Literature: Corinthian literature is noteworthy for its quantity and quality. It covers almost all literary forms. Noteworthy authors are: Romos Filyras (1889-1924, Kiato), and Vasilis Rotas (1909-1977, Chiliomodi), whose authoritive translation of the complete works of Shakespeare into Greek occupies a special place in his copious output.

Theatre: In Corinth, which has a very ancient theatrical tradition, there are currently three theaters in operation:


b)Workshop of the Municipality of Corinth, and

c)the Corinth Theatre Group.

There arc two theaters operating in Loutraki:

a)The Theatre Company (Theatriki Syntrofia), and

b) 'Friends of the Theatre' Club. In Kiato, the 'Sikyonia skini' ('Sykionia stage') is active in the cultural center of the Municipality, and presents ancient dramas at international festivals.

Music: Every form of musical expression finds an outlet in Corinthia. Audiences at local festivals are impressed and Theatreentertained by folk music and traditional dance. In the Xylokastro festival every summer, we enjoy traditional music and folksongs performed by local musicians and singers.In the numerous entertainment centers, and in many hotel complexes, bands playing Greek popular music, European music or jazz and rock, lend their own color. The Corinth Choir is well known for its many successes and the honors it has won in Greece and abroad throughout the many years of its existence (in Milan, Vienna, Dortmund, Buenos Aires etc.).

Dance: Performances of dance are organized by dance groups in the cultural centers of the towns. A festival of traditional dance is held in Loutraki in July, with the participation of groups from all over Greece.

Architecture: Due primarily to seismic activity in the area, the traditional architecture of Corinthia is represented only by isolated examples scattered around the Prefecture; these date from different periods, ranging from very ancient times to the beginning of the modern era. (Towers of AcroCorinthos, 'Mamonadon' in Pyrgos, manor-houses of the Economou family in Goura, and the Notara family in Trikala, where Lord Byron stayed in 1806). Country and town houses of traditional type can be found in a number of towns and villages of the area. Traditional architecture can also be seen in ecclesiastical monuments and monasteries (Ag. Georgios Feneou) , public fountains, bridges etc. The distinctive mark of the great architect Tsiler is noticeable in the church of Ag.Maria Velou, and in buildings in Kiato.

Stymfalia LakeFolklore events: Greek popular culture has much to offer. Visitors admire the colorful textiles, embroidery, Byzantine icons and (The lake of Stymfalia image) traditional costumes, which are all hand-made. In addition to the authentic originals, which can be seen and admired, there are faithful copies of all the above handicrafts, which are made by today's specialist craftsmen and are available for sale.

Sports: Corinthia is known for its close links with sport, because two of the four Panhellenic Games, the Isthmian and Nemean, originated here. Our Prefecture is still regarded as one of the most highly developed areas for sport. There are many associations for different types of sport such as football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, sailing etc., which have achieved notable success.

Mass Media: Many newspapers and magazines are published in the Prefecture. There are many radio and television stations broadcasting local news.

Environment: The biodiversity of the Corinthian countryside is of particular interest and offers exceptional natural beauty. The local government and citizens of the Prefecture are particularly aware o the need for conservation. There are six environmental/ecological associations, which make a valuable contribution.

The Gulf of Corinth, Lake Stymtalia, the Asopos River, the Xylokastro Pine Forest, the ancient port of Lecheo etc. are among the main conservation sites.

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