Explore the cities of Athens and Corinth on a private 9-hour excursion. See the dramatic Corinth Canal, the Ancient Temple of Apolo, the Acropolis in Athens and more.
Αfter meeting your professional driver in Athens, you will begin your scenic drive along the beautiful coast of Greece to Corinth. On the way, you will make a short stop to observe the breathtaking Corinth Canal. The four mile long and only 70 foot wide canal separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland.
Shortly after, you will arrive at Corinth. In ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (marketplace) and Apollo’s Temple, constructed in the 6th century BC. You will experience all of the must see sights of this ancient city on your Corinth tour and then return to Athens in time for lunch.
After lunch, you continue on your tour passing by numerous points of interest such as Constitution Square, the Memorial to the Unkown Soldier, the Greek Parliament, Hadrian’s Gate, and the Olympic Stadium, before arriving at the Acropolis.
On the sacred rock of the Acropolis, the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon.
Alternative Tour Options:
There are so many other things to see in this area. Keep in mind that your driver is at your disposal, so if you would like to adjust the proposed itinerary at all, just let him know!
- Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
- Walking :Difficult. To climb up to the Acropolis, guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps, then climb a series of steps to reach the propylea. The walking surfaces on top of the Acropolis are uneven.
- Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift elevator.Please do keep in mind that this is an elevator strictly available to disabled visitors only. That includes:
- visitors using a wheelchair or some other kinetic equipment,
- visitors with some kind of physiopathological situation that affects their kinetic ability either permanently or temporarily and
- visitors that have a certified rate of disability whether this is affecting their kinetic ability or not
- Our prices are much better in comparison to those of the cruise companies or onboard, because we are ourselves the tour operator and we do not use third party providers.
- It’s always a great idea to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen with you because in the warmer months it becomes quite hot and sunny.
- A hat to protect your head and shade your face is also recommended when spending a significant amount of time in the sun.
- The area around the Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square (changing of the guards) can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.
- Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists. They may offer you roses, but if choose you accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip for them.
- This tour does not include entrance fees to any archeological site and museum, gratuities, or other client personal expenses.
- Entrance fees to the Acropolis and Temple of Zeus are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket).
- Entrance fee to Ancient Corinth is 6 Euro pp.
- Free admission for:
- Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
- University students from Greece and the E.U