Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery


Ancient Corinth, the world-renowned Corinth Canal and the UNESCO Monastery of Daphni.

Duration: Half day

After a morning pick up the drive will take you to Corinth via Iera Odos (the Sacred Way), so called because it was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations were held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.

The UNESCO-protected Monastery of Daphni dates from the 11th-century & is a perfect example of Byzantine architecture. The interior of the church is decorated with superb mosaics, its dome is a representation of Heaven and depicts scenes from the life of Christ.

Driving along the coastal road, you'll reach the Corinth Canal, which joins the Aegean and Ionian Sea (there'll be a short stop here for photos of the breathtaking view). Shortly after you will 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 the pre–Roman period, the Temple of Apollo.

Dates of Operation:

Every Friday from May to October
Departure time: approximately 08:45 am
Return time: approximately 14:30

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