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After some serious detective work, we finally found the minor remains of the ancient Roman road which enabled boats to be dragged across land. There is a solitary sign stating 'Ancient Diolkos' once you're there but no other clues as to how to reach the...More
The Diolkos is the ancient road providing transport for ships over the narrow landslip between Gulf of Corinth and Saronic Sea before the Canal was constructed. It is at the Corinth side of the Canal, the counterpoint looking towards Loutraki called Posidonia. Already during Antiquity...More
This site has a good potential, the ancient technology used is fascinating. However there is very little there left to see: two short stretches on both sides of a modern road, some remains of launching ramp/mooring place, and a short section visible under water. Another...More
Not a very well maintained site, this attraction is fascinating to see. We saw the section of this site just after Poseidonia, on the West side of the canal by the new bridge that submerges when boats go past (Corinthian Gulf side). No information about...More
The Diolkos was a ancient proto-railroad used for portage after across the isthmus of Corinth. There's just a few meters of it left, but two thousand years ago, as many as 100 ships were hauled across it to save time (rather than sail around Peloponnese)....More
The road is an example of impressive ancient engineering. It is said that the idea to have a Canal connecting the Gulf of Corinth and Gulf of Saronic existed even from ancient times, but the technology and appropriate equipment missed at that time. Instead of...More