" Prefecture of Corinth and Corinth Canal" Prefecture of Corinth Favorite Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
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Favorite thing: Corinthia is one of the 51 prefectures of Greece and one of the 14 where I have been. I passed by Corinthia along the Greek National Road 8A on my way from Athens to Isthmus and further from Ishtmus to Epidaurus (Argolida).
Corinthia is the area around the city of Corinth. Presently it is a prefecture of Greece part of the periphery of Peloponnese. It is the third-most populated prefecture on the Peloponnese peninsula and the largest in the region. The Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the northern Mediterranean and the Aegean is about 4 km east of Corinth cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth. To the west of the isthmus lies the Gulf of Corinth to the east lies the Saronic Gulf.
The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The canal is 6.3 kilometer in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.
The Corinth Canal is considered a great technical achievement for its time. It saves the 400 kilometers long journey around the Peloponnesus for smaller ships, but since it is only 21 meters wide. The depth of the canal is 8 meters at low water.