The eminent Greek physician and professor of pediatrics at the University of Athens, Konstantinos Khoremis (1898-1966), was born and raised in Klimenti of Corinthia. He contributed significantly to pediatrics in Greece.
He studied in the Universities of Athens and Berlin. He worked in the Athens Nursery between 1927 and 1935. In 1928 he was announced lecturer of pediatrics; in 1935 he became a professor in the Athens University where he taught till 1966. In 1956, he was elected head at the same university. Between 1946 and 1966 he was the director of the Agia Sophia Children's Clinic where he managed to triple the number of beds in the clinic's wards. In 1958, he became member of the Academy of Athens.
He dedicated his professional life to the study of tuberculosis in children, to nutrition related diseases and blood disorders. Some of his studies had been published in reputable scientific journals and editions abroad. Throughout his life, he was honored with many titles and he had taken up important roles: President of the committee for the nutrition of schools and camps, president of the Physicians Association of Athens, honorary member of the Physicians Association of Thessaloniki, member of the Health Board, member of the PIKPA Administration, member of the School Health Board, member of the Pediatrics Associations of France, Switzerland and Germany and honorary member of the Pediatrics Association of Turkey. He had represented Greece to all the pediatrics conferences around the world.
In 1955, the world-renowned physician created a Children's Summer Camp in Klimenti, which offered quality recreation to many children of all the region of Corinthia.
After his death in 1966, professor N. Matsaniotis suggested that the research laboratory of the 1st Pediatrics Clinic of Athens, were named after Konstantinos Horemis. In fact, two years earlier, Horemis had created and inaugurated this very laboratory.
Vlassis Tsongas is born in 1987 in Klimenti. He is a well-known Greek kick boxer. In 2009, he won 2nd place in the Greek National Kick Boxing Championship, the 3rd place in 2010 for the same event, while in 2011 he won 4th place at the World Championship that was held in Italy. During the last years, he is also active in politics.