An hour plus bus ride to our first stop above the Corinth Canal. Then onto Ancient Corinth before the Canal by boat. The excursion was about 6 hours which was nice - any longer would have been tiresome. The Greece experience is always heavy on history and mythology and we would have enjoyed more information about the canal than about the mythology around what red poppies symbolized.
Since we were on back to back cruises, we stopped at Piraeus twice. One stop we did the Acropolis and The Acropolis museum, which are must do's. On our repeat stop we chose the Ancient Corinth and Canal Cruise, which we greatly enjoyed . They served a nice local lunch on the cruise too. The drive did not seem to take long to get there and our excellent guide pointed out so many interesting things along the way.
In Piraeus, we skipping our usual train trip into Athens and opted for the “PR01 Corinth Canal”. After a couple of hours on the bus, we arrived in Corinth and went out on a bridge to see the canal from above. The bus went down to water level where our group hopped on a private boat to traverse the canal. They provided a surprising nice selection of local Greek food including spanakopita, shrimp, octopus and other snacks, washed down with a small glass of Ouzo.
The first time we sailed through the Canal was at night which was very exciting as lit up and we had a boat guiding us through the Canal. We sailed through a second time during the daylight and enjoyed it just as much.
Awful food on the cruise it had been cooked and was then stone cold. Dragged into a terrible marble and granite shop that was very expensive. Disappointed with the shambles of shops and car yards at the lookout. Why would the guide point out cement works, old factories and docks as points of interest
We have often thought of visiting Corinth and the Canal and having looked up the history was pleased to have the opportunity of experiencing the four mile transit and seeing it for ourselves.
I wouldn't want to cruise the Canal without also visiting Corinth
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