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“Amazing feat - amazing history!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal
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Ancient Corinth and Daphni Monastery Half-Day Tour from Athens
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Corinth
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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“Amazing feat - amazing history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

As you stand on the bridge to look down on this site, you'll get an idea of the terrific effort that had to go into the construction. Than, in and of itself, is amazing. However, I knew that in ancient times, this was the area where shups were pulled across the isthmus between the Aegean and Ionean Seas. This brought tremendous wealth to the area since it saved hundreds of miles of treacherous sea voyage for the ship owners. What I didn't know, until our guide told us, was that the area that is now the canal was then a "trough", of sorts. A giant cart was pulled into the sea, then the ships were pulled onto the cart, then the cart was towed along the trough! Very ingenious!

Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Quick pit stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Corinth canal is easy to get to and so cool! It's easy to miss but a friend already knew about the canal and convinced us to stop by since we were close by. It only takes a matters of minutes to take it all in so it can be a really quick stop if you don't have much time. There's a bridge you can walk over to look out at the canal. For anyone afraid of heights - don't look down! It can be a bit nerve-wracking, that's for sure.

Visited April 2012
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Messini, Greece
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“A Man-Made Wonder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is so easy to miss or disregard BUT I highly recommend that you take the time to stop and view this masterpiece. It gives you a good perspective of how high the land and if you are lucky to see a ship pass through well,,,,that was worth the photo shoot.

Visited November 2012
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Fombell, Pennsylvania
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“Worth Seeing Canal if in the vicinity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stopped alongside a road to walk to a bridge to see the Canal which is very narrow with steep walls on both sides. Can view Canal from both sides of bridge.

Visited November 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Perfect place for a quick stop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

For me it was the perfect place for quick stop and have a coffee in nearby shop. Good idea to relax a bit before long trip to Olimpia for e.g.
The Corinth Canal is itself stunning - hard not seen it even from the distance. The water (even there!) is so blue, and connected with sunny weather gives you incredible moment to experience.
While standing on the special bridge made for tourists you can start wondering how they build the whole canal... very interesting, really!
No entrance fee.

Tip: there's local bus KTEL bus station located nearbly, so you can swich the bus and go to Athens or any other direction of your choice. Enjoy!

Visited October 2012
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