Athens - Ancient Corinth - Mycenae - Epidavros

Total Travel Time 8-9 hours

After a short stop for photos, we continue for ten minutes by car between fields with orange lemon trees and we reach Ancient Corinth and the only museum, the Temple of Apollo, the god of the Ores and the Sun, the Step (a raised platform) from where Paul declared to the Corinthians in AD 52
We will continue to visit Acrocorinth "Upper Corinth". The Acropolis of Ancient Corinth is a monolithic rock that oversees the ancient city of Corinth.

It is a mysterious place where once there was a curse - torturing a royal family with a hard destiny.
This exciting place allows you to walk to the famous Lion's Gate, see the Tomb of King Agamemnon and become part of the story.
It is not difficult to imagine the drama that was once here. Myth and history interconnect, leaving only the ruins as a memory.
Mycenae was once a powerful kingdom of Ancient Greece, and its ruler, Agamemnon, was considered the greatest of all leaders.
When Eleni, the beautiful husband of King Menelaus' brother, was kidnapped by the Trojan prince of Paris, the story of Greece inevitably had to come to one of her most famous phases: the Trojan War.
 
Then we continue to Epidaurus to see the main archaeological site:
the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus.
 
 
 

After a 90 km journey, along the highway, we reach the well-known Corinth Canal that connects the Corinthian Gulf with the Aegean Sea. It crosses the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from mainland Greece, thus making it the peculiar island. Its length is 6.3 km and was built between 1881 and 1893.

The Isthmus of Corinth was an idea and a dream dating back 2000 years. The strip of land that
separates the Peloponnese and mainland Greece is called Isthmus. The closest point is
only 6 km wide.

Three circuit boards formed the defense of the hill. The highest peak on the site was the home of the Temple of Aphrodite that turned into a church and then became a mosque. At present, Akrokorinthos is one of the most important medieval castles in Greece.
There will be time for a traditional Greek meal at a nearby restaurant (at your own expense). After lunch an optional stop is at the pottery factory and we will then take you to the archaeological site of Mycenae

The theater was built inside the end of the 4th century BC at first housed 34 rows and used for dramatic performances. The Romans later added another 21 rows. Even in antiquity, the theater was believed to have great acoustics: the actors could to be heard by all 15,000 viewers without sound amplification. The rows of limestone they naturally filter the low frequency sound - like the murmur of the crowd - but they reinforce what sounds from the scene. Today is yet one of the most beautiful outdoor theaters in the world.
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