An amazing canal with great views from top. A must visit for anyone driving to the Peloponnese peninsula.
Connecting the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf, the canal is an amazing piece of engineering. It's a four mile long channel cut deep into the surrounding rock. The sides are very steep and there is a great view from the bridge above. Apart from the canal, there isn't much reason to come to this part of Corinth - there's a rather tacky coffee shop selling Greek souvenirs near where the coaches park but nothing else. Worth coming to see the canal though.
We took a trip with a small group in a small bus to visit Corinth but the highlight was the Corinth Canal on the way. Imagine standing on a bridge across the canal looking down a vertical channel high above the water. The view was breathe-taking. The canal wall was well cut out of rocks probably sandstones - a geologist delight. It was explained that the Romans built this Canal which helped developed the area surrounding Corinth. We were completely surprised by this site.
The canal stretches out before you and well below you as you stand and gaze at it from the bridge. Some bungee jump while others just stare in wonder as we did. There are some coffee and gift shops nearby that offer a bit of a break and rest rooms.
Worth a quick stop on your way to ancient Corinth. The steep walls are impressive indeed, but even more so when you see it in relation to a ship!
I walked over part of the bridge in the rain and took a few photos. Would probably have looked better if the weather was nicer. I recommend stopping by on the way through the region.
The Corinth Canal was built in 1888 to connect the Sea of Corinth to the Aegean Sea. Interesting since it was done by hand without the help of modern machines.
If you have a fear of heights, don't venture to the centre. It's a pretty impressive manmade structure but nothing much to gawk at. The railings were rusty and there is nothing too pretty for photos.
You have to be there to see for yourself. The canal is narrow but ships still use it for transit. Definitely a visit if you want to try bungee jumping but make sure you reach 4 in the evening
We have passed through Athens three times while cruising and have found it hard to find something to do as we did Athens years ago and did the usual tourist things and did not want to do again. We browsed Trip Advisor and found the Corinth Canal and we were so glad that we did. A little treasure and a bit of history. Did not even know it existed.So glad we looked it up on your website.