The Diolkos is an ancient over-land stone causeway which was build and used for transportation of ships and boats from Gulf of Corinth to Saronic Gulf. It was built by Corinthians about 7 th century BC and went through the small land bridge which connect Peloponnessos and mainland Greece.
Total length of the Diolkos was app. 8 km. and width between 3,5 and 4 meters. This way could spare the dangerous and long trip around Peloponnessos, about 190 miles. The Diolkos was not a straight way through Isthmus, but followed the easier way through the terrain. The remains of Diolkos can be easiest found on the eastern shore of Isthmus, follow the minor road from Loutraki to Corinthos (or vice versa) which goes nearest Corinthian Gulf and very near the submersible bridge over Canal, on the side of Corinth you vill notice well-signed Diolkos remains on the both sides of the road. It is possible to park a car nearby, near also are taverns and cafe.
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