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Temple of Aphrodite on Acrocorinth
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View, looking northeast, at a column set up on the site of the Temple of Aphrodite which was on the summit of the Acrocorinth.

In the distance the Gulf of Corinth is visible, and on the upper right edge of the image, the Isthmus that connects the Peloponnese to the mainland is visible. In the far distance are the mountains of the mainland of Greece.

Writing of days prior to Paul, Strabo said that the Temple of Aphrodite owned one thousand temple–slaves and prostitutes! Thus the reputation of Corinth was well–known.

This column is at 1886 ft. [574 m.] above sea level and is the highest spot on the Acrocorinth.

The ruins (fortifications) are from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Crusader, and Turkish times.

For a brief description of the Acrocorinth Click Here.