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Half-Day Trip to Corinth Canal from Athens

Explore the picturesque Corinth Canal and sample wine in the famous Nemea vineyard, all from the comfort of your private car

From€220For 1-4 Persons

This ride has been booked
65 times this week

This ride has been booked
65 times this week

About the ride

On the morning of your tour, a friendly Welcome driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation in Athens and take you on a relaxing drive to the iconic Corinth Canal. Journey time is around 1 hour, and it will take you right along the glittering coastline of the Megara Gulf. Although every aspect of your tour can be changed and personalized, the following itinerary is one we suggest.

You will begin your day 4km east of modern Corinth, at the Corinth Canal. This amazing man-made spectacle is 80 meters in depth, 6.3 km long and 23 meters wide, definitely a sight to remember. Head over to the moveable bridge, where you can marvel at the sheer size of the canal, and get some once in a lifetime photos. Feel free to ask your driver about the interesting history behind the bridge as you travel to your next stop.

After an exhilarating morning peering over the edge of the canal, your driver will then take you into the city of modern Corinth itself. This lovely little city is situated right on the waterfront, and has countless cafes and restaurants scattered around the port. Take some time to stroll around the streets, stop for a snack, and try a fresh cup of Greek coffee. 

After your picturesque break in modern Corinth, you will then head to the historical centre of this amazing city, Ancient Corinth. This is the place where St. Paul preached to the people in 51AD, an experience that lead him to write the First and Second Corinthians books for the New Testament. Ancient Corinth was once the most important city in the classical world, and whilst walking through the Agora you can really start to see why. While in Ancient Corinth you must pay a visit to the site's most important monument, the Temple of Apollo.

After soaking up all the rich history of Ancient Corinth, you will then make your way to the final stop of the day, Nemea winery. Upon arriving to Nemea, you will see why it’s one of the most popular vineyards in the country. Take a tour underground to marvel at the wine cellars, containing over 1,000 French oak barriques. Your personal tour guide will show you the state of the art facilities at Nemea, and will explain all about the production of its delicious red wine. After your tour, you will then have the opportunity to sample some of the famous Greek wine, while gazing out at the stunning views of the vineyard. You will have time to relax at the Nemea vineyard and enjoy an authentic Greek lunch, or your driver can take you back to modern Corinth to eat at a restaurant of your choosing. 

After you are replenished and full, you will head back to your Welcome car, and your driver will take you on a lazy afternoon drive back to your accommodation in Athens.

Enjoy your travel to a maximum

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You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time

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Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

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Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one

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Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel

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We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city

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Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms

Included in the price

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
  • Free wifi onboard
  • Fuel and Tolls
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Water and Snacks

Not included

  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
  • Other beverages and meals
  • Tips and gratuities

Frequently asked questions

What happens after I book?

Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Corinth Canal and Wine Tasting tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at hello@welcomepickups.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.

Can I customize the tour based on my needs?

Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.

Will there be an official tour guide?

An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.

Do I need to be in a good physical shape?

The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly. The most physically demanding site would be climbing the Acropolis, so make sure you bring plenty of water with you on the way up!

Useful tips

Comfortable Clothes & Shoes

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you may do a lot of walking in Ancient Corinth.

Summer Essentials

In the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat, to shield yourself from the sun.

Local Currency

Many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments, so be sure to bring cash in the form of Euros.

Accessibility & Special Needs

Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.

Terms of service

  • Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
  • Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
  • Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws

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6 hours

Total price

1 to 4 people costs €220


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