Ancient Corinth was inhabited in the Neolithic period (6500-3250 BC). But the big prosperity begins in the 8th century, when it became a leader of the Greek world, spearheading the establishment of Greek colonies in the western Mediterranean, including Syracuse. The city remains strong as the Hellenistic period, until its destruction by the Roman general Lucius Mommios in 146 BC Sample korinithiakis leadership, especially in ancient times, is the Doric Temple of Apollo, built in 540 BC.
The town is populated again by Julius Caesar in 44 BC, is growing again and the 51-52 AD visited by the Apostle Paul. The center is organized south of the temple of Apollo and included shops, small temples, fountains, baths and other public buildings.
In 267 AD, the invasion of the Heruli, begins the decline of the city, although it survives despite repeated invasions and destructions, until it was liberated from the Turks in 1822.
Limited in scope and results of research done in the years 1892 and 1906 by A. Skia expense excavations of the area continued to nowadays, started in 1896 by the American School of Classical Studies.
The wealth of Corinth rested largely on control of trade in western Mediterranean. In the late 6th century Corinth sought to maintain this commercial hegemony by mediating conflicts arising between its neighbors, specifically Athens, Thebes and Sparta, and by contributing to the Pan Hellenistic efforts against Persian attempts to subdue Greece.
Corinth, or Korinth (Κόρινθος) is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the original isthmus, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. To the west of the isthmus lies the Gulf of Corinth.
Your driver will be waiting for you in the morning to depart, you will traveling west along the scenic coast until we reach the Corinth Canal, where we will stop briefly to take in the magnificent views. A short drive will bring us to the ancient town of Corinth, which was once one of the richest cities in the known world. Here, we will have the chance to visit the large Agora and Apollo’s Temple. After exploring the city, we will make a brief stop in the ancient port of Kechreai before returning to Athens, where the tour will come to an end in time for lunch.
Begin your half-day tour with a pickup from your central Athens hotel or at a central meeting point.
Hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the scenery as you travel along the coast to Corinth.
Stop to see the Corinth Canal, the narrow, 19th-century canal that links the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea with Ionian Sea.
Take snaps here and then continue to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, an important trading city in Greek and Roman times that stood at the meeting point of southern and northern Greece.
Here, enjoy and explore the ruined temples, bathhouse, forum and theater, and see the bema — a stone platform where it’s believed St Paul once stood in front of gathered judges.
As you stroll around the sun-baked relics, stop to soak up wonderful views over the Saronic Gulf in the distance.
Afterward, return to your minivan and enjoy a short stop at the seaside town of Kehreai.
Your trip concludes at the original Athens starting point.
Minimum 1 Person Per Reservation
Maximum 8 Person Per Reservation
Price Per 8 Persons €300,00
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Fuel surcharge
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Local taxes
- Round-trip private transfer
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Tour guide upon request (extra charge)
8:00: Departure from Athens
10:00: Arrival in Corinth
10:00 – 12:00: Archeological sightseeing Ancient Corinth
12:00 – 14:00: Free time for coffee lunch
14:00: Departure from Ancient Corinth
15:00: Arrival in Athens