Conquering “Penteskoufi”

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Conquering “Penteskoufi”

July 2017

To say goodbye to our wonderful French nanny Cecile, we thought to take her to the fortress of the Acrocorinth. A wonderful place, far above the ancient and the modern city of Corinth, from where one can admire the stunning views of the region of Corinthia. I knew that the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth closes in the summer at 8pm, so I assumed that the same went for the fortress. The idea was to get there a little bit before closing time in order to have time to see a little bit of the sunset. Things did not turn out like that though, because the fortress closes earlier, at 3pm… But Nick had the idea of hiking to a smaller fortress right opposite the Acrocorinth: Penteskoufi. Penteskoufi was, apparently, the place from which the Latins tried to attack the Acrocorinth. So, we attacked Penteskoufi!

The hike was short but sweet: it started off through vineyards then rose slightly, offering views of both the sea and the agricultural hinterland. We arrived at the top fairly easily, 20 minutes later, and were assailed by the smell of wild rocket. We admired the wind-swept sunset, gathered some rocket for our dinner and returned to base, happy to have discovered a new place!

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The gates of the fortress of the Acrocorinth were closed.

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Climbing up towards the small fortress of Pentesfoufi.

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Conquering Pentesfkoufi!

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At the small fortress of Penteskoufi

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View of the fortress of Acrocorinth from Penteskoufi



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