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We leave the ship on a tender, with a short,calm ride to the shore. Our bus, no pretentious coaches in Greece, take us the Corinth Canal. This canal, built between 1881 & 1893 is 4 miles long, cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
It seems that every tourist in the area is visiting at the same time. Boats still use the canal, but being only 70 feet wide, the cruise ships and cargo boats still have the go around ...
... Dinner was served on little tables on the grass, nestled between olive trees, overlooking the acres of olive plantations. We were speechless. A wedding present from Jenny and Uwe that was enjoyed and will be remembered. The location was in Olympia. A must see spot when visiting Greece and we have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity. Olympia, the home of the Olympic Games, the most famous games in history.They began in 776 BC and were held here until 393 ...
... Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. The canal was mooted in classical times and an abortive effort was made to build it in the 1st century AD. Construction finally got underway in 1881 but was hampered by ...
... palace and the all important Grave Circle A where Schliemann found the famous gold treasures in the shaft graves.
Besides shaft graves, there are also a number of well preserved Tholos tombs, shaped like a beehive. (After the 15th century BC, the Myceneans moved on from shaft graves to this new form of burial). The best preserved of these, named the Treasury of Atreus, or tomb of Agamemnon is just outside the main archeological area. It has a ...
One surfer was battling with the stormy sea as I took shelter in a cafe, but I could see that in calmer weather this area would be very attractive.
After coffee, I walked away from the sea and saw wonderful modern architecture, something I have always admired in Corinth.
Eventually I headed back to my hotel as the storm gathered and the wind became too strong for me to want to stay outside.