Panoramic view of Corinth Canal in Greece

Things to do in  Corinth

Gateway to the Peloponnese

Corinth is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to experience the rich history of Greece. Once a powerful city-state, Corinth boasts a wealth of archaeological sites and ancient landmarks that provide history buffs with plenty of things to do. From the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo, you can explore a treasure trove of history that has stood the test of time. And with stunning beaches, scenic mountain ranges, and a vibrant culinary scene, Corinth offers plenty beyond its ancient ruins.

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When to visit

Any time of the year is a good time to visit this charming coastal city. However, if you're looking for the perfect balance between pleasant weather and a lack of crowds, plan your visit from April through June or September through November. These shoulder months boast mild temperatures, clear skies, and fewer crowds. Otherwise, temperatures soar to 90°F (32°C) in summer and you'll be wrestling with crowds everywhere you go.

Getting around

The best way to get around Corinth is undoubtedly on foot. Strolling the charming streets lets you immerse yourself in the local culture, and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this vibrant community. There are also local buses and taxis available if you want to explore outside of the town center—ancient ruins are a short drive away.

Traveler tips

While the ancient ruins steal most people's attention, don't miss the chance to try the local food. Be sure to sample the city's famous riganada, a dish made from toasted bread, tomatoes, olive oil, and spices that’s popular on the islands off the coast. Otherwise, the town also serves up delicious seafood, including salted cod, fresh prawns, and mussels. Head down to the marina and you'll find local fishermen hauling in their daily catches.


People Also Ask

Is Corinth, Greece, worth seeing?

Absolutely. From its ancient ruins to its stunning coastal landscape, this city is a gem that’s truly worth exploring. The towering Acrocorinth, a fortress that has stood tall for centuries, will leave history buffs inspired, while the long beach and seaside restaurants satisfy the palates of summer holiday makers.

What is Corinth famous for?

In ancient Greece, Corinth was known for its wealth and artistic innovations. Today, it's home to the famous Corinth Canal, a man-made waterway that connects the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf, an engineering feat so impressive that it still draws visitors from around the globe.

What are some fun facts about Corinth, Greece?

It was once the stage for the famous Isthmian Games, which were held every two years to honor Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. Today, Corinth is the primary point of export for local fruit, raisins, and tobacco between north and south Greece.

How long do you need in Corinth?

Some may argue that a day trip is enough, but most people agree that 2-3 days is better. This gives you time to discover the city's past and present, explore the bustling streets, sip wine over a seafood lunch, and marvel at the Acrocorinth. From ancient history enthusiasts to beach bums, Corinth has something to offer everyone.

What kind of people used to live in Corinth?

The Corinthians were known for their entrepreneurial spirit, as they dominated the trade routes and made a name for themselves as shrewd negotiators. They were also creative innovators, as Corinthian pottery dominated Greek pottery artwork for centuries, along with other products such as stone and bronze wares.

What Greek god is in Corinth?

In Greek mythology, it was founded by Corinthos, who was a descendant of the god of sun, Helios. While some believe that it was founded by Ephyra, a Greek goddess, the Corinthians worshiped Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Demeter, Hera, Poseidon, and Asklepios (the god of medicine).

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