Argolis Tour from Athens


Argolis Tour from Athens

Duration :   10 Hours
Max People :    3
Start Location:   PIick up from hotel, Port or apartment.
Total Seats :  3/3

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Athens and Ancient Corinth Tour

Experience the full-day Athens and ancient Corinth tour, the two cities that played a huge role in ancient Greece, and don’t miss to know St. Paul and his footsteps.

Our tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where we will see the Parthenon, (dedicated to Goddess Athena), the Erechteion with its famous Karyatides, the temple of Apteros Nike, Dionysus theatre which is the first of the World, the Mars Hill where Apostle Paul preached in 51 AD.

Athens and Ancient Corinth Tour

After visiting the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896, the temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient Greece, the Athens trilogy neoclassical buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Library, watch and enjoy the changing of Evzone guards at the Parliament. Later on, you will be taken to see the location where Apostle Paul disembarked.

We will pass by the picturesque Plaka and Monastiraki flea market. Continuing the Athens and Ancient Corinth tour we will drive approximately 1 hour south, where we always make a shortstop and see an engineering achievement of the 19th century- the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. The construction of the Canal was attempted several times in the past until 1893 when it was finished.

Ancient Corinth

The Corinthians constructed the diolkós, a stone road that allowed ships to be transferred on wheeled platforms. Hence, two important ports made their appearance on both sides of the Canal – Lechaion on the Gulf of Corinth, and Kenchreai on the shores of the Saronic Gulf. Diolkos allowed the Corinthians to dominate in shipping and trade across the Meditteranean Sea.

Furthermore, we will also visit Akrokorinthos, the Acropolis of Corinth which changed hands through history several times. The church of St. Paul with its beautiful mosaic, and finally the Agora and the museum. At the Archaeological site, you will see the temple of Apollo, Glauke’s well which is related to the myth of Jason, Roman temples and baths, the Bema where Apostle Paul was judged by Galion.

Inside the museum, you will see themes of the 12 labors of Hercules that used to decorate the theatre, busts of Roman Emperors, and the bust of Apollo which is believed to have inspired the Statue of Liberty in New York. After lunch, we will drive back to Athens.

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The Historical Significance of Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth was one of the most important city-states in ancient Greece. It was a bustling hub of trade and commerce, known for its strategic location on the Isthmus of Corinth. The city flourished during the Archaic and Classical periods, and its influence extended far and wide. Ancient Corinth was not only a center of trade but also a center of culture, art, and philosophy. It was home to renowned philosophers such as Diogenes and Chrysippus, and its Acrocorinth, a fortified hilltop overlooking the city, played a crucial role in defending the region.

The Importance of Taking a Tour to Ancient Corinth

Taking a tour to Ancient Corinth is not just about exploring historical ruins; it is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich history and culture of Greece. The knowledgeable guides provide insights into the significance of each site, bringing the ancient city to life. They share stories and legends that have been passed down through generations, giving visitors a deeper understanding of the people who once called this place home.

Moreover, taking a tour allows visitors to navigate the sprawling ruins with ease. The guides know the best routes and can provide valuable information about each site. They can point out hidden gems and lesser-known spots that might be missed otherwise. Exploring Ancient Corinth without a guide can be overwhelming and confusing, but with a knowledgeable expert by your side, you can make the most of your visit.

Discovering the Timeless Beauty of Ancient Corinth

Beyond its historical significance, Ancient Corinth is a place of timeless beauty. As I stood on the Acrocorinth, overlooking the city below, I was struck by the breathtaking views. The surrounding landscapes, with their rolling hills and shimmering sea, create a picturesque backdrop that is hard to forget.

The ancient architecture, with its intricate carvings and towering columns, is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the ancient Greeks. The sheer scale and grandeur of the structures are awe-inspiring, leaving visitors in awe of what was accomplished thousands of years ago.

Faq Athens and Ancient Corinth Tour

Dress comfortably and wear suitable walking shoes, as the tour may involve exploring historical sites . Bring , sunscreen, and a hat, especially during warmer months.

Yes, there be opportunities to buy souvenirs at the various stops, including gift shops near historical sites.

Athens and Ancient Corinth Tour is family-friendly.

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What's Included

  • A guided tour of important places
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Pick up/drop off
  • Water

What's Excluded

  • Licensed Guide
  • Lunch

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