Ancient Corinth & Canal Crossing Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Approx. Duration: 5½ hours
Adult Pricing: $99*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Your drive from Piraeus will take you to the ancient town of Corinth. Here, you can visit the nearby museum and then board a local boat from the village of Isthmia and navigate the famous canal.
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Ancient Corinth & Canal Crossing

From Piraeus, drive down the modern highway past Eleusis until you reach the ancient town of Corinth where Saint Paul lived and preached for two years. In ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains. Excavations of the area are still continuing today and have brought to light the Agora (marketplace), temples, fountains, shops, porticoes, baths and various other monuments you'll see. Peruse the nearby Corinth Museum, housing an impressive collection of antiquities unearthed from nearby areas. Most of them, including superb mosaics, are Roman in origin.


The next site you'll visit is the famous Corinth Canal. Boarding a local boat from the village of Isthmia, you'll navigate the canal that is considered an engineering wonder. Carved into a massive rock, the 76 foot wide and 26 foot deep canal dramatically separates the Peloponnese from the rest of mainland Greece. Before taking the return journey to Piraeus, a unique photo opportunity can be had 200 feet above water, from the center of the bridge that spans its banks.


Note: Tour involves walking for approximately 1/2 mile on uneven and gravel terrain. Neither the Corinth ancient site, nor the canal motorboat are wheelchair accessible. Depending on the prevailing traffic in the canal, a slight delay may be experienced while crossing. The canal is closed for maintenance every Tuesday. Tour is only offered on the April 23, November 12 and December 3, 2014, Norwegian Jade sailings and for all Norwegian Spirit sailings except May 18, September 27 and November 2, 2014 sailings.
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Port: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Approx. Duration: 5½ hours
Adult Pricing: $99*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.