EXPLORING CORINTH AND ITS FAMOUS CANAL
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Cultural
A thrilling excursion to discover ancient Corinth and the important archaeological remains that testify to its ancient splendour, and the famous canal, a great feat of engineering, which links the Ionian and Aegean Seas.
What we will see
- Ancient Corinth, archaeological site
- Corinth Canal
What we will do
- We travel back in time to Ancient Corinth, whose remains are partly those of an ancient Greek city built in the 6th century BC and partly those of a Roman city built in the year 44 BC. The latter was built when Julius Caesar established a colony for army veterans in this desolate area where the Greek city of Corinth had stood until 146 BC, when it was destroyed by Mummius and his ten legates.
- We admire the remains and excavations of both cities, which were true artistic and architectural masterpieces: a Christian basilica, the starting line of a Greek hippodrome, a sacred spring with 5th-century BC bronze spouts in the shape of lions' heads, and the elaborate Roman-age Pirene Fountain.
- The visit to the Corinth Canal is unmissable. It is 6 kilometres long, 23 metres wide and 8 metres deep, with sloping sides that reach 80 metres in height.
- The idea of building a canal to cut across the isthmus linking the Ionian and Aegean seas dates back to Roman times, but work was not begun until 1881.
What you need to know
- The excursion involves walking over rough terrain. We therefore recommend you wear shoes you can walk in comfortably.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.