The Greek town of Corinth is a characterful destination fringed by the shimmering Ionian Sea with a wealth of history to discover. Corinth also sits in the heart of Nemea winemaking country, making it a bucket-list destination for wine lovers.
Things to do in Corinth
Towering over the village, the ruins of Ancient Corinth exude fabled history. According to Roman mythology, Corinth was once home to Jason of the Argonauts, who famously stole the Golden Fleece. Today, you can admire the mighty Temple of Apollo, wander around the 15,000-seat ancient theatre or visit the on-site museum showcasing statues, mosaics and other artefacts.
Want to sip your way through the best wineries in Greece? Corinth serves as gateway to the Nemea Wine Trail with vineyards dating back to the 1800s. Pioneering Europe’s organic viticulture scene, Domaine Spiropoulos is one of the best picks in the area.
Whether you trek along the four-kilometre hiking trail or drive to the top, Acrocorinth’s sweeping village vistas are worth the effort. The fortress sits high on a limestone plateau and is strewn with the ruins of Byzantine chapels, Turkish mosques and Roman ramparts.
Just 30 kilometres inland is Ancient Nemea, which once hosted Zeus’s legendary Nemean Games. Today, you can gaze up at the imposing columns of the Doric Temple of Zeus or head to the on-site museum to admire a wealth of artefacts found in the area.
Getting around Corinth
The village of Corinth is compact and walkable, with most of the action centred along the Damaskinou strip. Local buses can take you to Ancient Corinth and Ancient Nemea in less than 30 minutes. If you want to tour wine country, it’s best to rent a car or driver for the day.