Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Tour Greece
Half day Tour from Athens
Departures : Every Friday ( at 08.30 in the morning ).
Duration : aprox. 6 hours.
Departure from our Athens central hotel or the terminal , early in the morning and drive to Corinth via Iera Odos ( the Sacred Way ). It was so called because this route was followed by those celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries, were invitations held for the cult of Demeter and Persephone, based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. We stop at the monastery of Daphni. This is a Byzantine monastery of the 11th century, listed as a World Heritage site. The church inside the monastery, is decorated with unique mosaics of the Classical Idealism of Middle Byzantine art, narrating scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary. After this interesting visit, driving along the coastal road we reach the Corinth Canal, which merges the Aegean sea with the Ionian sea. We stop for photos of the breathtaking view.
Thereafter we arrive at the ancient town of Corinth. St. Paul lived and preached for almost two years in Ancient Corinth. We will visit the ruins of the ancient city, the remains of the 1st century shops, the Fountain of Peirene, the Temple of Apollo and the Agora where St. Paul, brought to trial before the Roman proconsul Gallio in 52 AD. By the end of our visit we return back to Athens. Drop off to our central hotel or the terminal. Then Ancient Corinth Tour is a perfect choice for the traveller to find out the cultural treasures of Corinth in Greece.
Prices : 62 € per adult , 31 € per child (under 12 years old ).
The above tour includes :
- Transportation by luxury A/C coach.
- Professional and licensed guide.
- Entrance fees for the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth.
- Tips (optional) not included.
- The personal expenses are not included.
- Meals are not included.