Archaeological Sites & Historical Monuments

Coordinates: 37.890995, 22.870032


On the impressive rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth is the largest fortress of Greece, which was used uninterruptedly from the ancient times as a second line of defense for those invaders that managed to cross the Isthmus and heads toward Southern Peloponnese.

The Acrocorinth fortress proved to be an exceptional fortified location from the Mycenaean Period. Later it was the acropolis of the particularly wealthy city of ancient Corinth.

The walls have additions from all the historical periods and the various conquerors that came to this land until the beginning of the 19th century. Romans, Franks, Venetians and Ottomans used in succession this fortress, which oversees the whole northeastern part of the Peloponnese. It is said that in clear days one can see from the Acrocorinth even the Acropolis in Athens.

The fortress was liberated in 1822 by Theodoros Kolokotronis. 



Other Names: 

Acrocorinth Fortress



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