CORINTH CANAL CROSSING

Corinth was an important city in ancient days with 90,000 residents during the Greek period, and a surge to up to 700,000 residents during the Roman period. Today Corinth has only 58,000 residents. Its most glorious attribute is the Corinth Canal.

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Description

1 Day
Duration

Pachi
Embark

Pachi
Disembark

None
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CORINTH CANAL CROSSING

The Corinth Canal, completed in 1893,  is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and sailing down its narrow straits is a must.

Most of the ruins at the archaeological site at Ancient Corinth are from the Roman era. St. Paul preached here and possibly penned one or more of the Epistles to the Corinthians. The Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum exhibits exquisite pieces and deserves as much viewing time as the grounds themselves.

The Springs Of Helen (Loutra Eleni) are said to be where the beautiful Helen of Troy actually bathed and visitors can still enjoy the crystalline thermal waters.

 

Itinerary

Tour Timing

  • Tour lasts ten hours.
  • 09:00 Pick up at Syntagma Square with vehicle transfer to Pachi.
  • 10.00 Embarkation and departure for Corinth.
  • 10:30 Sail through the Corinth Canal
  • 11:00 Disembark on the west side of the Corinth Canal. Bike to Ancient Corinth (15 km) or vehicle transfer (15 minutes). Arrive by 12:00.
  •  14.00 Arrive at Isthmia on the east of the Cornith Canal by bike or vehicle transfer. Lunch on board.
  • 15:00  Depart for Helen of Troy’s Springs.
  • 17:00 Return to Pachi port.
  • 18:30 Vehicle transfer back to Athens.
Inclusions

Inclusions depend on the yacht that is chartered and its capabilities.  Below are indicative inclusions for this tour.

  •  Vehicle transfers from Athens center to Pachi.
  • Captain and 3 crew.
  • Cruise Director handling all logistics.
  • All required safety equipment such as life rafts, life jackets, motorized tenders, satellite beacon devices, emergency communication devices, fire prevention/extinguishing equipment, emergency pumps and other essential sea faring devices.
  • Traditional Greek lunch aboard yacht.
  • Hybrid bicycles, helmets, water bottles.
  • Entry to Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum
  • Vehicle transfer to Isthmia.
Activities
  • This sailing excursion begins with a vehicle transfer to picturesque Pachi port, just across from Salamina island. Guests board the yacht to sail westward towards Corinth.
  • The thrill of the day is sailing through the Corinth Canal, cut through a narrow isthmus and completed in 1893. The passage is 6.40 kilometers long (4 miles) and 21.40 meters wide (70 feet).
  • From the Canal, guests have the option to bike to Ancient Corinth or transfer by vehicle. The bike route to Ancient Corinth is 13 kilometers plus an additional four kilometers for ambitious riders wishing to ascend the Acrokorinthos Fortress. Bikers should add an additional 15 km to cycle back to Isthmia where the boat awaits everyone for a bar-b-que lunch on board.
  • After lunch, we sail to Helen of Troy’s Springs (“Loutra Eleni”), a unique spot where Helen of Troy is said to have bathed in the crystalline spring waters which run into the sea.  Everyone will have a chance to bathe there and experience the natural jacuzzi which is present in the sea floor.
Notes

Bring swimsuits, towel, money for souvenirs and, if biking or hiking, proper shoes. Also remember sun glasses, sun hat and sun screen.

Map

Highlights

Corinth Canal Crossing

Cruise through the high cliffs of the Corinth Canal

Visit the ruins of Ancient Corinth

Hike the expansive grounds of the Acrokorinthos Fortress

Swim in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea

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