Akrokorinthos
Akrokorinthos
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We drove our rental car from the Corinth Canal taking Rt. 8 for 11 km then climbing up a good but curvy & steep lane for 6 km to access this site. The views are excellent with beautiful spring flowers framing long views of manors, olive groves and a 1205 castle ruins. We joined a score of others this morning at 10 AM walking up the worn cobbled lane entering one arched wall gate after another gaining access to higher levels of this mountain top fortress that dates back to 600 BC. It seems every conquering power to this area had added walls, towers and even a palace.
Written April 8, 2022
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Ph Ma
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The region doesn't put any money into making this important area accessible.

From (New) Corinth, you can only reach the town of Ancient Corinth by infrequent bus. From there, where the museum and archeological site is, the only option to reach Akrokorinthos is by a very difficult hike up the mountain, or by a taxi. No bus or shuttle.

The site of Akrokorinthos closes at 15.30, something you can't find out until you reach it, or ask at the museum. Once you have scaled the mountain, the entrance to the site of Akrokorinthos is by an easy incline, which is closed! So you have to walk up a very dangerous slope with slippery stones to reach the ticket booth.

You need a lot of time to see the site, and to follow the suggested paths. It needs to be open longer, like other historic hilltop fortresses in Greece.

The local government needs to put some money into making it more accessible, as Akrokorinthos, along with the site at Ancient Corinth, are all there is to see from (New) Corinth, which is a new city.
Written September 18, 2023
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richardWooreCheshire
woore cheshire156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Drove up and parked on the car park which affords a great view of the castle itself. Entry was free and whilst the footpaths in places up to the tower at the top are uneven and well worn, it was not insurmountable for us and worthy of the fantastic views at the top. Surprised by the huge area the site itself encompassed. Several resting places are available as you climb up. Heartily recommend
Written September 23, 2021
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Guido DdJ
Fredrikstad, Norway27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We asked at the tourist office at the Corinthian canal where ancient Corinth is at, she told us but she didn’t say it closes at 15:30. We where definitely not going to make it. Stupid!
The old city lies on top of a mountain just outside ‘new’ Corinthia. Magnificent and impressive! Just mind your times. As a tourist one depends on certain willingness to show stuff and willingness to inform one. Bad judgment these guys.
Written July 5, 2023
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paulo27
Chattanooga, TN182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
This place is a must see! Built more than 2000 years ago it has been ruled by the Ancient Greeks, the Byzantines, the ottomans, the Franks, and the romans. Each left there mark which is easy to find. Better wear good hiking shoes as it is challenging to walk and climb.
Written November 13, 2021
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Richard K
Memphis, TN1,444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
This is an amazing place! So much history has been preserved. It is not easy to walk up from the parking area. The walkway is very slippery. Don’t try the hill if you have trouble walking or health problems. It’s a moderate climb and in some areas it’s difficult if you try to reach the Tower. For those who make it to the Tower, you are rewarded with a fantastic view! Halfway up, there’s an old Church, and some of the artwork has been preserved. Take the time to look inside. At the top, the Tower has stairs to the rooftop. I recommend taking small camp chairs and a picnic, and sit on the rooftop and enjoy. There’s always a nice breeze. The buildings have cameras, so be careful what you do up there. There aren’t any toilets along the way. Plan on 2 hours. Wear comfortable clothes, hiking shoes and take a lot of water. I saw a lady in sandals and a long skirt struggling on the lower hill. No entrance fee, but you can give some money and pick up a map.
Written May 30, 2021
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Rosemary Armao
North Adams, MA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Corinth Canal is a site to see particularly when you know the history and that is was excavated completely by hand. We also visited Ancient Corinth which has extensive ruins and a small museum on the site which is a must visit. The setting next to the mountain also creates a wonderful atmosphere in which to walk around the ancient temple the rest of the site.
Written August 6, 2023
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VTJedi
Virginia2,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Wonderful to explore!

We made a day trip from Nafplio which involved visiting ancient Corinth, acrocorinth ( a 8 minute drive from the ancient site), and afterwards to ancient Nemea.

After spending the morning at ancient Corinth, we drove up to acrocorinth where we spent 2 hours or so exploring and eating the lunch we packed with us. Up top there are great views all around and we’ll marked trails. It would have taken us a couple more hours to do all the trails, and we wanted to move on to ancient Nemea after, but we definitely felt it was time we’ll spent.

Wear closed shoes as the slope leading up through the first series of gates and walls is paved with smooth stones which are very slippery.
Written July 17, 2022
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McEasy
Yucaipa, CA124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
While in Corinth, you look up a mountain and see some ruins up there. The best thing you can do is drive up to them and walk them. You could be here all day. I was in Greece for over a week and the best views of my entire trip were all right here. This isn't as popular as the Acropolis, but I don't think that makes it less stunning. It is a fantastic place that will take a couple hours or more. There is a lot of walking, and some is very steep so give yourself a little extra time if you need it. Also, there isn't really any handicap access.
Written September 4, 2020
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Susannah P
Tiverton, UK2,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
First and foremost, wear decent shoes, avoid sandals. The ground is very steep, rocky and slippery.

Secondly, the site closes at 3.30 pm, and you need to allow two hours to explore the fort.

Very very impressive and picturesque.
Written September 28, 2020
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