Explore the Corinthian beauties
Isthmus of Corinth
The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of 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. The Isthmus was known in the ancient world as the landmark separating Peloponnese from mainland of Greece.
The Corinth Canal
The Corinth Canal separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. The first attempt to build a canal was carried out by the tyrant Periander in the 7th century BC. Across the Isthmus, merchandise was transported from one sea to the other and ships were dragged along a road (diolkos) still partly visible.
Was a very busy trading city known as “wealthy Corinth”, the reason was its strategic location. The city was protected by the fortress Acrocorinth which overlooked the main city area. Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC.
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