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Corinth

Corinth

The city where antiquity revives!
Corinth is surrounded by the coastal towns of Lecheo, Isthmia, and Kechries, and the town of Examilia inland. The archaeological site and village of ancient Corinth are also nearby. Natural features around the city include the narrow coastal plain of Vocha, the Corinthian Gulf, the Isthmus of Corinth cut by its canal, the Saronic Gulf, the Oneia Mountains, and the rock of Acrocorinth, where the medieval acropolis was built.

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!

Corinth Travel Destination Information

Getting to Corinth
  • Corinth Port
  • Railway Station
Corinth Transportation
  • Athens Suburban Railway / Local Bus / Taxi
Corinth Highlights
  • Historic – Folklore Museum
  • Ecclesiastical Museum
  • Metropolitan Church
  • Municipal Art Gallery
  • Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth
  • Acrocorinth
  • Corinthian Canal
  • Ancient Passage Way (Diolkos)