Corith’s center has wide streets, parks, squares and a picturesque harbor with fishing boats. The city was inhabited since the Neolithic Ages, as evidenced by a settlement dating back to 5000 B.C. which was discovered in the area of Korakou, while in antiquity it was one of the biggest and greatest cities of Greece.
It played a key role during the Peloponnesian War and after 200 B.C. became the capital of the Achaean League whilst under Julius Caesar’s rule it became the capital of the province of Achaia. Its medieval history is connected with its impressive fortress, the Acrocorinth (Akrokorinthos).
In 1858 a strong earthquake destroyed the city, which was rebuilt with good antiseismic specifications and a good town planning plan, 9 km north from the ancient town. In its place there is a small, cute village, the Old Corinth. It is located 84 km west of Athens.
Harbor Korínthou is artificial, its entrance is open E and protected by a windward W breakwater 540 m long, which extends NE for 255 m and continues E for 285 m. Its outer side, protected by rock ballasting, has a parapet and the inner side is quayed.
The museum is located within the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. The exhibition consists of two main galleries housing sculpture, ceramics, and minor objects from prehistoric through medieval date deriving from excavations in and around Corinth.
The ruins of ancient Corinth are spread around the rock of Acrocorinth, which forms a natural acropolis for the city. The archeological site of Acrocorinth is composed of ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite, the Temple of Apollo, a stone minaret and many more remarkable excavations of the ancient times.