Corinth Tour from Athens
Corinth Tour from Athens
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Start Location: Your Hotel, Port or Airbnb
Total Seats : 3/3
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Corinth Tour From Athens
The Corinth tour from Athens starts as we drive along the National Road and move southwest to Peloponnese. On our way, we pass by the Monastery of Daphne which was built in the 11th century AD, as well as the city of Elefsis where the famous mysteries of Elefsina took place, and the small city of Megara.
Driving south we will pass the mountains where Thiseas killed the local thieves and Prokroust whose labors made him a famous and beloved person in the ancient Greek world. According to mythology these achievements, actually paved the way for merchants and travelers.
Corinth Tour From Athens
Reaching the impressive Corinth Canal for a shortstop to take pictures, we will discover how important Diolkos was for the Corinthians. A spectacular innovative idea of the 6th century BC was to build 2 ports, one in the Saronic Gulf and the other in the Corinthian Gulf. These ports were linked by a road, using cranes they used to pull the ships and take them to the other port, which was time-saving.
Continuing the ancient Corinth tour from Athens we will drive to the ancient Port of Kehree. This port was one of 2 that the Corinthians were using in the past. From that port, all ships were coming or leaving to the East. Here, St.Paul left in 53 AD to Ephesus.
Then, we drive to Acrocorinth, the acropolis of Corinth. The Corinthians built the temple of Aphrodite as she was the patron Goddess. The view from the mountain is breathtaking. Acrocorinthos was an important fort till the 18th century B.C. and changed hands several times.
After visiting the archaeological site of Corinth, where St. Paul preached for 1.5 years, we will see the temple of Apollo that was builded in the 6th century, the agora, the Bema where St. Paul was prosecuted to a trial, temples of Roman times, shopping centers, Roman baths, and 2 theatres.
Biblical Corinth Tour from Athens
Inside the Museum you can admire statues of Roman Emperors, friezes from the 12 labors of Hercules that used to decorate the theatre, a Sphinx, artifacts that date back from Mycenaen time, items from Askleipion, and many more.. After our tour to ancient Corinth, you can have lunch (optional), and then we will return to Athens and take you to your hotel or cruise ship.
A few words about Ancient Corinth
Corinth’s historical significance cannot be overstated. In ancient times, it was one of the most prosperous and influential cities in Greece. As a strategic crossroads between the Peloponnese and mainland Greece, Corinth held a pivotal position in trade and politics.
The city flourished under the rule of powerful empires, including the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Its importance extended beyond commerce and politics, as Corinth was also renowned for its intellectual and artistic contributions. The famous Corinthian columns, characterized by their intricate designs, became an iconic architectural feature across the ancient world. Exploring Corinth allows us to witness the grandeur of these civilizations and understand the forces that shaped our modern world.
Key Attractions in Corinth
Another must-visit site in Corinth is the Temple of Apollo. This iconic structure, once adorned with intricate sculptures and adorned pediments, stood as a testament to the city’s religious devotion. Although now in ruins, the sheer scale of the temple is awe-inspiring, leaving visitors with a sense of wonder at the architectural achievements of the ancient Greeks.
For those with a passion for archaeology, the Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum is a treasure trove of artifacts. From intricately painted pottery to exquisite jewelry, the museum showcases the artistic prowess of the ancient Corinthians. Each artifact tells a story, offering a glimpse into the daily lives and beliefs of those who walked these streets centuries ago.
Benefits of Visiting Corinth
Visiting Corinth offers numerous benefits beyond the historical and cultural significance. The breathtaking natural beauty surrounding the city is a sight to behold. From the crystal-clear waters of the Corinthian Gulf to the lush greenery of the surrounding mountains, nature lovers will find solace in the picturesque landscapes. The region also boasts a vibrant culinary scene, where visitors can savor traditional Greek delicacies and indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean.
Moreover, a Corinth tour provides an opportunity for personal growth and reflection. Stepping into the footsteps of ancient civilizations can be a humbling experience, reminding us of the transience of our own existence. It allows us to contemplate the legacy we leave behind and the impact we have on future generations. A visit to Corinth is not only a journey into the past, but a chance to shape our own future.
Faqs Corinth Tour From Athens
The Corinth Tour from Athens is a journey that explores historical and cultural sites between Athens and Corinth.
The tour starts every day at 9.
Your Hotel, Port or Airbnb
The tour mentions passing by the Monastery of Daphne, the city of Elefsis, the small city of Megara, the Corinth Canal, the ancient Port of Kehree, and Acrocorinth
What can visitors expect to see at the archaeological site of Corinth, especially in the agora and the temples of Roman times?
The tour covers the archaeological site of Corinth. Can you provide details about the notable features such as the agora, temples of Roman times, and other historical landmarks?
What archaeological sites are covered in the Corinth tour, especially related to St. Paul’s presence?
The tour includes a visit to the archaeological site of Corinth where St. Paul preached. Can you highlight specific areas or landmarks related to St. Paul’s time in Corinth?
Places You’ll See :
- A guided tour of important places
- English speaking driver-guide
- Pick up/drop off
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- Licensed Guide