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The Diolkos

Palaia Ethniki Odos Athinon-Patron | Poseidonos 76, Loutraki 201 00, Greece
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“boats” (4 reviews)
“bridge” (6 reviews)
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Palaia Ethniki Odos Athinon-Patron | Poseidonos 76, Loutraki 201 00, Greece
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The viewable area is not huge and is barely interpreted. However, the site is free and provides an insight into the way in which ships traversed the area in hellenistic times

Thank Richardinbath
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

A great place to see by boat on those small cruise boats leaving Loutaki Isthmia ports and going through the Canal

Thank njbusinesscards
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

It stands parallel with the Corinth Chanel. Thats the way that the ancient Greeks did not sail around Peloponisos. Take a visit. Water and hats.

Thank geomaranos
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

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

Thank haagshopje
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

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

2  Thank Vlad B
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

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

1  Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

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

Thank GeorgeInDusseldorf
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

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

2  Thank Lucian M
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

An overland stone way used to transport ships fast between the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. Nowdays one can see parts of it next to Poseidonia bridge on the way from Loutraki to Corinth.

Thank MariaDanai
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