Greece’s Corinth Canal to reopen for the summer


The Corinth Canal in Greece will be available for navigation until September 30, 2023, as announced by the Corinth Canal Company.

As noted in the announcement, from October 1 the ongoing restoration work on the Canal will enter the final stages and it is estimated that in February 2024, the Canal will return to normal 24-hour operation.

In addition, from June 1 onwards, the new electronic services of the Canal will be available on the company’s official website, where the calculation of tolls and paying with credit or debit card through the secure Pay By Link system, will be possible.

The Corinth Canal.

The Corinth Canal has been undergoing a 32-million-euro restoration which consists of two stages. The first comprised of cleaning the canal and working to relieve the slopes, and the second involved stabilising the slopes’ bases.

The Corinth Canal separates the mainland of Greece from the Peloponnese Peninsula. Specifically, the Canal links the Gulf of Corinth of the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea.

Technically, the Corinth Canal makes the Peloponnese an island, but since it’s so narrow, most experts still refer to it as a peninsula.




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