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Private Tour of Apollo Epikourios & Isthmus Canal From Athens

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Duration

9 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

1 -15 persons

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Languages

English

Witness the ancient temple, where all three Doric, Ionic and Corinthian classical orders have been used to create a unique architectural masterpiece!

Tour Highlights

Our first stop is the Isthmus/Corinth canal which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland where you will appreciate the engineering and incredible views of the Corinthian and Saronic gulfs.Here you have the opportunity to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with Zulu Bungy diving off from the bridge into the narrow Isthmus of Corinth (255.9 ft/78 m ).  

The temple of Apollo Epikourios was built sometime between 450 and 400 BC, around the time of the constructing of Parthenon in Athens. The ancient writer Pausanius attributed the design to Iktinus, architect of the Parthenon, but so far this has not been independently confirmed.

The temple is unusual in that it has examples of all three of the classical orders used in ancient Greek architecture: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Doric columns form the peristyle while Ionic columns support the interior and a single Corinthian column features in the center of the interior.

The temple of Apollo is presently covered in a white tent in order to protect the ruins from the elements. In this tour you will see the remains of the temple that still stands today.

You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious authentic “village style” lunch at one of the villages of Karitaina or Andritsaina admiring panoramic views of the whole mountainous region.

Isthmus Canal

  • Pickup from your chosen 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

Apollo Epikourios

  • Driving through the picturesque villages of Elis
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo Epikourios
  • Traditional lunch at stunning Andritsena village
  • Return to your chosen location in Athens

What’s included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Private tour

Transport by private air-conditioned luxury vehicles

WiFi

Native English speaking drivers

Handmade candies

Refreshment wipes

Bottled water

Fuel surcharge

Parking fees

Goods & Services tax

Exclusions

Entry or admission fees

Food & drinks

Know before you go

Instant confirmation at time of booking

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

What to bring with you

Casual clothing

Non slip shoes

Sunscreen

Cancellation policy

Full refund if booking is cancelled until 24 hours before the experience

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