Corinth Canal, Greece:
The first stop on my trip to the eastern Peloponnese was at the Corinth Canal, approximately 70 km west of Athens.
With a length of 6.4 km and a basal width of only 21.4 m, the Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. Although first construction attempts already date back to the 1st century AD, it was completed only in 1893. Due to its narrowness, the canal is not used by cargo ships anymore – nonetheless, it’s still an impressive site to see.
From the Corinth Canal, the bus took me south to the famous archaeological site of Epidaurus – check out my coming post!