Canal of Corinthos - Isthmus

Description

First Day : Our private tour starts with driving via the coastal highway towards Peloponnese. While on route you will see the area of the Saronic Gulf where the famous Naval Battle of Salamis took place in 480 B.C. between the Greeks & the Persians. Our first stop/visit is the famous Canal of Corinthos which, through Isthmus, connects the Corinthian Gulf (Ionian Sea) with Saronic Gulf (Aegean Sea) & cuts Peloponnese peninsula from the rest Greek mainland. We continue our private tour with our first site which is the Ancient Corinthos. Exploring the archaeological area you will meet the Temple of Apollo (built on a rocky hill), the Theatre, the Roman Odeon, the Glauke fountain into a natural rock & the Archaeological Museum. Besides them there is the famous "Vema" (tribunal) from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.

Our next visit is the famous Mycenae (the Kingdom of King Agamemnon). Amongst others, you will admire the Lions’ Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Treasure of Atreus (Agamemnon Grave), the Subterranean Cistern & the Archaeological Museum. Our private tour goes on with our visit to Nafplio, an old & romantic seaport town which was the first capital of Greece after the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. You will be lost in the picturesque streets of the old town admiring old classical governmental buildings, especially in the Constitution Square. You will enjoy a traditional Greek lunch, while attending the famous Bourtzi castle located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. Its time for our last site of the first tour day, the Ancient Epidaurus. You will explore the archaeological area of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, with the famous - for its acoustic – Ancient Theatre & the archaeological museum. We continue our driving through traditional villages (Lagadia, Levidi, etc) of mount Mainalon & we finally arrive in the world–famous city of Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Time for dinner & then you will spend your night in a charmy family run hotel.

Ancient Theater of Epidaurus

Ancient Olympia Stadium Entrance

Second Day : In the morning & after having your breakfast, you will visit the unique archaeological area of Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games took place on 776 B.C. Amongst decades of monuments, you will admire the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Philipeion, the Palestra, the Ancient Stadium, the Ancient Gymnasium, the Prytaneion, the Bouleuterion & the Leonidaion. Your knowledge will be complemented with the visit of the archaeological museum, one of the most important museums in Greece, with permanent exhibition of findings from the excavations, dating since prehistoric times. Time for your lunch & our private tour continues with a visit in a local winery, where you will experience fine greek wines. Our two days adventure reaches to the end with our returning back to starting point. Contact us for further details & info.

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

Hotel in Athens center, Athens International Airport, e.t.c...

Opening Hours

Ancient Corinthos : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, April 1st – April 30th : 08:00 – 19:00, May 2nd – Sep. 30th : 08:00 – 20:00, Oct. 1st – Oct. 15th : 08:00 – 19:00, Oct. 16th – Oct. 30th : 08:00 – 18:00.

Mycenae : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, April 1st – April 30th : 08:00 – 19:00, May 2nd – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 20:00.

Ancient Epidaurus : Nov. 1st – Dec. 31st : 08:00 – 15:00, Jan. 2nd – March 31st : 08:00 – 17:00, April 1st – April 30th : 08:00 – 19:00, May 2nd – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 20:00.

Ancient Olympia : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 -15:00, April 1st – Oct. 31st: 08:00 – 19:00.

Entrance Fees

Ancient Corinthos : 8€ per adult, 4€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Mycenae : 12€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Ancient Epidaurus : 12€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Ancient Olympia : 12€ per adult, 6€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

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