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The Isthmus Canal by StamatisGR The Isthmus Canal by StamatisGR
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 Greeks.The first attempt to build a canal there, was carried out by the tyrant Periander or Periandros in the 7th century BC. He abandoned the project due to technical difficulties, and instead constructed a simpler and less costly overland stone ramp, named Diolkos, as a portage road. Remnants of Diolkos still exist today next to the modern canal.




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artamusica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! I've long known about this canal but never actually seen it so thanks for sharing!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
thanks a lot!
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artamusica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome!
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The-DMV Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Hey, didn't Robbie Maddison jump that canal? Nice picture. :iconiloveitplz:
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kellygarcia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
fascinating ......
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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brian772xls Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   Interface Designer
The water looks so organic <3
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gelamou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured on my journal [link]
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
:hug:
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ThCh88 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
εχω περασει τοσες φορες απο εκει πηγαινοντας στο χωριο και μια φωτογραφια δεν εχω βγαλει....πολυ ωραια.... αλλα τι εννοεις με το 3raw hdr files?...
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