CorinthĀ is famous not only as a place of great archaeological interest but as an important landmark in the history of Christianity.Ā St. PaulĀ lived and preached in Corinth, a rich and powerful city, in his pilgrimage to spread the teachings ofĀ Christ.
Our first stop, is theĀ Corinth Canal.There weāll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, (approximately 6 km long connecting theĀ AegeanĀ with theĀ IonianĀ Sea), take photos and visit the local cafeteria.Ā Twenty minutes later weāll arrive at the small town ofĀ Ancient Corinth.
There weāll visit the archaeological site, with the unique monolithicĀ Temple of ApolloĀ (one of the oldest in Greece, 585 B.C.) theĀ BemaĀ whereĀ St. PaulĀ preached and theĀ Archaeological Museum of Corinth.Ā Afterwards we can have a relaxing stroll in the pedestrian part of the town, stop to enjoy a cup of coffee or do some shopping.
Finally, before heading back to Loutraki, weāll visitĀ Acrocorinth, where in theĀ Temple of Aphrodite, (Goddess of Love) the famous sacred āeteresāserved their GoddessĀ . An imposing fortress was later built in the site.The fortress was successively taken over by theĀ Byzantines, theĀ Franks, theĀ VenetiansĀ and finally theTurks.Extensive ruins remain from this fortress.