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Nauplion, Greece-port

Nauplion is one of Greece’s most beautiful towns with narrow streets, elegant Venetian houses and gracious neoclassical mansions. In the 13th century, following Byzantine rule, the Franks, Venetians and Turks each took possession, each leaving behind architectural monuments and traces of their culture. Take in the recently reopened Archeological Museum in Constitution Square, with a collection that includes pottery, jewelry, and some unique Mycenaean terracotta idols; and the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, with a permanent exhibition of paintings of the Greek War of Independence, as well as frequently changing temporary exhibits of local artists’ work.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ancient Corinth and Navigation of the Corinth Canal
    Seated Tour
  • Epidaurus Theater and Palamidi Fortress
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Mycenae and Palamidi Fortress
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Walking Tour & Ouzo
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Ancient Corinth and Navigation of the Corinth Canal

Seated Tour

Duration: 4 1/4 hours

Tour Code: NAU-004

One hour after departing from the port of Nauplion you will reach the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. In ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora Market Place and Apollo's Temple.

The next site you will visit is the famous Corinth Canal. The canal is 4 miles long, 70 feet wide, 26 feet deep and has sloping sides which reach 170 feet. The canal's construction commenced in 1881, although the idea of connecting the Ionian and Aegean Seas seems to date back to at least Roman times. Boarding the local boat from the village of Isthmia, guests will traverse the canal, which takes approximately 45 minutes. Refreshments will be served during the canal crossing. After this unique experience, you will board your coach and return to Nafplio.

Please note: There is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes of walking involved with this tour. Due to typically hot summer temperatures, guests are advised to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as bring a bottle of water from the ship. The order of the sights viewed or visited may vary.