Private Biblical Tour of Ancient Corinth & Isthmus Canal from Athens & Corinth

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Private Biblical Tour of Isthmus Canal and Ancient Corinth from Athens

From $198.57

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, who spent time living in Corinth and wrote two letters to the Corinthians, on this private tour of biblical Corinth and the Corinth Canal, with pickup and drop-off from Athens or Corinth. See the marketplace where St. Paul addressed the Corinthians from the podium, visit a church with a mosaic depicting his conversion, and stop at Kechries where Paul had his hair shorn.
  • Private tour of historic Corinth, with a focus on St. Paul and the Bible
  • See sights from St. Paul’s time and even earlier, as well as the Corinth Canal
  • Guide puts the sights in context, as recorded in Acts of the Apostles
  • Picks up from hotels, apartments, and rentals in Athens or Corinth

What's Included

  • Fully Private Tour
  • Professional Tour Drivers with in-depth knowledge of ancient and modern Greek history
  • English speaking and multi-lingual drivers
  • Hotel/Port pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation by private first class vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water & refreshing wipes
  • Skip-the-line ticket service (on-request)
  • Entrance fees to the site and museum
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (additional cost)
  • Food & Drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Licensed tour guide to accompany guests into the site and museum (additional cost on request)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Your personal tour driver will pick you up and return you to your hotel in Athens, meeting you at the lobby. In the case of an AirBnb apartment, he/she will contact you upon arrival so you can meet at the entrance of the building. For Airport and Port pick-up, your driver will meet you at the arrivals area holding a signboard with the Guest's name.

What To Expect


1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Corinth Canal

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)

4 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

The Diolkos

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

The hike is easy but you need good, sturdy shoes.
Our private tour allowed us to go at a more flexible time schedule, allowing us to stay longer where we wanted to appreciate the sights more.
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Tour of Corinth
Christina_O, Feb 2024
This tour was amazing! Our driver, Yannis, was excellent! He was very informative and knowledgeable on the history of Greece. He was very friendly and patient with us! I would highly recommend this tour and Yannis as a tour guide!
Brian_T, Feb 2024
Extraordinary trip with Yannis, one that was worth every second of the day. Highly recommended. The car service was prompt and clean, and the guided tour and discussions with Yannis were illuminating.
Excellent guide!
Eva_L, Jan 2024
Professional and Knowledgable guide! Very passionate abt history and speaks good English that we can understand. 👍 Overall, a pleasant experience and we learnt lots! Would definitely recommend this tour with the same guide! Thank you for making our xmas eve memorable! 🙏
A terrific day
Ken_M, Dec 2023
This was a terrific day! We learned so much and had a great time with Tas. It was a real highlight of out time in Greece!
The perfect day in Corinth!
Deborah_B, Nov 2023
We wanted a little “local flavor” rather than another long hiring bus tour - this is it! Our guide was super friendly, way beyond knowledgeable, and it was an excellent day. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Wonderful tour. More than we expect!
Mark_R, Nov 2023
Our guide, Peter, besides being a kind and friendly guide, he was a wealth of knowledge concerning every stop we made during the day plus everything you would want to know about Ancient Greek history and Saint Paul. During the day we saw everything on the agenda plus a couple of extra stops to see some hidden gems that Peter suggested. We were lucky to have a guide who was from the Corinth area that knew of these places. Overall, it was a wonderful day and well worth our time. If you want to get out of Athens, and experience something different, this is the tour. Thanks Peter for a wonderful and memorable day.
Best way to experience Corinth!
Michael, Nov 2023
Taz is an incredible tour guide! Knowledgeable, insightful, accommodating and humorous. No one knows Corinth better - the people, the history and special places.
No- hassle memorable experience!
Barry_B, Nov 2023
Tas, our guide, was incredible. He was well prepared, extremely knowledgeable, friendly - yet professional, and a lot of fun. He went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience for us. Highly recommend him and Viator. Make the reservation and everything else is taken care of.
Yannis was extremely...
JUAN_R, Nov 2023
Yannis was extremely helpful, teaching about Paul's life and guiding us to the places related. 100% recommend it.
MUST DO in Corinth!
pmonaghan, Nov 2023
This is the BEST tour EVER!!!! Peter was amazing!! He was born and raised in Corinth. He is a true local and knew the locals. The first stop was the Isthmus canal, which was amazing to see. We went to Acrocorinth where we hiked to the top and had great 360 views! Peter then lead us through the journey of St. Paul, we saw the port where St. Paul arrived, the old stone where ships were transported, and the Bema of St. Paul. Peter recommended a really nice place for lunch and took us to a local coffee shop. I am an olive oil fan; Peter went above and beyond and took us to a local store to get some! Peter treated and hosted us as if we were long life friends. AMAZING experience and Highly recommended!
Fantastic experience, unforgettable memories
Lisda_H, Nov 2023
Excellent experience!! Peter was great making sure we were comfortable, he is extremely attentive and always paying attention to every detail to ensure we enjoy the tour. My wife and I had a great day visiting Corinth.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello! Thank you for sharing your excellent tour experience with Peter! It's wonderful to hear that he was attentive and focused on ensuring your comfort and enjoyment throughout the tour. It sounds like you and your wife had a fantastic day visiting Corinth, and we're thrilled to have been a part of it. We hope you have many more great adventures in the future! Best regards from the AGT team.
Incredible Experience
William_J, Nov 2023
Yannis was an excellent guide. Incredibly knowledgeable, he made the tour truly memorable. We learned so much mor behind the scriptures that speak to Paul’s mission trips to the area. It was the highlight of our trip.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear William, It's fantastic to hear that Yannis was an excellent guide and that you found the tour with him truly memorable. His deep knowledge and insights into the scriptures related to Paul's mission trips must have added a rich layer of understanding to your experience. We're delighted to know that this tour was the highlight of your trip, and we hope you cherish the memories for a long time to come! Best regards the AGT Team.
Amazing tour!!!
Benjamin_R, Nov 2023
Yanni, our driver and guide was amazing. Knows tons of information about every important aspect of Corinth. Excellent experience
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello! It's great to hear that Yanni, your driver/guide, provided an excellent experience and shared a wealth of information about Corinth. Having a knowledgeable guide can truly enhance the depth of your experience. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we hope you have more amazing adventures in the future! Best regards, the Ancient Greece Tours team.
Buyer Beware
WILLIE_H, Oct 2023
We found this tour to be excessively priced given the experience we received. We paid a total of $532. While we didn't expect a certified tour guide, we did anticipate a more satisfactory experience. Even the driver guide acknowledged that the tour was overpriced, mentioning that he received it from a friend. The driver guide drove us from Athens to Corinth with a short stop at the Corinth canal before reaching Ancient Corinth. However, during the tour of Ancient Corinth, the driver guide did not accompany us but provided us with a book as a guide. We have taken two other tours in Athens and did not encounter any issues with value for money. Moreover, we have had excellent service from Viator in the past. Despite contacting Viator, we were unable to secure a partial refund.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent tour of Ancient Corinth & Isthmus Canal with us. We deeply regret that your experience did not meet your expectations, and we take your concerns very seriously. We strive to provide clear communication about the structure and pricing of our tours, and it appears there may have been a misunderstanding regarding the role of our driver-guide. While Spyro, with his vast 20 years of experience, is known for his enriching commentary during the drive, our standard offering does not include a dedicated guide to accompany guests through the sites. For future reference, we do offer a separate option for a licensed guide to enhance your experience. Regarding pricing, we aim to offer competitive rates that reflect the quality and comprehensiveness of our tours. We understand that cost is subjective and what represents value for money can vary greatly from one traveler to another. Nonetheless, we are committed to ensuring that all our customers feel the value of their investment in their travel experiences with us. We take your feedback to heart and will work with our team to evaluate our tour offerings and pricing. Safe travels.
Apostle Paul and Corinth-
JimmyD_G, Oct 2023
Driver was great. Excellent communication prior to pickup. Van was perfect. Exactly what we asked for and very clean. He took us to all the places we expected and added some nice surprises. He also introduced us to a very experienced guide at the Corinth ruins/museum who gave us an amazing insight into that historic site. All in, it was a great day!! Highly recommend
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Jimmy, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience of biblical Ancient Corinth with us! We always highly recommend the engagement of a licensed guide to accompany our guests throughout the archaeological site and museum, so glad you saw the added value in the experience. We appreciate your high recommendation. All the best! George & the AGT Team.
Excellent tour and expert guide in Cornth
Laurie_B, Oct 2023
We had an incredible tour with Yannis yesterday in Corinth. We all agreed Yannis was incredible, gave interesting information and history, answered all our questions and ensured we were all comfortable throughout. Booking was easy and confirmed. The van was new and clean - large enough for all 6 of us. Yannis even brought cold water and Greek treats for us. Thanks so much for a great last day in Greece. This was one of the highlights of our 14 day cruise and tours.
Richard_T, Oct 2023
Yannis, our driver and guide, was fantastic. He was amazingly knowledgeable, super professional and a safe driver. He asked our goals for the trip, primarily the movements of Paul in Corinth, and he met our goals perfectly. Please thank him for us.
Great Biblical Tour
Mavis_M, Oct 2023
The tour company was very efficient, good communication both in the States and in Greece. Meeting point established and confirmed in a timely manner. Our tour guide Tas was Awesome. Request him, you will not be disappointed.
Incredible day in Corinth!
Rufina_H, Oct 2023
Peter was excellent in bringing the story of St. Paul and his work in Corinth to life! It was a wonderful day of learning the history of this important region of Greece and its cultural importance. Wow! We couldn’t have asked for a better tour.
Kate_M, Oct 2023
Of all the tours we've done in all the countries we've visited, this private Biblical tour of Corinth with Yannis was the best we have EVER experienced. Yannis is, no exaggeration, a national treasure. His knowledge is only exceeded by the method in which he communicates it. I had chills and tears in my eyes several times throughout the day. We all felt this way. He is a gifted story teller. I would have loved history in school if he had been my teacher or professor! We were transported back in time to not only understand why Paul chose Corinth as a central ministry location, but also the history of this entire region. Yannis is truly a walking encyclopedia. Everywhere we went, other local guides kept stopping to tell us that we had the best guide. He was kind, humble, hilarious, and simply wonderful to work with. Yannis had cold water for us in the trunk, stopped to get us an entire box of delicious Greek pastries, and brought us to the most beautiful lunch on the sea. The air conditioned van was comfortable, and we were picked up and dropped off with ease, plenty of time, and exceptional communication. We made a friend in Yannis that day, and gained a greater love and appreciation for the apostle Paul, ancient Corinth, and this beautiful, historic region of Greece. As a personal aside, prior to the tour I had communicated quite a bit with the owner, Tas. He was exceptionally patient with me and my MANY questions, and even swung by during our tour to say hello and introduce himself. Great service! We actually miss Yannis and definitely made a lifelong Greek friend that day! You MUST book this tour! You will not regret it.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Kate, Wow, what an incredible and heartfelt review! It's clear that Yannis made a profound impact on your tour experience. His passion for storytelling and deep knowledge truly shines through, and it's touching to hear how much you and your group appreciated his guidance. It's also great to hear that Tas, provided excellent service and that you felt valued as a customer. It sounds like your experience went above and beyond your expectations, and the personal connection you made with Yannis made it even more special. Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience, and your enthusiastic recommendation is sure to inspire others to book this tour. It's evident that Yannis and the entire team take great pride in delivering exceptional experiences. Best regards, the AGT team.

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