Corinth is located on the Isthmus of Corinth, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. It was an important city in ancient Greece, and it thrived for hundreds of years before being invaded by the Romans in 146 BC. Afterward Corinth became a strong Roman city under Julius Caesar and was the capital of Roman Greece. The city also has ties to ancient Christianity. Apostle Paul came to Corinth and lived there for almost two years on and off. During his time there, he converted many people to Christianity and wrote a few sections of the bible.
Today you can explore ruins of ancient Corinth, though most are Roman ruins, not Greek. Several pillars of the Temple of Apollo (pictured) are still standing near the remains of the Roman agora, and you can still see parts of the Temple of Octavia. The Peirene Fountain is another important part of the area because it served as the city’s source of water. Corinth makes a good day trip since it is located only 50 miles (80 km) from Athens.