Book a Private Tour to Loutraki, Temple of Hera, Blue Lake & Isthmus Canal from Athens.
Enjoy a stroll along Loutraki promenade overlooking the Corinthian Gulf and swim amongst the ruins at Heraion and Blue Lake!
What you will do and visit on this Private Tour to Loutraki, Temple of Hera, Blue Lake & Isthmus Canal from Athens?
The Corinth canal is 6 kilometers long. It connects the Ionian Sea with the Aegean Sea via the Corinthian Gulf and the Saronic Sea and separates the Peloponnese with the rest of Greece.
Constructed between 1881 and 1893 it involves the excavation of 80 m (262 ft) in-depth, and is 6,3 km (4 miles) long, allowing ships of up to 10,000 tons to pass.
Close to the Canal, you will enjoy a stroll along Loutraki promenade with many cafe bars, restaurants, and tavernas overlooking the Corinthian Gulf and Mount Geraneia with its many monasteries.
Sanctuary of Hera
You will explore the Temple of Hera Akraia and St. Johns's "tiny" church.
The visitors to Ancient Heraion also get the chance to have a wonderfully refreshing swim at the sanctuary's beach.
For the more adventurous, you will have a chance to do some "cliff-jumping" from the surrounding rocks, as the sea in the sanctuary cove is both deep and clear.
We will visit the Malagavi Lighthouse which is situated above ancient Heraion, on the western tip of cape Malagavi in the Gulf of Corinth.
One of the oldest stone lighthouses in Greece built-in 1897 that is still in operation you can get to the lighthouse by walking up a small pathway.
There are some spectacular views from the lighthouse of the Corinthian gulf, the rugged coastline and unusual rock formation in the sea nearby and of the Isthmus Canal.