• The imposing Rock of Akrocorinthos with the centuries-old Castle had been a worship centre during ancient times. Important battles took place for its occupation. The view from the Castle is amazing
• Make a trip to Feneos and visit the small artificial lake of Doxa which lies in between verdurous fir forests. In the middle of the lake, the small church of Agios Fanourios comes into view. High up on the mountains stands the Monastery of Agios Georgios, with the “secret school” and a magnificent view of the lake
• Visit the Sanctuary of Zeus in Nemea, which flourished from the 6th century BC until 270 BC with the establishment of the Nemeian Panhellenic Games. Next to the Sanctuary is the Stadium and the Archaeological Museum, where the excavation findings are being exhibited
Perfecture of KORINTHIA
Region of Peloponnese Capital town: Korinthos Area: Population:
The capital city of Corinthos is more of a suburb of Athens. Nearby lies the Ancient Corinthos and the impressive castle of Akrocorinthos. The entire coastal side of the Prefecture is comprised of consecutive settlements, the main ones being Kiato and Xylokastron.
South of Kiato lies the mythic Stymfalia, while the mountain range of Zireia rises imposing. Trikala is an ideal winter destination; in the area of Feneos the artificial lake of Doxa and the Monastery of Agios Georgios create an idyllic scenery.
Nemea, besides the significance of its archaeological site, is famous for its wine production which comes from the countless local vineyards. In the mainland part of the Prefecture, the town of Loutraki has evolved into a contemporary cosmopolitan centre.
The first inhabitants were the Pelasgians. In 1400 BC came the Ionians and then in 1100 BC, the Dorians. Corinthos flourished during the tyranny of Periandros circa 600 BC. In the Peloponnese war, Corinthos took the side of Sparta, while in 142 BC it was conquered by the Romans.
In 42 AD, Apostle Paul preached Christianism here. Due to its strategic location, the area was a target of invasions by Goths, Arabs and Slavs. The Ottoman rule commenced in 1458 AD. The most important battle of the Greek Independence War took place in 1822, in Dervenakia against Dramalis.
• Prefecture of Corinthia: 2741041410
• Police: 2741021111 – Tourist Police: 2741023282
• General Hospital of Corinthos: 2741025711 – Health Care Centres: Kiato: 2742022222 - Loutraki: 2744026666 - Nemea: 2746022227 - Xylokastron: 2743022222 - Goura: 2747051333
• Corinth Canal: 2741037167
• Archaeological Museum of Corinthos: 2741031207 – Archaeological Museum of Nemea: 2746022739 – Archaeological Museum of Sikyona: 2742028900