Welcome to Corinthos!
In ancient times it was an important city that played an important role in the developments of Greece. The capital of the prefecture of Corinth, we find it immediately after the “umbilical cord” that connects the Peloponnese with the rest of the country, the Isthmus canal.
Today it is still one of the most important Greek cities and an important transport hub of the Peloponnese, while its large waterfront is one of its most beautiful corners.
Corinth is located 80 km southwest of Athens and is the pre-eminent urban center of Corinth. Its name, Pelasgian, probably indicates its long history and early colonization, due to its key location and its fertile soils.
The initial location of the settlement was 7 km south, where today is the village of Ancient Corinth. The modern city was built on its site, in 1858, when old Corinth was destroyed by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. It was hit twice more by the fury of the eclipse: In 1928, when it was leveled again but also in 1981, when it suffered significant damage.
The jewel of the city is the metropolitan church of the Apostle Paul which is solemnly honored on June 29 every year.
There is a Folklore Museum in the city, which includes a large collection of traditional clothes and household and agricultural items.
It is worth seeing the Metropolitan Church of the Apostle Paul, in the new Corinth, which marked the Christianity of the city. Impressive are the Court and the City Hall. Visit the ruins of ancient Corinth, 7 km southwest of Corinth, below the hill of Acrocorinth, where the citadel was located and had visual contact with the citadel of Athens. It is also worth seeing the Archaeological Museum with exhibits from the area of ancient Corinth, the market, the Asclepieion and the temples.
Finally, worth visiting is Kalamia beach, which is a place of intense tourist traffic, as the plethora of restaurants, entertainment centers and the well-kept beach attract both residents and visitors to the area.
In the ancient city, a little further south, dominates the archaic temple of Apollo, with the imposing monolithic columns of Doric style.
At the same time, the ruins of the theater and the Roman conservatory, the Asclepieion, the remains of the Gymnasium and the remains of a series of fountains that adorned the city stand out, mainly the Pyrenees, Glafki and Lerna.
In 146 BC. The city of ancient Corinth was completely destroyed by the Roman general Mommios and all its inhabitants were exterminated. In 53 AD The Apostle Paul arrived here and spoke to the Corinthians about the new religion from the stage of the ancient market.
The museum exhibits collections of pottery of all periods, including the famous Corinthian style, which flooded the markets of the ancient world in the 7th and 6th centuries. e.g.
Finally, just 3 km from ancient Corinth, Acrokorinthos rises with the homonymous, oldest castle of the Peloponnese that impresses, both because of the magnificent view it offers and the number and diversity of its monuments. Also, in the same area coexist relics of ancient Greek buildings and Christian temples, Turkish buildings and its perfect wall, of Frankish construction.
A particularly important event of the city is the Theater Festival that is organized in the two months of September – October with the participation of troupes from all Balkan countries, as well as the pan-Hellenic Festival of amateur troupes.