Corinth Canal – The division of Continental Greece
The Corinthian strait is a man-made canal in Greece.
It is 6,3 km long, and was built between 1881 and 1893, with the intention of making the boat route smaller.
As only 21 meters wide, it is very narrow for international freighters, and is mainly used by tourist boats.
It is located between the Peloponnese region and between mainland Greece, making the peninsula an island.
The canal has brought a great economic benefit to the region, as it has created a sea route connecting the waters of the Gulf of Corinth with those of the Saronic Gulf, which is in the Aegean Sea, thus allowing smaller vessels to shorten their journey by more than 400 kilometers.
History of the Corinth Canal
As we visited the site by motorhome, we slept in a dirt park right by the canal and there was no problem, it was right at the beginning of the strait, on the Aegean side.
There is a bridge, which submerged, when permission was given for the boats to move forward.
To see the passage of the boats in the most central part of the canal, we took a short walk to the big bridge above and from there we took some beautiful photographs and observed thit fantastic work of engineering.
Anyone who is just passing through, can stop at a park near one of the bridges, there are cafes and restaurants in case you feel like getting some rest.
Coordinates of the park in which we spent the night in a motorhome (without facilities), in the Canal of Corinth: 37º57’03.3”N 22º57’36.6”E
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