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From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery

1. From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery

After your morning pick-up from your centrally located hotel, the bus will drive to Corinth via Iera Odos (the Sacred Way). It was so-called this because it was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries. Initiations were held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based in Eleusis. Your first stop will be the Monastery of Daphni, a 11th-century Byzantine monastery listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Monasteries Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios. The interior of the church is decorated with superb mosaics, a unique, fine example of the classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. The crowded scenes of the mosaics narrate scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin.  Driving along the coastal road, reach Corinth Canal, which merges the Aegean with the Ionian Sea (short stop for photos of the breathtaking view). Shortly thereafter, reach the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years (Acts 18:1-18). Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla, see the remains of the first century shops, the agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene and one of the most outstanding monuments of the pre–Roman period, the Temple of Apollo.

From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

2. From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

After a pickup from your accommodation, take a 1-hour drive along the mainland coast to Peloponnese and have a brief stop at the Canal of Corinth. Continue on to reach Ancient Corinth, one of Saint Paul’s beloved cities. Have the chance to visit the ancient market and the Bema of Saint Paul, a large elevated rostrum standing prominently in the center of the Roman Forum of Ancient Corinth. Explore the former city-state and walk the same paths the Apostle of Nations once did and see where he preached hundreds of years ago. Next, visit the commercial town of Corinth and the Apostolos Pavlos Church, founded around 51-52 AD. Learn about Saint Paul's presence and life in the city and how he was hosted by the Jews of Achilles and Priscilla. Continue on to Kechrias Port and find out more about Saint Paul's second missionary journey and how he fulfilled a vow by shaving his head.   Conclude your visit with a short stop for a cup of coffee on your return journey back to Athens.

Athens: Biblical Ancient Corinth and Isthmus Canal Tour

3. Athens: Biblical Ancient Corinth and Isthmus Canal Tour

Be amazed by the modern engineering masterpiece of the Corinth Canal before discovering and exploring the ancient passage from the Corinthian to Saronic Gulf and the sub-ducting bridge. There you can enjoy a coffee or snack at a wonderful cafe while you admire the views and wait for boats to pass through the canal. Explore the large citadel of Acrocorinth. Through its imposing entrance gates, you will enter the castle and you will discover its hidden gems. You will also experience spectacular panoramic views which will be bound to amaze you. It will then be time for a break, as you enjoy a delicious authentic Greek lunch at Gemelos’ Taverna on a fabulous balcony overlooking the Temple of Apollo. Following lunch, explore the incredible archaeological site of ancient Corinth, including its fabulous museum, courtyard, Temple of Apollo, Fountain of Glauke, Sacred Spring, Peirene, Asklepieion, Odeion, Bema, Agora, and much more. Following some allocated time for shopping you will be driven to the port of Kechries, tracing the footsteps of St. Paul to the east.

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What people are saying about Ancient Corinth

Tas is the absolute best. He majored in Syrian, Egyptian, and Greek History so he is definitely the go to guy for tours and he explained so much about ancient Corinth to us. Also takes you to a great local tavern in Corinth which had great food and a view you'll never get anywhere else. He also takes pics for you and then sends them to you after the tour. Tas is also just a great guy in general. We woke up late for our tour and he shifted it for us to accommodate our late start, he let us take our time on the spots, and when I lost my phone, he single-handedly went back to the place I dropped it to get it for me so that I could enjoy walking through ancient Corinth. Can't recommend this tour enough! Definitely book with them

We enjoyed it! Loved it very much. We do wish we had more time to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Also, a guide who knows the biblical history since we all had questions about it.

The trip was well-organized. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The mini-bus was comfortable and there were wi-fi charging stations for each seat.

Excellent! Highly recommended!

The tour guide gave us key information on the most important places and then we had enough time to walk around, explore on our own and take pictures.

Very interesting tour. Nice places. The guide Anastasia was very nice.,Very knowledgeable and told us many interesting stories about old Greece. .