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  Gulf of Corinth - MSN Encarta
Gulf of Corinth, arm of the Ionian Sea, between the Pelopónnisos (Peloponnesus) Region and the Central Greece and Euboea Region of Greece.
The gulf, which has an average width of 24 km (15 mi) and is 130 km (80 mi) long, is linked to the Aegean Sea by the Corinth Canal, completed in 1893, across the Isthmus of Corinth.
The principal port on the gulf is the city of Corinth at the western end of the canal.
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  Corinth - Crystalinks
Corinth, or Korinth was a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece.
To the west of the isthmus lies the Gulf of Corinth, to the east lies the Saronic Gulf.
During the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I, a large stone wall was erected from the Saronic to the Corinthian gulf, protecting the city and the Peloponnesean peninsula from the barbarian invasions of the north.
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 Isthmus Of Corinth - LoveToKnow 1911
ISTHMUS OF CORINTH, an isthmus of Greece, dividing the Gulf of Corinth from the Saronic Gulf.
It shortens the journey from the Adriatic to the Peiraeus by 202 m., but foreign steamships seldom use it, as the narrowness of the canal and the strength of the current at times render the passage dangerous.
Traces of the Isthmian wall may still be seen parallel to the canal; it was constructed, at an unknown date, for the fortification of the Isthmus.
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 Gulf of Corinth
The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece.
It is bounded in the east by the Isthmus of Corinth which includes the shipping route of the Corinth Canal, and in the west by the Strait of Rion, which separates the Gulf of Corinth from the outer Gulf of Patras at Cape Drepano, where the narrowest point is crossed by the Rion-Antirio bridge.
The Gulf of Corinth is almost surrounded by the prefectures of Aitoloacarnania, Phokida in the north, Viotia in the northeast, Attica in the east, Corinthia in the southeast and south and Achaea in the southwest.
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/Regions/GulfOfCorinth.html   (315 words)

 Gulf of Corinth 2004
The Gulf of Corinth, in central Greece, is one of the most seismic regions in Europe.
The fault south of the island of Trizonia is situated at a depth of 380 m, it highly contributes to the expansion of the Gulf of Corinth.
A seismometer is installed on the seafloor toward the middle of the Gulf of Corinth in the ORION node.
www.ifremer.fr /assem/corinth/gulf_of_corinth_2004.htm   (476 words)

 Apologetics Press - Corinth in History and Archaeology
Corinth was serviced by two ports: Lechaeum on the Gulf of Corinth, which was a little more than a mile to the north of Corinth and led to Italy; and Cenchreae on the Saronic Gulf, which was a little more than six miles to the east and led to Asia Minor (Harrison, 1985, pp.
Thus, Corinth was in a geographical position to control all traffic between Asia Minor in the east and Italy in the west, and between mainland Greece in the north and the Peloponnesian peninsula in the south.
The major entrance to the city was from the north; the Lechaion road moved from the Gulf of Corinth and its port southward to the city.
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 Gulf of Corinth — Infoplease.com
It is connected with the Saronic Gulf by the 4-mi (6.4-km) Corinth Canal (which cuts across the Isthmus of Corinth at sea level) and with the Gulf of Pátrai by the Ríon Strait, which is crossed by a 7,382-ft (2,250 m) cable-stayed bridge at Ríon.
Aetolia - Aetolia Aetolia, region of ancient Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth and the Gulf of Calydon, E of...
Saronic Gulf - Saronic Gulf Saronic Gulf, arm of the Aegean Sea, indenting SE Greece and separated from the Gulf...
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 Greece Pictures
Travel Europe Pictures Greece Two major landform regions are captured in this photograph—the northwest-southeast-trending Pindos (Pindhos) Pictures Greece Mountains in central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth and the Peloponnesus (Peloponnisos) Peninsula south of the Gulf of Corinth (center of the photograph).
Two major landform regions are captured in this photograph—the northwest-southeast-trending Pindos (Pindhos) Mountains in central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth (Korinthiakós) and the Peloponnesus (Peloponnisos) Peninsula south of the Gulf of Corinth (center of the photograph).
The capital city of Athens (lighter area) is barely discernible along the southern edge of the broad peninsula near the eastern edge of the photograph.
www.geographicguide.net /europe/greece-pictures.htm   (1314 words)

 Corinth Area with Cenchrea, harbor and canal (BiblePlaces.com)
The remains of the ancient city are located in the center of the photo (in the midst of a modern village), the ancient harbor is roughly in the center of the visible shoreline, and the isthmus is out of view to the right.
Cenchrea was the port for Corinth on the eastern side of the isthmus, and remains of the ancient harbor are visible in the water today.
The Corinth Canal from Space (Navis) Satellite photo of the Isthmus of Corinth.
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 Ancient Corinth | Peloponnese Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
Ancient Corinth, at the base of the massive Acrocorinth peak (1,863 feet), was blessed: it governed the north-south land route over the isthmus and the east-west sea route.
Corinth was conquered by Philip II of Macedon in 338 BC, but it was named the meeting place of Philip's new Hellenic confederacy.
Corinth was captured by the Turks in 1458; the Knights of Malta won it in 1612; the Venetians took a turn from 1687 until 1715, when the Turks returned; and the city finally came into Greek hands in 1822.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Corinth,   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corinth was antagonistic toward the expressionist movement, although after a stroke in...
It is linked with central Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth, and it is washed by the Aegean Sea on the east and southeast, by the Ionian Sea on the southwest and west, and by the gulfs of...
A new fragment of an inscription from the Julian Basilica at Roman Corinth.
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 Corinth - Uniting Peloponnese to Greece's Mainland
The city of Corinth is geographically located in a narrow land area, known as the Isthmus of Corinth, which connects the region of Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.
Corinth is the capital of Corinthia, a prefecture which belongs to the Greek region of the Peloponnese.
Corinth, as well as the entire prefecture of Corinthia, is a very attractive Greek destination which combines an amazing historical past with modern life in a unique way.
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 Third Millennium Ministries
Corinth was located on the isthmus connecting mainland Greece and the Peloponnese.
Corinth joined an association of Greek states known as the Archaean League around 280 B.C. A conflict arose with the Romans over the city of Sparta and Corinth declared war on Sparta.
Corinth became populated with freedmen and the poor.
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 Navis.gr - The Corinth Canal from Space   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Isthmus of Corinth is 20 miles (32 km) long and 4 to 8 miles (6 to 13 km) wide, and connects central Greece (bottom left and bottom center of the image) with the Peloponnesus (upper right of the image).
The Gulf of Corinth, an inlet to the Ionian Sea, is 80 miles (130 km) long and from 3 to 20 (5 to 32 km) wide.
The city of Corinth is located at the southeastern end of the Gulf of Corinth.
www.navis.gr /canals/co_space.htm   (169 words)

 Corinth, Greece | Temples of Aphrodite, Apollo, Poseidon, Asklepios, Hygieia
Corinth was the most important city Paul had visited since he left Antioch of Syria, and, with the exception of Ephesus, he stayed at Corinth longer than any other city we know of.
Corinth is located in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens, and about two miles south of the narrow isthmus that forms a land bridge between the main landmass of Greece and the Peloponnesus.
Corinth became the capital of the Roman province of Achaia.
www.padfield.com /2005/corinth.html   (2088 words)

With Medea, he settled in Corinth and lived there for several years until Creon, the then king of Corinth (not to be confused with Creon, king of Thebes, involved in the cycle of Oedipus), asked him to marry his daughter.
In historical times, Corinth, during the VIIIth and VIIth centuries B. was governed by an oligarchic regime at the hands of a family called the Bacchiadæ (Herodotus' Histories, V, 92b1), which replaced kingship in 747 B. It was a time when Corinth was the most prosperous city of Greece.
All through that war, Corinth was among the most extreme adversaries of Athens, refusing to sign the Peace of Nicias in 421 (Thucydides' Histories, V, 17-22), and asking for its total destruction at the end (Xenophon's Hellenica, II, 2, 19).
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/corinth.htm   (1506 words)

 Ancient Corinth, Greece
Corinth (Greek Κορινθία) is an ancient city about 48 miles (78 km) west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.
Corinth was a major city in ancient Greece and played a significant role in the missionary work of the Apostle Paul.
Its commanding position on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow strip of land that separates the Peloponnese from northern Greece, was the primary basis of its importance.
www.sacred-destinations.com /greece/corinth.htm   (1702 words)

 Corinth Canal and Diolkos
There were times when the influence of Corinth extended beyond the Saronic Gulf to the Aegean Sea and beyond the Gulf of Corinth to the Adriatic.
The greater part of the Slipway, which in fact ran all the way from the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf, was brought to light.
On reaching the Slipway's terminus on the Saronic Gulf, it was lowered into the sea, the cargo was loaded again, and the ship continued with its journey.
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 Holy Land Photos
Corinth was situated in the northeastern corner of the Peloponnese — very near the narrow land bridge (isthmus) that connected the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.
Its strategic location was enhanced due to its proximity to the diolkos — the stone-paved roadway that connected the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth.
Suggestion: You may also be interested in the images of the Corinth Canal, the diolkos, the port of Cenchreae, and the Acrocorinth.
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 Private Tour Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth and the Canal.
Corinth: Coming from Athens, Corinth is the first prefecture you come to in the Peloponnese- the first sign of warmth and excitement.
The aromas of the sea, the mountains, the harvest of the grapes and the currants are all encompassing, accompanied by the sound of bees buzzing around the sheds where the currants are drying.
The ruins of ancient Corinth are spread out at the foot of the huge rock of Acrocorinth.
www.greektaxi.gr /athens/greece_corinth.htm   (617 words)

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With an area of 2,289 sq km, it is indented by the Saronic Gulf (southeast) and the Gulf of Corinth (northwest), which are linked via a navigable canal through the Isthmus of Corinth.
The main town is Corinth, the administrative centre of tehenoms, located at the northeastern corner of the Peloponnese near the Isthmus.
Loutraki is a seaside resort on the shores of the Gulf of Corinth.
www.grecian.net /GREECE/peloponissos/corinthia/korinthia.htm   (560 words)

 Travel for Kids: Corinth, Greece
Corinth was a bustling Greek city for centuries, strategically placed at the isthmus between the Peleponnese and mainland Greece, and in the and in the Roman era, Corinth replaced Athens as the capital.
Corinth Canal – The Peleponnese is divided from mainland Greece by a narrow isthmus, and this bitty piece of land was a big inconvenience for boats going between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf.
Bellerophon, son of the King of Corinth, is sent on a dangerous mission, and his only hope is to find and tame the wild flying horse, Pegasus.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Greece/corinth.htm   (735 words)

Overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Corinth is a secret world of tranquil mountain villages and monasteries in a land that was once a part of Ancient Arcadia.
The coastal towns along the Gulf of Corinth cater mostly to Greek and European tourists.
The rocky beaches may not be as popular as those of the islands but there are delightful coves to discover, the water is cool and refreshing, especially after hiking in the mountains, and the general ambiance is friendly and relaxing.
www.great-adventures.com /destinations/greece/mo_greece.html   (1798 words)

 Columbia Encyclopedia- Corinth - AOL Research & Learn
Founded in 1858 after the destruction of Old Corinth by an earthquake, it was rebuilt after another earthquake in 1928.
Strategically situated on the Isthmus of Corinth and protected by the fortifications on the Acrocorinthus, Corinth was one of the largest, wealthiest, most powerful, and oldest cities of ancient Greece.
Corinth was again laid waste by the invading Goths (­ 395) and by an earthquake in 521.
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 MecaRoc IPGP - Projet de Recherche 1
The most suitable place in Europe for such a laboratory is in the Gulf of Corinth because of its active tectonics (figure 1).
The Gulf of Corinth is presently the fastest opening continental rift in the world with an opening rate somewhere between 10 and 15 mm/y and the tilting and uplifting of its southern shore at a rate which reaches locally 1 mm/y (Armijo et al., 1996).
This is one of the key questions raised by the understanding of the rifting activity around the Gulf of Corinth : Is the observed low dipping seismic zone the result of listric faulting or does it result from a dense pattern of steep dipping normal faults and their antithetic conjugates.
www.ipgp.jussieu.fr /rech/mecaroc/projet1.html   (2065 words)

 Gulf of Corinth - TheBestLinks.com - Corinthian Gulf, Earthquake, Greece, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Corinthian Gulf, Gulf of Corinth, Earthquake, Greece, TheBestLinks.com:Find or...
It is bounded in the east by the Isthmus of Corinth, and in the west by the strait of Rio-Antirio, crossed by the Rio-Antirio bridge.
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 Corinth — FactMonster.com
He says, “To please princes is no little praise, for it falls not to every man's lot to go to Corinth.” That is, it is as hard to please princes as it is to enter Corinth, situated between two seas, and hence called Bimaris Corinthus.
Corinth, city, Greece - Corinth Corinth or Kórinthos, city (1991 pop.
Gulf of Corinth - Corinth, Gulf of Corinth, Gulf of, inlet of the Ionian Sea, c.80 mi (130 km) long and from 3 to 20...
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