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Ancient Corinth

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You shouldn't miss ancient Corinth. It's easy to reach from Athens, and is on the way to other sites such as Mycenae and Epidavros if you have more time! Corinth was one of the major cities of antiquity. It was made up of three parts; the acropolis on the hill (Acrocorinth), the city itself on a lower plateau, and its port (Lechaion) on the coast. All this was protected by a wall which ran for 20km (over 12 miles).

tour_id: 7
departures: 9 a.m.
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Casual Attire

duration: 4hours
arrival: 1 p.m.
4hours
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Until the 1800's the city was covered up by development, with only the Temple of Apollo visible. The earthquake of 1858 destroyed nearly all the town, and excavations began in 1896. Built on trade Ancient Corinth was a very busy trading city, which led to its cosmopolitan character. It was known as "Wealthy Corinth". The reason for its wealth was its location. It was able to control the only land access to the Peloponnese and so dominated the trade in both the Saronic gulf (to the east) and the gulf of Corinth (to the west).

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You shouldn't miss ancient Corinth. It's easy to reach from Athens, and is on the way to other sites such as Mycenae and Epidavros if you have more time! Corinth was one of the major cities of antiquity. It was made up of three parts; the acropolis on the hill (Acrocorinth), the city itself on a lower plateau, and its port (Lechaion) on the coast. All this was protected by a wall which ran for 20km (over 12 miles).

4hours
tour_info

Until the 1800's the city was covered up by development, with only the Temple of Apollo visible. The earthquake of 1858 destroyed nearly all the town, and excavations began in 1896. Built on trade Ancient Corinth was a very busy trading city, which led to its cosmopolitan character. It was known as "Wealthy Corinth". The reason for its wealth was its location. It was able to control the only land access to the Peloponnese and so dominated the trade in both the Saronic gulf (to the east) and the gulf of Corinth (to the west).

tour_id:
departures: 9 a.m.
duration: 4hours
arrival: 1 p.m.
additional_info:

Casual Attire

The Isthmus of Corinth

Narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth. The word "isthmus" comes from the Ancient Greek word for "neck" and refers to the narrowness of the land. The Isthmus was known in the ancient world as the landmark separating the Peloponnese from mainland of Greece.

The Corinth Canal

Separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. The first attempt to build a canal was carried out by the tyrant Periander in the 7th century BC. Across the Isthmus, merchandise was transported from one sea to the other and ships were dragged along a road (diolkos) still partly visible.

Acrocorinth

The city was protected by the fortress on Acrocorinth, which overlooked the main city. Trade and civic activities took place in the agora, which by its situation and layout gives visitors a real sense of the scale of ancient greek agoras. The remains of the Temple of Apollo is regarded as one of the best examples of early Doric temple building anywhere in the Greek world.

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Complimentary Bottled Water
Complimentary Baby Seats
Complimentary Booking of Dinner
Complimentary Lunch Reservations
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