Corinth is prominent administrative, commercial, financial and cultural center. The city center itself offers wide roads, parks, squares and the picturesque port with fishing boats is a real highlight. The city’s pedestrian walkways invite visitors to walk around, enjoy a cup of coffee and go shopping, taking in Corinth’s many attractions like monuments, museums and historical sites, as well as tasting delicious local Greek delicacies.
Historically, Corinth played a significant role in the Peloponnesian War and after 200 B.C it became the capital of the Achaean Confederation. Under Julius Caesar it was elevated to the capital of the Achaia province. During the middle Ages it was associated with its impressive fortifications at Akrokorinthos (Acrocorinth). The famous Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the western Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, is about 4 km to the east of the city. It cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth that connects the Peloponnesian peninsula to the Greek mainland.
Corinth’s rich history and culture, unique geography, and the large variety of activities it offers position the city as a top travel destination on international level!