Ancient Corinth borders with Megara


Megara-Corinth borders

Ancient Corinth - Ancient Megara borders

The frontiers between Corinth and Megarida were the hills at the area of Geraneia. A mountainous road connected the area of present Loutraki with Megara town through Tripodiski town (present Megalo Derveni). However, the prior road was the coastal, along Skironides Petres where nowadays we find the areas Ag. Theodoroi, Kineta and Kakia Skala.

On the way from Megara to Corinth, the first corinthian town one would arrive at, was Kromion (present Ag. Theodoroi) where, according to the legend, Theseus killed a wild pig during his route from the canal to Athens. Continuously, there was a settlement called Schinounda (present Kalamaki) and between these two one could find Sidous area which became known due to the Peloponnesian War.

A cobble street which started from Schinounda had been constructed by the Corinthians in order to draw the ships from the Corinthian to Saronic gulf and opposite. Its length was larger than that of the canal (6km), because it was not on a straight line.

Schinounda and Kegchrees port

Kegchrees port Corinth

Kegchrees port Corinth

The ancient road from Schinounda lead to the port of Corinth, Kegchrees, through the sanctuary of Poseidon in the area of Isthmia (where the”Isthmia”- one of the four panhellenic games were taking place once per two years). The sanctuary was brought to light after excavations at the village Kira-Vrisi.

Recently, excavation in the area of Kegchrees port brought to light remains of the port, that date back to post-roman and early-christian years. On the south edge of Kegchrees bay, there is still a salty-water spring, knows as Helen’s Bath during ancestry.

Another sanctuary was discovered on the hills of Galataki village, which probably belonged to a town called Soligeia.
An uphill road from Kegchrees lead to Corinth town, at the position of the present Ancient Corinth. A small settlement existed at the place of modern Corinth, yet the most important Mycenaean settlement of this region, was discovered in the coastal area Korakou (between Ancient and Modern Corinth). At the area of the north port of Corinth, Lechaio, just a few pre-christian remains and a big early-christian Basilica have been found. 


Sikion town


Sikion town Corinth

A road by the coastal area, north to Ancient Corinth and Lechaio, lead to Sikion town, which was situated at the fertile lowland area between Kiato and Vasiliko village, before the Hellenistic Age. Afterwards, it was situated at the upland area of Vasiliko, where the acropolis had been located before it.

A mountainous road that started from Sikion and directed southwards, along the west bank of Asopos river, ended at Fliounda after having passed through Titani. Titani was a fortified town that can be seen on the hill where an old chapel and the grave yard of Voevonda village (presently known as Titani), are located. 


Nemea town



The road towards Nemea valley passed through Fliounda where some remains of an ancient theatre and some public buildings (to the west of Koutsi village and very close to the present road of Sikion and Nemea.

The modern city of Nemea is located inside the ancient Fliasion field, which was famous for its wines. It is almost 3,5 km awa fro the remains if Fliounda village.

Ancient Nemea is located around 5 km to the south-east of modern Nemea. It used to be a small settlement belonged to Kleones and later to Argos, during ancestry. 



Ancient Kleones


Ancient Kleones

Kleones town is located in the valley between Kondostavlos and Ag. Vasileios villages. A few walls remains and the foundations of Hercules’s sanctuary which was situated outside the walls, have survived until nowadays.A pre-hestoric settlement has been discovered close to Kleones city, at Zigouries area.

The ancient road from Kleones lead to Mycaenae and Argos, through Dervenakia.Only a few remains of Tenea can be seen at the lowland, fertile area between Chiliomodi and Klenia villages, through where the public road passes nowadays.

This roads directs to Klenia and then to Agionori where a well preserved medieval castle has survived. The same road directs downwards to Argos via the villages Limnes, Prosimna and Chonikas. During ancestry, the same route was followed by travelers who went Corinth from Argos, avoiding passing through Dervenakia.


Ancient Corinth borders with Achaia

The borders between Corinthia and Achaia was Sithas river while its south borders were at the north slopes of Tritos and Arachnaios mountains.