The eastern port of Corinth towards the Aegean, with two ancient piers today mostly submerged. Remains of Roman buildings. In the sanctuary of Isis, on the south jetty? more than 100 colorful glass paintings with representations of landscapes, buildings and philosophers, probably of Egyptian origin (4th century AD), were found, which were intended to decorate the walls of the building (today in the Museum of Isthmia). A sanctuary of Venus can be found in the building remains of the northern pier. From here the apostle Paul set out for Ephesus; the Cenchreas are mentioned in his letter to the Romans.
The temple of Isis, after its destruction by the earthquake of 365, was transformed into a five-aisled early Christian basilica. Mosaic floor in the narthex. Quantities of coins, found in Cenchreae, were considered as evidence of Slavic raids in the decade 580 - 590.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou