Map of the Corinth Canal and Information Page

The Corinth Canal

Similar to the Panama Canal but on a much smaller scale, the Corinth Canal between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf saves sea-going vessels immense amounts of time as it provides a much shorter nautical route to the west from Athens and the port of Piraeus, the largest and most important port in Greece. 

Completed in 1893, this canal effectively makes thePeloponnese Peninsula an island.