Designed especially for those who love modern & romantic life, and may admire an engineering wonder the Corinth Canal, and ancient Corinth the wealthiest city in ancient Greece, introduced to Christianity by St. Paul in 52, and some of the most important sites of the world’s history in Argolis.
Highlights of Gigantic Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion 8-H Private Shore Trip
- 8 – hour morning shore private excursion of the most famous sites in Peloponnese
- Combines Argolis modern and classical sites guided by our experts
- Highlights of Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion
- English-speaking professional tour driver
- Pickup and drop off at your cruise ship pier
You’ll Visit: Corinth canal – Ancient Corinth – the ancient Corinth agora – the temple of Apollo – Mycenaean – the famous Mycenaean cyclopean walls – the grave of the Mycenaean King Atrius father of Agamemnon, Nauplio graphical center.
Description of Leisure & Culture: Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion private shore trip
Begin this private shore excursion from your ship pier at Piraeus port. Your private chauffeur will drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to the famous Corinth Canal. An unforgettable sight, the Canal is 6.5 Km | 4 miles long and 24 m | 72 feet wide and built with sloping sides, with a height of approx 77 m | 230 feet, and the depth of the water is approx 8 m | 24 feet. Ships had to sail around the Peloponnese, adding 200 approx nautical miles and extra days to the journey.
Take this fantastic photo opportunity from the bridge more than 67 m | 201 feet above the water with its spectacular view of the canal.
Shortly thereafter we’ll reach the ancient town of Corinth, one of the most important towns in antiquity, famous for its “wicked ways”.
Known as the wealthiest city in Greece, ancient Corinth was built at the foot of the famous Acrocorinth Hill (altitude 575 meters), served as a mighty acropolis or citadel in times of mythology. Corinth still adorns public buildings around the world, had its origins there (Callimachus, 5th century BC).
The long and extremely interesting history of ancient Corinth includes the time of St. Paul (52 AD), who visited the city twice and founded the Church of Corinth. The featured venues on this tour are the Temple of Apollo (6th C.B.C), Fountain of Glauke, Spring of Periander, the remains of the beautifully paved 8 m | 25-foot approx wide Lechaion Road, and the Doric Temple of Apollo, one of the oldest religious monuments built to honor the god of music.
Don’t miss the nearby Corinth Museum, housing an impressive collection of antiquities unearthed from nearby ruins. Some of the antiquities, including superb Roman mosaics.
Your private shore excursion continues to visit the impressive ruins of Mycenae. Vestiges of a kingdom that, for 400 years, was the most powerful in all ( Greek Kingdoms) of Greece.
Enter the Citadel of Mycenae, approaching it through the famous Lion Gate, a symbol of strength, and power, and Agamemnon’s Palace, the Greek Commander-in-Chief during the Trojan War.
Find inside the shaft graves discovered by Schliemann. You will also visit the Beehive Tomb of Atrius (father of Agamemnon).
Then we’ll drive through Argos orange trees fields famous for the best Oranges in Greece to arrive in Nafplion. Free time for lunch.
Nafplion was the first capital of Greece after the revolution of 1821 against the Ottomans. It is a beautiful amphitheatric build little town on the water famous for its history and nice beaches. Visit Acronafplia fortress with its breathtaking views of the town, admire from there Palamidi fortress and the Bourgi right in the middle of the sea.
After lunch, we’ll drive you back to your cruise ship pier ending this most interesting private shore excursion via the same road.