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Acrocorinth, Corinth

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Geologic Formation
Acrocorinth, "Upper Corinth", the acropolis of ancient Corinth, is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, Greece. "It is the most impressive of the acropoleis of mainland Greece," in the estimation of George Forrest. Acrocorinth was continuously occupied from archaic times to the early 19th century. The city's archaic acropolis, already an easily defensible position due to its geomorphology, was further heavily fortified during the Byzantine Empire as it became the seat of the strategos of the thema of Hellas and later of the Peloponnese. It was defended against the Crusaders for three years by Leo Sgouros.Afterwards it became a fortress of the Frankish Principality of Achaea, the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. With its secure water supply, Acrocorinth's fortress was used as the last line of defense in southern Greece because it commanded the Isthmus of Corinth, repelling foes from entry into the Peloponnese peninsula. Three circuit walls formed the man-made defense of the hill. The highest peak on the site was home to a temple to Aphrodite which was converted to a church, and then became a mosque. The American School's Corinth Excavations began excavations on it in 1929. Currently, Acrocorinth is one of the most important medieval castle sites of Greece.
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  • We went there in july, and to our surprise we were the only ones there. It was also partly cloudy when we started to walk, so we obviously hit the jackpot. Take some time to walk around and take in th...  more »
  • Amazing viiews and ancient ruins. Wear good shoes and bring water with you because the small concession area may be closed. The trails are not marked with any signage and very little to guide you as t...  more »
  • Great place for hiking and for reconnecting with mother nature! Great place for inspiration, contemplation, and rejuvenation!  more »
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  • Great place to visit, but the program is until 3pm. And you need at least 2 hours to see it all.
  • Amazing view! But you must wear solid shoes and bring some water with you. The entrance to the site closes at 3pm.
  • Very Nice castle open till 15:00 everyday
  • Well, so I climbed it from the archeological area all the way to the top to find out they closed in half an hour (15:00). Don't repeat my mistake... This was meant to be one of the highlights of my trip so obviously it felt tough having to spend so little time on such am amazing place. Seriously, I don't understand why they close acrocorinth at 15 while keeping the archeological area open until 19+.
  • The site was simply breathtaking! If you want to climb to the top, be in shape, take it slow and wear tennis shoes. But after you get to the top, you will be glad you decided to hike up the hill. Spectacular view!!!