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Uncover Ancient Corinth And Acrocorinth In The Peloponnese In 2023

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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.

Ancient Corinth with Acrocorinth on the mountain top

Visiting Corinth and the Acrocorinth is a must-do for history buffs and fans of ancient Greek mythology.

These two important historic sites are some of the most important in the Peloponnese, and can easily be seen together in one day.

In this guide, I’ll be showing you how to explore the ruins of ancient temples of Corinth, take you on a step back in time and give you the best tips for how to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Greece.

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Is Ancient Corinth and the Acrocorinth Worth Visiting?

runis of acrocorinth and views of corinth valleys
Acrocorinth – worth a climb!

I mentioned earlier that Corinth and the Acrocorinth are two of the most important sites in the Peloponnese, not just for their historic importance but also their religious.

Heard of St Paul anyone? 

If you’re of the Christian faith then you certainly have heard of his letters to the Corinthians.

Ancient Corinth is where he lived for a time on his mission to convert the Gentiles to the Corinthians, and those letters he wrote came after once he moved to Ephesus in Turkey. 

I knew that when I started planning my Peloponnese road trip.

Since I visited the place where Jesus was baptized in Jordan last year, and Ephesus many years ago I felt it was a great addition to my own personal travel journey to also visit here.

I was baptized a Catholic and attended Catholic schools all the way up to University, but am no longer practicing. 

words from st paul engraved on a marble column
2 Corinthians

But it’s not just Christians and Catholics who will find Corinth and the Acrocorinth worth visiting, it’s also located in a stunning natural location.

I had no idea of the beauty of not just Ancient Corinth, but Acrocorinth that stands guard over the city high above on a mountain peak.

Acrocorinth is one of the best places to visit in the Peloponnese for travelers with an adventurous spirit and curious…

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