Corinth Canal is located in Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean cruising region). It connects Gulf of Corinth with Saronic Gulf. The canal cuts through narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates Peloponnese from Greece's mainland. This way it effectively makes the former peninsula an island. The canal's builders dug it through Isthmus at sea level as no locks are employed.
An effort was made to build the canal in the 1st century AD. In 1881 its construction finally started, but was hampered by financial and geological problems that bankrupted the original builders. The Corinth Canal was completed in 1893. However, due to its narrowness, navigational problems and closures to repair landslides from its steep walls, the canal failed to attract the shipping traffic expected by its operators. It is currently used mainly for tourist traffic, including small-sized cruise ships.
Highlights: Dramatic high walled passage
Corinth Canal cruise terminal
Corinth Canal's length is 6,4 km (4 ml) and its width is just 21,4 m (70 ft) at its base. This makes passing impossible for most contemporary cargo and cruise ships. Today the canal has little economic importance.
Next photo shows Celestyal Nefeli cruise ship passing through the Corinth Canal.
The Corinth Canal cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Corinth Canal, Greece.
If you lose the Corinth Canal location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Corinth Canal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Corinth Canal, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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26 April, 2017