Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth) in Corinthia Regional Unit, Peloponnese Region, Greece
Propylaie on the Lechaion Road
The Propylaia, the main entrance to the Forum, consisted of three archways; one main and two smaller ones. At the time of Pausanias the gilded bronze chariots of Helios and Phaethon stood on this imposing building. The Propylaia dates from the 1st century A.D.
The Lechaion Road
The main north-south artery (cardo maximus) of the Roman city, ultimately linked the Agora of Corinth with the harbour of Lechaion on the Corinthian gulf 3 kilometers to the north. In the time of Augustus, it was unpaved and was open to wheeled traffic. The road was paved with limestone slabs under Vespasian, when traffic was confined to pedestrians. At this period there were narrow pavements either side of the road with gutters to carry away rainwater. A row of shops was created on the east and west sides of the road, and colonnades and bases for dedications were set between the shops and the pavements. The road began to lose its importance from the 10th century A.D. onwards and was finally abandoned after the earthquake of 1858.
Monuments to the West of the Lechaion Road
Today a row of sixteen small shops can clearly be made out the west side of the road. To the west of these shops, the most important
Monuments to the East of the Lechaion Road
To the east of the Lechaion Road, north of the Peirene Fountain, are preserved the foundations of Temple A (Classical period), which was converted in a second building phase into a heroon (Hellenistic period). To the east of this structure lies the so-called Periboios of Apollo (1st century A.D.). This was an open courtyard surrounded by a marble Ionic colonnade, which was used as a commercial market. At the north-east end of the street are preserved the ruins of a large bathhouse dating from the 2nd century A.D. This bath has been identified as the Baths of the Spartan Eurycles seen by the travel-writer Pausanias.
Erected by LZ Ephoreia of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities.
Location. 37° 54.337′ N, 22° 52.817′ E. Marker is in Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth), Peloponnese Click for map. This marker is located in the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth, and is situated near the northern edge of the Roman Agora, directly between the ruins of the Roman Agora (to the south) and the ruins of Lechaion Road (to the north). Marker is in this post office area: Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth), Peloponnese Region 200 07, Greece.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peirene Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heroon at the Crossroads: an early sanctuary of Ancient Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rostra (Bema) of the Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paul in Corinth and the Bema of the Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); South Stoa (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Buildings at the West End of Roman Agora (about 90 meters away); Road Network (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth).
More about this marker. With regards to the location of all of the markers in the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth, when going online and researching
One online site provided the following directions for getting to the archaeological park: "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."
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