Ancient Corinth

One of the greatest civilizations of mankind

One of the greatest civilizations of mankind with a history of thousands of years to accompany it. A culinary paradise, blessed with high quality local products of unbeatable taste. A natural landscape eerily beautiful and very charming that excites every traveler who passes by. Ancient Corinth is the ultimate destination for those who want a refreshing trip in the shadow of a huge monumental wealth that you just must experience.

Just an hour - and 82 kilometers away - from the Greek capital, Ancient Corinth is located a breath away from the city and seems like the most suitable option for those who want a few-day nearby escape or a multi-day excursion.

The History

Ancient Corinth was already inhabited since the Neolithic years (6500-3250 BC). The city was well known from the Mycenaean times and is mentioned in Homer as "afneios" (= rich) (Iliad B 570), due to its particularly fertile land.

The large production of agricultural products, already from early historical times, favored the development of intense commercial activity, mainly towards the western Mediterranean, during the 8th century BC. Corinthian colonies were founded, such as Corfu in the Ionian Sea and Syracuse in Sicily, with an important role and contribution to the history of the ancient Mediterranean world. The economic prosperity of the city reached its peak during the 7th and 6th centuries BC, under the administration of the tyrant Kypselos and his son Periander.

As you can easily imagine, Ancient Corinth was one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and the world, being an important cultural hub and one of the richest and most powerful cities of ancient Greece. With a historical role in the development of Greek art and philosophy, it was the "hometown" of many prominent personalities and intellectuals of the time, such as Periandros and many more, who maintained a close relationship with the city.

First of all, the Archaeological museum

The Archaeological Museum of Corinth is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, with an enviable collection of exhibits that will delight you whether you are a history buff or not. The story of the mosaics, statues, tombstones and artifacts that marked early life in Ancient Corinth unfolds throughout the museum's halls, presenting a moving journey through time that you should not miss.

A guided tour of the Temple of Apollo, eternally bathed in natural and blinding light

The temple on the plateau of the rocky hill of Ancient Corinth is identified with the Doric Temple of the god Apollo. It is one of the most important findings discovered throughout Greek territory, with a large number of visitors making a mandatory stop at the site, learning its great history.

Especially during the summer, autumn and spring seasons, travelers flood the area to admire its monumental wealth. Around the temple of Apollo, there is the sanctuary of Asclepius, one of the most important sanctuaries of the city, with a lifespan of more than 800 years, but also the Temple of Octavia, one of the best preserved examples of Roman architecture.

Sanctuaries, temples, fountains, baths, a conservatory and a theater cover the wider area of the Roman market, seducing all visitors who are enthralled by the monuments and ruins, left untouched by time.

The eyes are certainly drawn to the world-famous step of the Apostle Paul, that is, the impressively large platform that was in the center of the Roman Agora of Ancient Corinth, from where the officials addressed the citizens.

Touring the "sacred" ancient lands of Acrocorinth

Acrocorinth was the largest and richest castle in the Peloponnese, enjoying great prosperity throughout almost all antiquity. Today it stands tall in the shadow of the daily rising sun, illuminating the "sacred" remnants of another glorious era. The perimeter of its walls reaches a length of three kilometers, which means that you need at least two hours to go around it. Myths, primordial stories and important persons who left their indelible mark reveal a wonderful place, which rightly captivates the eye.

A cultural, historical and geographical crossroad, Acrocorinth offers a high level travel experience to every visitor. In front of it unfolds a centuries-old route bathed in natural beauty, which features some of the most important monuments of the country, culinary and wine surprises, as well as many opportunities for rest and relaxation.

Strolling through the alleys of Ancient Corinth and browsing the quaint shops selling souvenirs and local products, should be at the top of your travel list. Each alley hosts flowery corners and hospitable residents ready to  treat you Corinthian treasures of the fertile land. The cosmopolitan Corinthian raisin certainly steals impressions, since through the appropriate fermentations, it reaches our glass sweet and drinkable, sometimes bottled to impress even the most demanding sommeliers and sometimes in bulk, found in traditional taverns like in the old days. 

At the same time, smells of oregano, thyme, tea, wild greens, mushrooms, finely chopped wild asparagus and artichokes play a flirtatious game with your nostrils, while local honey emerges as a nutritional and healthy super-food that should not be missing from your kitchen. As you travel through the Ancient Corinthian land, the world grows, following in the footsteps of all those who once found themselves in its parts and since then declare themselves eternal fans.







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