Posted on 03/01/2021
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Epidaurus Theater, Ancient Corinth & Isthmus Canal Private Tour From Athens

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Take a fantastic private day tour from Athens and discover two of the most important archeological sites in Greece. The Famous Epidaurus Theater and ancient Corinth. Witness the unique acoustics of Epidaurus theater, trace the steps of St. Paul, and marvel at the wonder of 19th-century engineering, the Isthmus Canal!

◾ Experience the extraordinary acoustics of the Epidaurus theater and visit the famous Asclepius sanctuary
◾ Trace the footsteps of St. Paul at Ancient Corinth and discover impressive ancient relics
◾ Be amazed by the engineering masterpiece, the Isthmus Canal
◾ Enjoy an authentic Greek lunch overlooking the Temple of Apollo

Good to know before you go

DURATION: 8 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.00 am
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPENING SEASON: All year round, daily
WHO CAN COME: Epidaurus Theater and Ancient Corinth tour is private. Only your group will participate

Description - What to expect

Be amazed by the modern engineering masterpiece of the Corinth Canal (Isthmus Canal). Explore the large citadel of Acrocorinth and through its imposing entrance gates, enter the castle to experience spectacular panoramic views.

Witness the ancient town of Corinth, one of the richest towns in Ancient Greece, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Visit the ruins of the ancient city in which you can see the remains of the Agora and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the temple of Apollo. Trace the footsteps of St. Paul to the East at the port of Kechries.

Be captivated by the excellent acoustics of the Epidaurus theater, one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece and a UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument.

Tour itinerary

Isthmus Canal
Start your Epidaurus Theater private tour with a pick-up from your hotel in Athens
Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th-century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.
Visit Ancient Diolkos, a paved trackway in Ancient Greece which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth.

Acrocorinth
Visit Acrocorinth, the acropolis of ancient Corinth, a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. It is one of the most impressive and dominant acropoleis of the Peloponnese
See the Gates, a system of 3 circuit walls reinforced by towers and the Peirene Spring, located within the encircling walls, a gift of Asopus to Sisyphus
Admire the Temple of Aphrodite located on the highest of the two picks of the mountain are traces of the temple of Aphrodite on the site and enjoy breathtaking views of the Corinthian gulf and the SW coast of the Peloponnese.

Ancient Corinth
Visit Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum housing a large collection of artifacts as well as the Temple of Apollo, one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland with monolithic columns, rare in the ancient world, built around 560 BCE
See Agora, a rectangular construction 160 m long and 70 m wide, consisting of central shops, small temples, and the altar, and the renowned podium or Bema from where Apostle Paul addressed the Corinthians in 52 AD
Visit St. Paul’s church to admire a magnificent mosaic mural depicting Saul’s vision from Christ as he was traveling to Damascus to persecute the Christians
Treat yourself to an authentic Greek lunch on a magnificent terrace overlooking ancient Corinth’s archaeological site and the temple of Apollo

Epidaurus
Visit one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece, located on the NE side of the Peloponnese in the region of Argolis. The Epidaurus amphitheater is famous for its classic Greek construction and astounding acoustics. Enjoy the arts! Be captivated by the theatrical performances from Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Aeschylus. Drop a pin or coin on the stage… it will be heard even if you are sitting in the last seats of the theater.
See the Epidaurus Archaeological Museum and the Asclepius, a sanctuary dedicated to the ancient Greek demi-god of medicine Asclepius
End your full-day private tour with a comfortable ride back to Athens

What is included

✔ Port/ Airport and other designated meeting points pick up/drop off
✔ Round-trip transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
✔ Onboard WiFi
✔ Handmade candies
✔ Refreshment wipes
✔ Bottled water
✔ Coffee and tea
✖ Entry or admission fees
✖ Food & drinks

Cutoff time before activity

  • 2 days

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
◾ The vehicle is frequently cleaned with disinfectants
◾ Personal protective equipment is worn by staff
◾ Temperature checks are given to staff
◾ Masks and gloves provided
◾ Hand sanitizer provided