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Ship crossing the Corinth Canal, Greece 14 Nov 2017

Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Ship crossing the Corinth Canal in Greece
A few small ships pass through the 23-metre (75foot) -wide Corinth Canal in Greece.
Ship crossing the Corinth Canal in Greece

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A few small ships pass through the 23 metre (75-foot) -wide Corinth Canal in Greece. The canal is just 6.4km (4 miles) long, and was constructed to link the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf, separating mainland Greece from the Peloponnese in the process. Construction began in 1881, and the first boat passed through it in 1893. Due to the size of modern ships, the canal has limited economical value today, but is a popular tourist attraction nonetheless. Add a stop to the Corinth Canal to any of Insight Guides' trips to Greece.     

This article was originally published on March 22, 2016

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