Corinth Canal

Passing through the Corinth Canal was spectacular. It is a short canal, only 3.2 miles long and quite narrow with high vertical walls on each side. Apparently it is the one of the most expensive canals per mile in the world. It cost us 200 euros!!

There was no wind today so once we left the canal we motored all the way to a little bay and town called Galixidhi. It sounds like a town from an Asterix cartoon. It is beautiful with a cathedral and an old town and centuries ago it used to be a prosperous port until it was conquered by the Turks. Today it only offers shelter to a few yachts and it is no longer used as a commercial port.

We saw a large group of dolphins on the way here which was very exciting but they didn’t come over to play despite the boys tapping the side of the hull to call them over…

entrance to the Corinth Canal

entrance to the Corinth Canal


inside the Corinth Canal

inside the Corinth Canal


Dolphins!

Dolphins!


Galixidhi

Galixidhi


Playtime

Playtime

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Corinth Canal

3 thoughts on “Corinth Canal

  1. I sit here in Virginia, beside a lake in unseasonable rain and marvel at the Corinth Canal. I finally feel able to post as I am on holidays too, albeit briefly, by your high standards. The photos are great and everyone looks so happy and healthy. So my burning question is why did you rename the boat, what was the old name and what is the significance of the new name?

    • Hi Patricia! Lovely to hear from you! We are having a great time so far! The old name (spirit of nina) meant something to the previous owner and we were actually asked to change it. We chose Rehua because it sounds nice, is unique and means something in the pacific ( it is the god of the stars with healing powers, full explanation in link Rehua on our blog)… Enjoy your hols and keep in touch! Audrie

  2. Hello, de Corinth canal doet me denken aan de sluis van Bollène waar we met de boot in waren, het was 37m hoog. Indrukwekkend.

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