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  1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Nafplio
  4. Mycenae

Athens: Private Corinth Canal and Mycenae Tour

Product ID: 211167
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Admire The Corinth Canal, an engineering marvel that connects the Aegean with the Ionian Sea. You will then explore the ruins of Ancient Mycenae, home of the mythical Agamemnon. For 400 years (1600–1200 B.C.), this kingdom was the most powerful in Greece.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English

Pickup included

Any hotel, accommodation, or central point in both Piraeus and Athens city.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Corinth Canal from above
  • Admire the kingdom of Ancient Mycenae
  • See the tomb of Agamemnon and the tomb of Clytenmnistra
  • Visit the Cyclopean walls
  • See the Lion's Gate
Full description
After driving for one hour from Athens, you will discover the famous Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island.

The canal elevated Piraeus’ status as a major Mediterranean port, a project which spanned many centuries. Cut through solid rock, the canal is more than 6 kilometers long and 23 meters wide, with its vertical sides rising 90 meters above the water. You will spend approximately 30 minutes at the canal, with time for photos and refreshments.

Following the canal you will continue towards Mycenae, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. You will see the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. After approximately 1.5 hours at Mycenae, you will have the option to stop at a nearby village or town for snacks or a quick lunch. Your your will conclude with your drop off at the pickup point, or any preferred central point in Athens or Piraeus.

Includes
  • Taxes
  • Tolls
  • Fuel
  • Private VIP van or car with air conditioning
  • English-speaking driver
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Entrance fees to the monuments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes

From £272.54 Per group up to 4

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SIGHTSOFATHENS

Product ID: 211167