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With its spectacular mountainside setting looking out over the Gulf of Corinth, the ancient city of Corinth is one of the most impressive in the Peloponnese. The remarkably preserved Roman ruins are the star attraction for visitors, while the modern town of Corinth sits on the coast, a short drive from the famous Corinth Canal.
 
The Basics
Most visitors head straight for the archaeological site of ancient Corinth, where the most memorable monument is the Doric Temple of Apollo, which dates back to 540 BC. Other highlights of a walking tour include the Peirene Fountain, the ancient theater, the Peribolos of Apollo, and the Roman Odeon.
 
It’s possible to explore on a half-day tour from Athens, but full-day tours often combine a visit to Corinth with the nearby acropolis of Acrocorinth, the Byzantine monastery of Daphni, the ancient city of Mycenae, or the seaside town of Nafplio.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an entrance fee to visit the Corinth archaeological site, which includes entry to the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to explore ancient Corinth; the archaeological site has uneven and hilly terrain.
  • Some parts of the site are accessible for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility, but the ground is pebbly in parts and assistance may be required.
 
How to Get There
Corinth is located along the coast of the Gulf of Corinth on the Peloponnese Peninsula. Cross the Corinth Canal if you’re driving from Athens. Buses run from Athens to the modern town of Corinth, and there are also direct trains from Athens airport. From Corinth town, regular buses run up the short distance to the ancient city, around 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) away.
 
When to Get There
It’s possible to visit Corinth year-round, but the busiest period is during the summer months of July and August. Making an early start is advisable, but not only to escape the crowds—the ruins offer little shade and the midday sun can be unbearably hot.
 
Corinth Canal
Linking mainland Greece to the Peloponnese Peninsula, the Roman-built Corinth Canal is an impressive feat of engineering. A hugely important navigational route during the 19th century, modern cruise or freight ships no longer use the narrow isthmus connecting the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf today. However, the dramatic cliffs provide a thrilling backdrop for sightseeing cruises, and the canal bridges are a popular spot for bungee jumping.

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Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens, Athens, null
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Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens

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Got the morning free in Athens? Then why not take a relaxing tour to ancient Corinth? You'll tour Corinth's fascinating archaeological site and have ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.58
Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio Small-Group Tour from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio Small-Group Tour from Athens

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Enjoy the small group tour, maximum 10 people, to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio. Travel by air conditioned minivan and drive through the famous Corinth Canal ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.63
Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Half-Day Tour from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Half-Day Tour from Athens

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If you are interested in religious tours, this tour is the perfect choice for you. You will have the opportunity to discover two must-see sights on this ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.58
Corinth and Mycenae Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Half-day Tours
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Corinth and Mycenae Day Trip from Athens

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Embark on a beautiful tour that will take you to 3 of the most beautiful and historical places of Greece (Mycenae, Ancient Corinth, Corinth Cana, Nafplion). It ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $569.62
Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal Private Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Ancient Olympia and Corinth Canal Private Day Trip from Athens

Visit Ancient Olympia, Corinth Canal and the village of Epitalio.  This tour will take us across the Isthmus of Corinth and the Peloponnese to the valley of ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $712.03
Ancient Corinth and Corinth Canal Private Tour from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Ancient Corinth and Corinth Canal Private Tour from Athens

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Visit Ancient Corinth and the Corinth Canal.  The location of countless ancient myths, like the myth of Sisyphus and there were games like the Olympics held in ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $255.14
Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio Private Day Trip from Athens or Nafplio, Athens, Private ... 
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Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio Private Day Trip from Athens or Nafplio

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Discover the wonders of Ancient Greece on this PRIVATE , for just 1-7 related people, full-day, self-guided tour from Athens, Piraeus or Nafplio. Meet your ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.60
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Loutraki Private Tour from Corinth

Hop aboard a thoroughly contemporary taxi for a private 6-hour excursion to the highlights of Loutraki. See the vertiginous Corinth Canal, explore the seaside ...  Read more

Location: Corinth, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.57
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Ancient Corinth Private Tour from Corinth

Experience a private taxi excursion in Corinth, by visiting the unique monuments of Ancient Corinth. This excursion will take you to visit the Canal of ...  Read more

Location: Corinth, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.67
Peloponnese Full Day Photography Private Tour from Athens, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Peloponnese Full Day Photography Private Tour from Athens

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Discover the photography highlights of Peloponnese, Corinth canal, Epidavros ancient theater, Mycenae archaeological site and Nafplio town accompanied by a ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 to 10 hrs

From USD $414.16

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