Follow us on a journey in time, to the Ancient Corinth Tour. A place and of majestic nature and monuments of great significance. The drive starts by the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal. Here we will make a short stop, so as to view the man-made rift which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea.
Our journey leads us to the ancient town of Corinth. This was a city of great fame in antiquity; The place where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Its remains, that include the Agora (marketplace) and the Apollo’s Temple (6th-century b.C.), are clear evidence for the wealth and importance that Corinth constituted in the ancient times for the Greek world. The archaeological site of Ancient Corinth is located 9 km north-west of the modern city.
Among the exhibits you can observe at the site, are: the ruins of Pirini fountain, the courtyard of Apollo, the foundations of a significant Roman basilica, the temple of the goddess Tyche (Fortune) or Apollo Klarios, the stores in the Agora, the temple of Apollo, the ruins of the ancient theatre and the Lerna fountain.
The citadel of Acrocorinth was built on top of a steep massive cliff and dates to around 4000 b.C. The Archaeological Museum operates at the archaeological site and it was built in 1931-32. It maintains a valuable exhibition that includes a collection that dates from the Prehistoric to the Roman and Byzantine periods. Of the many artefacts unearthed and tended in the safety of this museum, are some exceptional objects worth mentioning, such as the large Mycenaean crater (vessel) from around 1200 b.C. and the Corinthian amphora and stopper from 600 b.C...
When our visit to ancient Corinth is completed, we 'll move to a small Corinthian village. It might seem insignificant at first glance, but this is where the Ancient Port of Kehries used to be. This is the place where St. Paul came ashore, on his journey back to Athens.
Our drive back to the Greek capital will signal the end of our « Ancient Corinth Tour - Half Day », letting you assured that you'll be back in Athens in time for lunch.