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Athens Highlight: Shore Excursion To Acropolis & Ancient Corinth

A 10 Hour Private Shore Excursion Visiting Athens, Ancient Corinth

Shore Excursion Overview

A private shore excursion of the highlights of Athens and ancient Corinth. See the major landmarks of modern and ancient Athens, including a guided tour inside the Acropolis.

Pass from the Corinth Canal that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas, to reach the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived. Visit ancient Corinth with the impressive monuments of the Agora and Apollo’s Temple.

Duration: 10 hours

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian


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The Shore Excursion Highlights

  • Greek Parliament
  • Monument of the Unknown soldier
  • Presidential Guard
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Acropolis
  • Plaka
  • Corinth Canal
  • Ancient Port of Cehries
  • Visit Ancient Corinth and follow the steps of St. Paul
  • Apollo’s Temple
  • Ancient Agora

The Shore Excursion Description

Enjoy a comprehensive city tour that combines main landmarks and sites of Athens with an escape from the city centre to the nearby ancient Corinth. We begin from the contemporary heart of Athens, at Syntagma Square. You will learn about the modern history of the city, as we pass by the Greek Parliament, the Presidential Guard in the traditional colourful uniform and the memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We drive by numerous elegant neoclassical buildings, including the President’s Residence, a former Royal Palace, to reach the Panathenaic Stadium that held the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. After a short stop we see the classical temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the National Library, the Academy, the University of Athens and the Catholic Cathedral. You will be amazed by the rich classical and modern heritage of Athens.

Our next stop is the Acropolis, the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. Your guide will explain the history of the Golden Age of Athens as you visit the architectural masterpieces the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon, the one of the world’s most famous landmark monuments dedicated to the goddess Athena. We then walk to the nearby neighbourhood of Plaka, famous for its unique architecture. You will have some free time to shop and enjoy a walk it its colorful alleys.

We leave the city centre of Athens and drive westwards until we reach the Corinth Canal. We stop to admire and make photos of this great canal that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Lunch can be arranged at a traditional Greek tavern overlooking the Canal or at a beach-front fish restaurant. Our tour continues with a visit at the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years.

Your guide will explain the history and mythology of the ancient town of Corinth, as you visit the remains of the huge Agora (market place) and the Temple of Apollo dating back to 6th century B.C. The tour concludes with a short stop at the site of the ancient port of Cehries where St. Paul disembarked. Following the same route, we return to Athens and your ship on time for your embarkation.

The Shore Excursion Includes

  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fee for Acropolis & Ancient Corinth
  • Roundtrip transfer to your ship
  • Lunch at local restaurant by the Corinth Canal (optional)
  • Local taxes and VAT

The Shore Excursion Excludes

  • Meal and drinks during the excursion
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts (optional)

Additional Information

  • For the Acropolis visit we recommend comfortable walking shoes and especially during the summer months wearing a hat, sun glasses and loose fitted clothes.