The archaeological site of Ancient Corinth is located in the modern village of Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), about 5 minutes drive from the city of (New) Corinth. The ASCSA manages a study center and hostel at the site that are open to visiting scholars by prior appointment. The archaeological site and museum are managed by the Greek Ministry of Culture and are open to visitors year round. The museum is located within the archaeological site and houses the catalogued finds from the American School of Classical Studies Corinth Excavations.
View of (New) Corinth from the summit of Acrocorinth.
Winter: Daily from 8 AM - 3 PM, closed Tuesdays
Summer (April 1 - October 31): Daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES OF CORINTHIA
Tel: +30 27410 32630; +30 27410 31443
Fax: 27410 37830
Further information can be found at the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports website.
GETTING TO ANCIENT CORINTH
The site and excavations are located 90km west of Athens and 120km east of Patras. They can be reached from Athens by train, bus, or car.
By train: The best way to go from Athens to New Corinth is by the ΟΑΣΕ suburban railway system (Proastiakos: Piraeus – Athens – Kiato line) starting from Larissa Station but also calling at stations including Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. When in Greece you can get train information by dialing 1440 (Recorded). The OSE Main Information Centre is at 13, Karolou Str. Athens. Tel: + 30 210 5297777. From the New Corinth railway station, you will need to get a taxi (about 10 euros) to travel the 15 minute journey to Archaia Korinthos.
By bus: From the Kephissos bus station (51 bus from Omonia Square) a 90-minute bus ride will bring you to New Corinth. Thence to Ancient Corinth is a further 15-minute bus ride, every hour or it is possible to take a taxi. KTEL Bus Info, Tel: 2741-0-75425.
By car: >90 minutes from Athens. The exit to Ancient Corinth, approaching from the north, is about 2 kilometers west of the Tripolis interchange. WARNING: visitors familiar with the village before 1996 should take the Patras interchange NOT the new Tripolis highway to arrive from the other side of the village; no exit was constructed and a U-turn cannot be made for ten kilometers.