Ancient Corinth-Acrocorinth

The route from Xylokastro or from Isthmia, (if you decide to start your journey with Corinth Canal Crossing cruise) to Ancient Corinth is short and interesting. Following the exit from the national road and through a humble village built on the ancient ruins, you will stare anc. Corinth, the beautiful museum and amazing acropolis of ancient Corinth. Not far from the ruins of Asklepion and the place where Apostle Paul addressed his letters to Corinthians. You will be surprised by the history, the place and the passion of the excavators and their new valuable findings from the old and famous city.

The journey from Xylokastro to the Anc. Nemea and the beautiful wineries of Nemea last no more 35 minutes and this is an amazing suggestion for all around the year. The legend of Hercules, the Nemean games and the tradition of wine making waive an amazing and unforgettable scenario.

Most of us know all about city-states like Athens and Sparta. However, other city-states, such as Corinth, were also important. In fact, at it’s height, it was considered one of the wealthiest city-states in Greece, along with Athens and Thebes. Ancient Corinth, which is located on the narrow strip of land that connects the mainland of Greece to the Peloponnese peninsula, is strategically poised in a way that allowed the Corinthians to become masters at trade. As a result of this location, being tradesman and merchants is what they were particularly known for. Ancient town of Corinth, where Saint Paul lived and preached for two years. This ancient site of Corinth includes the Agora and the 6th century Temple of Apollo. After visiting Corinth, make a brief stop at the Ancient Port of Cehries, where Saint Paul disembarked. The akropolis of Ancient Corinth (called the “Acrocorinth“) lies 1 km to the southeast, located on a 575 m high table mountain. It was already fortified in Antiquity but the walls and towers that can be seen today, are mostly of Frankish and Venetian times. It is considered to be the largest, highest, and most spectacular akropolis of Ancient Greece.