Athens Shore Excursion: Private Ancient Corinth Tour

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Overview

Swap Piraeus port for the wonder and majesty of Ancient Greece on this private, full-day shore excursion to Ancient Corinth from Athens. With your very own knowledgeable guide, cruise along the calm waters of Corinth Canal, then delve into more than 6,000 years of history during a walking tour of Ancient Corinth. Learn about Greek mythology and the archaeological site’s historical significance as you take in top landmarks including Apollo Temple, the Spring of Periander and the magnificent Lechaion Road.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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When your cruise ship arrives in Athens’ Piraeus port, meet your expert guide and hop inside your private, air-conditioned car or minivan. Then, set off on a 1.5-hour journey along the scenic coast to Corinth Canal. As you travel, ask your guide any questions you have; the beauty of a private tour is that the commentary is tailored to your interests.
On arrival at the waterway — considered one of Greece’s most important engineering feats — learn how it links the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, and look out for ships and bungee jumpers; the canal is steep-sided and narrow, providing ideal conditions for adrenaline junkies.
Then, climb aboard a small boat and soak up the sights as you cruise along the water to Isthmia pier, from which you’ll continue your journey by road to Ancient Corinth, the birthplace of many Greek myths and legends.
With your private guide leading the way, head inside the archaeological site for a walking tour of its well-preserved ruins. Discover how the ancient town was built at the meeting point of southern and northern Greece as you pass through the agora, lined with remains of covered walkways and shops.
Get up close to the Apollo Temple and other revered sights including the Fountain of Glauke, the Spring of Periander and Lechaion Road. As you wander, hear how St Paul lived and preached in the town, and learn how according to Greek mythology, Jason and Medea fled to Corinth after being exiled.
After around 1.5 hours, return to your vehicle and journey back to Athens. Along the way, enjoy a brief stop at Kehreai port, where St Paul disembarked, and, should you wish, ask your guide to stop at a local restaurant for lunch (own expense).
Your shore excursion then concludes back at Piraeus port in time for your cruise departure.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Piraeus port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Athens Shore Excursion: Private Ancient Corinth Tour

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions for Athens Shore Excursion: Private Ancient Corinth Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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4 reviews by the users

  • Great trip. Guide was very flexible as where we went and what we saw. Very cool.

  • This was an excellent trip! Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgable. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because the agency for whom our guide worked did not seem well organized. They did not inform her of our booking until the night before. She did not usually do this trip, and most tours she does are in Greek. By her own admission, she did not have time to prepare for us. Also, there were a few times she struggled with her English. Still, I was impressed with her overall knowledge. Also, the agency somehow decided there were things we wanted to see in which we had no interest whatsoever. Thankful, the guide allowed us to customize our trip rather than take us to the places the agency recommended. As far as the trip itself, I considered it one of the highlights of my two weeks in Europe.

  • Wow where to start. Let me just say initially the trip did not start off well. We were informed the morning of our tour that one part of our tour would not be included. The operator said they tried to contact me but to no success. I have no idea why since my information was given to viator. So we were by no means happy. However our tour guide and driver did everything in their power to make sure we still had a good trip and experience. Really appreciated the history about city of corinth and apostle pauls journey. It was refreshing to have a personal tour, so we could ask more indepth questions and made it more personalized. They included a stop near Namia as a substitute for the other part of our tour that was excluded. We got to briefly go swimming, shopping and eat lunch. We enjoyed ourselve but felt disappointed that ibe part if the tour did not happen.

  • Our tour guide Ruli was very knowledgeable. She asked us a few questions to determine what we were interested in seeing and then customized what we saw. The tour included a nice balance of ancient cultures, Christian history St. Paul and engineering Corinth canal. Our kids agreed with us that this was one of the best tours of our trip.

    We also appreciated that Ruli suggested other sites to visit during our stay along with a few restaurants near our hotel.

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