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Depart the pier for a drive to the famous Corinth Canal, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. Built between 1881 and 1893, the canal is four miles long, 70 feet wide and has sloping sides 170 feet in height.
After viewing the canal, board your waiting coach for the short drive to Ancient Corinth. The ruins in this area are a surprising mix of ancient Greek and Roman cities dating as far back as the 6th century BC. Visit the excavations of both, including a Christian Basilica, the starting lines of a Greek racetrack, a sacred spring with its bronze lion's head spouts and the elaborate Roman Fountain of Peirene.
No visit to Corinth is complete without a visit to the Temple of Apollo. Today, seven of its original thirty-eight Doric columns are still standing. They are about twenty-four feet tall and six feet in diameter. Walk through the remains of the marketplace, a colonnaded square once surrounded by many small shops, and along the Lechaion Road, formerly the main thoroughfare to the port of Lechaion.
After you visit Ancient Corinth, re-board your coach for the return drive to Náfplion and your ship.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.