Corinth Canal Crossing

  • Port

    Piraeus (Athens), Greece

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

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 the 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 will be offered before you return to the pier onboard during the Canal crossing.

Notes:

Tour does not operate on Tuesdays.