Athens-Corinth Full Day

Duration: 8 hours

Athens-Corinth Full Day

Duration: 8 hours

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Explore the masterpiece of the classical architecture, the Parthenon, walk on the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal and visit one of the most strategic points of Antiquity, the ancient city of Corinth. On this tour you can enjoy the beauty of Athens’ urban environment and the countryside of Greece by taking a drive westwards to Peloponnese to visit Ancient Corinth.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Propylaea
  • Temple of Wingless Nike
  • Erectheion
  • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Presidential Palace
  • Changing of the Guards
  • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Lycabetus Hill
  • Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
  • Corinth Canal
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Ancient Corinth Agora
  • Saint Paul’s Step
  • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
  • Ancient Corinth Museum

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

ITINERARY

We will start our tour by visiting the Acropolis Hill early in the morning, in order to avoid the crowd. Discover all the sights starting with the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and of course the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. Climbing on the rock of Acropolis you will enjoy an amazing view. Enjoy the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

After our visit to the Acropolis, you will discover the rest of the city by a relaxing ride. You will see the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch and our next stop  is the Old Olympic Stadium.

Before leaving our beautiful capital you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace and see some neoclassical buildings of 19th century such as the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av. and the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists.

 

It’s time to say goodbye to the urban scenery and start our tour to Corinth. During the ride, your driver will tell you some interesting stories about the greek history. Next, we will have our first stop. You will walk on the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal. Take your time (approx. 30 min.) to capture amazing pictures and drink coffee on the nearby rest area café.

After this break, we will continue our ride through the local roads to enjoy the beautiful  nature of Peloponnese. We will reach the Ancient Corinth after 20 minutes.  The Ancient Corinth was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place. Visit the Temple of Apollo, that is one of the oldest temples in Greece dating back to the 6th century B.C. and the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema, where St. Paul gave his speech.

Furthermore you will discover the spring of Glauke, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings. Visit the fountain of Pinene and learn all the hidden myths. Before our lunch, we will visit the Archaeological Museum.

After all, we will take the way back to Athens.

ADMISSIONS FEES

Entrance fees, to the Acropolis & Temple of Zeus, are 26 Euro total pp.

Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 8 Euros

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission (for all) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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OPENING HOURS FEES

  • Summer period 1 April – 31 October
  • Winter period: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archeological sites of Athens including Acropolis:

  • Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
  • Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:

  • Winter period: 8:00am-15:00
  • Summer period:
    From 3/4 to 30/4 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: closed
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00

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USEFULL INFO

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations.
  • Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour.
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

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