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Visiting Korinthos Greece

Visiting Korinthos GreeceVisiting Korinthos Greece

The historic city of Korinthos is situated on a stretch of land which connects the Peloponnese to mainland Greece. The modern community is also between Athens and Sparta. Archeological artifacts indicate the location has been inhabited since 6500 B.C. The name Korinthos is believed to have originated from the ancient Pelasgian language. We hope that you love our Visiting Korinthos Greece post.

Visiting Korinthos GreeceHistory of Korinthos

The city played a part in many historical and Greek mythological events. During the Trojan War, Korinthos Greece residents participated while they were under the rule of King Agamemnon. Corinth was also a major participant in the Peloponnesian War. By 200 B.C., Julius Caesar declared the city the capital of the providence. As the ancient city of Korinthos Greece grew, temples to the gods were constructed. By 730 B.C., the population was recorded as having 5,000 residents. Seventeen years later, the city eliminated rule by royal authority and established a government.

The Apostle Paul visited the city twice and lived here for nearly two years working as a tent maker and evangelizing. During his second visit in 58 A.D., he wrote Romans. Over the years, the city was invaded and conquered by many including the Spartans, Alexander the Great, French crusaders and the Ottomans. The Greek War of Independence occurred from 1821 to 1830, which destroyed much of the city. Two years later, the city gained its freedom and independence after the Treaty of London was established. Corinth was once again devastated by an earthquake in 1858. New Corinth Greece was reconstructed three kilometers from its original site, but also suffered damage during the 1928 earthquake.

Visiting Korinthos GreeceLocal Areas of Interest

Today, the capital city serves as the heart of culture and finance. Visitors find modern roads and parks along with historic squares and a beautiful seaport. Stroll along the walkways and stop at one of many cafes or go shopping. In El Venizelos Square stands a majestic statue of Pegasus. The expansive Kalamia beach is part of the Corinthian Riviera and features a number of coffee shops and restaurants. Within close proximity is the Church of Saint Paul where the Apostle provided instruction and gave lectures. Corinth Greece and the surrounding area also feature a number of historic locations, museums and monuments.

We had the opportunity to visit the  Monastery of Holy Cross which is a working dairy farm and were given a personal tour of the Korinthos Church of Apostolos Paul.

The ancient city

The Acropolis rises high above the city and is the oldest and largest fortress in the region. Here, visitors have the chance to see what remains of the Temple of Aphrodite. Only a fraction of the original Doric columns remain on the Temple of Apollo, which is considered the oldest in Greece. Other ruins include the Temple of Octavia. The Asklepieion commemorates the god of healing and features a smaller temple, a courtyard and several dining areas. The Archaeological Museum houses a number of artifacts having religious significance.

Loutraki

The town lies a few miles from the metropolis and is famous for producing bottled spring water. It is also considered part of the Corinthian Riviera. The Casino Hotel is a popular resort site for gamblers. The property has an ancient olive grove in addition to a picturesque pool complete with waterways, which meander through scenic gardens.

Nemea

The community was renowned for hosting games in honor of Zeus. The remains of the temple dedicated to the Greek god remain today. The area is also noted as being wine country. Many vineyards and wineries welcome guests for tours and wine tasting.

Myceneae

The city features massive stone walls, which once protected the palace of Agamemnon. King Agememnon was the brother of King Menelaous who was wed to Helen. She was taken by Paris to Troy and the battle to win her back began. The area is of great archaeological importance and additionally features a number of hotels and restaurants.

Nafplio

The town is considered one of the most beautiful ports in Greece and boasts Venetian houses, expansive mansions along with the Akronafplia, the Bourtzi and the Palamidi fortresses. The picturesque community boasts cafes, outdoor theatres and waterfront restaurants. Nafplio also hosts a folk music festival toward the end of each May. The spectacular 4th century B.C. Epidaurus Theatre lies 24 miles from here and continues hosting live performances.

Where to stay

Hotel Ephira was a typical Greece hotel in that free breakfast was offered. The hotel has been operating at the gate of the Peloponnese, in the city center of Corinth, since 1970.

Where to eat

We had a traditional Greek dinner at Kalada in Loutra Oraias Elenis where we were also treated to traditional Greek dancing with the mayor who was the best dancer of them all. It was such an amazing time.

The ancient people of the metropolis and the country contributed much to promote modern civilization. They were the first to develop scientific theories and promoted the fine arts. Along with constructing impressive architectural structures, local citizens also established the foundation of democracy. Spectacular scenery along with a wealth of culture, tradition and history await all who venture to the capital city. Whether a fan of exotic locations, biblical history, Greek mythology or fascinating archaeology, Corinth is a must-see destination.

I was part of the IFWTWA Corinthian Riviera Media Trip. #IFWTWACorinthianRiviera All food, travel within Greece and accommodations were sponsored. 

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  1. Robin rue

    I have always wanted to visit Greece. I love all their culture!!

  2. I really love these posts you’ve been sharing with us about your trip to Greece. They have me and my wife seriously contemplating a trip.

  3. I have had SO MUCH fun. reading all about your trip to Greece. It has me thinking that maybe it’s time to take a trip there.

  4. Wow! How neat! I’ve always thought it would be neat to visit Greece! Great photos! 🙂

  5. Totally swooning over here! Greece looks amazing and I just love all of the rich culture and history involved.

  6. Ooh, a visit to Greece sounds like it could be fun. I think getting to see some of the old temples would be a highlight for me.

  7. It looks like you had an amazing time! I would love to see Greece someday! Love all the pictures you shared.

  8. I would love to visit Greece one day. Such a beautiful place

  9. Pam

    What beautiful photos. The travel bug is really biting me after reading this post.

  10. our family world

    This is totally amazing! The seaside zone, especially around the El. Venizelos square with the impressive statue of Pegasus and the small port of Floisvos with the marina. Close by, you will find Kalamia, an extensive and established pebble strewn beach, with many coffee shops and taverns all along it.

  11. Greece has been on my travel bucket list of the longest time. My dream is to see Santorini first and then explore the rest of the country. Thank you for sharing your photos. It made me long to see Greece even more. Hopefully, this year, I can cross it out of my travel bucket list.

  12. These are awesome! Great suggestions! Bookmarking this for our visit to Greece! 😀

  13. Gah, so jealous! Greece is definitely on my bucket list. The culture and the food looks amazing! 

  14. It’s tough not to love Greece! With all the culture, history, and architecture, it’s like you’re entering a whole new world. I would love to go here with my kids someday! Korinthos is just as stunning as all the other places.

  15. Greece is definitely one place on my list to travel to! There’s so many interesting places to visit in Greece alone that I will have to take it to a fake-ation just to even scratch the surface.

  16. Wow, I am itching to visit Greece someday and your pictures are making me more and more inspired! This looks like a great Greek area – so calm and peaceful.

  17. Dana

    I was there last summer, it was amazing, SO much history and art, it feels a bit like you’ve gone back in time. And the food is delicious. I’d love to go back to visit.

  18. Cacinda

    I traveled to Greece when I was in high school but wish I could have stayed longer. I would love to get back there and travel– thanks for sharing these shots.

  19. Absolutely beautiful pics! I’ve always wanted to go to Greece.

  20. While not at the tip top of my wishlist Greece IS on my places I would love go to list!
    I want to visit for the culture, history, and of course the FOOD!

  21. I am so jealous reading this post. I have wanted to visit here for so long and this only makes me long for it more.

  22. Someone please buy me a ticket to Greece. I need to visit Korinthos. I cannot get over the beauty and the history. Oh and the food looks amazing.

  23. I love how much culture envelopes this area. Very stoic.

  24. Sachin Kumar

    I would like to visit this place one day.

  25. Claudia Krusch

    These are all amazing photos. I have been dreaming of spending a few months exploring Greece someday. It is so beautiful there.

  26. So beautiful! I should put this on top of my bucket list. I enjoyed looking at your photos.

  27. I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. I love history and historical and archaeological sites. I will be bookmarking this for sure as I am adding Korinthos to my bucket list.

  28. I am so in awe.  It’s just gorgeous! I have never been to Greece, but I would love to see all of the ancient buildings and the gorgeous water. 

  29. Brianne

    Greece is so on my bucket list this year. I am hoping to go this summer! These photos are stunning! 

  30. Wow that looks like a beautiful place to visit. I would love to see that in person!

  31. Kathy

    What a great place to visit. I have always wanted to go to Greece. Such beautiful photos too.

  32. Omg breathtaking photos!!!! Greece is one of my top 5 destiuon my travel bucket list!!! So need to get there with the family 

  33. I really would love to go visit Greece. My poor bucket list and travel ideas keep growing. Hopefully one day, I will be able to start ticking off those bucket list travel itineraries.

  34. katrina gehman

    greece is one of my bucket list destinations. it looks so beautiful!

  35. Ali Rost

    Greece has been on the top of our list of places we’d like to visit for a while now.  I know we’ll get there one day and when we do .. we’ll be sure to check out the ruins and all of the tasty food!  

  36. Ann Bacciaglia

    This place has such amazing history. I would love to go to El Venizelos Square and see the majestic statue of Pegasus.

  37. I have always wanted to visit Greece. I love the architecture. Your photos are stunning.

  38. Your pictures are absolutely STUNNING. Greece is such a breathtaking beautiful country with kind people and amazing culture. Can’t wait to visit one day.

  39. Michelle Waller

    This part of Greece looks so lively and full of History! I would love to visit here one day.

  40. Greece is so amazingly beautiful! I seriously want to visit there someday. I think I would never want to come home!

  41. What a beautiful country! I can’t wait to go to Greece!

  42. Adaleta

    Wow that looks very interesting, the photos are great and so detailed!

  43. It is so great to visit a place with such vast history. That is one thing we can never get here in the states. I loved all the pictures and artifacts.

  44. Reesa Lewandowski

    The views! The food! I want to go to Greece!!! Such a beautiful travel destination!

  45. What a beautiful experience this must have been! I’ve thought of visiting Greece one day if money was available.

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