• Duration

    7 hours

  • Location

    Corinth
    Corinth, Greece

  • Group

    1 – 7 Persons

  • Athens Tour

    Full – Day

Corinth is an ancient city and former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, which is located in south-central Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Corinth, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.

Departing from Athens after 1 ½ hour drive we reach our destination and we explore Canal of Corinth, Ancient Corinth, Temple of Apollo and Acrocorinth.

Highlights List

Explore a selected number of Athen’s and Corinth’s famous highlights

  • Corinth Canal
  • Corinth
  • Ancient Corinth
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Kechries
  • Bema of the Apostle Paul
  • Acrocorinth
  • Athens

Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island.

Ancient Corinth

Corinth was a city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.
The modern city of Corinth is located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the ancient ruins.

Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo at Corinth is one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland. Built around 560 B.C.E., of local oolithic limestone on top of an imposing, rocky hill to the north of Acrocorinth, the Archaic temple was an emblem for the Greek city of Corinth, reflecting its growth and prosperity.

Bema of the Apostle Paul

During Paul’s stay in Corinth, he was brought for judgment before the proconsul Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus on the accusation of conducting illegal teachings. According to tradition, the site of Paul s trial was the Bema, a large elevated rostrum standing prominently in the centre of the Roman Forum of ancient Corinth and from where the city’s officials addressed the public. Probably because of the monument’s connection to Saint Paul, the Bema was transformed into a Christian church during the Byzantine period.

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