Like its ancient predecessor, KÓRINTHOS (modern Corinth) has been levelled on several occasions by earthquakes – most recently in 1981. Repaired and reconstructed, with buildings of prudent but characterless concrete, it is largely an industrial and agricultural centre, its economy bolstered by the drying and shipping of currants, for centuries one of Greece’s few successful exports (the word “currant” itself derives from “Corinth”). The modern city has little to offer the outsider, so plan on moving on quickly if you land up here.

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