Our morning excursion out of Athens takes us by the Saronic Gulf, where in 480 BC, the course of history was changed! The small Grecian fleet managed to defeat the enormously powerful armada of the Persians.
On our way to Ancient Corinth, we have a quick stop at the historic Corinthian Canal to take some photos. It was to this megalopolis where the apostle Paul came and worked, establishing a thriving church. Here, we see all of the sites associated with his ministry: the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallio’s Seat. The small local archaeological museum here is an absolute must. Then we continue on to Cenchrea, where we view the ruins of an early Christian 5th century basilica from our bus, before returning to Athens.