Corinthia is one of the regional units of Greece. it is named after the hero Korinth, himself a descendant of the god Hermes. It is part of the region of Peloponnese a prefecture rich with natural beauty, dense forests, beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, lakes, picturesque seaside and mountain villages, and a great past. The prefecture of Korinthia has been inhabited since prehistoric times and has experienced a great prosperity in antiquity, with the Ancient City of Korinthos, the Ancient city of Nemea and Akrocorinthos being focal points. The Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the Ionian and the Aegean seas, is about 4 km east of Corinth, cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth. Corinthia is increasingly seen as part of the wider metropolitan area of Athens. From 1833 to 1899, the Corinthia prefecture included Argolis and was known as Argolidocorinthia. It included Hydra, Spetses and Kythira. Argolis joined Corinthia to reform Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, the prefecture was finally separated from Argolis. The region is so closely linked with legend, that sometimes traces of its history are lost in myth. Two of the four major religious observances/sporting events took place in the district’s cities of Isthmia and Nemea, attracting participants and pilgrims from all over the country. Visitors who want to relax by the sea, enjoy the nature by exploring the mountain villages and forests, feel the splendor of antiquity by visiting the archaeological sites and also the Corinth Canal, a relatively modern feat of engineering. Isthmia: The Isthmian games were held in honor of Palaimon, who drowned in these waters and was worshiped as a local deity.
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Nemea is an ancient site in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece.
Here in Greek mythology Heracles overcame the Nemean Lion of the Lady Hera, and here during Antiquity the Nemean Games were played
Sicyon was celebrated for its contributions to ancient Greek art, producing many famous painters and sculptors.
The archaeological site of ancient Sicyon lies on a plain area of the Vasilikos hill
Corinth was a long and rich history that can be explored when visiting the Archaeological Museum of Corinth.
The Museum of Corinth is one of the richest and most interesting museums of the Greek province.
Τα περισσότερα από τα εκθέματα είναι ελληνιστικά και ρωμαϊκά, όπως το αγαλματίδιο της Άρτεμης που βρίσκεται στα ρωμαϊκά λουτρά και η μαρμάρινη προτομή του Απόλλωνα
The museum was founded in 1930 and is the best preserved part of the later roman baths that were discovered in the area.
Archaies Kleones was named after the ancient town Cleonae
Archaies Kleones is a settlement in the municipality of Nemea, Corinthia, Greece. It is situated on a hillside, 8 km east of Nemea and 14 km (approx. 9 miles) southwest of Corinth.