Ancient Corinth

Half-Day Athens Cultural Tour of Ancient Corinth and Sites Like Colossal Apollo Temple and the Soothing Corinth Canal
Excursion Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient town of Corinth, exploring iconic sites like the Temple of Apollo and Peirene Fountain.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Athens along a stunning coastline, passing through the beautiful suburbs of Dafni and Elefsis.
  • Marvel at the engineering marvel of the 19th-century Corinth Canal, boasting cerulean blue waters and a narrow rock passage.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Saint Paul in Corinth, a once rich city and major trade center with extensive archaeological sites.
  • Don't miss your chance to participate in this unique experience, spaces are limited!
Price: $125.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. Your tour will conclude in downtown Athens. Your guide will be happy to provide options on the day as to what you may like to do after your tour concludes and also how you would prefer to return to the ship, at your own expense.

Step back in time as you spend half of a day venturing through the ancient town of Corinth when you take this exciting cultural tour. It's the ideal tour for history enthusiasts thanks to the many ancient sites you'll see, including the Temple of Apollo and the Peirene Fountain. You'll also pass by the Corinth Canal and pass by sites where Saint Paul preached, such as the seaside town of Kenchreai.

Begin your trek to the ancient town of Corinth, with a scenic drive from Athens along its beautiful coast. On the way, you'll pass gorgeous beaches and the Athens suburbs of Dafni and Elefsis. You'll make a quick first stop at the Corinth Canal, which offers spectacular views of its cerulean blue waters and narrow rock passage. Built in the late 19th-century, the four-feet long Corinth Canal connects the Corinth and Saronic Gulfs and measures 70 feet wide.

Make your way to the ancient town of Corinth, where Saint Paul once preached and lived for over a year. Ancient Corinth once was a rich city that also served as a major trade center, and present-day relics and ruins demonstrate its grandeur, including the large Agora marketplace. You'll also stroll through this archaeological site and explore other points of interest, such as the Peirene Fountain and the colossal Temple of Apollo, which was erected in 500 BC under the reign of Corinth's first tyrant ruler.

Conclude your tour with a scenic drive on your way back to your port in Athens, where you'll pass Kenchreai, a seaside port town that Saint Paul first landed on his second missionary quest. With all the sites you can explore, this is a worthwhile tour you don't want to miss. Book your cultural tour of Ancient Corinth, today and explore its ancient sites for an unforgettable experience.

Please Note: This tour provides cruise pier pick-up; however, the tour concludes in Downtown Athens and guests will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship at their own expense.