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Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery Half day Tour from Athens
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4.9 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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08:30
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6 Hours
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Athens
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  • 6-hours guided tour to Ancient Corinth & Daphni Monastery 
  • Participate on a religious tour led by an expert guide
  • Visit Monastery of Daphni & marver at its superb 11th-century mosaics
  • UNESCO's world heritage monument
  • Stop at the strategically Corinth canal & enjoy breathtaking views
  • Visit Ancient Corinth with the temple of Apollo & its age-old streets
  • Pick up/drop off service is included from Athens central hotels
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If you are interested in religious tours, this tour is the perfect choice for you. Exclusively with KEY TOURS, you will have the opportunity to discover two must-see sights on this memorable half day trip from Athens. Enjoy also a photo stop at Corinth Canal before visiting the Ancient Corinth & Daphni’s Monastery with its 11th-century Byzantine mosaics.

After your morning pick up from your central located hotel, begin from our terminal with a scenic drive to Corinth via Iera Odos (the Sacred Way). It was so called because it was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries, were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.

Along the way, stop at the Monastery of Daphni, a 11th-century Byzantine monastery listed as a World Heritage site together with Monasteries Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios. The interior of the church is decorated with superb mosaics, a unique, fine example of the Classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. The crowded scenes of the mosaics narrate scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin.

Continue your drive along the coastal road and reach the Corinth canal, which merges the Aegean with the Ionian Sea (short stop for photos of the breathtaking view). Shortly thereafter, reach the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years (Acts 18:1-18). Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla, see the remains of the first century shops, the Agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the temple of Apollo. Afterward, return back to Athens, ending your tour with a central hotel drop-off.

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  • Professional and licenced guide
  • Transportation by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Entrance fees of Ancient Corinth
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
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Entrance to the monastery: Please note that for the moment the entrance to the Monastery is free of charge. In case the Ministry announced a fee, the participants should pay the entrance fee before visiting the monastery.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Having seen the criticism of some Key Tours that participants were hurried by the guide, I was delighted that on this trip we were given adequate time for a participant with a walking frame to come round Corinth at her pace. The half day trip was, in the event, from 8.30 am having been picked up earlier till 3.30 pm. We saw what we came for and enjoyed the guide's replies to our questions. He did not push a Christian perspective, but there were enough believers on the trip to give the event a thoroughly Christian feel

Paul S
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Reviewed May 3, 2017
This tour was amazing and very informative. Our guide Katia was well informed and fantastic n helpful. The tour was actually around 6 hours. We visited the monastery first than Corinth canal and ancient Corinth with a half hour break in between. Highly recommend this tour especially if you are a keen bible student. Tour of Corinth complements the bible book of Acts esp chaps 17 and 18...
mmanasUnited States
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Reviewed April 28, 2017
The tour was good and delivered what was promised; a very good day trip.
Stephanie KCanada
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Reviewed April 28, 2017
We had an amazing time on this trip! Small, intimate group meant we got the most from our fantastic local guide. Great way to see a bit more of Greece, would highly recommend.
Briane JadeUnited Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2017
Great 6 hour roundtrip to Daphni Monastery and also Ancient Corinth. Very informative and lots of history packed in to it.
auctionmarkUnited States
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