Ancient Corinth. On the border of the two seas.    Price € 80      

Ancient Corinth ... Many believe that familiarity with ancient Greece, it is necessary to begin with this ancient Greek city, which is the first settlement on the territory of the modern state. According to one myth, the city was founded Corinth, a descendant of the sun god Helios, and the Corinthians, led by Agamemnon, took part in the expedition against Troy. Traces of the first settlers of Corinth date from Neolithic - about 6000 years BC. Later, during the Dorians, Ancient Corinth had an enormous influence in the field of trade, competing with Athens. Such power of the city owes a unique location on the Isthmus, which connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece and washed bays two seas - Ionian and Aegean. Corinth was famous for its ceramics and textiles, as well as supervised transportation across the isthmus, which gave a powerful impetus to its development, wealth and luxurious life of citizens. Enchanting historical heritage of the city amazes and delights - here there were several civilizations and left imprints of several eras. The Apostle Paul visited Corinth in 51-52 years., Led his sermons here and founded the Christian community, dedicating her later two of his epistles. Unfortunately, the ancient city was almost completely destroyed in 1858 during the devastating earthquake. The new city was founded by three kilometers to the north-east of the ruins, on the shores of the Corinth Canal and proudly bears the same name. Today, Ancient Corinth - this open-air museum, which tells the story of former greatness and glory of the powerful policy, as well as the history of many of its ups and downs. Thanks to the hard work of archaeologists, visitors Ancient Corinth can see a lot of beautiful and mysterious artifacts from different periods. There is a huge Agora - the area for general civil meetings, surrounded by rows of trade, government buildings and temples. Purpose of some buildings of the Agora still remains a mystery, giving the will of unrestrained imagination. Agora rises above the temple of Apollo, built in the VI. BC Also in the museum you can admire the unique fountains, beautiful cobbled streets, mysterious statues, theater and the sanctuary of Asclepius. On monolithic cliff overlooking the ancient Corinth, located Acrocorinth - Acropolis of Corinth, who served as a military fortification from ancient times until the 19th century flesh. Once there stood a temple of Aphrodite, and then rushed up the fortress wall length of two kilometers, well preserved to this day. Today, everyone is given a unique opportunity to stroll through the Ancient Corinth, and in fact once the honor deserved only a select few, the rich and powerful people and, as the ancient proverb, "It is not given to everyone to visit Corinth" ...