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Corinthos

Corinthos

Corinthos is a port and major transportation center trading in olives, tobacco, raisins, and wine. Founded in 1858 after the destruction of Old Corinth by an earthquake, it was rebuilt after another earthquake in 1928. In antiquity Corinthos was one of the largest and most important cities in Greece. It played a significant part during the Peloponnesian War and after 200 B.C it became the capital of the Achaean Confederation. Don’t miss to visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinthos as well as the Corinthian Canal which connects the Saronic to the Corinthian gulf. The Canal is most impressive with its length of 6,346 metres, width of 24.6 metres at sea level and depth of 8 metres.

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