Corinth Canal Cruise

5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | A T H - 2 4 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Travel past the rocky coves of the Saronic Gulf to Isthmia where you board a motorlaunch for a transit of the Corinth Canal. This 19th-century engineering marvel cuts through sheer rock, dividing the narrow causeway that links the Peloponnesus with the Greek mainland. Carved into a massive rock, the 76-foot wide and 26-foot deep canal dramatically separates the Peloponnese from the rest of mainland Greece. Before the Corinth Canal was constructed, ships had to sail all the way around the Peloponnese, adding 185 nautical miles and several extra days to the journey. A fantastic photo opportunity can be had 200 feet above water, from the center of the bridge that spans its banks. Then embark a motorlaunch in Isthmia for an exciting 45 minute cruise through the canal which dramatically separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese thus creating the largest man-made island in Europe.

Special Notes:

This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Piraeus (Athens).

The drive from Piraeus to Corinth is approximately 1 1/4 hours each way.

There are a few steps involved when boarding the Canal Transit boats. Passengers with limited mobility should take this into consideration before booking this tour. Depending on the traffic waiting to cross the canal you may experience a longer than usual wait and the transit may be done twice.

This tour may not operate on all Tuesdays due to maintenance in the Canal.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and drive to the Corinth Canal viewpoint for a photo stop

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 01:20
  • Time at site: 00:30
  • Walking distance: 54
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Drive to Isthmia to board boat and sail across the Canal

  • Transport type: Motor Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Time at site: 01:20
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Walking distance: 21
  • Steps: 4
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No

Return to pier

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 01:35