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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Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on February 14, 2014

Fantastic view , great shot !

LIKE

YS

My friendly greetungs,Natuska

Πολυ ομορφη φωτο ,με θερμα χρωματα !!! Α+Α

AdanaMi. on February 14, 2014

Impressive place, nice sunset light, L+F.

Friendly greetings, Ad.

barbarosakpinar on February 14, 2014

Nice photo . Greetings , Barbaros

rysnal on February 14, 2014

Bardzo ładne zdjęcie. Ryszard

Ronny1 on February 15, 2014

Wonderful view! F+L

Konjuh 108 on February 15, 2014

Nice. Like
All the best, Slavko

Maurice MAZELLIER on February 15, 2014

Fantastique..Prise.** - Bravo

Frederic Driguet on February 15, 2014

Tres belle symetrie ! . like.

Marcos ACF on February 15, 2014

Wonderful place. makis-GREECE ® . Thanks for joining and allow your picture in my group and I waiting if you want to send more, I am new here and really cool people to share photos around the world, greetings from Brazil and great weekend. Marcos ACF. L + F

Marinella Rusmini on February 16, 2014

Stupenda! Like e favorita. Tanti saluti da Milano alla Grecia, Marinella

k. -pictures on February 16, 2014

L I K E ! ! !

Greetings from Germany | Grüße aus Hessen


k. -pictures

Bogdan Var on February 16, 2014

Nice photo LIKE FAVORITE

Carlos Ferreira on February 16, 2014

Bela fotografia, linda galeria, like, agradeço a gentileza de sua visita, cumprimentos de Curitiba, Brasil

John J Slovinec, Sr on February 17, 2014

A wonderful photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like * Greetings, John

Eliseo.mc on February 17, 2014

Makis: bonita imagen del canal de Corinto.

LIKE 138.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Zdenek Schwarz on February 17, 2014

Vzpomínám na toto senzační místo...děkuji za připomínku!!!!
LIKE + FAV---zdraví Zdenek

Zygmunt Borowski on February 18, 2014

Great place - nice composition of photo. like

Friendly greetings from Zygmunt

renache on February 18, 2014

Πολύ όμορφη εικόνα! Like & YS! Ευχαριστώ πολύ για την επίσκεψη και τα καλά σου λόγια!

Best regards!

Sebastian Hoeher on February 18, 2014

Impressive 81/142

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

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