Modern and Ancient Corinth
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We came to modern Corinth before lunch and stopped at the supermarket there. After picking up some bread, lunchmeat, bananas, bagel chips, and water, we asked around for directions to where we wanted to go. There were two things in Corinth we wanted to see - first, the modern Corinth canal, and then the ancient city of Corinth. One of the grocers gave us good enough directions to get us to the canal, and we were on our way. At least we thought the directions were good, we had to ask one more time before we found it!
We drove over the canal and then parked our car to walk onto the bridge. The large, long waterway connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf on the other side. This passage provides ships an alternative to sailing all the way around the Peloponnese.
When we were satisfied, we left the canal and followed the limited signs toward the ancient city. My wife showed me just how excellent of a navigator she is and got us there with no problem. She doesn't know how to drive a stick, so our roles were set - and she did a fantastic job. We parked our car and headed up and into the site, which, although not as spectacular as Ephesus, was still really neat to see. My mind once again went back to the days of St. Paul and the time that he spent in this city. It was not difficult to imagine the roads he may have walked in his day. The city was not overly large, but there was plenty to appreciate.
Back at the car, we ate our lunch in the parking lot before continuing on. We were able to get back on the highway for a little while, but not long. This would be the last highway driving that we would have for quite some time, and we had no idea how much we would miss it! Taking country roads with my wife guiding us, we found signs for our next destination - Mycenae. It wasn't long after that that we parked and were ready to see this ancient site!