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Getting There

By Train: Many longtime travelers to Greece never thought they’d see the day, but it’s now possible to travel to Corinth from Athens easily by train. Service is not terribly fast but it’s efficient and fairly frequent, via the Proastiako suburban railway system from Larissa Station in Athens. The trip takes about 2 hours. For up-to-date schedules and fares (about 12€ for Athens to Corinth) visit www.trainose.gr; given the bewildering nature of the website, you may also want to ask at the tourist office in Athens or at Larissa Station.

By Bus: Prepare to be confused by almost any information involving Corinth and buses! KTEL buses leave from Athens’ Stathmos Leoforia Peloponnisou (Peloponsese) station, 100 Kifissou (tel. 210/512-4910), about every hour, and the trip takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on traffic and the number of stops. For schedules, check www.ktelargolida.gr. The fare is about 11€. At the main bus terminal at the isthmus of Corinth (tel. 27410/83-000), you’ll have to a catch a taxi or local bus from the station to the ancient site, where you can catch a bus for the 30-minute trip to Archaia Korinthos. This bus sometimes goes via a stop at Dimokrates Street in modern Corinth. For general information on Athens-Peloponnese schedules and fares, call tel. 210/512-4910, or check www.ktelbus.com.

Confusingly, many buses for destinations in the Peloponnese leave Corinth either from the main bus stop at the isthmus of Corinth, or from one of two badly signposted stations: one at the corner of Kolokotroni and Koilatsou (tel. 27410/24-444) and the other at the corner of Ethnikis Konstantinou and Aratou (tel. 27410/24-403). For most destinations in the Peloponnese beyond Tripolis, you'll find yourself changing buses at Tripolis.

By Car: If you’re driving, you can shoot over to Corinth in an hour or so on the E94 toll road.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.