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HALF DAY TO CORINTH

Corinth is famous not only as a place of great archaeological interest but as an important landmark in the history of Christianity. St. Paul lived and preached in Corinth, a rich and powerful city, in his pilgrimage to spread the teachings of Christ.

Leaving Athens behind we drive on the coastal road towards the West.  Our first stop, after approximately one hour, is the Corinth Canal.   There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, (approximately 6 km long connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea), take photos and visit the local cafeteria.  Twenty minutes later we’ll arrive at the small town of Ancient Corinth.

Agora (Ancient corinth)Corinth CanalThe Bema (Ancient Corinth)

This is the major stop of our tour, where we’ll visit the archaeological site, with the unique monolithic Temple of Apollo (one of the oldest in Greece, 585 B.C.) the Bema where St. Paul preached and the Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Afterwards we can have a relaxing stroll in the pedestrian part of the town, stop to enjoy a cup of coffee or do some shopping.

Finally, before heading back to Athens we’ll visit Acrocorinth, where in the Temple of Aphrodite, (Goddess of Love) the famous sacred “eteres”served their Goddess. (For more information about this you will have to ask me in person!).   An imposing fortress was later built in the site.  The fortress was successively taken over by the Byzantines, the Franks, the Venetians and finally the Turks.  Extensive ruins remain from this fortress.

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Duration approx. 5 hours        

Our private tours are flexible.  It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.

Entrance fee: 6 euros including the museum

Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour

Sites’ Opening Hours
Summer                                                
From  April 1st to October 31st
08:00-19:30
 
Winter
From November 1st to March 31st 
08:30-15:00

Entrance Ticket to the site
Ancient Corinth:  8 euros including the museum

Reduced admission (50%) for visitors (Original passport or copy necessary)
Between 6-25 years old, from countries outside the E.U.
Senior citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Everybody from Nov. 1st to March 31st

Free admission for visitors (Original passport or copy necessary)
Up to 25 years old from countries of the E.U
Children up to 5 years old from countries outside the E.U
Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of the E.U. (a certificate from the educational institution certifying tuition and its duration is necessary)

Days of free admission for all to archaeological sites & public Museums
• March 6 (In Memory of Melina Mercouri)
• April 18 (International Monuments Day)
• May 18 (International Museums Day)
• The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days)
• Oct. 28 (National Holiday)
• First Sunday of every month, from Nov. 1st to March 31st


Holidays

1 January:   closed

6 January:   08:30 - 15:00

Shrove Monday:  08:30 - 15:00

25 March:  closed

Greek Orhodox Good Friday:  12:00 - 15:00

Greek Orhodox Good Saturday:  08:30 - 15:00

Greek Orhodox Easter Sunday:  closed

Greek Orhodox Easter Monday:  08:30 - 15:00

May 1:  closed

Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00

15 August:  08:30 - 15:00

28 October:   08:30 - 15:00

25 December:  closed

26 December:  closed

 

 

 

 
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