This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Corinth. To help you make friends with Corinth before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Corinth (Korinthos), Greece, is a city in the center of the country, around eighty-two kilometres west of the capital Athens. Around thirty-eight thousand people live in this coastal city, which can look back at a long and eventful history. First traces of human settlements are more than five thousand years old. In the antiquity, Corinth was one of the most important and largest cities of the country. In the nineteenth century, the city was wiped out by an earthquake. The new city by the same name was built around three kilometres away on the coast. Nowadays, the oil industry and the port are important for the local economy.
History lovers have to check out Ancient Corinth, situated inland around three kilometres southwest from the city. You can still explore the ruins of baths, temples, residential buildings, and a basilica. It is a perfect day trip and also very suitable for photographers. One of the most important ruins is the Temple of Apollo. If you want to find out more about the history, check out the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth. A large collection of items from the local archaeological site is put on display. The artifacts include ceramics, Corinthian pottery, and mosaic floors. The Corinth Canal is around three kilometres east of the city. The canal was built in the late nineteenth century, and due to its high scenic cliffs, it is a popular spot for pictures.
If you want to visit Corinth, you can either take a train or a bus from Athens. The closest international airport is located in Athens as well. Numerous low-cost airlines offer flights all year round.
Corinth is not a big tourist hub. Therefore, you can find some options such as hotels and hostels in Corinth (Korinthos), Greece, but the number is limited. The location of your Corinth (Korinthos), Greece hostel is really good and the hostel offers free Wi-Fi, too. There are some hotels and guesthouses spread out in the city. The places have two to three stars. You can find some more accommodations along the coast.
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