Starting from the area of Elefsina, the ancient Eleusis we will travel to Acrocorinth passing by important archaeological sites.
The first village that is located between Elefsina and Corinth is Kinetta. A small coastal village between the Mount Gerania and the Saronic Gulf. It is located near the ancient Skyronian Rocks area, where according to the myth the bandit Skyron, made travelers stop to wash his feet, then kicked them over the rocks while they were doing so and as they fell they were devoured by a man-eating turtle.
A few miles from Kinetta, we are passing by Agioi Theodoroi and later from the Corinth Canal that started to build during the 1st century AD and due to geological issues it was completed in 1893.
The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.
Our next stop will be Ancient Corinth. Ancient Corinth is an important archaeological site that was inhabited from the Prehistoric times to the Roman times, gradually developing through time. The well-known parts of Ancient Corinth are the Temple of Apollo (540 BC) and the ancient Agora of Corinth.
The Temple of Apollo was a Doric style temple and its design considered to be the precursor of the Parthenon. In addition according to Pausanias (ancient Greek writer/traveller) there was a large bronze statue of Apollo inside the Temple.
Leaving the Temple of Apollo and Ancient Corinth site we are approaching to the Isthmus Submersible Bridge at the North of the Corinth Canal, leading us to the Acrocorinth.
Acrocorinth is actually the Acropolis of the ancient city of Corinth. A well-fortified hill that has an amazing view towards the Corinthian Gulf. Nowadays, a triple group of walls has survived reminding us the different conquerors that came to Corinth (Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Turks). Last but not least, Acrocorinth is one of the best medieval castle sites of Greece.
During the tour, we will get the opportunity to have a lunch break at a local Greek taverna and taste traditional delicacies if the Greek cuisine.
All half day tours start at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.