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Ancient Corinth – Acrocorinthos | guidance to the classical antiquity

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Duration

3-4 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Half-day guidance tour to Korinthia main sites such us Ancient Corinth and Acrokorinth.On your way to Ancient Corinth we will reach the well-known Corinthian canal or else Isthmus canal that connects the Saronic Sea and the Corinthian Sea. After a short stop for pictures, we continue with a ten-minute drive... More

Half-day guidance tour to Korinthia main sites such us Ancient Corinth and Acrokorinth.On your way to Ancient Corinth we will reach the well-known Corinthian canal or else Isthmus canal that connects the Saronic Sea and the Corinthian Sea.

After a short stop for pictures, we continue with a ten-minute drive through the orange and lemon tree fields and arrive at Ancient Corinth and its unique museum, the Temple of Apollo-the God of Oracles and the Sun, the Roman baths and finally the Vima (step) from where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians in 52 A.D.

We will continue with a visit at Acrocorinth.

Acrocorinth “Upper Corinth”, the Acropolis of Ancient Corinth, is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, Greece. “It is the most impressive of the Acropolis in mainland Greece”, in the estimation of George Forrest. Acrocorinth was continuously occupied from archaic times to the early 19th century. The city’s archaic acropolis, already an easily defensible position due to its geomorphology, was further heavily fortified during the Byzantine Empire as it became the seat of Hellas and later of the Peloponnese. It was defended against Crusaders for three years by Leo Sgouros.

Afterwards it became a fortress of the Frankish Principality of Achaea, the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. With its secure water supply, Acrocorinth fortress was used as the last line of defence in southern Greece because it commanded the Isthmus of Corinth, repelling foes from entry into the Peloponnese peninsula. Three circuit walls formed the man-made defense of the hill. The highest peak on the site was home to a temple to Aphrodite which was converted to a church and then became a mosque. The American School’s Corinth Excavations began excavations on it in 1929. Currently, Acrocorinth is one of the most important medieval castle sites of Greece.

In a Corinthian myth related in the 2nd century CE to Pausanias, Briareus, one of the Hecatonchires, was the arbitrator in a dispute between Poseidon and Helios, between the sea and the sun: his verdict was that the Isthmus of Corinth belonged to Poseidon and the acropolis of Corinth (Acrocorinth) to Helios.

The Upper Pirene spring is located within the encircling walls. “The spring, which is behind the temple, they say was a gift of Asopus to Sisyphus”. The later knew, so runs the legend, that Zeus had revished Aegina, the daughter of Asopus, but refused to give information to the seeker before he had a spring given him on the Acrocorinth.

Join us , learn about and live the important ancient city of Corinth,the birth city-state of one of the Seven Sages of Greece !!

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

85€/person for minimum 2 participants.
85€/Kid age 5+ for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

75€/person for minimum 5 participants.
65€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ancient Corinth, inhabited since the Neolithic times, was considered the richest city of the ancient world and its most important commercial hub until the rise of Athens.
  • Acrokorinthos, the ancient fortress of Korinthos with the ancient settlement stretching down to its foothills.
  • Exciting extended view to the mountains Kithaironas,Ziria, Panachaiko and the Gulfs of Korinthiakos and Saronic.
  • The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, with the numerous objects brought to light by the archaeological excavations.
  • The modern city of Corinth, the capital of the prefecture, with the combination of the the charm and relaxing vibe of a provincial town with the plethora of choice in things to do.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

This outdoor activity is available all year, depending the weather conditions-national holidays and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Hat.
Backpack, with snacks and bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen especially Summer period.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point : At the entrance of the archeological site of Ancient Corinth.

As this visit is private, the meeting time will be your prefferabled time of visit according the operations times of the site or museum.

Meeting time and final information will be advised by sms or email two (2) days before the departure of your visit/tour/activity.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Good mood and normal physical condition.

No hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Guidance for 2-3 hours at the Ancient Corinth ( Site and museum) and Acrocorinth.
  • English speaking guide.Option for guide for other language ( French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish upon availability of the guides with extra cost).
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Transfer from/to your hotel.
  • Entrance fees for Ancient Corinth site and museum, Acrocorinth castle.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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Value
We like to give value for money, often we are cheaper than most group tours. Our Private tours are more flexible, tailored to your needs & better value for money.
I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
When do I receive confirmation of my booking?
The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking; however, others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.

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