I guess congrats are in order when it comes to 🇫🇷 these days ⚽️ 👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿. Visiting Paris is always a treat and here it is #fashiondesigner and consultant @mariaforsparis who shares her favorite haunts with us. This museum for instance that occupies the Palais de la Porte Dorée (doesn‘t everything sound great in French?). Find out more about Maria‘s Paris via link in bio. #parisfrance#allezlesbleus#culturaltrip#creativetraveller
The Corinth Canal separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnesus region (actually making Peloponnesus an island) but that wasn't always the case.
Before the construction of the canal, ships in the Aegean Sea that wanted to reach the Adriatic, had to circle the Peloponnesus, which meant an extra 185 Nautical Miles.
The Corinth Canal had been a construction dream - a challenge that lasted 2,300 years. Due to its geographical
location, "Afneios Corinthos" emerged from antiquity to a great naval, commercial and cultural center. The difficulty in transporting goods by land prompted the Tiran of Corinth Periander, to build the famous "diolkos" a paved laneway, with wood, on which the ships of the time were slopped with fat to pass the Isthmus from one coast to the other. The expensive fees paid to Corinth for that service were also the most important revenue of the city.
From the testimonies of ancient writers, it appears that Periander was the first to think of the opening of the Isthmus, around 602 BC but definitely wasn't the last one as many kings and generals had the same idea but couldn't succeed. Only years later with the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, the technological development made possible the realization of the ancient idea of mining the Isthmus. Today, the Corinth Canal is an international hub of maritime transport and serves about 12,000 ships annually, of all nationalities.