9 Hours | From: € 279 | 1 to 4 Persons (Customizable – Select duration and number of persons)

Description:

Our experienced driver will pick you up from your location (hotel, airport, port etc.) and we will make a stop at the renowned Isthmus of Corinth where you can enjoy the view and take photos of the Corinth Canal.
The Corinth Canal is a great achievement of Greek history because it connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. It consists of a single channel measuring 6,4 kilometres (4 miles) in length and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.

Then, we will proceed to Ancient Corinth, that is one of the largest and most important cities in Greek and Roman times due to its geographical location that played a big role back then as a centre of trade, naval fleet, and as a major Roman colony of Julius Caesar. The Temple of Apollo is the most famous sight of Ancient Corinth built with 38 monolithic Doric style columns, 7 of which are still in place.

Our next destination is Ancient Nemea, where according to Greek mythology, Heracles killed the vicious Nemean lion and he established the Nemean athletic games in honour of his father Zeus. The games held over several days at the ancient stadium of Nemea, where a locker-room with an open central court is connected to the stadium track by an arched tunnel measuring over 36 metres (118 ft) in length.
The ancient site has always been known for its impressive Temple of Zeus and its bath house that contains a large central pool.

Finally, we will have lunch at a traditional restaurant before we arrive at the kingdom of Agamemnon, Mycenae which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well-known for its Grave Circles A and B with large shaft graves and “Tholos” tombs such as the tombs of the Lions, Aegisthus, Clytaemnestra and the Treasury of Atreus, that contained numerous gold objects and other works of art. The entrance to the castle is the Lion Gate, famous for its two lion figures above it. At the top of Mycenae, the palace was the symbol of power for Mycenaean rulers. It featured a large courtyard, a guesthouse and the megaron. Also, at the northeast corner of the castle there is a corridor that leads to an underground cistern located eighteen metres below the ground, serving as an escape route during sieges.

Afterwards, we will return back to Athens.