Our tour will take you to visit the Corinthian Canal, and the Ancient city of Corinth.
The famous Canal merges the prefectures of Attica and Corinthia, as well as the Peloponnese Peninsula with Central Greece, connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea. It is 78 meters high and 25 meters wide and cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth. Our tour continues and shortly we will reach the ancient city of Corinth (visit) where St. Paul lived and preached for 18 months. Back in the ancient times Corinth was amongst the wealthiest cities.
The ruins of this once splendid city lie high up on a hill above the modern town, overlooking both the Corinth and the Saronicos Gulfs. In fact, ancient Corinth owed it’s wealth and it’s power to it’s advantageous position being between two harbors, (Lechaion in the Corinthian Gulf and Kechreae on the Saronic Gulf ). The principal sights include the Temple Apollo (6th C.B.C) , The fountain of Pirene, the Market place, Theater and the Odeum.
Also we will also visit Isthmus at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked to Ephesus.