Explore the ruins of ancient Corinth and see the Corinth Canal on this Athens half-day tour. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy a scenic drive from Athens to Corinth along the shores of the Saronic Gulf. Pass beautiful beaches and view the spectacularly narrow Corinth Canal built to link the Saronic and Corinth Gulfs during the 1890s. Stroll around the relics of Corinth, once an influential ancient Greek and Roman city, and then visit the seaside town of Kehreai before your return to Athens.
Morning tour to ancient Corinth from Athens
Scenic coastal drive to the Corinth Canal
90-minute visit at the archaeological site of ancient Corinth
Begin your half-day tour with a pickup from your central Athens hotel or at a central meeting point. Hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned coach and admire the scenery as you travel along the coast to Corinth. Stop to see the Corinth Canal, the narrow, 19th-century canal that links the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea with Ionian Sea. Take snaps here and then continue to the archaeological site of ancient Corinth, an important trading city in Greek and Roman times that stood at the meeting point of southern and northern Greece. Here, enjoy 90 minutes to explore the ruined temples, bathhouse, forum and theater, and see the bema — a stone platform where it’s believed St Paul once stood in front of gathered judges. As you stroll around the sun-baked relics, stop to soak up wonderful views over the Saronic Gulf in the distance. Afterward, return to your coach and enjoy a short stop at the seaside town of Kehreai. Your trip then ends at the original starting point in Athens.
This was a great way to get some hands-on history and a little city getaway during our 4 days in Athens. We appreciated the convenience of the trip, the kind and knowledgeable guide, and the chance to walk among the ancient agora. I enjoyed learning about the historical and biblical significance of Corinth. Another plus: because it was a "half-day" trip, we still had the late afternoon/ evening to explore Athens!
Great tour - just the right amount of time from Athens (started in the morning and back in Athens by early afternoon) - Guide was good. Great to see the old city of Corinth and where Paul stayed on his journeys.
We very much enjoyed this tour, and it included even more than we expected. Vicki was an upbeat, friendly and excellent guide who was extremely knowledgeable about Greek history and culture. We were pleased to be able to stop at the Corinthian Canal on our way to the ancient Corinth ruins, and we especially appreciated Vicki's understanding of the biblical events that happened in Corinth and the surrounding area. Great experience! Glad we decided to do it!