Corinth canal

The grandeur of Ancient Greece, extreme sports, a famous canal and memories of Hercules

Through its long history, Corinth has been blessed and cursed by its position on the crossroads between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese and between the Saronic gulf and the Corinthian gulf. Its commanding position generated great wealth and attracted powerful enemies. Today, it’s also a crossroads in time, allowing you to explore ancient ruins and  taste the fruit of the fertile land. There’s also a modern city to get to know and a very ‘in’ way of testing your courage, which puts the famous canal to a new use. Your trip to Corinth has it all – sights and attractions, history and exciting experiences!

What to do in Corinth

The Corinth canal, an ancient dream made real
How to avoid circumnavigating the entire Peloponnese when you’re blocked by a narrow spit of land? A question seemingly forever on the lips of local and not-so-local inhabitants alike. Under Periander in the 6th century BC, the ancients cut out a slipway that allowed ships to be dragged overland, but it took a lot of muscle power. Having improved the port, he also envisaged a canal but nothing came of it, setting a pattern of failure that dogged the efforts of Nero, Caligula, Hadrian, the Byzantines and the Venetians. The canal finally opened in 1893 after 11 years of digging. Six kilometres long, it slices through cliffs 90m high and is a perennial favourite with sightseers.

Acrocorinth, lofty citadel
A long and tumultuous history is recorded in the walls of Acrocorinth. In Ancient Greece, the high city was dedicated to the  worship of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, but its massive fortifications attest to the fact that many of its ‘visitors’ over the years have been far from what you would call ‘affectionate’. Bloody battles, sieges and dozens of heroic legends mark Acrocorinth’s millennia-spanning history. If you listen carefully, you can still hear rousing calls to arms echoing through the walls.

Nemea in myth and reality
Hercules killed his lion here, the Panhellenic Nemean Games of Ancient Greece were held here, and grapes have been cultivated on the slopes and valleys of Nemea for at least three millennia.

Fruit of the land
Corinth’s mild climate and fertile soil combine to produce big flavours in small packages, the famous raisins and currants of Corinth. Another gift of the vine is the Agiorgitiko variety of grape that produces the area’s signature deep red wines, traditionally known as  “Hercules’ blood”.

Images of Corinth

Hidden gems of Corinth

Bungee jumping the canal
Your heart’s pounding as you stand on the edge, about to jump off with only a slim cord linking you to safety. The vertical sides of the canal seem to converge, making your target look very narrow. Will you dare or will you chicken out? If you need an extra rush, the cord can be adjusted to dip you in the sea. The Peloponnese has the ability to surprise and amaze – the Corinth canal is proof of this!

Lake Stymfalia, the ecology of a myth
Hercules and the sixth feat. According to Apollodorus, the mythical hero slew the Stymfalian man-eating birds with bronze wings and beaks that inhabited the marsh. Nowadays, equally rare birdlife frequents this wetland, with over 130 species recorded.

Black Corinthian Currants
Apart from the renowned sultanas, the famous black Corinthian currant is also produced here. You’ll see them being sun-dried around you, although most of the produce is exported. Corinth’s mild climate and fertile soil work together to give you minor foodie miracles.

Nymfes Traditional Boutique Guesthouse

Nymfes Traditional Boutique Guesthouse
Nymfes is a traditional, boutique guesthouse in Mesa Trikala lies at an altitude of 1,000 metres. It enjoys wonderful views of both the blue of the Korinthian Gulf and the slopes of Mount Ziria. Built with care with local stone and wood. Fitted with a fireplace, each unit comes with a bed with Coco-mat mattress and free WiFi.
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Synikia Mesi Trikalon, Corinth, Greece, 20400, Mesaia Trikala Korinthias, CORINTH
T. +30 27430- 91450
Fax: +30 27430 24800

Pleiades Earth Mountain Resort & Spa

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The Pleiades Earth Mountain Resort & Spa, consisting of 20 independent suites, ideal for moments of isolation, for families who love the outdoors and friends looking for a different proposal for the winter holidays. The wood, stone, the smell of wood from the fireplace, and breathtaking views of the mountain Ziria are just some of their characteristics.
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Kato Trikala Corinthias, Corinth, 20400, Kato Trikala Korinthias, CORINTH
T. 27430-91137
Fax: 27430-91136

Pera Alonia

Pera Alonia
The guesthouse "Pera Alonia" located at the entrance of Trikala Corinthias and consists of three separate buildings with two large and comfortable rooms each (from 38-50 sqm), and a suite that can accommodate from 2 to 4 people.
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Kato Synikia Trikalon, Corinth, Greece, 20400, Kato Trikala Korinthias, CORINTH
T. 6944526188


Guesthouse "DIOCHRI" located between Kato and Mesaia Trikala, built in an ideal spot for relaxation and tranquility. The visitor is rewarded by the panoramic views of both Mount Zireia and its ravines, the view of village Manna and the Corinthian Gulf.
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Trikala korinthias, Corinth, 20400, Mesaia Trikala Korinthias, CORINTH
T. 6942018458
Fax: 2743091034