Witnessing Nature’s Mastery: Greece’s ‘Super Narrow’ Canal, a Wonder Worth Exploring

The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The canal separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, turning the peninsula into a real island.Experience the Wonder of Greece's 'Super Narrow' Canal: A Sight to Behold - Special 68

Completed in 1893, the canal was built as a shortcut, saving ship travel time by about 185 nautical miles (340 km). It is known that the Corinth Canal each year serves the travel needs of about 15,000 ships.

Experience the Wonder of Greece's 'Super Narrow' Canal: A Sight to Behold - Special 68

The Corinth Canal has a total length of about 6.4 km, the two sides of the wall are up to 79 m high and quite narrow, in many places only 24 m wide, making it difficult for large ships to pass through. With its impressive surrounding cliffs, the Corinth Canal has become a popular tourist destination in Greece.

Experience the Wonder of Greece's 'Super Narrow' Canal: A Sight to Behold - Special 68

Especially in 2019, a Braemar cruise ship carrying 1200 passengers “dodged” through this canal. The ship is 22.52 m wide, weighs 24,344 tons and is 195.82 m long. It’s also the largest cruise ship ever to sail through the Corinth Canal, according to cruise company Fred Olsen.

Experience the Wonder of Greece's 'Super Narrow' Canal: A Sight to Behold - Special 68

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