Corinth Canal, Greece
Corinth was a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. Corinth is about 78 km southwest of Athens. The isthmus, which was in ancient times traversed by hauling ships over the rocky ridge on sledges, is now cut by a canal. The Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the western Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, is about 4 km east of the city, cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth.
Corinth was an important city in ancient Greece and it played a major role in the missionary work of the Apostle Paul. The ruins of ancient Corinth, a short drive from the modern city of Corinth, are spread around the base of the rock of Acrocorinth, which forms a natural acropolis for the city.
Today, Corinth is the second largest city in the Peloponnese with several sites of interest to pilgrims and tourists. The town centre is also home to some surprisingly glamorous shops and bars for a relatively small town, as well as high quality local leather and jewellery outlets.
Things to See & Do
* Ruins of ancient Corinth
* Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth
* Sacred Spring
* Peirene Fountain
* Temple of Apollo
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 102.2 km²
Population – 40,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030
Port Location – The Port of Corinth is situated close to the northwest entrance of the Corinth Canal, next to the city square.
Transport Links – Corinth is accessible by coach, rail and ferry from Athens which is 89km’s westward.