Sunday, September 15, 2013

THe Corinth Canal.

Transiting the canal. The Corinth canal is one of the most expensive canals to transit per mile. However it is the quickest  route from the central Aegean to the Ionion sea. The Peloponnese ( the southern part of Greece) is actually an island as the canal cuts it off from the rest of Greece.  
The canal is 2.3 mile long and 81 feet wide, and is cut through limestone mountains rising 250 feet above sea level. traffic is only allowed to go in one direction at a time. If you get there at the wrong time you could be waiting for several hours. We were lucky and only had to wait for about 1/2 hour.
Joanne navigating the "Corinth" canal
Docked at the entrance of the canal getting our passage papers. 
The Corinth administration office. 

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