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Description The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth. The word "isthmus" comes from the Ancient Greek word for "neck" and refers to the narrowness of the land. Since 1893 the Corinth Canal has run through the 6.3 km wide isthmus, effectively making the Peloponnese an island. The idea for a short cut to save boats sailing all round the Peloponnese was long considered by the Ancient…

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The National Herald
The Corinth Canal in Greece, a Brief History Corinth Greece, Corinth Canal, Greece Map, Western Mediterranean, Nafplio, Cesme, Lesbos, Heraklion, Suez

"Connecting Worlds" - The first article in a series about the historical significance and commercial importance of the Corinth Canal in Greece By today’s navigational standards, the Panama Canal and the Canal of Suez are by far the most recognizable canals in the world in terms of value of goods transiting through them every year. In terms of historic significance, rennervating even today, no-one can doubt China’s Grand Canal, its oldest parts dating back to the Sui Dynasty in the 6th…

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Alex Rothwell
Greece Travel, Europe Travel, Places To Travel, Travel Destinations, Corinth Canal, Ancient Greek Architecture, Railway Bridges, Train Travel, Scenic Views

A 1960s view of a metre gauge steam train crossing the railway bridge over the Corinth Canal as a tug pulls a cargo ship through it. The 6.4 km (4 mile) Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, cutting through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth. Because it separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, it effectively makes the former an island. It is entirely at sea level and uses no locks. It is only 21.3 metres (70 ft) wide at its base…

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