Isthmus – Canal
The Isthmus is a narrow piece of land that connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese. The Corinth Canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf. The canal has a length of 6.346 m, a width of 24,6m at sea level, 3 m at the bottom of the sea, while the depth varies from 7,50 till 8 m. The total volume of soil that was extracted to construct reached 12 million cubic meters.
Today, Corinth Canal is the heart of international marine transportation and serves around 12,000 ships a year, of all nationalities. Today there are currently operating at the Canal two submersible bridges. One in Posidonia and one in Isthmia, which help communication between the mainland and Peloponnese, and every year the most celebrated canal of Greece is navigated by 15,000 ships, of 50 different nationalities, making it currently the unquestionable sea “umbilical cord” between Western and Eastern Mediterranean.