Ancient Corinth Travel Guide
temple of Apollo
castle in Acrocorinth
AncientCorinth -Apollos temple &...
mosaic from a villa in Corinth 150-200...
Not real crowded with tourists here
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).
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
ruins from the Roman city around Arhea Corinth
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
One of the largest Stoa of Ancient Greece
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
Explore Deeper into Ancient Corinth