(From the village square you will need approximately 10 minutes to arrive with by car or taxi at the Castle of Akrocorinthos or on foot if you have the courage.)
At the southwest of Ancient Corinth exists the stone of Akrocorinthos with a high of 575 meters. The first defense of Akrocorinthos is at the end of 7th-6th BC century.
In the Castle of Akrocorinthos was created three defendable embattlable roads with walls, battlements, crenelates, ditches and well-embattlable entrances. The uphill stoned-road which leads you at the consecutive doors needs shoes that doesn’t slide, water and a hat.
It is a full Castle, that exists in parallel with the general Hellenic history and it was very important for the guard of the area because from this place they could control the only entrance from mainland Greece to Peloponniso and also the connection between Corinth and Saronikou bight.
While we are going aboard, the view is incredible.
Walk around and admire impressive doors, domed-corridors, Byzantine constructions, enormous bastions, Venetin breastworks and tight casemates. In the interior place of the Castle are ashes of churches (Saint Dimitrios, Venetin king, mosques made by minare, water fountains, underground byzantine place with dices and stoned-rooms, fountainhead Ano Peirinis with two underground domed-corridors areas, Aphrodite’s church 5th-4th BC century) with subsequent constructions.
The higher part of the Castle is the base of the Ancient Aphrodite’s church where the view is amazing!
After walking between the walls, you come out and enjoy the panorama that is in front of you. You have the option to drink a coffee on the restaurant that exists on the Castle by admiring the awesome view.
It is in a distance of 1000 m from the village square).
The rich history of Corinth and the its cultural heritage which has been revealed until now are housed at the archaeological museum of Ancient Corinth, in the ancient area of the ancient city. There, are accommodated findings from the prehistorical age until the Late Byzantine ages. The most important monument of the exterior place is the huge Archaic temple.
Aches in the ancient area are providing us a clear image of the big commuter development and the well-preserved doric Appolo’s temple (550 BC) is an irrefutable hearsay for the growth of the city already from the Archaic ages.
It is worth to visit the doric Appolo’s temple which exists in the center and find the tracks from the Roman agora, the footage of Apostle Paul which was in the center of the Roman Agora, bathrooms and adits and of course to admire the discoveries of excavations in the museum (mosaics, ceramics etc.)
For more information about working hours of the museum visit: https://www.corinth-museum.gr/
Also, yo can visit near archaeological areas, monuments and museums of Corinth such as Archaeological areas and museums in Isthmias, Nemea, Sikiona, Iraiou Perachoras.