Roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta on the Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece is Corinth.

It’s a famous city, though not for the modern city that now sits on the Isthmus of Corinth (the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to mainland Greece) but for the ancient city it once was.

What to Do in Ancient Corinth

Simply wandering through the archaeological park allows you to appreciate the layout and organization of ancient Corinth. 

Temple of Apollo

Take your time to walk around its perimeter and admire imposing monolithic columns. The views from the front with the mountain behind it are extraordinary. 

Peirene Fountain

It was a vital water source for the city and holds mythological significance as it was believed to be the spot where Pegasus, the winged horse, struck the ground with its hoof, causing the water to gush forth.

Lechaion Road

Walking along this well-preserved road, bordered by what was once shops and public buildings, offers a glimpse into the infrastructure and urban planning of ancient times.

Bema of St Paul

The Berna is a large elevated rostrum standing prominently in the center of the Roman Forum and is where the city’s officials once addressed the public.

Lunch Break Outside the Gates

Outside of the Ancient Corinth Gates are a row of restaurants to fuel up with coffee and lunch before driving up the mountain.

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