Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

70 kilometers west of Athens, near the Greek city of Corinth, is the famous Corinth Canal, connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with the mainland, as well as the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea.

The Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

The Corinth Canal, Greece

As you might guess, this man-made miracle of Greece, built between 1881 and 1893, got its name in honor of the nearby city of Corinth, located 2 kilometers away.

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

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Corinth Canal, Greece ( 27 photos, videos)

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Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

The Corinth Canal in Greece

Corinth Canal – 6400 meters, width at sea level – 24.6 m, width at the seabed – 21 m, depth – almost 8 meters, the maximum height of the walls is 76 meters (they are of limestone origin).

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Corinth Canal View

 Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Corinth Canal, top view

There are seven bridges across the canal, including one railway. In addition, submersible bridges function on both sides.

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Bridge in the Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Greece, Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Channel in Greece

In the past, the canal made it possible for ships around the Peloponnese to shorten their journey by more than 400 km, which made it of great economic and strategic importance for many decades. But now its significance is not great, since its rather modest size by modern standards has made the Corinth Canal impassable for most cruise ships (their average width varies from 25 to 60 meters) and large cargo ships.

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The Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Liner in the Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

A liner in the Corinth Canal, Greece

In our time, about 11,000 ships pass through the canal every year, including many tourist ones – from numerous boats and yachts to small cruise liners passing it in tow.

In addition, fans of extreme sports and bungee jumping can jump off the bridge into the canal. This attraction is open from May to September from 10 am to 6 pm. The cost in 2014 is 60 euros.

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Bungee Jumping

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Bungee jumping, Greece

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Ship in Greece

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Yacht in the Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Liner in the Corinth Canal, night

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

Liner in the Corinth Canal, top view

Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

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The Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

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Corinth Canal, Greece (27 photos, video)

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