When most people think of Greece, they’re dreaming of sunsets in Santorini, sailing adventures on the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean, or dancing on tabletops in Ios. Been there, done that. (And I recommend it!)

But for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, I highly recommend a Peloponnese road trip.

Day 1: Ancient Corinth & Acrocorinth

I skipped the town of Corinth due to time and low expectations. Instead, I chose to visit the following outstanding ancient sites. I was quite blown away by them.

Stop 1: Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is an engineering marvel that connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. It is incredibly narrow and is meant to be a sight if a boat is coming down it. 

Stop 2: Ancient Corinth

This is where history will come alive for you as it’s where St Paul lived for 18-months in his attempts to convert the gentiles. It’s a top attraction in the Peloponnese for Christians.

Stop 3: Acrocorinth

Acorointh is the ancient fortress perched so high in order to monitor the isthmus of Corinth and protect Ancient Corinth below. There are multiple trails running through the crumbling ruins, all leading to the most spectacular views. 

Stop 4: Epidaurus

From Acrocorinth, drive to Epidaurus and enjoy some stunning coastal views along the way.  Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf.

Stop 5: Epidaurus Theater

This magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home of ancient healing grounds, holds immense cultural significance. The Theater of Epidaurus, dates back to the 4th century BC, and was built to host religious ceremonial events in honor of God Asclepius.

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