Municipality of
Corinth
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Few words

It contains the old municipality of Corinth, the old communities of Ancient Corinth, Examilia, Xylokeriza, and Solomos. With the Kallikratis Programme the old municipalities,
Assos - Lechaio,Saronic,Solygeia, and Tenea were incorporated as municipal units.
The capital of the new municipality is still Corinth, which is also the capital of the region and it has 57.833 inhabitants.
The municipality is of a great archaeological interest and it attracts a lot of Greek and foreign travelers all the time. This is because it contains the oldest city in Korinthia, the Corax, which is a prehistoric settlement since 5.000 B.C.
Furthermore, Ancient Corinth, which was the oldest Greek city full of temples, buildings based on Ancient Roman architecture, was ruined by Roman General Mummius back in 146 B.C.
At the southern end of the municipality stands the steep rock of the Acrocorinth with the famous castle, which was used in ancient times until the Greek War of Independence and played a crucial role in the Greek history.
Corinth is the biggest city in the region and it is of great commercial importance because of the shops and businesses established there.

Historical Note

Corinth today is a continuation of ancient Corinth.In 1858, the old city of Corinth, known as Ancient Corinth, was torn down by an earthquake. So, the city had to be rebuilt, this time in the southeast side of the ancient port of Lechaio, on the Corinthian Gulf.
Ancient Corinth is a very important city to ancient Peloponnese. The city’s history was influenced by its location, because it had under its control one region that belongs both on the east side to Korinthia region and on the northeast side to Argolis region. It bordered with Sicyon, Megara, Argos and Epidaurus. Ancient Corinth was in the crucial position of Isthmus and it constituted the most important commercial hub between Peloponnese and the rest of Greece. Corinth was the richest city in the ancient world.

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Alternative Tourism

Religious tourism

Apostolos Pavlos Church
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Apostolos Pavlos Church was built in 1932-1934 by the Architect Nikos Kotseronis.
The whole idea of the temple’s design came from the temple of Hagia Sophia in Instabul.

Astronomical Tourism

Stephanion Observatory
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The sky's scenery and the mysteries of the universe have enchanted mankind since ancient times. At Stephani our ancestors used to explain the reason for day and night, the ongoing seasons, the origin of the stars and other wondrous phenomena of our night sky, with myths, legends and folktales.Official site

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Mountain Villages

Beaches in the municipality of Corinth

In Korinthia will find both organized beaches, and inaccessible spots to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Saronic gulf.

Activities

Gain unique experiences by choosing among the many alternatives regarding Activities and Sports, which are conducted in Korinthia region!

Mycenaean Path

A 25-year-old path, 52 km in length, links Loutra Oreas Elenis with Mycenaean Palace!

The climbing Field Solomos (Tsoumpa)

The climbing Field Solomos is located on the southern side of Corinth, near to the village with the same name in Korinthia region. It is a part of the northeast headwall of the mountain Tsoumpa (600 km) and it is visible from the Corinth-Argos Old National Road.

Natural Thermal Spring

The region Loutra Oreas Elenis is 10 km far from Corinth and the thermal spring is located on the southern side of the ancient port of Corinth, called Kechrees.

Hiking & Cycling Routes

Cycling and hiking is quick, flexible, environment friendly and entertaining, while it exercises the body and gives you the sense of freedom.

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