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About Corinth Canal, Nafplion

The Corinth Canal (Greek: Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου, Dhioryga tis Korinthou) 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, thus effectively making the former 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. The canal was proposed in classical times and an abortive effort was made to build it in the 1st century CE. Construction finally got under way 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.


Overview of Corinth Canal

As you traverse the city of Nafplion, you'll stumble upon Corinth Canal. Corinth Canal is not a top-rated place in Nafplion.

Local travel guides will amplify your fun in the city as they walk you around the major attractions. You can book Nafplion tours for such assistance.

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You won't miss your home when in Nafplion, hotels in Nafplion like Hotel Vasilis, Amaryllis Hotel Apartments, Kapodistrias Hotel and Leto Nuevo Hotel offer some of the best places to stay in the city.

Explore the best Nafplion vacation packages that will take to you important landmarks of the city! For getting in, check out how to reach Nafplion.

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Mycenae, Nafplio and Corinth Canal for families
View Deal Mycenae, Nafplio and Corinth Canal for families New on TripHobo Duration: 10:00 Hrs From USD 143.83/person

The tour is an engaging, fun and interesting for everyone in the family. The trip tells you all about the great history of the destination and mesmerizes you with its charm. There are also fun activities that you can enjoy with your family. Get to see the beautiful architecture and scenery that will make you want more. 

Mycenae, Nafplio and Corinth Canal
View Deal Mycenae, Nafplio and Corinth Canal New on TripHobo Duration: 10:00 Hrs From USD 126/person

Discover new locations in the city and get to know about the famous Mycenaean civilization that is not only a treat for history buffs but for anyone who comes this way. The trip also takes you to the town of Nafplio where you get to eat traditional delicacies. 

Share your experience - Rate Corinth Canal, Nafplion

  • So beautiful and an amazing site to see. Cute restaurants and tourist shops... Also bungee jumping if you're interested in taking the leap of faith!

  • Certainly worthwhile transitting the canal to fully appreciate this engineering marvel.

  • Impressive sensation while getting into the canal

  • Human creativity some 150 yes ago

  • how many centuries passed to make this many ships passed the Diolkos along the existing Canal dragged from Corinthiakos Gulf to Saronikos..Now you see along the bridge of the Canal that time is irrelevant...Different tribes of vulgars attacked the ancient City of Corinth destroying,burning,taking away it's treasured marble statues and monuments..what have they achieved?Nothing.The Spirit and Values of Greek civilization cannot be destroyed burned or used for reasons other than Spirit..The canal unites two Seas like ancient Greeks united People of any Culture Religion or Colour ..That's this Canal for..

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