Corinth Canal Overview
The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. It now has little economic importance.
The canal was mooted in classical times and an abortive effort was made to build it in the 1st century AD. Construction finally got underway in 1881 but was hampered by geological and financial problems that bankrupted the original builders. It was completed in 1893, but due to the canal’s narrowness, navigational problems and periodic closures to repair landslides from its steep walls, it failed to attract the level of traffic anticipated by its operators. It is now used mainly for tourist traffic.
Detailed Map of Corinth Canal
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Acrocorinth ( Greek: Ακροκόρινθος), "Upper Corinth", the acropolis of ancient Corinth, is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, Greece. "It is the most impressive of the acropoleis of mainland Greece," in the estimation of George Forrest. Acrocorinth was continuously occupied from archaic times to the early 19th century.
The Corinth Canal ( Greek: Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου, Dhioryga tis Korinthou) is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island.
The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth is a museum in Ancient Corinth, Greece. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts of the local archaeological site and smaller sites in the neighboring area, such as Korakou, Gonia, and Acrocorinth.
Temple of Apollo (Kolona), Aegina town, Aegina, Saronic Islands
Lake Doxa ( Greek: Λίμνη Δόξα Limni Doxa) is an artificial lake in western Corinthia, Greece. It is situated at an elevation of 900 m, in the municipal unit Feneos, near the village Archaia Feneos. Construction was completed in the late 1990s.
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A ship passing through the Corinth Canal (GREECE)
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Peter Besenyei Flies Through the Corinth Canal
Peter Besenyei, one of the most talented pilots in the world and Red Bull Air Race competitor, recently flew through the Corinth Canal in his aerobatics plane, doing his best "Luke Skywalker navigating the Death Star" impression.
OurTour marvel at the submersible bridge on the Corinth canal, Greece
We visited the Corinth canal while we toured Greece. As well as the usual shot from the bridge high over the top of it, we also nipped to watch the bridge at Isthmia which is lowered into the water for the ships to pass over.
The Calypso transiting Corinth Canal
MV FTI BERLIN - CROSSING THE CORINTH CANAL
ENTRY AND EXIT FROM CORINTH CANAL
The Corinth Canal, Greece
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Corinth Canal, Greece
The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland and therefore effectively makes the former an island. The canal is 6.3 kilometres in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.
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Corinth Canal Transit May 11th 2012
A tug Transits the Corinth Canal From West to East towards Isthmia on 11th May 2012. Filmed from a tourist catamaran also transiting the canal.