Private Luxury Tour Of Ancient Diolkos, Isthmus Canal, Isthmia, Kenchreai, Acrocorinth & Ancient Corinth From Athens!_371807


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Private Tour Of Ancient Diolkos, Isthmus Canal, Isthmia, Kenchreai, Acrocorinth & Ancient Corinth From Athens!

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9 hours
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This private luxury day tour takes you out of Athens and away to some of Greece's most impressive archaeological sites and protected areas, stopping at museums, monuments, and churches as you go. Get ready to visit Ancient Diolkos, enjoy amazing views from Geraneia Mountain, and admire the mighty Isthmus Canal!

What to expect?

Our first stop is ancient Diolkos where you 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.

Our second 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 ).

In ancient times, Kenchreai was one of the two ports of the city-state of Corinth. In the Late Archaic period, it was a permanent settlement and a fortified naval station. Kenchreai flourished during the Roman Empire when the settlement was focused around the crescent-shaped harbour. The ancient harbour was partly excavated in 1962-1969 and excavations have uncovered several buildings.

Moving on with our adventure, we will visit the Acropolis or Acrocorinth with the incredible walled gates. As we drive up the monolithic rock we will be captivated by the breathtaking views of both gulfs, the Isthmus canal, Gerania mountain and surrounding beauty (1883 ft/574 m). Being the home of Pegasus (the winged horse) you will also discover the temple of Aphrodite and the Upper Pirene spring.

Driving down Acrocorinth we stop at Hadjimoustafa spring where you will admire Ottoman architecture and engineering. We then visit St.Paul’s church, where you gaze upon a fabulous mosaic mural depicting his vision from Christ while on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians. The work of art is truly astounding!

Time for a break! We enjoy a delicious authentic Greek lunch at Gemelos’ tavern on a fabulous balcony overlooking the temple of Apollo or at Marinos’ tavern with captivating views overlooking the Corinthian Gulf and the temple of Hera.

Finally, you will 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.

What is included?

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments

Is this experience for me?

  • All ages welcome
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

Pick up available from destinations below

  • Athens International Airport
  • Centre of Athens
  • Piraeus port
  • Corinth Suburban Train Station (Proastiakos)
  • Corinth
  • Loutraki
  • Nafplio
  • All Hotels, AirBnbs and Apartments from the regions listed above

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