Corinth

The prefecture of Corinth with its capital, Corinth, is located in the northeast Peloponnese. It borders in the south with Argolida, in the west with Achaia while in the east with Attica. It also includes the first project of the modern Greek state, the Isthmus Canal.

Ancient Corinth was inhabited since the Neolithic years (5000-3000 BC). Homer in the Young List mentions that Corinth participated in the Trojan expedition under the leadership of the king of Mycenae, Agamemnon. After the Dorian invasion around 1200 BC, older populations, mainly those of Ionic origin, were outplaced in the eastern part of the town. In the Persian wars, the Corinthians were among the leading forces of the Greek alliance against the Persians, but in the years that followed they developed an intense commercial competition with Athens, which led to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC.

The visitor traveling to Corinth can see the Isthmus Canal and when he reaches the city, he can have a tour to the ruins of ancient Corinth. This experience is a real journey through time. One can also admire the exhibits of the archaeological museum, while he should not forget to visit the Penteskoufi castle which was built by the Franks.

The unique microclimate of the region favors the cultivation of high quality products such as the olive oil, the wine, the cereals and legumes, as well as the well-known Corinthian raisin.

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