EXPLORING CORINTH AND ITS FAMOUS CANAL

  • Port

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR55.0

  • Duration in hours

    4.5

  • Shore excursion code

    0883

Description

A thrilling excursion to discover ancient Corinth and the important archaeological remains that testify to its ancient splendour, and the famous canal, a great feat of engineering, which links the Ionian and Aegean Seas.



What we will see
  • Ancient Corinth, archaeological site
  • Corinth Canal


What we will do
  • We travel back in time to Ancient Corinth, whose remains are partly those of an ancient Greek city built in the 6th century BC and partly those of a Roman city built in the year 44 BC. The latter was built when Julius Caesar established a colony for army veterans in this desolate area where the Greek city of Corinth had stood until 146 BC, when it was destroyed by Mummius and his ten legates.
  • We admire the remains and excavations of both cities, which were true artistic and architectural masterpieces: a Christian basilica, the starting line of a Greek hippodrome, a sacred spring with 5th-century BC bronze spouts in the shape of lions' heads, and the elaborate Roman-age Pirene Fountain.
  • The visit to the Corinth Canal is unmissable. It is 6 kilometres long, 23 metres wide and 8 metres deep, with sloping sides that reach 80 metres in height.
  • The idea of building a canal to cut across the isthmus linking the Ionian and Aegean seas dates back to Roman times, but work was not begun until 1881.

What you need to know
  • The excursion involves walking over rough terrain. We therefore recommend you wear shoes you can walk in comfortably.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.