"Corinth, an isthmus and a canal." Top 5 Page for this destination Corinth by JLBG
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The Isthmus of Corinth is a mountainous strip of land that connects Peloponesus to Hellas. It is about 50 km long and an average of 12 km wide. However, in Corinth, it is much narrower : about 6 km.
It has always been a strategic place as it was the place where met north-south trade (by land) and east-west trade (by sea). Thus Corinth has since the antiquity been an important and wealthy city.
The modern canal was dug between 1882 and 1893. It is 6343 meters long and 21 meters wide. The story of the modern... more travel advice
If you look at the map the importance of digging a canal into the Corinth isthmus to connect the gulf of Corinth in the... more travel advice
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