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When travelling from Athens to Corinth, you leave Attica to enter the Peloponnese while crossing an Isthmus, a narrow and fairly low-lying tongue of land which links Central Greece (Sterea Hellas) with the Peloponnese as well as with the east parts of the Saronic Gulf. Both economically and strategically, the Isthmus of Corinth, as this narrow stretch of land is called, has played a very important role in the history of Greece. It is the only land bridge between the country's north and south. The famous Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. The Corinth Canal, though only completed in the late 19th century, was an idea and dream that dates back more than 2000 thousand years. The Corinth Canal joined the Saronic Gulf with the Korinthian Gulf in 1893. However it had been thought of as early as 600 BC, since in those days the technology was not advanced, ships were rolled from one gulf to the other on specially designed 'rollers.' The Canal has a length of about 6.2 km (about 4 miles), and the width is about 25 meters (about 70 feet). Height from sea level reaches about 80 meters (about 240 feet) at places.
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