Ancient Corinth & The Corinth Canal
|Explore Ancient Corinth & The Corinth Canal
Drive from Athens to the Corinth Canal.
This is 5 hour tour. From Piraeus port the distance to Corinth canal is 1 hour and 10 minutes and from Corinth canal to Ancient Corinth is 30 minutes. Ancient Corinth once was rich and powerful city of Greece. Corinth in antiquity it was a city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. To the west of the isthmus lies the Gulf of Corinth, to the east lies the Saronic Gulf. Corinth is about 78 kilometres (48 mi) southwest of Athens. The isthmus, which was in ancient times traversed by hauling ships over the rocky ridge on sledges, is now cut by a canal.
Corinth is now the capital of the prefecture of Corinthia. The city is surrounded by the coastal townlets of (clockwise) Lechaio, Isthmia, Kechries, and the inland town lets of Examilia and the archaeological site. Geophysically the city is likewise surrounded by the narrow coastal plain of Vocha, Corinthian Gulf, Corinth Canal, Saronic Gulf, Oneia mountains, and the monolithic rock of Acrocorinth where the medieval acropolis was built.
The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland and therefore effectively making the former an island. The canal is 6.3 kilometer in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.
After we finish this wonderful and very interesting private tour we will return back to your ship in Piraeus or to your hotel .
Total tour time is approximately 5 hours.
Reserve Early and Save In most of the tours in Greece, sport type shoes are recommended.