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At the foot od the hill of Acrocorinth, near the modern Corinth, is located a small village with ruins of ancient Corinth. The site of ancient Corinth was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (6500-3250 B.C.). According to Hellenic myth, the city was founded by Corinthos a descendant of the god Helios.

The ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC. Unfortunately, the city was razed to the ground in 146 BC by the Romans. The history of Corinth is long and turbulent, we know Corint as the place where Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, abandoned Medea. During the Trojan War, as portrayed in the Iliad, the Corinthians participated under the leadership of Agamemnon, and the apostle Paul wrote the letters to the Corinthians known from the New Testament.
Now it is an excavation site and comes mainly from the period of the Roman Empire.

The hill of Acrocorinth is towering over the ruins, in the ancient times there was the temple of Aphrodite, and the first fortifications were built here in the 6th century BC.
The fortress was expanded many times, and only after 1821 the fortress lost its importance. The defensive walls and cistern have survived to this day.
You can see a closer view of the fortress in WS.

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