Izismile.com » Lifestyle » Travel » Great Pictures of Corinth Channel (11 pics)

Great Pictures of Corinth Channel (11 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel   10 Mar 2012   / 18175 views

Corinth Channel is a unique place where you can observe both the Aegean and the Ionian seas.

 

The idea to build a channel existed since the ancient times. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Caligula all had plans to dig the channel and Nero even started the construction works in 67 A.C. but they interrupted by the emperor’s death in 69 A.C.

So the channel was constructed only in the late XIX century by French engineers when the government of Greece commissioned the works.

Apart from creating a transport shortcut, the Corinth Channel also became a local landmark attracting tourists from all over the world.

The channel is 6343 m (20,810 ft.) long, its width ranges from 25 to 21 m (82 to 69 ft.) and the height from its topmost points to the surface of the water is 90 m (295 ft.). The water in the channel is 8 m (26 ft.) deep.

The proportions of the Corinth Channel make it look as a deep canyon. Large cruise ships can pass it only with a towboat.







Loading...
Loading...
Loading...




Comments (4):

0
1.
Enter your name 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thanks for the info and the great pics.
       
0
2.
orendadude 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Water at one end, water at the other end, connected by water...WOW
I have no problem with God,
It's his fan club I can't stand!!
       
0
3.
Arturchik 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Nice.
       
0
4.
ptpie 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
close
ptpie
       














Archives

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008