Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth and Eleusis, full-day, small group tour 🇬🇷
Early in the morning, we drive towards Athinon Avenue crossing also a part of one of the most important processional roads in ancient Greece, the Sacred Way (ancient Iera Odos) that leads to Eleusis, the birthplace of Aeschylus as well as the site of the ancient Eleusinian Mysteries, celebrated in honor of Demeter and Persephone. Plato, Plutarch, Marc Avrilius and Ioulianus were initiated into the secret Eleusinian mysteries, which continued to be regarded as the most sacred of all the Grecian mysteries and religious rites down to the fall of paganism. After entering the archaeological site of Eleusis, we meet the Temple of the Propylaea Artemis, the Eschara, the Roman Fountain, the two Triumphal Arches, the Sanctuary and the Telestirio, the main church of goddess Demeter. We visit the archaeological museum which is one of the first museums of the Greek state.
We continue our tour driving along a coastal road where we see the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians) and having a quick stop to walk across the pedestrian bridge of the exquisite Corinth Canal that separates the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connects the Saronic Gulf with the Corinthian Sea.
Moving on, we steer towards Ancient Corinth which lays on the northern foothills of the Acrocorinth hill, around the Archaic Temple of Apollo. In the archaeological site, we meet the Asklepieion, the Lerna Fountain, the Peirene Fountain with its six openings, the Roman Odeion (Odeum), the Glauke Fountain, the Theater with a capacity of 18.000, the Bema of Saint Paul, the Ancient Corinth Market, the remains of the Gymnasium and the Temple of Apollo, one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland, an emblem for the Greek city of Corinth, reflecting its growth and prosperity. We visit the archaeological museum which is located in the center of the archaeological site of ancient Corinth with exhibits from prehistoric times until the Byzantine period.
It’s time to take a break to enjoy our lunch.
Afterward, we ascend to the Acrocorinth hill to admire the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece as well as the breathtaking view of the Corinthian Gulf.
Our tour has come to its end and we get our way back to Athens and if you still have the strength and mood for further explorations in the paved old city of Athens, we drop you off in Plaka, optionally, as our final stop.
*Significant Note: A minimum participation of 2 people is necessary for the Small group tour (Up to 20 pax. capacity) to be performed.Small group tour (Up to 20 pax. capacity)
DepartureHotel pick up / drop off
Departure TimeApproximately 08:00
Return TimeApproximately 16:00
IncludedBottled WaterHotel pick up / drop offLuxury mini bus vehicleProfessional driver with deep knowledge of the Greek history
Eleusis - Archaeological site
Eleusis - Archaeological Museum
Ancient Corinth - Archaeological site
Ancient Corinth - Archaeological Museum
Temple of god Apollo
Eleusis - Archaeological site, Eleusis - Archaeological Museum, Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth - Archaeological site, Ancient Corinth - Archaeological Museum, Temple of god Apollo, Acrocorinth
|Archaeological Site & Museum of Corinth|
|Season||Working days & hours||Entrance Fees|
|Summer (1/4 - 31/10)||Everyday: 08:00 - 20:00||8 €|
|Winter (1/11 - 31/3)||Wednesday - Monday: 08:00 - 17:00||4 €|
|Archaeological Site & Museum of Eleusis|
|Season||Working days & hours||Entrance Fees|
|Summer (1/4 - 31/10)||Everyday||6 €|
|Winter (1/11 - 31/3)||Everyday||3 €|
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