Corinth is the capital of Corinthia Municipality and one of the most important ports of Peloponnese. It is the seat of the homonymous Corinthian Municipality and is the second biggest city of Peloponnese District and first of the Prefecture with 58.280 residents, according to 2011 census.
Modern day Corinth
The modern city is the continuance of the Ancient Corinth, and was built in its current location, in 1858, when the old city was leveled due to an earthquake. So, the new city was built on the sheerwater of the Corinthian Gulf, at a distance of 84 kilometers away from Athens. The intense seismicity of the area makes Corinth one of the fullest antiseismic cities of Greece.
The capital of the Corinthia Prefecture is located in the middle of the road axis Athens-Patrai, the access to the capital being easy. In the past few years, it has become even easier, due to its connection to the capital via the Suburban Railway, which is the immediate meeting point to the Athens National Airway “Eleftherios Venizelos”. The center of the city concentrates the most commercial shops.