The famous Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. Aside from a few modest sized cruise ships, the Corinth Canal is unserviceable to most modern ships.
Afterwards, we continue to the small village of Ancient Corinth where we’ll visit the archaeological site, with the unique monolithic Temple of Apollo (one of the oldest in Greece, 585 B.C.) the Bema where St. Paul preached and the Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Afterwards we can have a relaxing stroll in the pedestrian part of the town, stop to enjoy a cup of coffee or do some shopping.
The Corinth Canal is 6300 meters long, 24 meters wide, 8 meters deep, and at some points reaches a height of 80 meters. You can pass through the canal in about 30 minutes with our ships, and admire the geological formations from millions of years of geological history. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you sail through this famous canal. Along the way, your guide will tell you interesting facts about the way it was built. Afterwards, you’ll take the bus to the bridge of the canal for a photo-stop, before heading back to your ship.