Located on the south-central region of Greece, the vibrant city of Corinth was established as New Corinth in 1858 and serves as the capital city of Corinthia. Situated west of Athens, the city of Corinth is bounded by the coastal townlets of Lechaio, Isthmia, Kechries, and the inland townlets of Examilia and the archaeological site and village of ancient Corinth. Renowned for its long ancient history, Corinth is home to numerous historic sites, ancient monuments, and grandiose structures that area all best explored accompanied by your elite travel companion.
Situated southwest of ancient Corinth, the renowned Acrocorinth features the acropolis of ancient Corinth and overlooks the rest of the city. Dating as far back as the early 19th century, the historic complex was once part of the so-called “Fetters of Greece” that were garrisoned by the Macedonians to secure their control of the Greek city-states. Dubbed as the most impressive of the acropoleis of mainland Greece, the Acrocorinth also served as the seat of the strategos of the thema of Hellas and later of the Peloponnese and further became a fortress of the Frankish Principality of Achaea, the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks.
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth
Home to a large collection of artifacts coming from local archaeological sites and smaller sites in the neighboring area, such as Korakou, Gonia, and Acrocorinth, the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth grew from the series of excavations beginning in 1896, the archaeological museum features artifacts from Greek, Roman and Byzantine rule including prehistoric installations in the area and includes pottery, figurines, and tools, objects from the Geometric, Archaic, and Classical periods, statues of Roman rulers, floor mosaics, wall paintings and Roman and Byzantine pottery, as well as votives from the Asklepieion at Ancient Corinth.