- 4 Hrs
TOUR TO ANCIENT CORINTH
Apr-Oct on Mon & Fri: Dep. 08:30 - Ret. 14:00
Ancient Corinth, whose foundation dates back to the 10th century BCE, could easily compete in terms of wealth and fame with Athens and Thebes. The city was famous for hosting Games similar to those in Olympia. They were called Isthmian Games and took place in Isthmia.
Corinth played a major role in the missionary work of Paul. He lived in Corinth for 18 months working as a tent maker In Corinth Paul met Aquila and Priscilla, a Jewish couple expelled by Emperor Claudius from Rome. The couple worked as tent makers and since Paul knew the tent maker's job as well, the three of them had a place of business, probably one the small shops that we see in the agora (marketplace). From this location Paul had the opportunity to speak and preach to passers-by of the resurrection of Christ. According to Acts, Paul spent each Sabbath trying to persuade Jews and Greeks and converting as many as he could.The Jews of the city brought him to be judged before the Roman proconsul. Standing on the bema platform that you see today, the Roman proconsul dismissed the charges against Paul as a dispute of Jewish Law that did not affect Rome.
53 AD Paul with Aquila and Priscilla left from the port of Cenchrea, a port near Corinth for Ephessus, concluding his 18-month stay in Corinth (2nd journey; Acts 18:18b)
08:30 The bus departs from the terminal (Syntagma area) and arrive at Corinth canal. (Photo stop).
Drive on and visit ancient Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. The remains of the City, include the market place and Apollo's Temple .
Departing from Corinth you stop at the Ancient Port of Cehries, where St. Paul disembarked.
+/- 14:00 Return to Athens in time for lunch.
BOOK NOW | PAY online | Send a message