I took a train from Athens to Corinth. While there I visited the Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, and the Acrocorinth.
On the West side, coming from the Gulf of Corinth.
Before the Corinth Canal was completed, in ancient times boats would be pulled along this path to get between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf. Now all that’s left is this small bit of very old stone.
It’s stunning to see in person.
In the ancient city of Corinth, with Acrocorinth on top of the hill in the background.
These columns are some of 71 total, forming a long portico in the Ancient City of Corinth. Shops and apartments were held within.
At the site of Ancient Corinth.
Those stones are well worn and slick. It’s fun to imagine all of the people who walked up them over hundreds and hundreds of years.
I’m standing on what’s left of a wall bordering the Acrocorinth. The Gulf of Corinth is the body of water, and the modern city of Corinth (or Korinthos) is on the right.
Heading to Kefalonia!