The Isthmus of Corinth!

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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 Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 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 mooted in classical times and an abortive effort was made to build it in the 1st century AD. Construction finally got underway 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 anticipated by its operators. It is now used mainly for tourist traffic.

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Comments (201)

luky99ful on February 10, 2014

A wonderful photo! YS! Kind regards Luky.

elakramine on February 10, 2014

YSL 44/82, for this beautiful shot !!

Greetings elakramine

Christos Panagiotou on February 10, 2014


caner cömertel on February 10, 2014

So so good photo.



Tasha378 on February 10, 2014

Impressive! Good shot! Like+FV! Sincerely, Tasha.

Grażka 56 on February 10, 2014

Fascinating view!LIKE Grażyna.

Faintlightofdawn on February 10, 2014

awesome view, YSL, best wishes from London, Fai

Puna on February 10, 2014

Wonderful Shot many thanks for sharing like.

João Paulo Coutinho on February 10, 2014

Bela foto.LIKE

hschwe on February 10, 2014

Great Foto, Makis!! Excellent composition! Well done!! Beautiful history!

Like and Favorite!

Herzliche Grüße vom Niederrhein, Helmut

Thank you all very much for your very kind comments and score;))

Małgorzata Kasiewicz on February 10, 2014

Piękny kadr!!!


Pozdrawiam serdecznie, M:)

Mars283 on February 10, 2014

Amazing view, capture and composition . Gorgeous colours L&F Best wishes Bea

Frederic Baiges on February 10, 2014

Uno de mis rincones favoritos. Espectacular. L+F.


< Annelie > on February 10, 2014

LIKE for your photo with beautiful colours. The second like comes for your explanation.

Have a nice afternoon, Annelie

tu andy on February 10, 2014

Very interesting composition and perspective. Great shot. L 95. Best wishes,

Mario Gestri on February 10, 2014

the famous canal very well taken, with wonderful colors ! LIKE greetings Mario

zhsv on February 11, 2014

| | | Great perspective and composition !
۰• ۰ Regards from Minsk !!!!! zhsv

Moni Quayle on February 11, 2014

Beautiful vivid colour great work, Like&fav Best wishes, moni

Leeuwenhart on February 11, 2014

Great and impressive sight!, captured from out a very good point of view and a marvellous coloured background!
Kind greetings, Everharda

Antonio** on February 11, 2014

wonderful photo, very beautiful view, well done LIKE

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Photo taken in Palea EO Athinon Korinthou, Loutraki Agii Theodori, Greece

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