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.
Tours to Corinth Canal
Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $378
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Peloponnese Highlights: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $272
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 6 hours
Corinth Canal reviews
Everyone must have heard of the Corinth Canal so it's something not to be missed when touring the area. We visited mid September and there had been torrential rain earlier in the day. Must have... more »
If you're in the area I highly recommend a quick view of this incredible engineering feat. It won't take you long, but it's well worth the effort. more »
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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