Κοrinthos – Εpidauros – Μykenae
86km from Athens – 1.15m driving
Ancient Corinth was inhabited since the Neolithic years (6500-3250 BC). The city, known from the Mycenaean times, refers to Homer as “goddess” (= rich) (Iliad B 570) because of its fertile land. The large production of agricultural products, since early historical times, favored the development of intense commercial activity, mainly towards the western Mediterranean, while in the 8th century BC Corinthian colonies such as Corfu in the Ionian Sea and Syracuse in Sicily have been established, with an important role and contribution to the history of the ancient Mediterranean world.
70km 1.10m driving from Korinthos
Peloponnese in Greece and blessed with a mild climate and natural springs, the sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus was an important sacred centre in both ancient Greek and Roman times. Epidaurus was named after the hero Epidauros, son of Apollo. Inhabited since Neolithic times, the first significant settlement was in the Mycenaean period. Fortifications, a theatre and tholos tombs have been excavated dating as early as the 15th century BCE, although it was in the 12th century BCE that Epidaurus Limera, with its harbour linking it to the Aegean trade network, particularly flourished.
46km 40m driving from Epidauros
Mycenae (Ancient Greek: Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south-west of Athens; 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Argos; and 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Corinth. The site is 19 kilometres (12 miles) inland from the Saronic Gulf and built upon a hill rising 900 feet above sea level.