The Corinth Canal cuts through the isthmus, effectively making the Peloponnese an Island, it connects the Corinthian Gulf on the west with the Saronic Gulf in the east. It is such an amazing engineering feat to stop and admire, completed in the 1890’s it made a saving of 300 nautical miles around the Peloponnese. Nowadays the canal is almost obsolete, only light container ships, small cruise boats and yachts are passing through. In ancient times before the canal, the Corinthians became extremely wealthy by charging a toll to shipping merchants for every ship that passed over on a purpose built stone slipway called the Diolkos parts of which are still visible today.
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