Corinth Canal, Corinth

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#1 of 83 in Parks in Peloponnese
Pass through Corinth Canal, one of the world's tightest navigable waterways, which separates the Peloponnese Peninsula from the rest of the Greek mainland. Before the canal's completion at the end of the 19th century, ships sailing between the Adriatic and the Aegean had to circumnavigate the peninsula, adding nearly 320 km (180 mi) to their journey. The waterway is just over 6 km (4 mi) long and only 21 m (70 ft) wide. Much too narrow to accommodate modern ocean freighters, this channel now mostly services tourist ships, attracting curious visitors from around the world. Make Corinth Canal a centerpiece of your Corinth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Corinth planning app .
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  • I guess it depends on your interests, but my group only found this mildly interesting. The best part was seeing Jehovah’s Witnesses smiling faces with their carts!  more »
  • Glad I looked at it with my own eyes. What a project this has been. Very special if you see the ships sail by.
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  • A place that you should visit if you are Christian and you know the background of Corinthian Church in the bible. You’ll understand why Corinthian city was the center of the peninsula.
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