Piraeus (Athens), Greece
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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
Depart the pier and drive to the famous four-mile-long and 70-foot-wide Corinth Canal. It has sloping sides that are 170 feet tall, and it is 26 feet deep. The canal was built to replace an earlier and rather unique method of connecting two seas -- it consisted of a wooden "road" with special grooves greased throughout with animal fat, and ships were simply dragged from one end to the other. The Roman Emperor Nero made the first serious attempt to build a canal, but it was never completed due to Nero's death a year after the planning of the project. The present-day canal was built from 1881 to 1893, and the engineers closely followed the designs made by Nero's engineers.
Board the Canal Vista boat for a ride through the canal and listen to the interesting narrative on the history and infrastructure of the canal, whose origins date back to 600 BC. Refreshments are served during the canal crossing.
Tour does not operate on Tuesdays.