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Corinth Channel - New Tourist Attraction

14 March 2012
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The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It is 6.4 kilometers in length and only 21.3 meters wide at its base, the height from its topmost points to the surface of the water is 90 m (295 ft.). The water in the channel is 8 m (26 ft.) deep, making it unpassable for most modern ships.

Corinth Channel |New Tourist Attraction

The idea to build a channel arose since the ancient times. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar all had plans to dig the channel and Nero even started the construction works in 67 A.C. but they were stopped due to the emperor’s death in 69 A.C. The channel was finally constructed only in the late XIX century by French engineers. The Corinth Channel makes it look as a deep canyon. Large cruise ships can pass it only with a towboat.

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