Book Ancient Corinth Half Day tour from Athens.
Visit the ancient town where St. Paul lived and preached for two years, one of the major cities of antiquity, Ancient Corinth, on a half-day tour from Athens.
Take this Ancient Corinth Half Day tour and visit one of the major cities of antiquity.
Leave Athens and drive South West until we reach the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (shortstop). The route we follow was called the Sacred Way because it was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries, were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.
On Fridays, along the way, we stop at the Monastery of Daphni, an 11th-century Byzantine monastery listed as a World Heritage site together with Monasteries Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios. The interior of the church is decorated with superb mosaics, a unique, fine example of the Classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. The crowded scenes of the mosaics narrate scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin.
Shortly after the visit to Corinth Canal, we reach the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years (Acts 18:1-18). The remains of the City, which include the Agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th century B.C.) clearly show how rich and important Corinth was in Ancient Times. Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla, see the remains of the first century shops, the Agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the temple of Apollo.
Return to Athens in time for lunch.