Fonissa Gorge

Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. In antiquity the stream was the natural borders of ancient Pellene, called Krios (ram). The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water. The only way to access the gorge is to follow the road from Kato Loutro village towards the monastery of Korfiotissa. Just before the monastery, turn left to the track descending... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Marina of Xylokastro

There is a small marina at the eastern end Xylokastro. It has a slightly narrow entrance and it consists of two parts, and it is more likely to find a spot to dock at the internal part. It also has a good dock and offers a satisfactory protection, with the city only 5 minutes away, so you can easily get food supplies. Source: www.mythicalpeloponnese.gr [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj layout="5" viewas="list" cat_id="Korinthia" animation="fadeInRight" title="Posts for Korinthia" cmlabel="read... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Loutraki Thermal Spa

When you are seeking rejuvenation of the body and the soul, the only choice is the method of hydrotherapy at Loutraki Thermal Spa, in the city of Loutraki. Ancient “Thermes” was a well-known market town at the northern groove of the Corinthian Gulf and it is linked to the mythological “Artmemis Thermia”, who was the protector of the thermal springs. The therapeutic powers of the thermal baths have been known since the time of Hippocrates, and the Spartians used them as a method of full recovery... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Diving at Corinth

There are many diving schools in Corinthia for those interested in exploring its underwater world. Diving is allowed in the region, except in some specific archaeological sites and sea parks. Fishing with scuba diving equipment is not allowed, including spear guns with oxygen bottles, taking photos or removing antiquities. You can get more information at the local port police stations.Most diving spots in the prefecture of Corinthia are located in the limits of the municipality of Loutraki- Agioi... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Ziria Athletic Centre

On the northwestern side of Killini Mountain, in the plateau between its two mountain tops, is Ziria Athletic Centre. The center is located exactly where Little Ziria (2.080 m) and Great Ziria (2.374 m) are separated by the ravine Flabouritsa , only 10 km from Ano (Upper) Trikala. It is a place for fun and action and has parking for almost 200 vehicles. The Ziria Athletic Center has a ski slope with a baby lift 100m high and also a 450 m sliding lift. The personnel are helpful and ready to assist... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Marina of Kiato

The marina of Kiato is located on the eastern side of the city and the main characteristic of the port is the temple of Metamorfosi Sotiros, the city’s Cathedral. The marina is usually occupied by the local residents but smaller boats can easier find a place to dock, although you will need to communicate with the local port authorities first. It offers good protection from the eastern and northeastern winds, while water is provided at the dock and fuels upon request. You can find supplies and services... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Marina of Corinth

Boats larger than 20 m should be docked at the commercial port of Corinth. In this case you will have to communicate with the Port Authority of Corinth in channels VHF ch12, ch16. As far as the docking is concerned, you should remember two factors: a) very powerful gusts of wind are created at this part of the Corinthian Gulf when northeastern wind blows b) the western winds create swells, but once you enter the jetty there is no problem. Generally, the marina of Corinth provides excellent protection... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Vouliagmeni Lake

Vouliagmeni Lake is located west of the Isthmos canal, 16 kilometers from the town of Loutraki, after the village of Perachora and next to the archaeological site of Heraion. In antiquity, it was named Eschatiotis or Gorgopis after Gorgi, Corinthos’s wife, who drowned in the lake after been informed about the murder of her children. Video by fabdrone It is a two kilometers wide lagoon and one kilometer long. Its depth reaches 40 meters and it is connected to the Corinthian golf by a narrow... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Lake Doxa

Lake Doxa is located on the borders of Sikyonion municipality, on the plateau of Pheneos. It is an artificial lake, 900 meters above sea level, completed in late 1990 with the construction of the water dam bearing the same name. In the center of the lake, on a narrow strip of land, stands the chapel of Saint Fanourios or Palaiomonastero, the remains of an old monastery that was relocated because of the floods from one of the forested slopes surrounding the lake. The new monastery of Saint George... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Stymphalia Lake

Lake Stymphalia is one of the most significant wetlands of Greece in the municipality of Sikyonion. The land is closely related to one of the most popular mythology heroes. Hercule’s sixth feat consisted of killing the Stymphalian birds, the man eating birds with bronze beaks which haunted the lake, with his arrows. According to scientists, the Stymphalian birds were inspired from the Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita). It is situated at an altitude of 600 meters on the plateau bearing... διαβάστε περισσότερα