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From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery

4.5 / 5

24 reviews

From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery

From $72.78 per person

If you are interested in religious tours, this tour is the perfect choice for you. You will have the opportunity to discover two must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Athens. You'll explore ancient Corinth and Monastery of Daphni.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Free pickup and drop-off service from the majority of centrally located Athens hotels. Please note that you should contact Key Tours for the exact pickup points and time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Participate in a religious tour
  • Visit the Monastery of Daphni with its superb mosaics
  • Admire a UNESCO World Heritage Site and pass from the famous Corinth Canal
  • Visit the ruins of ancient Corinth and see the Temple of Apollo
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Transportation by luxury vehicle
  • Athens hotel pick-up/ drop-off service
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • Please note that for the moment the entrance to the monastery is free of charge. In case the ministry announces a price, entrance fees will not be included in the price of the tour
  • Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Alternatively, you can meet at the tour supplier's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We chose this tour after trying Get your guide services last year on another trip. Once again an impeccable shuttle service, huge bus equipped with air conditioning and wifi. Truly competent guide, very good and understandable English, very clear information and timetables. Bravo Stavros. The bus picked us up at the hotel and dropped us off at the hotel at the end of the tour. Good organization, the only flaw, the fact that the tour in the archaeological area should not be done in the hottest hours of the day.

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August 11, 2019

Lovely tour

The pickup took a bit long going around various hotels in Athens and Easter traffic made a delay in the whole tour, but it was well worth it! The guide was very knowledgeable, engaging and helpful. We were a bit surprised to hear so little about the apostle Paul or any Biblical references, as this was promoted as a “religious tour”, however hearing about the ancient Greeks was also interesting. Would use this tour company again!

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April 27, 2019

The guide was very informative - I learnt a lot

September 8, 2019

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