Map of the remains of Acrocorinth

Acrocorinth (Gr. Ακροκόρινθος) is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, Greece. It used to be the city's ancient and later, medieval acropolis.

An easily defendable 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.

Acrocorinth's fortress was used as the last defending line in southern Greece repelling foes from entering the Peloponnesian peninsula.
Three walls formed the man-made defense of the hill. The site was home to a temple to Aphrodite, a church, and a mosque. The American School began excavations on it in 1929. Currently, it is one of the most important medieval castle sites of Greece.

The first gate of Acrocorinth

The Frankish Castle of Acrocorinth, view from the Aphrodite Temple


Nowadays it is one of the most important medieval castle sites of Greece.

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