After that Presidential Mansion (changing of the presidential guard) - Greek Parliament - Constitution Square - Kolonaki - Lycabettus Hill - trilogy buildings Academy, University, National Library - Omonia Square.
After Athens city tour we 'll continue our tour driving via coastal highway towards Peloponnesus. While on route you will see the area of Saronic Gulf where the famous Naval Battle of Salamis took place in 480 B.C. between the Greeks and the Persians. Our first stop/visit is the famous Isthmus of Corinth .Corinth is located eighty kilometers west of Athens on the south side of the Isthmus, a narrow neck of land connecting the Peloponnese to mainland Greece and separating the Corinthian Gulf from the Saronic Gulf and finally the Ionian Sea from the Aegean Sea . First stop at Corinth Canal, where we will make a short stop for a coffee and in order for you to take some pictures from the bridge.
According to Hellenic myth, the city was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the god Helios (the Sun), while other myths suggest that it was founded by the goddess Ephyra, a daughter of the Titan Oceanus, thus the ancient name of the city (also Ephyra). There is evidence that the city was destroyed around 2000 BC.The peak period of the city, though, started in the 8th century B.C,, when Corinth became one of the leading powers of the Greek world, founder of colonies in the west Mediterranean, such as Syracuse, and lasted until its destruction by the Roman general Lucius Mummius in 146 B.C. Representative of its wealth and pioneering spirit in architecture, is the Doric temple of Apollo which was built in 540 B.C.he city was reinhabited in 44 B.C. and gradually developed again. By the time of Apostle Paul It was the capital of Roman Greece, equally devoted to business and pleasure, and was mostly populated by freedmen and Jews.The Apostle Paul visited Corinth in the 50s AD and later wrote two letters to the Christian community at Corinth. Exploring the archaeological area you will meet the Temple of Apoll , the Theatre, the Roman Odeon, the Glauke fountain into a natural rock and the Archaeological Museum. Besides them there is the famous "Vema" (tribunal) from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.After visit to Ancient Corinth we stop in a traditional tavern of the area for lunch and then we'll return to Athens.