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Things to Do and Places to Seek in Ancient Corinth

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart

Many people know ancient Greece to be the "birthplace or Western civilization" and when you join us on one of our Greece bike tours you will know why. Our Greece adventure tours cover cities such as Diakofto, Zakinthos, Olympia, Mycenae and most notably Ancient Corinth. All of these you can explore by bike and truly appreciate the region close up. Let's take a look at some of the things there are to do and places there are to see in the jewel of this tour - Ancient Corinth.

  • The Corinth Canal: This canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. From this location you will be able to take pictures of this massive excavation as well at the Corinthian landscape and ruins.
  • Environment Museum of Stymphalia: If there is anything that Greeks have to be proud of is that they have an abundance of ancient artifacts for viewing by an appreciative public. And as an added bonus to the Museum of Stymphalia people can visit the gorgeous Lake Stymphalia, which is nearby.
  • The Temple of Apollo: This iconic structure has a long history of being identified with different Greek divinities. For example, in the 16th century Martin Kraus visited the site and speculated that the remains of the temple which stood there had belonged to Juno the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the gods.
  • he Temple of Octavia: This temple was dedicated to Octavia - sister of Augustus (1st century BCE). She was the fourth wife of the Roman general Mark Antony and the half-sister of Octavia Majo.
  • The Modern City of Corinth: Of course there is more to Ancient Corinth than ancient artifacts. There is the modern city of Corinth itself. Visitors, come here from all over the world each year to talk to locals, sample the excellent food and learn about the history of the region.

Interesting Facts about Ancient Corinth

Corinth is one of the most ancient cities in Greece
Corinth had institutionalized sacred prostitution
Corinth was destroyed to the ground and re-founded by the Romans
Apostle Paul lived and preached in Corinth

Don't think twice about it! Explore ancient Corinth and enjoy its impressive ancient ruins, its imposing landscape, and listen to stories that will captivate your imagination. We are ready to help you form some very pleasant memories as you explore what truly is the "birthplace of Western Civilization".

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