The Corinth Canal 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 Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships.
“The canal was initially proposed in classical times BUT WAS COMPLETED ONLY IN 1893! “
We will take you to visit the Corinthian Canal, and the Ancient city of Corinth. Back in the ancient times Corinth was amongst the wealthiest cities. The ruins of this once splendid city lie high up on a hill above the modern city, overlooking both the Corinth and the Saronicos Gulfs. In fact, ancient Corinth owed it’s wealth and it’s power to advantageous position being between two harbors: Lechaion in the Corinthian Gulf and Kechreae on the Saronic Gulf. You will see the Temple of Apollo (6th C.B.C) , the fountain of Pirene, the Market place, Theater, the Odeum.Will also visit the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked to Ephesus.
More than a taxi tour
Our licensed tourist guide Vicky will enter with you to all monuments and explain everything concerning the monument or the musuem findings you see. Vicky has a degree in Archaeology from the University of Athens and she’s been working as a guide for 35 years now. She speaks English, French and Italian.
Places you will see:
- Corinthian Canal
- Ancient city of Corinth
- Temple Apollo
- Ancient port of Kechreai