Our journey begins at 9:30 from Athens (preferably, but subject to change upon request), we pick you up from your hotel or designated point and make our way to Acrocorinth.
The Castle of Acrocorinth is an example of fortification architecture located on the southwestern part of Corinth area and dating back to the 7th century B.C. It was the fortified acropolis for Ancient Corinth. One can observe influences and interventions from the Classical, Franc, Venetian and Ottoman times. Within the walls of the castle are the Byzantine temple of Ag. Dimitrios as well as the temple of Aphrodite, dating back to the 5th century B.C.
After staying for an hour, we head to nearby Ancient Corinth.
The Ancient Corinth was one of the most important and prestigious Greek cities in antiquity. Settled as early as 6,500 B.C. and rival of Athens, it reached its peak in importance and prosperity during the Mycenaean Age and played a vital role in the development of Ancient Greece, as well as in the famous wars of Peloponnese, Salamina, Plataies. Some of the most important monuments and sites include the Temple of Apollo, the Fountain of Glauke, the Sacred Spring and the Odeon.
Within the ancient city is the site of Saint Paul’s Footsteps.
The Bema (βήμα - footstep) of Saint Paul stands in the middle of the Roman Forum in Ancient Corinth. According to history, Saint Paul was also called “Apostle of the Nations” due to his extensive work disseminating Christianity. Among the many cities he visited in Greece, Ancient Corinth was one of them. The Jews of the area were questioning his actions, therefore he was brought to trial by Proconsul Gallio. His trial took place on a large elevated rostrum at the centre of the Roman Forum.
Later on, a Christian church was built on that site.
Possibility of having lunch in Corinth or during our stop at the Corinth Canal (also known as Isthmus of Corinth).
Return to Athens in the afternoon hours.
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