Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece, Europe, World

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Corinth Canal

Greece, Europe, World


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, arguably making the peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 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.



Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece, Europe, World

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The canal was initially proposed in classical times and a failed effort was made to build it in the 1st century CE. Construction started 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 expected by its operators. It is now used mainly for tourist traffic.

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece, Europe, World

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Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece, Europe, World

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Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece, Europe, World

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37°56'4"N 22°59'3"E

37.93444 22.98389

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