Yesterdays tour to Corinth canal was perfect. Yianni our tour guide and driver was so nice and friendly and very entertaining. There was just me and theio. We got picked up from the flat on time. He provided croissants for snacks and nice cold water throughout the trip. He played beautiful Greek music there and back. Car was so comfy and beautifully air conditioned. First stop was the canal, at each stop he said you will find me here, toilets over there, go do your thing, take your time. Second stop was Ancient Corinth site, same thing there, then he drove to a winery a lil further out from the other winery's, he said it was nicer and his favourite. He came through with us and sat with us during the tasting session. We had so much fun. We brought 2 bottles of wine. That was my first ever winery/tasting visit. We left there and drove to our lunch venue, a little Taverna right on the waters edge. Perfect spot, it was all very incredible loved every second of it
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Athens / Starting point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens at a convenient time of your choice.
The Corinth Canal is one of the world's smallest ocean canals in the world and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
Temple of Apollo
The Temple of Apollo is a Doric peripteral temple, constructed ca. 540 B.C in the center of the Ancient city of Corinth.
Pottery Workshop at Ancient Corinth
Learn everything you need to know about ancient Greek pottery and witness yourself how ancient Corinthians made these magnificent ceramic crafts with their bare hands.
Athens / Starting point
Temple of Apollo
Pottery Workshop at Ancient Corinth
Wine Tasting and Workshop
Lunch by the sea at Lechaio town
About the ride
If you want to escape the city life of Athens for a while, and have limited time, then the half-day wine and Corinth Canal tour is the one for you. Every aspect of the tour is customisable, you can add or take away points of interest as you see fit, so you can see Corinth your way. See the historical sites, sample delicious wine, take a lesson of ancient greek pottery and get a local’s perspective on this 7-hour tour with Welcome. End your day with a delicious, authentic Greek lunch by the sea.
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 2Corinth 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. 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.
After your picturesque break in modern Corinth, you will then head to the historical center 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 3Temple of Apollo. Next, to the temple, you will have the chance to take a 4Pottery Workshop at Ancient Corinth and witness your self how ancient Corinthians made ceramic crafts with their bare hands and take a history lesson from experienced craft makers at Kylix Kylix shop.
After soaking up all the rich history of Ancient Corinth and the 5Acrocorinth Venetian Castle, you will then make your way Nemea. 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 on a 6Wine Tasting and Workshop, while gazing out at the stunning views of the vineyard. Then we recommend enjoying an authentic Greek lunch by the sea in the seaside town of Lechaio after your drivers recommendations.
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
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
It was a great tour! We started late morning from Athens and after a photostop in Corinth Canal we visited Ancient Corinth that was really fashinating! Then, we visited an estate called Palivou for some wine tasting which turned out to be great! We bought a few bottles of wine as well! Exploring the ancient site of Nemea with the amazing temple of Zeus and stadium was enjoyable. John drove us to a village called Agionori where we ate great village style food with wonderful views! So glad we booked this tour with Welcome.Nick is fluent with his English,very well educated when it comes to Greek history and drives at a comfortable speed! Thank you Nick for a wonderful afternoon!
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
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you may do a lot of walking in Ancient Corinth.
In the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat, to shield yourself from the sun.
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 serviceExpand
- 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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