PELOPONISSOS – Corinthos Canal

The Corinth Canal links the Gulf of Corinth in the northwest with the Saronic Gulf in the southeast. The canal is 6,3 kilometers long and has a water depth of 8 meter. Its width varies from a minimum of 21 meter at the bottom to 82 25 meter maximum at the water’s surface.In the modern era, the first who thought seriously to carry out the project was Capodistrias, first governor of Greece after the liberation from the Ottoman Turks. But the budget, estimated at 40 million French francs, was too much for the Greek state. Finally, in 1869, the Parliament authorized the Government to grant a private company the privilege to construct the Canal of Corinth. Work began on Mar 29, 1882, but Tyrr’s capital of 30 million francs proved to be insufficient. The work was restarted in 1890, by a new Greek company, with a capital of 5 million francs. The job was finally completed and regular use of the Canal started on Oct 28, 1893.

Release Dates

2004, 2008


  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 2
  • Coin Alloy Color: pale gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: PELOPONISSOS, Greece