Ancient Corinth is an awesome place a must see. Wear comfortable shoes. Place was easy to find. I totally recommend this beauty!
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Loved this ancient site. A lot to see in a relatively small and very walkable space. Amazing history from many eras. If you walk around and finish at the museum it really helps the whole experience come together. The museum is very well set out and easy to see in less than 1 hour. The beauty of the objects and the good explanations make it very special. The site is very easy to find and there is good parking. The cafes and shops on first look seem very touristy however you can get good coffee and food, post cards etc. In September we had a peaceful and very enjoyable visit. It's just over an hour from Athens and just under an hour from Nafplio. Close to the New Corinth and the backdrop - a magnificent mountain top fort is stunning.
We enjoyed strolling around this site, the only other people there were people who worked there. Free parking. Small entrance fee. Toilets on site.
A visit to ancient Corinth should interest anyone who loves archaeological sites and particularly those who are into Biblical stuff since Saint Paul spent years living in this city and preaching to its inhabitants. He even addressed two letters to them.
Ancient Corinth is only 78 kms west of Athens. It is distinct from its modern counterpart which was founded in 1858 (about 3 kms away from ancient Corinth). The archaeological site is divided into two parts ... the lower city and the high city (Acro-Corinthos). In the lower site you can see ruins of an ancient theater, ancient streets, Corinthian columns, the Temple of Apollo with columns of Doric style, the Pirene fountain dating back to the Roman period, etc. Don't forget to visit the museum in site.
From the lower site you can climb or drive up to Acro-Corinthos (or Acrocorinth) and visit its ancient gate and walls, ruins of some ancient temples, and enjoy the view of the the city from above.
On your way to Coritn from Athens, you can stop by the Canal of Corinth (built in 1893) which is 4 kms away from the modern city. It cuts through the isthmus of Corinth connecting the Peloponnese Peninsula to the Greek mainland. The canal is 6.4 kms long and 21.3 meters wide, just enough to enable small boats or ships to pass through it. It's fun to watch such vessels pass through the canal!
We had a very enjoyable trip to this historical site. There was so much to see and do, including a museum with artefacts. Worth a trip, even if it seems too hot, as this should not be missed! A truly amazing experience.