In efforts to attract visitors and improve the experience of travelers, the Peloponnese Region has proceeded with the revamp of the area surrounding the Corinth Isthmus and its Tourist Info Center.
Speaking to reporters during an online press event last week, Loutraki Tourism Organization Marketing Manager Vivi Gialou said that during the second half of 2020, the Region conducted large-scale revamp works in the area that included the installation of a platform offering visitors unique views of the Corinth Canal.
In addition, the Peloponnese Region upgraded the Isthmus Tourist Info Center, which now offers high-speed wifi connection for travelers and staff.
Established in 2018, the Center operates according to the latest Covid-19 health protocols and safety measures announced by Greek authorities, in efforts to ensure a safe experience for visitors and staff.
Furthermore, its multilingual staff serves travelers from all over the world that seek for information on the Corinth area and the greater Peloponnese region.
Meanwhile, the Greek Development and Investments Ministry has announced that it will release 9 million euros for studies and upgrade works on the Corinth Canal.
The canal connects the gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic gulf in the Aegean Sea and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.
In January, the canal remained closed to ships due to rockslides. The ministry’s funds will cover a topographical land survey and other studies as well as the work needed to restore the damaged areas, including a biological treatment unit.
Corinth canal, a tourism attraction
The construction of the Corinth Canal was initially proposed in classical times while a failed effort was made to build it in the 1st century AD.
It was constructed in 1893, but, due to its narrowness and navigational problems, the canal failed to achieve the high traffic anticipated by its operators.
Over the years, the Corinth Canal has become a significant tourism attraction. Today, it receives many domestic and international travelers, while it serves small vessels and recreational boats.
The Corinth Canal is located approximately 80km south of the Greek capital. It is easily accessible through the Athens – Corinth National highway.