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 (206)

Antonio** on February 11, 2014

wonderful photo, very beautiful view, well done LIKE

emilyA-NO Views on February 11, 2014

Fantastic shot!. L + YS. Best wishes, Emily

LeenieforLena on February 11, 2014

Εξαιρετική λήψη Μάκη, υπέροχα χρώματα !

Α & Α

Χαιρετισμούς από τη Λευκωσία,

Λένα

timek on February 11, 2014

Excellent shot! Like & Fav! Greetings, timek

federica concas NO V… on February 11, 2014

splendida!!*

Anand Singh on February 12, 2014

Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία φίλε Μάκη. Α+Α

Χαιρετίσματα, την καλημέρα μου από την Ινδία, Ανάντ

H.ruedi von bueren on February 12, 2014

wunderschön herrliches Bild und Landschaft

YSL

My Tipp - my Panoramio-Gallery

friendly Greetings, h.ruedi

Gori Bau on February 12, 2014

great viewo of the canal at sunset => LIKE => greetings from Italy, Fabrizio

EdwardTurJ on February 12, 2014

Greetings, Makis!
Perfect point of view!
Best wishes from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

蒂芙尼林 on February 12, 2014

hello. Makis

very impressive photograph and **great capture

YS:59 + LIKE:109

congratulation and have a nice day for you

Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

best regards from Tiffany Liem

ASY photos on February 12, 2014

Nice photo! Thank you for sharing and annotation LIKE!

Best regards ©ASY

panosstathop on February 12, 2014

polu wraia fwto maki!YSL,xairetismous, panos

Rafl on February 12, 2014

ILIKE and favorite! rafl

Jan Åge Pedersen on February 12, 2014

Impressive point of view! Good composition! YSL!!!

kurt Oblak on February 13, 2014

Fantastischer Blickfang,Like 116 ,liebe Grüße KURT

abuira on February 13, 2014

Excellent picture!!! YSL 64/117.

My best wishes, Armando

Harry Taggart on February 13, 2014

Fantastic Shot of a very well photographed Site. YS & Like 118, cheers scally from glasgow.

selegna59 on February 13, 2014

GENIAL DISPARO!!!!!. LIKE+FV. Cordiales saludos desde Barcelona. Ángeles

Thomas Nikolopoulos on February 13, 2014

Καταπληκτική φωτογραφία ...LIKE!

Antoni F. on February 13, 2014

maravillosa vista, espléndidos colores y luz, lk y estrella

               saludos

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Photo taken in Palea Ethniki Odos Athinon Korinthou, Loutraki Agii Theodori, Greece

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