC.

    Tomb of Clytemnestra: A Mycenean tholos type tomb built in 1250 BC named after Clytemnestra the wife of king Agamemnon and leader of the Greeks in Trojan war.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae Greece

    The Mycenean Archaeological Museum: The most important Mycenean artifacts are exhibited here. You will be dazzled by the gold grave goods, burial masks, jewellery, weapons, worship idols and frescoes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

    Return to your chosen Hotel, Airbnb or apartment in Athens

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your personal driver/guide will pick you up and return you to your hotel in Athens, meeting you at the lobby.In case of an AirBnb apartment, he will contact you upon arrival so you can meet him at the entrance of the building.For Airport and Port pickup, your driver/guide will meet you at the gate holding an Ancient Greece Tours sign for you to spot him upon arrival.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Animals or pets allowed
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available on request
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ancient Greece Tours

Activity ID: V-59636P75

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