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Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Half-Day Tour from Athens

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your central Athens hotel, settle inside your air-conditioned coach. Then, journey west along the Iera Odos (Sacred Way), an ancient route once followed by processions marking the Eleusinian Mysteries, an annual rite staged in the town of Eleusis.

    Along the way, stop at the 11th-century Byzantine Monastery of Daphni, a World Heritage site famed for its interior mosaics. Tour the church, built to a Byzantine cross-in-square plan, and view the mosaics, the largest collection in southern Greece. Admire the rich depictions of saints and scenes from the life of Christ, all set against gold backgrounds.

    Next, follow the coastal road to the Corinth Canal, the man-made waterway connecting the Ionian Sea to the Aegean Sea. Take photos at the steep-walled canal, learning how it was built in the 1890s to provide shorter passage between the two seas.

    Then, travel to ancient Corinth, where it’s believed St. Paul lived for two years. Stroll around the well-preserved ruins of this age-old city-state, seeing 1st-century shops, the agora where Paul was tried, the Fountain of Pereine, and the Temple of Apollo, set in the highest part of the city.

    Afterward, return to Athens, ending your tour with a central hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional licenced guide
    • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels)
    • Ancient Corinth entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that for the moment the entrance to the Monastery is free of charge. In case the Ministry announced a price, entrance fee will not be included in the price of the tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    I was lucky to only have 10 people on my tour so we were in a very comfortable mini bus. My tour picked me up from a hotel about 5 minute walk from my own at 7:30am. They they take you to their main office...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your precious time to send us your 5 stars review regarding our Ancient Corinth and Dafni Monastery tour. I feel very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary pick up and drop off service and you enjoyed the trip...More

    Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

    This tour was excellent! Our guide was awesome & so knowledgeable. The canal was such an amazing thing to see and the monastery was fantastic. What history on this tour. We highly recommend it!More

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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your amazing comment about our Ancient Corinth and Dafni Monastery Tour. It is amazing for me to hear that this tour was excellent and our guide awesome and so knowledgeable. Indeed the canal is such an amazing thing...More

    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    This was a great tour on which to end our long tour of Greece. Our guide, Marina (I hope this is her name; I should have written this review a little earlier before jet lag, etc., set in) was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

    Dear Guest, I feel so thankful to you for your precious time to send us your detailed 5-stars review about our Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Tour with us. I feel amazed to hear that our guide is wonderful, very knowledgeable, responsive and answered all...More

    Reviewed January 19, 2019

    We loved this tour. You first stop at Daphni Monastery and get a tour of it. Then you are off to tour the Corinth canal and on to Ancient Corinth. The Temple of Apollo stands out as you drive up to the entrance. You get...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    vik12, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for another incredible comment for visiting Ancient Corinth with Key Tours. I am so glad you both appreciated the destination as well as our services. I always remain at your service. Kindest Regards, Dimitris Bistolas | Μanaging Director

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