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Good Morning after a short break :)

Today the first photo from my trip to Greece.

The Corinth Canal is a waterway that crosses the narrow isthmus of Corinth to link the Aegean Sea (Saronic Gulf) with the Ionian Sea (Gulf of Corinth). The canal separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, turning it into an island and saves the 700-kilometre journey around the Peloponnese. It was completed in 1893.

The canal was built in a difficult geological area and has a width of only 21.4 meters at its base (24.6 metres at the top).
It can accommodate ships only of a width up to 17.6 metres.

The rock walls, 90 metres above sea level, are at a near-vertical 80° angle.
Around 12,000 smaller vessels pass per year the canal, its narrowness and depth make the canal very attractive for tourists.

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