70 kilometers west of Athens, near the Greek city of Corinth, is the famous Corinth Canal, connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with the mainland, as well as the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea.
The Corinth Canal, Greece
How It is not difficult to guess that this man-made miracle of Greece, built between 1881 and 1893, received its name in honor of the nearby city of Corinth, located 2 kilometers away.
The Corinth Canal in Greece
The Corinth Canal is 6400 meters, the width at sea level is 24.6 m, the width at the seabed is 21 m, the depth is almost 8 meters, the maximum height of the walls is 76 meters (they are of limestone origin).< /p>
The Corinth Canal, view
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There are seven bridges across the canal, including one railway bridge. In addition, submersible bridges function on both sides.
Bridge in the Corinth Canal
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Channel in Greece
In the past, the canal made it possible for ships around the Peloponnese to shorten their journey by more than 400 km, which made it of great economic and strategic importance for many decades. But now its significance is not great, since its rather modest size by modern standards has made the Corinth Canal impassable for most cruise ships (their average width varies from 25 to 60 meters) and large cargo ships.
Corinthian channel, photo
< /p>Liner in the Corinth Canal
Liner in the Corinth Canal, Greece
Nowadays, about 11,000 ships pass through the canal every year, including many tourist ones – from numerous boats and yachts to small cruise liners passing through it in tow.
In addition, fans of extreme sports and bungee jumping can jump off the bridge into the canal. This attraction is open from May to September from 10 am to 6 pm. The cost in 2014 is 60 euros.
Bungee jumping, Greece
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Yacht in the Corinth Canal
Liner in the Corinth Canal, night
Corinth Canal, photo
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The Corinth Canal in Greece, photo 1
The Corinth Canal in Greece, photo 2
The Corinth Canal in Greece, photo 3
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The Corinth Canal in Greece, photo 5