Diolkos Photos and Videos

Photographs and videos of the diolkos are available in a number of places online:

  • On this site, visit the photo gallery and touring the diolkos for images and walking tours.
  • Diolkos for 1500 Years: an animated documentary short depicting the transport of a small 4th century BC merchant vessel over the ancient diolkos portageroad.  The film was initiated by the Society of Ancient Greek Technology, narrated and authored by Theodoios Tassios, produced by the Technical Chamber of Greece, and directed by T.P. Tassios, N. Mikas, and G. Polyzos.  It is available on YouTube in Greek in three parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), and in English in two segments (Part 1 and Part 2).  The entire film is available in Greek here.
  • Sofia Loverdou has collected videos and photographs of the changes in the physical condition of the diokos over the last 50 years.
  • Russ Wessley has put together several educational videos of the Corinthian Isthmus and Paul in Corinth.   “Part 1 – Introduction to Corinth″ includes an introduction (start to :54), overview of geography (:54-5:27), history overview (5:28-7:30), and Paul in Corinth overview (7:30-end); there is an animated History Channel clip of animals dragging ships over the isthmus beginning at 4:00.  Part 2 focuses on the diolkos and canal and includes a longer clip from the History Channel.