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Acrocorinth description and photos - Greece: Corinth. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Acrocorinth.
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Acrocorinth (translated from Greek means "Upper Corinth") is an acropolis on a huge monolithic rock that rises above the ruins of the once majestic ancient city of Corinth. Acrocorinth is considered one of the most impressive acropolis in Greece. Many beautiful myths and legends shroud this interesting place.
Acrocorinth has been continuously inhabited since the Archaic period until the beginning of the 19th century, although, of course, the first settlements appeared here much earlier. Due to its excellent strategic position on an impregnable sheer cliff, which created excellent opportunities for protection and control over the Isthmus of Corinth, the territory of the acropolis has always been of particular interest to conquerors. And the presence of a fresh spring on its territory made this place even more tempting.
Over the centuries, the fortress has repeatedly changed its owners, the fortress itself has also changed. The Byzantines thoroughly fortified and expanded the acropolis, making it a truly grandiose fortification. After the Fourth Crusade, Akrorinth came under the rule of the Crusaders. Following them, the Venetians dominated the hill, and then the Turks, each of whom made his own changes and additions to the architecture of the fortress. In ancient times, the temple of Aphrodite was located at the highest point of Acrocorinth. Later, a Christian church was located on the site of the temple, which was later converted by the Turks into a mosque (like most of the temples in Greece during the Turkish rule).
Today Akrorinth is one of the most important medieval monuments in Greece, with stunning panoramic views from its top. A huge number of tourists from all over the world visit it every year.
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