Travel Blogs from Corinth
... shaded by large trees so that was some relief. We got a fresh oj from a rip off stand - paid €4 for a large glass - but that gave us a quick sugar hit and is very refreshing with its intense mediterranean flavours. We still needed a rest when we got to the theatre and sat in a couple of ancient pinky marble high backed seats which were actually very comfortable before making the climb up the top.
... and reloaded. This proved to be an extremely profitable venture for the Corinthians. They became extremely wealthy. Their products became very famous for their quality. Even today the adjective "corinthian" is sometimes used to denote superior quality. In the 1st century, Nero brought engineers and 6000 slaves to work on digging a canal. They worked on it for 3 years. Nero became convinced that the Gods were against the project, so he stopped it. ...
The day began with the biggest buffet breakfast I have ever seen. Not that this blog will be all about food !
When all of the 42 (yes that's right 42!!!) people were all on board the bus, off we headed by 8am. We headed down the coast towards our destination of Corinth, along a Greek 'Great Ocean Road' towards a penninsula that separates two seas.
Out first stop was at the Corinth Canal, which is an amazing feat of engineering that aimed to save ships from a long ...
... They don't like it!
The others thought we were lost so did a block lap before pulling up outside a taverna, threw the keys backwards and said I quit, and then went in for my first ever moussaka. I am a fan.
Went to the archeological site of Ancient Corinth. Checked out the museum and a quick trip through for Ruth and I. We are relaxing at another taverna while the boys check out every brick.
Went down to the beach. ...
The city of Corinth remains a fascinating glimpse into the conflict between the Greeks and the Romans, as well as an interesting example of the "x-factor" in the developing city-states of Greece. Although Corinth's superior strategic position was notable, it never surpassed Athens as the greatest political city-state of Greece. It did, however, continue to be viewed as a crucial strategic point in the major conflicts of Greece in the modern era.
Other places to stay in Corinth
Corinth Canal, Corinth | 3 star hotelfrom $53
52 Ethnikis Antistaseos Street, Corinth | Hotelfrom $66
Vrahati, Corinth | Hotelfrom $94
3 Lanbrou Katsoni, Corinth | Hotelfrom $43
Capitol Hill NE/SE, Corinth | Hotelfrom $85
11 Kentriki Platia, Corinth | Hotelfrom $26
Kefalari, Corinth | Hotelfrom $51