Ancient Corinth

Coming from Athens to the Peloponese and going over the Canal, Corinth is the first prefe-cture visitors meet. It is also the prelude of the warmth and exci-tement that the land of Pelo-ponese promises.

 

Ancient Corinth lies at the foot of the Acrocorinth citadel and dates back to 5000 B.C. Owing to geographical position, Co-rinth developed with time into the most communications tra-ding link between East and West.

 

Excavations at Ancient Corinth have revealed ample remains of the Classical Greek period and also that of the Romans. The principal sights include the Temple of Apollo (6th c.B.C.), the columns of which monolithic, a rare architectural feature in ancient times.

 

The fountain of Pinene, the market place, theatre and Odeon and several Roman buildings. Corinth played a leading part in St. Paul’s journeys, as seen from his Epistles to the Corinthians. A museum on the site is immense interest.