Although the city today is largely known as an industrial and administrative hub built in the early 20th-century, for the history buff, Corinth is the birthplace of many Greek myths and lore, and with many of its archeological sites and ruins, you are immediately one step closer to the ancients.
Just 4.3 miles away from the modern city are the ruins of ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth, where you can see elements of numerous eras, including the impressive medieval acropolis overlooking the ancient city.
Modern Corinth doesn't shy to impress either, with the 3.9 miles long Corinth Canal, considered one of Greece's most important engineering feats ever. Cutting through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and saving journeymen a 40 mile ride around the Peloponnesus, this narrow canal will more than impress.
It was worth it, knowledgeable tour guide, convenient pick-up and drop-off, nice little trip
Review by maureen_bergenfeld, July 2012
Doing what: Wine Tasting and Ancient Corinth Day Trip from Athens
The historical information provided by the guide was awesome. Because we were a small group she also answered a lot of questions about the area while traveling. Really enjoyed the wine-tasting and felt the PR director there was very personable. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
It was a pleasant long drive to Corinth. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke very clearly. I wish there was more time to shop the nearby stores.