Ancient Corinth – Half Day Tour

Ancient Corinth - Half Day Tour : April 2020 - October 2020

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Ancient Corinth – Half Day Tour

Ancient Corinth - Half Day Tour : April 2020 - October 2020

Ancient Corinth… a journey to the monuments of paganism, during ancient times… but also to the beggining of christianism… Let’s follow Saint Paul to his primary footsteps!


Corinth Sightseeing in Greece

Ancient Corinth - Corinth Canal - Agora - Apollo's Temple... Ancient Corinth - Half Day Tour!

Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece. Since 1896, archaeological investigations have revealed large parts of the ancient city, and recent excavations have brought to light important new facets of antiquity. For Christians, Corinth is well-known from the two letters of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Corinth is also mentioned in the Book of Acts as part of the Apostle Paul's missionary travels.

Program

Follow us on a journey in time, to the Ancient Corinth Tour. A place and of majestic nature and monuments of great significance. The drive starts by the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal. Here we will make a short stop, so as to view the man-made rift which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea.

Our journey leads us to the ancient town of Corinth. This was a city of great fame in antiquity; The place where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Its remains, that include the Agora (marketplace) and the Apollo’s Temple (6th-century b.C.), are clear evidence for the wealth and importance that Corinth constituted in the ancient times for the Greek world. The archaeological site of Ancient Corinth is located 9 km north-west of the modern city.

Among the exhibits you can observe at the site, are: the ruins of Pirini fountain, the courtyard of Apollo, the foundations of a significant Roman basilica, the temple of the goddess Tyche (Fortune) or Apollo Klarios, the stores in the Agora, the temple of Apollo, the ruins of the ancient theatre and the Lerna fountain.

The citadel of Acrocorinth was built on top of a steep massive cliff and dates to around 4000 b.C. The Archaeological Museum operates at the archaeological site and it was built in 1931-32. It maintains a valuable exhibition that includes a collection that dates from the Prehistoric to the Roman and Byzantine periods. Of the many artefacts unearthed and tended in the safety of this museum, are some exceptional objects worth mentioning, such as the large Mycenaean crater (vessel)  from around 1200 b.C. and the Corinthian amphora and stopper from 600 b.C...

When our visit to ancient Corinth is completed, we 'll move to a small Corinthian village. It might seem insignificant at first glance, but this is where the Ancient Port of Kehries used to be. This is the place where St. Paul came ashore, on his journey back to Athens.

Our drive back to the Greek capital will signal the end of our « Ancient Corinth Tour - Half Day », letting you assured that you'll be back in Athens in time for lunch.

Price List

« Tours in Greece : Ancient Corinth – Half Day Tour»

 

Ancient Corinth – Half Day TourPrice per person
 20/04/2020 – 16/10/202062 €

 

Package includes

  • Free pick up and drop off from the centrally located hotels of Athens and the city center.
  • Entrance fee for the archaeological site of Ancient Port of Cehries.
Package does not include

  • Any personal expenses & Tips.
  • Whatever is not explicitly stated.
Highlights

  • Visit Ancient Corinth where St. Paul preached
  • Take photos at Corinth Canal
  • Visit Ancient Agora and pre Roman temple of Apollo
  • Enjoy the services of a private expert guide

April 2020 - October 2020
Monday & Friday

Departure: 08:45
Return: 14:00

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