Greece – Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth

 

We visit Ancient Corinth, Acro-Corinth the Canal that joins to seas Aegean and Ionian , returning to the Plaka for lunch [ not included], then visiting the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis before returning to the ship.

Ancient Corinth, the original City of Corinth, was founded in the 10th Century BCE and was the largest city in ancient Greece. More importantly, Corinth was ancient Greece’s richest port. The Corinth Paul knew had been re-founded by Julius Caesar as a Roman colony in 44 BCE. Using Rome’s tried and true format for subduing conquered populations, the “new” Corinth was populated with conscripted Italian, Greek, Syrian, Egyptian and Judean freed slaves. Like Ancient Corinth, New Corinth thrived. It’s strategic location also brought thousands of settlers from all over the Mediterranean. Soon enormous personal wealth was to be found in the local ruling class, which was made up of self-made men and a surprising number of self-made women, as well.

Acro-corinth, the acropolis of Corinth, is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, Greece.

Ιt rises about 1800 feet above the surrounding plain. At the highest summit was the Temple of Aphrodite. Interpretations that this was the location of the 1000 temple prostitutes have been challenged.

It was continuously occupied from archaic times to the early nineteenth century. The city’s archaic acropolis, already an easily defendable position due to its geomorphology, was further heavily fortified during the Byzantine Empire as it became the seat of the strategos of the Thema of Hellas. Later it was a fortress of the Franks after the Fourth Crusade, the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. With its secure water supply, Acrocorinth’s fortress was used as the last defending line in southern Greece repelling foes from entering the Peloponnesian peninsula. The highest peak on the site was home to a temple to Aphrodite which was Christianized as a church, then became a mosque. The American School began excavations on it in 1929. Currently, Acrocorinth is one of the most important medieval castle sites of Greece.

THE ACROPOLIS: For thousands of years   the Acropolis has been the symbol of Athens, the sacred rock, the link   that connects the magnificent ancient civilization with the modern. The   Acropolis and its monuments, its history and the myths that are   connected with it are rightly the pride and the glory of this city, the   envy of all other cities in the world. There is no Greek or foreign   visitor who does not want to make the pilgrimage to the sacred rock and   absorb its magnificence and beauty. If you have never been to the   Acropolis is a unique and unforgettable experience. On   the hill of the Acropolis you will see the masterpieces of: Parthenon,   Propylea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion & The Cariatides,   Ariopagus (Mars Hill), Herodion Theater and the Theater of Dionysus.

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