About Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery
Ancient Corinth plus the world renowned Corinth Canal and the UNESCO Monatery of Daphni.
Duration: Half day
After your morning pick up from your centrally located hotel, the bus will drive to Corinth via Iera Odos (the
Sacred Way). It was so called because it was the route taken by a procession celebrating the Eleusinian
Mysteries, initiations were held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient
The first stop will be at the Monastery of Daphni, a 11th-century Byzantine monastery listed as an World Heritage site together with the monasteries Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios. The interior of the church is decorated
with superb mosaics, a unique, fine example of the Classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. The crowded scenes of the mosaics narrate scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin.
Driving along the coastal road, you'll reach the Corinth canal, which merges the Aegean with the Ionian Sea (there'll be a short stop here for photos of the breathtaking view). Shortly after you will reach the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul
lived and preached for two years (Acts 18:1-18). Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila
and Priscilla, see the remains of the first century shops, the Agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the
Fountain of Peirene, and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the Temple of Apollo.
Every Friday from April to October 2019
Departure time: approximately 08:45 am
Return time: approximately 14:30