Monday, April 19, 2010

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal
Originally uploaded by Don Sausa

The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island.

The canal is 6.3 kilometres in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.

The original idea to cut through this area was proposed in the 7th century BC by the Greek ruler Periander.

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