Corinth/Ancient Corinth

Departure from the hotel towards Athens and meeting with your guide then drive south west until we reach the Corinth Canal (short stop), where the Aegean meets the Ionian Sea. Along more than 6km wide and 25m large, since 1893 it connects the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf, isolating Peloponnese to the mainland. This is Neron who was starting work to pierce the isthmus but ran into too much trouble. The project was revived in 1882 by a French company and completed by the Greeks.

Continue and visit the ancient town of Corinth, mainly visiting Roman and Greek monuments, It was one of the richest towns in Ancient Greece, where Saint Paul lived and preached for two years. This ancient site includes the Agora and the 6th century Temple of Apollo. We continue for a short stop to the Ancient Port of Cehries, where Saint Paul disembarked. Inside the city wall, is the Asklepieion, the sanctuary of the god of healing with a small temple (4th century BC). It is set in a colonnaded courtyard with a series of dining rooms in a second courtyard. Terra-cotta votive offerings representing afflicted body parts (hands, legs, breasts, genitals, and so on) were found in the excavation of the Asklepieion, many of which are displayed at the museum. The Archaeological Museum of Corinth is also a must see, since it houses some astounding pieces from the ancient times, dating back to the 5th century AD, as well as some impressive artifacts and statues from the Roman times, such as the gorgeous Lucius statue. Return to the hotel for dinner.

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