acrocorinth

Acrocorinth is a castle on a mountain close to Ancient Corinth overlooking the Bay of Corinth. The castle is a typical example of fortification architecture, bearing construction details and decorative elements from all periods of its history. Its walls follow the natural grain of the rock, they are built along three defensive lines and are reinforced by towers, bastions, crenellations filled with embrasures and cannon openings. Three imposing pillars lead to its interior, where one can see ruins from buildings of all eras. Parts of the classical period wall are also visible, as well as constructions and additions of new fortifications from the Byzantine period, extended fortification works of the Frankish and Venetian rule, as well as interventions which took place mainly in the interior and during the Ottoman rule.

I visited the castle on a sunny day in March 2023. The Greek spring was already in full swing, hundreds of almond trees in bloom were a beautiful contrast to the ancient walls…