Should You Visit Corinth?

Are you thinking about visiting Corinth, Greece? Here's what you need to know before planning your trip.


Is Corinth worth visiting?

Yes, it's worth visiting this archeological site for one to two days because of the many great activities. Corinth is both a modern and ancient city in Greece. Today, the ancient city is an archeological site that travelers usually visit as a day trip from Athens. There are several notable landmarks in the area such as the Corinth Canal, the Apollo Temple, and Acrocorinth.

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Reasons to Visit Corinth

Museums
Visitors come to explore the ancient city of Corinth, which is now a significant archeological site. The Apollo Temple is an important landmark on the site. In a separate area you'll find the Acrocorinth, which is the ancient city's acropolis. Also a must-see is the Corinth Canal.




Is Corinth worth visiting in the Summer?

Summer is the high season for travel in Corinth, so expect more visitors and higher prices. This destination is quite touristy, so in the high season it's busier than usual. You'll see larger crowds and longer lines, as well as higher prices. On the other hand, there's plenty to see and do at this time of year because everything is open.

The warm weather in summer is one of the reasons people visit at this time of year. Temperatures average around 27°C (81°F) with daily high temperatures often more than 32°C (89°F).

You'll find plenty to do during summer, as you'll be able to browse through museums.


Summer Weather in Corinth
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 27°C (81°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
August 27°C (81°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
September 24°C (76°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)

Is Corinth worth visiting in the Autumn?

This is the shoulder season for travel in Corinth. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you'll still come across plenty of touriss. However, the prices tend to be a little cheaper.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during autumn with average temperatures around 19°C (67°F).

Autumn is a great time of year to explore the numerous museums and landmarks around town. They are fun for the whole family as well great for couples. During this season it's fun to experience the famous sights and museums.


Autumn Weather in Corinth
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 19°C (67°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
November 16°C (60°F) 51 mm (2 in)
December 12°C (54°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)

Is Corinth worth visiting in the Winter?

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during winter with average temperatures around 10°C (51°F).

The low season for travel in Corinth is during the winter. This destination is quite touristy, but in the low season you'll see fewer crowds and much better prices.

This is a great time of year to browse the museums.


Winter Weather in Corinth
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 10°C (51°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
February 11°C (51°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
March 12°C (54°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)

Is Corinth worth visiting in the Spring?

Spring is the shoulder season for travel in Corinth. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you'll still come across plenty of touriss. However, the prices tend to be a little cheaper.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during spring with average temperatures around 16°C (60°F).

You'll find plenty to do during spring, as you'll be able to spend time at the museums.


Spring Weather in Corinth
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 16°C (60°F) 25 mm (1 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
June 24°C (76°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)

Things to Consider Before Visiting Corinth

Nightlife
Most people don't associate Corinth with a lively nightlife scene. Most people visit the archeological sights and the canal as a day trip from Athens, so nightlife is not part of their itinerary.

Food: Corinth doesn't top the list for most foodies. There are a couple of restaurants where you can grab a quick bite to eat in the area, but most are not convenient.

Getting Around
The area is not very walkable, and public transit is not great here, so it might be difficult to get around without arranging your own transportation.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Corinth might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Corinth here or see if Corinth is expensive here.

Related

What is Corinth most famous for?

Corinth is most famous for its historical ruins and fascinating temples. It is often described as ancient, unique, and fascinating.

What is the most famous sight in Corinth?

The most popular sight in Corinth is The Temple of Apollo. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Corinth on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for The Temple of Apollo and other attractions here.

How touristy is Corinth? Is it a popular archeological site to visit?

Corinth is a popular archeological site for tourists and travelers. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)

  • Sailing Nafplio | All Inclusive semi-private Cruise: $122
  • Olive Oil Tour & Tasting with sommelier -Kalentzi, Athens daytrip: $89
  • Loutraki Private Tour from Corinth: $77
  • Ancient Self-Guided Audiovisual Tour with 3D Models: $7.74
  • Hiking Tour in Nafplio: $77
  • Mycenae and Ancient Nemea Private Tour from Corinth: $83
  • Ancient Corinth & Nemea Tour to Culture from Nafplio: $144
  • Epidaurus: Refundable Ticket for the Temple of Asclepius &Theater: $19

How long should I spend in Corinth?

The ideal length of time for a trip to Corinth is one to two days. Since Corinth has activities such as museums, many visit for up to two days.

If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Corinth? and Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Corinth?.