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Private Biblical Tour of Ancient Corinth & Isthmus Canal From Athens & Corinth

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Duration

8 Hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

1 -15 persons

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Languages

English

Enjoy a private tour of biblical Corinth, tracing the footsteps of Apostle Paul and enjoy the breathtaking views from the Isthmus / Corinth Canal!

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

Discover and explore the ancient passage from the Corinthian to Saronic gulf and the sub-ducting bridge. Here you can enjoy a coffee or snack at a wonderful cafe while you admire the views and wait for boats to pass through the 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.

Time for a break! We enjoy a delicious authentic Greek lunch at Gemelos’ taverna on a fabulous balcony overlooking the temple of Apollo.

Explore the incredible archaeological site of ancient Corinth with the fabulous museum, courtyard, temple of Apollo, fountain of Glauke, Sacred Spring, Peirene, Asklepieion, Odeion, Bema, Agora and much more. 

After your shopping time you will be driven to the port of Kechries tracing the footsteps of St. Paul to the East.

The Isthmus Canal

  • Pickup from your hotel in Athens
  • 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.
  • 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.
  1. Gates: A system of 3 circuit walls reinforced by towers.
  2. Peirene Spring: Located within the encircling walls, a gift of Asopus to Sisyphus.
  3. Temple of Aphrodite: On the highest of the two picks of the mountain are traces of the temple of Aphrodite on the site.
  4. 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.

Ancient Corinth 

  • 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.
  1. 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.
  2. Roman buildings.
  3. Bema or Pedestal
  4. Theatre and Odeon/Asklepieion
  5. 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.
  • Stroll amongst the village shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.

Kechries port

  • Visit the ancient port town of Kenchreai or Cenchreae, one of the two ports of the inland city state of Corinth. According to Acts 18:18 the Apostle Paul stopped at Kenchreai during his second missionary journey, where he had his hair cut to fulfill a vow (Nazirite vow)
  • Drive back to Athens and your chosen drop off location
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • casual clothing

  • non slip shoes

  • sunscreen

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

  • Private tour

  • Transport by private air-conditioned luxury vehicles

  • Native English speaking drivers

  • Handmade candies

  • Refreshment wipes

  • Bottled water

  • WiFi

  • Fuel surcharge

  • Parking fees

  • Goods & Services tax

  • Entry or admission fees

  • Food & drinks

  • Tip or gratuity

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