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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 (193)

adin on February 26, 2014

What an idea to dig a canal right here. ◕‿-. Extra ordinary place!

Nikolai Karaneschev on February 26, 2014

Beautiful shot L+F, best wishes, Nikolai

dziwnowik on February 27, 2014


♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ YSL ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

TICKET TO 11 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

( ticket only for this photo )

Mustafa Aydogan on February 28, 2014

Muhteşem..çok güzel çekim..tebrikler..LİKE..

Ed. Me. Mo. on February 28, 2014

Great shoy, very interesting place, L+Y*, best greetings, Ed.Me.Mo.

Begoña CL on March 2, 2014

Nice composition!


Greetings from Spain!


Leo hoe on March 3, 2014

Very beautiful photo ! !

      LIKE + FAV

           Best wishes, Leo
Genevieve M. on March 3, 2014

Hello Makis, very beautiful shot of this amazing place! Excellent perspective and spectacular colors! ♥ 173 and YS 100. Friendly greetings from Southern France, Gene

zahoor ahmed on March 4, 2014


Heidiho on March 6, 2014

great view of this great destination

Priska Ziswiler on March 6, 2014


ein geniales bild

Aliabadi Javad (Tajm… on March 7, 2014

sehr schönes Foto, bravo

------------LIKE 175

es gefällt mir Aussicht und Farben, alles passt.

mit freundlichen Grüßen aus Austria

saykut on March 7, 2014

This is wonderful. LIKE.Greetings.saykut

Luis O. Boettner on March 8, 2014

Beautiful and impressive picture... great shot and nice angle!

Like 177!

Greetings from Paraguay, Boettner

Luca Salieri on March 8, 2014


Nothing else to say..

Greetings, Luca

Wadders on March 8, 2014

Classic LIKE

birgitju on March 9, 2014

Sehr schöne Perspektive. L+YS Beste Grüße von Birgit

Fab Dub on March 10, 2014

Beautiful place !!


Antonio Aroca on March 11, 2014

Un canal fascinante y una fotografía extraordinaria con estupenda explicación. Buen trabajo. L185+F104. Un cordial saludo.

tatranka7 on March 12, 2014

Very good perspective, amazing light and colors...


Friendly greetings, Tatranka

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

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