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OVERVIEW: This lovely private tour has you taken in A/C comfort back in history to Corinth where you visit the ancient town with it's Temple of Apollo, the Agora, and many places where St Paul spoke when he lived here. A perfect mix of history and learning about wine making and sipping a bit at a vineyard in the famed Nemea area.
HIGHLIGHTS: *Private tour, *Corinth Canal, *Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ancient Corinth *See Temple of Apollo *Visit Sanctuary of Goddess Hera *Wine tasting at a vineyard in the Nemea wine area *Lunch at traditional Greek tavern/cafe.
INCLUDED: licensed guide, dependable driver and A/C luxury vehicle
NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees, lunch, and tips (appreciated when deserved)
DETAILS: After a hotel or Air BnB pick up, the private tour commences with a beautiful scenic coastal, "lake side," ride from Athens to Corinth. We'll visit the engineering marvel, the Corinth Canal, which took 2,000 years to complete and connects the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Then on to ancient Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Included is a visit to the Agora and the 6th century Temple of Apollo, one of the most outstanding monuments of the pre-Roman period.
Following this, the tour proceeds on to the ancient Port of Cehries, the disembarking point of St. Paul.
The private tour also includes the sanctuary of Goddess Hera, and the Heraion of Perachora. Extremely popular for cult activity from approximately the 9th century BC to 136 BC. Here you'll find the unusual construction of the Temple of Hera, an L-shaped Stoa (shopping area), and a large cistern and dining rooms. There is time for a traditional Greek lunch where you will experience why Greek food is considered some of the healthiest foods in the world.
After all this history, the tour becomes a bit lighter with a visit to the famed 25,000 acres of vineyards in the Nemea area where we'll enjoy learning about and tasting these famed wines
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