Akrocorinthos, view to the castle and the Corinthian bay

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The Akrocorinth is 575 meters of rock that dominates the plain of Corinth. At the foot of it, was built the Ancient Corinth and the rock due to its morphology, has been used since ancient times as a castle (Citadel).

The Akrocorinth fortified for the first time since the tyrant Periander and his father Kypselos the 7th-6th century BC and slowly evolved into the Acropolis. The Macedonians in the 4th century BC repaired and strengthened the walls. In 146 BC the Roman general Lucius Mommios Achaian destroyed Corinth and its acropolis, occupying officially Greece. Julius Caesar repaired the castle in 44 BC. Another repair is the sixth century by Justinian, and some additions occur until the 12th century. In 1210 the castle was conquered by the Franks and the defender Leo Sgouros kills himself by jumping on horseback from the walls. The Franks made many repairs. Then Akrocorinth changes hands. Granted on consecutive Italian families Gkravina Atsagioli and to eventually to Theodore Paleologus who sells it for economic reasons on Joannites Knights, return it by them in 1404. In 1458 Mohammed II the Conqueror captured the castle that defended the Byzantine Matthew Asan. In 1687 the castle fell into the hands of the Venetians who repair and give it its present form. A few years later, in 1715, the Turks besieged the Akrocorinth and occupy it. The castle remained in them until 1827 when he surrendered to the Greeks during the Greek Revolution of 1821.

(informations from Wikipedia)

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Comments (133)

Christos Theodorou on May 31, 2012

Don Z - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

George Chow on October 1, 2012

Hermosa vista de ese bello lugar,me gusta esta bonita foto,un saludo.

Christos Theodorou on October 1, 2012

Chow60 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

jo.yosi on October 12, 2012

Hello Dear Christos Theodorou.

Beautiful picture and great location.

L-83.

Christos, Your gallery is very impressive, I added you to my favorite photographers.

Greetings from Yosi.

Christos Theodorou on October 12, 2012

jo.yosi - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Jürgen Weighardt PAN… on October 14, 2012

This is an aweseom shot. ++++ Greetings from Frankfurt / Main (Germany).

Christos Theodorou on October 14, 2012

Jürgen Weighardt - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

j... on November 28, 2012

nareszcie widzę z bliska te mury...:) JOLa

Christos Theodorou on November 28, 2012

j... - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

didier on December 11, 2012

Beautiful view L

Greetings didier

Christos Theodorou on December 11, 2012

∙Didier∙ - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Babbler on January 8, 2013

wonderful view,L

Christos Theodorou on January 8, 2013

Babbler - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 21, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
    • Taken on 2012/03/18 11:56:42
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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