The wealthy Corinth welcomes you to Peleponnese— one of the most strategic cities of Ancient Greece.
Today, Corinth’s rich history and legacy can only be experienced through a collection of incredible monuments. But as you stroll among meticulously excavated ruins, remember that this is the site where one of the most powerful towns of Ancient Greece once ruled. Corinthians left numerous buildings and structures, some of which are of higher significance than you might ever imagine.
Begin your tour at the surreal Corinth Canal, where Peleponnese meets the rest of Greece. The wonders of this ancient town will soon begin to unfold. The history of the Canal is one of the most astounding construction stories of human civilization. Initiated by the tyrant Periander in the sixth century BCE only as an idea, the canal finally came to life in the 19th century. Not much from ancient Greece remained by then, but the canal served as a realization of the leader’s foresighted vision. From there, head to Ancient Corinth, and you will find yourself wondering which epic monument to visit first. The archeological site is brimming with temples, baths, basilicas, and various other buildings from the era. The crown jewel is without a doubt the Temple of Apollo that dominates the site from a low hill.