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Acrocorinth, Corinth

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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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  • Fortified place since antiquity, took its present form in the 17th century by the Venetians. Approximately 600 metres high dominates the plain of Corinth, offering to Castle enthusiasts a unique experience.
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  • The visit to this place is only for the fantastic view that you can enjoy when you are on top. I went by car to the parking lot, located at the base of the site, then you are walking. Being the very extensive site there should be at least a few hours of visit and have comfortable shoes and rubber because the Hill is quite steep and slippery. Avoid the hottest hours of the day and in any case take water since on the site there are talking distributors shall fontanelle. Passed all this, there remains only to soak up the magnificent views that will open your eyes as you climb to the top. Add finally that there is a cute guy who will make you by Cicero and Italian speaking and that the site closes at 15.00.
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  • Amazing views. Free site, largely self guided. Lots of uphill walking. Near the entrance has polished rocks which can be slippery, recommend shoes with good grip.
  • Even if you ignore the historical aspects, Acrocorith deserves a visit just for the magnificent views, which just keep getting better the higher you go! There are quite a few stone steps, so people with mobility issues will not be able to get much out of the site.
  • must visit if you fancy a 1 to 2 hours walk among ruins and ancient paths. this place used to be inhabited for around 2 millennia. fantastic view to Corinthian and Saronic gulfs from the temple of Aphrodite. i totally love this place and i'm willing to be your free guide if i'm around. beware of the operating hours.
  • Except for its ridiculous opening hours (closes at 15h???), it's a must visit. What a huge place, what an amazing view!
  • Biggest castle I ever seen. Long walking trip up to the hill (100-550m above see level), but definitely spectacular view to surrounding land and sea.
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