Corinth Canal

July 25, 1893: Corinth Canal Inaugurated in Greece

July 25, 1893, marks the day of the inauguration of the Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State that changed maritime activity. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects the...

Jaw-Dropping Scenes As Massive Cruise Ship Passes Through Corinth Canal

The largest ship to ever pass through the narrow Corinth Canal in southern Greece amazed both the fortunate passengers on board and spectators along the Canal on Wednesday morning. The MS Braemar cruise ship, belonging to the UK-based Fred. Olsen...

Monk Seal Filmed While Passing Through Corinth Canal (video)

A Mediterranean monk seal was filmed as he swum his way through the Corinth Canal recently. The amazing video shows the seal traveling between the Corinthian Gulf and the Gulf of Argosaronikos. As of 2015, it was estimated that fewer...

Corinth Canal Closed Temporarily After Landslide

The canal on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the mainland of Greece, was closed to large vessels on Thursday afternoon after the rocks on one side of...

A Tale of Greece's Perseverance: The Corinth Canal (Video)

Something that is considered one of the great engineering accomplishments of Greece is the Corinth Canal. The construction of the canal not only changed the shipping world, but it also changed the geography of Greece as it technically turned the...

Turkish Navy Ship Sails Through Corinth Canal (photos, video)

The Turkish navy minesweeper "Anamur" sailed through the Corinth canal on Sunday. Although this is not the first time that a Turkish ship used the canal, local site Korinthostv.gr reports that Anamur crossed without having raised the NATO flag. The vessel...

Corinth Canal to Shut Down for 15 Days Due to Landslide (video)

The Corinth Canal will shut down for about 15 days after heavy rainfall caused a mass landslide, according to the Peloponnese and Ionian Islands Region authority. The Port Authority has banned the passage of ships from the canal. Ships will...

Corinth Canal to become Athletic Center to Boost Sports Tourism

A series of sporting events will take place in the Corinth Canal in the coming weeks, aiming at promoting the region internationally, as a center for sports tourism. After the swimming crossover competition, scheduled for September 24/9, there will be...

Katerina Soldatou Shows that 'Greece Has Soul' with Aerial Dance Above Corinth Canal (video)

Dancer and yoga instructor Katerina Soldatou on Tuesday carried out a breathtaking performance of extreme aerial dance suspended above the Corinth Canal, as part of the "Greece Has Soul" programme. The event was held in order to raise awareness...

Top Ways for Thrill-Seekers to Conquer the Corinth Canal: Swim It, Jump It, Fly It

Since antiquity, rulers considered cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth with the tyrant Periander being the first to propose the undertaking in the 7th century BC. Upon encountering the expense and complexity of the project, it was abandoned. Roman...