Hotel Apollon Corinth
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... start and on the way to breakfast noticed again that there’s always maintenance going on around the ship; for instance we’d seen the polar bears which decorate the poolside being sanded down and they were looking a bit moth-eaten, then when we went past this morning they’d had a brilliant coat of white paint and were shining like a beacon!
Seven of our group lined up in the theatre for our trip to ancient Corinth and also to ...
... 4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. At 8:30am the two pilots that were to guide us through the Corinth Canal came on board the ship. The tug boat was attached to the front of the ship and at about 9am we were to start our two hour journey through the canal. Unfortunately at 9am a storm ...
... into tourism. Our bus was brand new.
On the way to Corinth we snaked our way around the beautiful bays, Corinth Bay and the Saronic Bay, the seas surrounding these bays are the Ionian Sea, to the Northwest and the Adriatic to the South.
They seemed to have a really good road system too, quite new. At the toll gates there were around 8 lanes each way!!!!!! It didn't take long to arrive at the Corinth Canal. We all piled off ...
... and reloaded. This proved to be an extremely profitable venture for the Corinthians. They became extremely wealthy. Their products became very famous for their quality. Even today the adjective "corinthian" is sometimes used to denote superior quality. In the 1st century, Nero brought engineers and 6000 slaves to work on digging a canal. They worked on it for 3 years. Nero became convinced that the Gods were against the project, so he stopped it. ...
The day began with the biggest buffet breakfast I have ever seen. Not that this blog will be all about food !
When all of the 42 (yes that's right 42!!!) people were all on board the bus, off we headed by 8am. We headed down the coast towards our destination of Corinth, along a Greek 'Great Ocean Road' towards a penninsula that separates two seas.
Out first stop was at the Corinth Canal, which is an amazing feat of engineering that aimed to save ships from a long ...
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