Athens and Corinth Tour

Athens is a place of great cultural interest, as well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new age makes this city unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing to tourists. There are many interesting museums to visit and various cultural activities to attend that cater for all tastes.

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. You'll be taken to see the centre of the city. On our way to the Acropolis you will see the Old City (Plaka) the Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, the Ancient Athenian Agora, Thesseon and the Pnyx "The hill of Democracy". You will also climb the Acropolis to see the famous theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and finally, "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that puts "order in the mind", the Parthenon and have time to visit its Museum.

Leaving Athens we drive westwards along the scenic coast , through the ancient areas of Elefsis and Megara. Battle of Salamis 480 B. C ). The Persians had overrun Athens and Attica and assembled their fleet in the Bay of Phaleron while the Greek trieres had withdrawn into the Bay of Elefsis. By a ruse Themistocles induced the Persian fleet to launch an attack off Perama to confine and destroy the Greek ships but it was unable to maneuvre in the narrow channel and was dispersed and mostly destroyed under the eyes of Xerxes, the "King of Kings" who watched from a vantage point up on the cliffs.

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We reach the Corinth canal with its breathtaking views (short stop / on the bridge, which is the highest point of the canal ). Shortly after we arrive at the Ancient town of Corinth . Back in ancient times Corinth was one of the three major powers in Greece, and took part in all the battles against the Persians.

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Ancient Corinth was one of the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple(6th c . B .C.)  Time for lunch if desired in a typical traditional Greek taverna. 

Daily: Approx.( 8 hours)
Acropolis site
(Museum): Summer, daily, 8a.m. to 7p.m.Winter, 8a.m to 5p.m. Last entry 30 min before closing. Entrance fee 15 Euro.

 

All the information & photos on this website is updated continuously. I myself visit all sites at least once the month.

 Closed on Holidays : January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00

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