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Acrocorinth
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View looking north at the southern side of the Acrocorinth.

The “Acrocorinth” is the acropolis (citadel) of Corinth.  It is situated to the southwest of the ancient city and rises to an elevation of 1883 ft. [574 m.].  On the top, its 1.85 mi. [3 km.] long walls are visible.

The foundations of the fortifications are ancient—going back to the Hellenistic Period.  The current walls were built and rebuilt by the Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, and Ottoman Turks.

The entrance to the Acrocorinth is from the west where the approach is most gentle.