Corinth Tour & Delphi Tour

Discover the ancient kingdom of mighty Corinth, have a great Corinth Canal Tour  & visit the Oracle of antiquity, in a Delphi Tour  with Athens Tour Driver!

Day one

We start our shore excursion to Corinth driving along the western highway. We see the historical battlefield of Salamis island to our left. We pass by rugged mountains with tunnels through them & scenic seaside villages.

We arrive to the awesome deep Canal of Corinth. Short stop. Man made, shortly before the 1896 Olympics, joins the Aegean with the Ionian Sea & saves 400 nautical miles of travel.

We continue to Ancient Corinth  & see the 600 bc monolithic Temple of Apollo, Temple of Octavio  the Royal & Hot Springs, the Bema Mount  where Apostle Paul preached & visit the Museum with many Roman artifacts. Near the Site we visit the church of St. Paul with its unique mosaic wall! It is the place where Apostle Paul wrote " the letters to the Corinthians". If you like mountaintop fortresses the Acrocorinth one will impress you! Hundreds of years old has seen battles between Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. On the top there are ruins of the "sacred" sanctuary of Goddess Aphrodite.

 
Temple of Apollo - Ancient Corinth
 

We continue our shore excursion along the scenic Corinthian bay with its seaside villages & charming beaches next to pine trees. We arrive to Rio  a city with a Venetian fortress at the entrance of the bay. Here we cross over to mainland Greece over the largest bridge of Europe & visit the picturesque village of Nafpactos  or Lepanto.

Walk next to the Venetian fortresses built next the sea that was the scene of a famous sea battle of Lepanto the year 1571 between the Christians & Ottoman fleets. Miguel de Cervantes fought here from the Spanish ship.

Taste the local cuisine next to the castle & the harbor.

Leaving Nafpactos we drive on one of Greece's most scenic coastal routes. Let the driver know if you want to stop for a swim.

Many villages beaches & cliffs on the way to the harbor of Itea where we start our up hill drive, past the olive tree forest, to the village of Delphi  located on a 1500 foot cliff.

We spend the night in a boutique guesthouse of Delphi.

Day two

 
Temple of Athena Pronaia
 

After breakfast we do a short drive next to the deep Gorge & visit the UNESCO site of the Oracle of antiquity, built at the navel of the World as God Zeus thought. God Apollo came here from Crete riding a dolphin to the port of Itea at the foot of mount Parnassos & discovered the psychic girls in a cave guarded by a python.

Walk the same sacred paths that lead to the Apollo Temple, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Theater & Stadium  like Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Leonidas of Sparta, Socrates & other historical figures who came here get an oracle. Visit the Museum that houses among others the Charioteer statue, the Naxian Sphinx, the "navel button", the statue of Antinoos.

We visit the site opposite the Temple of Apollo  known as Palaestra  or Gymnasium used for the Pythian & Delphinia Games since 800 BC. Walk next to the pillars of the circular temple of Athena Pronoias  first such temple in the world. Lord Byron carved his name on a pillar.

 
Temple of Apollo - Delphi
 

Leaving the Oracle site we drive to the 3000 foot mountain top village of Arachova. It is known for its small houses made of stone & the colorful fabrics & rugs made by local looms. In wintertime this village is full of skiers. Ideal place for a snack.

We start our downhill drive past the hills of Parnassos & the village known for its springs Levadia. We can stop for a coffee next to the springs & castle.

We continue our drive past the cotton & wheat fields of Thebes & arrive to Athens in an hour.

 

Tours can be altered to fit your needs!

 

Discover more about the history of Corinth & the Oracle of Delphi in the "historical facts" section of our website,
in the articles The History of Corinth  & The Magnificent Delphi  !

 

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Corinth Tour & Delphi Day Tour

Additional Info

  • Duration :: 2 Days
  • Activity Level :: Light

Keep in mind...

All our tours are flexible. It is always up to you to change the itinerary to your needs

Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

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