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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.

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Overview of Corinth Canal

Home to Corinth Canal is the city of Nafplion in the country of Greece. Although listed here, Corinth Canal is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Nafplion.

Insider tips and expert guides will make sure you enjoy the city to its fullest. You can do so by booking any of the Nafplion tours.

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Make your visit suitable to your interest, use Nafplion trip planner for personalization.

You can enjoy a comfortable stay in the city by booking the best hotels in Nafplion like Kapodistrias Hotel, Hotel Vasilis and Agamemnon Hotel.

If you want to add the visit to Corinth Canal in your trip, you can choose from the variety of Nafplion vacation packages that can be designed to suit your preferences. These packages also cover your major concern of how to reach Nafplion.

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  • Perfect view! Bungy jumping for extreme people from central bridge! Nice submerging bridges by each end of the canal. Great historical place. A must see for anyone visiting area! Boat trips available

  • 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

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