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Athens day trip: Acrocorinth, one of Greece's greatest castles (weblogsinc)

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Greece is justly famous for its ancient monuments. The Acropolis, Delphi, and
other Classical sites are the reason most history lovers come to this ancient
land. The medieval period, however, produced many equally impressive monuments
and it's a shame they're so often overlooked. Greece is filled with giant
castles, remote monasteries, and lovely churches decorated with gold mosaics
and richly colored paintings.

One of the largest castles in Greece is Acrocorinth, less than an hour away
from Athens by train. It sits atop a rocky hill 1,800 feet high overlooking
the famous city and harbor of Corinth. Its strategic location close to the
Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow strip of land connecting the Peloponnese with
the rest of Greece, makes it one of the most important castles in the country.

I arrived there one rainy morning to find the hill and its castle wreathed in
mist. A taxi ride from the train station took me up a winding road past sheer
drops. No approach to the summit is easy, and from some sides it would take a
skilled mountain climber to get up. Only the ...