Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens hotels
On this Corinth half-day tour, experience the best that ancient Greece has to offer. The ancient ruins of the Temple of Apollo and Peirene Foundation will capture you with their historical and mythical importance.
After meeting your professional guide in Athens, you will begin your scenic drive along the beautiful coast of Greece to Corinth. On the way, you will make a short stop to observe the breathtaking Corinth Canal. The four mile long and only 70 foot wide canal separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland. Shortly after, you will arrive at Corinth. It is believed that inhabitants first arrived in Ancient Corinth around 5000 B.C. Located halfway between Athens and Sparta, Corinth obtained immense wealth during its heyday.
You will be able to witness this grandeur with a visit to the Apollo Temple. Tour one of the oldest stone temples in Greece to see seven of the 38 original Doric columns that remain standing. You will be able to visit what is believed in Greek mythology as the favored watering hole of the winged horse Pegasus. This main watering hole of ancient Corinth and Pegasus obtained its name as Peirene Fountain from a myth of a woman named Peirene. Legend says that after she lost her son, she wept so hard that she dissolved into the springs that flow in Corinth. After your Peirene Fountain tour, you will pass through the ancient port of Kechreai, from which St. Paul disembarked before returning to Athens. Experience all of the must see sights of this ancient city on your Corinth tour, and still return to Athens in time for lunch.