Corinth Canal, Greece

The Corinth Canal separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. A canal between the Aegean and Ionian Seas had been considered since 67 AD, but a canal was not completed until the 19C. We transited the canal from west to east one morning in May. Traffic is restricted to one direction only and pilot boats give specific instructions for when to enter the canal and what boat to follow. Steady hands on the wheel are needed to drive straight between the tall cliffs that rise up from sea level and tower over the boats transiting the canal.

Entering Corinth
Entering Corinth Canal from the West

First Bridge
Approaching the First Bridge

Looking Back
Looking Back Towards the Entrance

Narrow Cliffs
Narrow Cliffs

Careful Steering
Careful Steering

Passing Bridges
Passing Bridges

Exit
Approaching the Exit from the Canal

Eastern Entrance
Ship Leaving the Eastern Entrance

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