Ancient Corinth Travel Guide

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Ancient Corinth Things to Do

  • South of the Agora Is the Fountain of...

    In the southeast edge of the Agora is the Fountain of Peirene whicich is near the stadium as well as the Temple of Apollo.

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  • A Site on the North of the Agora

    Off the northeast edge of the Agora is a latrine with a large number of seats (enough for a meeting; note that people were smaller in those times).

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  • Across the Corinth Canal

    One has to cross the Corinth Canal The long stretch was formerly an important waterway but most modern ships do not follow the coast. We did not visit modern Korinthos either.

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  • Temple of Apollo

    The Temple of Apollo in Corinth was built in 550-525 BC. in Doric style. It was restored in Roman times. Only seven pillars remain and a part of a pediment. It stands near the Agora in the lower city.

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  • Acrocorinth

    After visiting the Ancient Corinth archeological site we headed up to mountain that overlooks the ancient town. It’s called Acrokorinthos (acro in greek means edge) and was occupiced several times from the ancient times because of its strategic position over the Corinth Gulf. There is a castle there with ruins form different architectural styles...

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  • the museum

    Inside the Ancient Corinth archeological site is little museum that you can visit with the same ticket. It houses a nice collection of mosaics, statues, grave stones, amphoras etc It’s not that big so you can stroll around in a few minutes around the different rooms that are separated on different era (Neolithic, Helladic, proto Geometric,...

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  • Archeological site - The fountains

    Like I said in previous tip the first thing you see on your left is the Glauke Fountain(pic 1), a large cubic mass of limestone named after Glauke the daughter of Creon(king of Corinth). When Midea tried to poised her, Glauke felt into the fountain to stop the poison from burning her. Originally the fountain was contained withing a long limestome...

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  • Archeological site

    The ruins of Ancient Corinth is the most popular and important sight to see in Corinth area. There are a large number of ruins of old buildings, temples, the agora etc Althought the city of Ancient Corinth covered an area of about 15 km what you can visit here is the excavated site but you can also see ancient walls all over the village of Archea...

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  • ruins from the Roman city around Arhea...

    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...

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  • Temple of Apollo

    In 146 BC the Romans defeated the Greek city-states of the Achaean League and razed the the site to the ground. The city lay in ruins before being rebuilt on a grand scale by Julius Caesar in 44 BC.The city endured until rocked by two major earthquakes in the 4th and 6th centuries AD which brought down the Roman buildings and depopulated the site...

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  • Mosaics found at Ancient Corinth

    Here in the museum are some very good Greek and Roman mosaics from nearby. One of the photos is of a mosaic depicting a pastoral scene which was part of a larger floor from a Roman villa found at Ancient Corinth from 150-200 AD.

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  • the fountain of Hatzi Mustafa

    Apparently many sites around Greece that show any bearings of Ottoman or Turkish occupation have been defaced or removed - but here at the beginnning of the ascent up to the acropolis site of Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth is the still used fountain from Ottoman days, of Hatzi Mustafa.It has since been christianized with crosses but the turkish or...

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  • Roman Odeion

    A Roman theatre, another building built for the public by Emperor Hadrian's wealthy friend Herodes Atticus, who built the Fountain of Peirenes here at Ancient Corinth and many of Athens' Roman public buildings, is just outside the main entrance to the main excavation site of Ancient Corinth.Also enclosed by a wire fence for viewing from the roads...

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  • One of the largest Stoa of Ancient...

    Within the main excavated site of Ancient Corinth dominated by the remains of the Roman city,at the edge of the enormous marketplace, or agora, are the foundations of a huge stoa, once a building of several storeys, with 33 shops on the ground floor.The information provided on site tells us that this Stoa, built in the late 4th century BC, was one...

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  • Greek theatre ruins

    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.

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  • Museum of Ancient Corinth

    Included in the admission ticket to the site is a visit to the museum which is a few metres in from the main entrance with a good collection of statues, grave stones, domestic pieces, and Greek and Roman mosaics from villas in the locality.Along with the opening times of the main excavated site, times are really inadequate with its 'winter' opening...

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  • Fountain of Peirene

    The elaborate fountain of Peirene stands below the level of the agora, to the side of an excavated stretch of the marble paved Lechaion Way - which was the main approach to the city.On the site of a natural spring which still flows through underground cisterns and supplies the modern village of Arhea Corinth. The water was channelled into a...

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  • Views from medieval AcroCorinth

    The ruins of the ancient city of Corinth, which once displaced Athens as Capital of the Greek province during Roman times, ramble over a vast area - the city walls once had a 15km circuit! The main enclosure is the central area which has been excavated and encompasses the Roman forum and the temple of Apollo. The most standout site are the ruins of...

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  • A ship crossing the Corinth Canal - B

    A medium size ship crossing the canal, about one KM from the bridge,getting, slowly, closer to the bridge.

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  • A ship crossing the Corinth Canal - A

    Before crossing,the bridge - 23 m length - is, normally, closed,serving cars and people going from Attika to Peleponesosand vice versa.

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  • The Bema Seat

    The Greek word for judgement seat is Bema.This is where the Roman magistrate or ruler sat on a raised platform to make decisions or pass sentences.It is mentioned in the gospels and in Acts.The Apostle Paul uses bema of the Athletic contests and compares it with the "Bema" of Christ. I Corinthians 9:24-25This is a place to reflect on the writings...

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Ancient Corinth Hotels

  • Hotel Possidonion

    11 Kentriki Platia, Loutraki, Corinth, 203 00, Greece

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Margarita

    Korfos, Corinth, Greece

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Apollon Corinth

    Damaskinou Str 2,, Corinth, 20100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Ancient Corinth Transportation

  • Getting to Ancient Corinth from Athens

    Here's how we got to Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth from Athens using public transit and local taxis. First, we took the Metro to Neratziotissa station which is the transfer point to the proastiakos (suburban railway). We bought our tickets from the station attendant window (14 euros for round trip per person), walked down to Track 2 and caught...

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  • how to get there

    Ancient Corinth is 7km away from the modern city of Corinth. You can travel there by bus or suburban train from Athens and then take a local bus. The best thing for you if you don’t have a car is to book an organised tour because it will be much easier and it will include some other interesting sites of the area

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Ancient Corinth Local Customs

  • Use of language

    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!

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  • even the dogs are sweet and sociable?!

    Out for an early morning look around the main site of Ancient Corinth - before opening time and Id stopped again to look at the views over the Ancient theatre to the sea and the temple of Apollo under a different coloured sky as last nights view and getting pics of poppies amongst the rocks and shapes of things from many centuries before - when a...

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Ancient Corinth Favorites

  • Corinth in May

    I wanted to go somewhere in May where I would see poppies! - May is the best month for poppies in a number of European countries and Ive been pleasantly satisfied getting poppy and springflower photos during driving trips during May elsewhere - and this time I was weighing up between Italy, where Id already had 3 recent winter visits, or Greece,...

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  • Lake Stymphalia

    The lake is 27 km west of Nemea, almost the same distance from Kiato, a nice waterfront town near Corinth. In the summer it dries out and leaves a dry plain. It was the place of the man-eating stymphalian birds, which they were killed by Hercules (a greek myth). Stymphalia is still famous for birds, as it is a renowned bird and nature sanctuary....

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  • The canal

    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...

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