Corinth, along with Patras, is one of the two major gateways to the Peloponnese. It makes a pleasant daytrip by bus from Athens. The main attraction is the old town with ruins of the Roman times when Corinth was the capital of Greece. The old Roman market place, the museum and the fountain of Pereine are worth a visit. From the top of the 'Acrocorinth', you can admire the ancient lower town. The Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the western Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, is about 4 km east of the city.