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11 Kentriki Platia, Loutraki, Corinth, 203 00, Greece
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Travel Tips for Ancient Corinth

The temple of Apollo

by AndyRG

The temple is situated at the centre of Ancient Corinth, which had been built at a large region (you can confirm it even at the present archaeological site).
The city was one of the most important cities in ancient Greece, its bigger acme happened in the 8th century BC. In 395 BC it turned against Sparta, former allied, that's why the Corinthian War (395-387 BC) started... Apostle Paul (in 53) teached christianity there, it was a debauched city...
Visit, finally, the Archaeological Museum of the site...

The canal

by AndyRG

The canal of Corinth (Isthmos) was built between 1892-1893. Since that year, ships finally didn't had any more to make the circle of Peloponnese (look the map of Greece, you'll see the importance of this canal)...
The width of it is 23 m, there is also a railway over it. At the south part of the canal, you can visit the archaeological site of Isthmia, with ruins of the temple of Poseidon.

Use of language

by angiebabe

When languages are translated, maybe without the assistance of inside knowledge for the colloquial that can be particularly inherent in english, some unusual results can be found - sometimes creating some humorous postings!

Greek theatre ruins

by angiebabe

Across the road from the main site, in another enclosed site, you can see through the enclosing fence the outlines of a large Greek theatre - according to the Rough Guide it was adapted by the Romans for gladiatorial sea battles.

ruins from the Roman city around Arhea Corinth

by angiebabe

The Roman city of Ancient Corinth had such wealth and covered such an area that the walls around it made a 15 kilometre circuit.

The main site for visiting today is the main excavated site of the centre of Ancient Corinth which is enclosed and has opening and closing times for visiting - but can be seen through the wire fence enclosures.

but there are many remains from the old city around the area and through the modern village of Ancient Corinth now called Arhea Korinthos.

Just as exciting to see the ancient remains of Corinth - where Apostle Paul in the Bible was for 2 years and where his prominent letter to the Corinthians was written to - its exciting to drive and walk around the village and area and come across walls or sites that are obviously from the remains of the ancient city that stood here before us!

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