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Athens: Private Tour of Athens and Ancient Corinth

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Athens: Private Tour of Athens and Ancient Corinth

Activity provider: Tour Travel & More

From US$ 678.38 per person

Embark on a private tour around Athens and Corinth. Learn about the history and culture of this ancient city from your guide.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Check out the ruins of ancient temples, walk through a medieval-era market, or take a dip in the sacred well - all according to your preferences
  • Discover Athens history and climb the Acropolis before heading back to civilization
  • See archaeological evidence of the daily lives of people who lived in the ancient city
Full description

Discover the ancient city of Athens and its world-famous Acropolis and ancient Corinth, buried under millennia of sand. First, you will be visiting one of Greece's oldest marvels: the Corinth Canal. The canal is a long and narrow stretch of water that runs through Corinth, linking the Gulf of Corinth on the North to its outlet in the Saronic Gulf on the south.

The canal is unique because it cuts through the Greek mainland to allow ships to pass from the Atlantic Ocean on one side to the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. Today, you will be able to see some of these impressive engineering accomplishments in action. After you are back in Athens you're going to experience the ancient sites and hundreds of museums, including the iconic Parthenon as well as lesser-known treasures like Byzantine-era churches and monasteries. A visit to Athens is not complete without a walk through the beautiful Ancient Agora.

Spend time at one of Athens’ most famous sites, where Socrates taught and Plato debated, before heading across the ancient city walls to see the remains of another highlight: the Temple of Hephaestus, which was built in the fourth century BC and is today a ruin. Then it’s on to the bustling central square of Plaka, with its many shops and restaurants. Here, you can stroll through Old Athens—the quarter where Socrates lived and drank his famous hemlock cocktail with friends before dying around 399 BC. Your next stop is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the most important religious monument in Athens. The site, originally a temple dedicated to the Phoenician god Baal, was constructed on top of an earlier temple built in about BC 675.

Excavations have revealed various artifacts from this period including friezes and sculptures depicting fertility-related themes. You'll need at least 3 -4 hours to visit the ruins and explore them fully. After the tour, your private driver will take you back to your hotel. The total duration of the tour will be 10 hours from pick up to drop off.

Includes
  • Private official tour guide for 10 hours
  • Private driver with vehicle for 10 hours
  • Taxes
  • Tickets to Ancient Corinth included
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Other entrance tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Product ID: 417860