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Travel Blogs from Corinth
... having previously been at Ephesus) and tried to convert the people to Christianity. We saw the rostrum where legend says he defended himself from the accusations by the Jewish rabbis that he was creating problems, but the guide said it was more likely that he’d have been interrogated at a nearby building used by the magistrates etc. He was a Roman citizen who initially hunted down Christians but was converted himself then travelled preaching. He ...
... proud on the highest point of the ruins. The Romans left it because they too believed in Apollo. This structure dates back to the mid (how do they know), 6th century BC!
We saw "The Bema" from where the Roman governors addressed the people and St Paul preached the new religion. It seems that he had a bit too much to say, because he was preaching to believe in a God who became man and the people should no longer pray to idols.... That upset ...
... the peak of the hill behind this .... that was my next bit of exercise. George drove us up to view the old fort of Acrocorinth to see the great views across the gulf of Corinth. Whilst you got up quite far by car, it was still a lot further to walk up the 574m high hill/mountain and it was again tricky - uneven and slippery without much aid from rails or walls. The views were great and we had fun doing the selfies - just for you ...
... place where Lord Byron died of a fever whilst supporting the Greek War of Independence. What a strange contrast with a dingy, apparently economically struggling looking town with a marina alongside the lagoon full of classy yachts! Reached our hotel at Kastraki at about 10pm after about an hour of driving along a curvy pass through the mountains.
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After 3 nights in Corinth we set off to traverse the Canal next morning. The Western entrance was barely 2km away so not far. We got there and radioed in to let them know we were waiting to go through. The canal is 3km long and was cut through the rocky ground to make cliffs each side up to 270' high. At a little after 12noon we were ok to go through following behind 2 passenger boats. It was a wonderful ...
Other places to stay in Corinth
Corinth Canal, Corinth | 3 star hotelfrom $53
52 Ethnikis Adistasseos, Corinth | Hotelfrom $66
Vrahati, Corinth | Hotelfrom $94
3 Lanbrou Katsoni, Corinth | Hotelfrom $43
Capitol Hill NE/SE, Corinth | Hotelfrom $85
\N, Corinth | Hotelfrom $51
11 Kentriki Platia, Corinth | Hotelfrom $26