Korinthia

A trip to the past

Municipality of Korinthia is located on the northeast Peloponnese and it borders on the north side with Attica region, on the east side with Argolida region, on the south side with Arkadia region and west with Achaia region. On the north side there is the Corinthian Gulf and, on the east, the Saronic Gulf.

Its first name was Efyra. There are two sides of the story. The first one says that Korinthia was named after Korinthos, a hero from the Greek Mythology and the other says that the region took its name by a beautiful Daughter, in Greek Kori, who lived in the ancient times and she looked like a Blossom in Greek Anthos. That’s why it was called Daughter of the Blossom, which the Greek place name Korinthos (Corinth) is the combination of word Kori and Anthos.

Korinthia was first inhabited in prehistorical age, known from traditions of the Pelasgians, in the regions of Feneos, Stymfalia, Nemea, and Vouliagmeni Lake in Loutraki.

The history of the region begins from prehistorical age and ancient times, with Ancient Corinth, Ancient Nemea and Acrocorinth being a focal point. Two of the four most important athletic and religious games, Isthmia and Nemean, were organized there and the intrest of the whole Ancient Greece was focused on them.

In the Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire, Korinthia played a crucial role.

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