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Corinth Canal reopens to marine traffic on July 4 for three months

The Corinth Canal will temporarily reopen for three months on Monday, July 4,  2022, to accommodate summer maritime traffic. It will close in the winter months for restoration works and will open again for 4 summer months in 2023 and close again for the completion of the works.

The project to restore the Corinth Canal after the landslides in winter 2020 and 2021 “are expected to conclude in 2023”, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday.

The PM inspected the progress of restoration works with a crossing of the canal on Friday.

“There has been no substantial intervention at Corinth Canal over the last 130 years,” Mitsotakis said.

At a budget of 32 million euros the restoration project is being carried out in two stages; first was the slope relief work and the cleaning of the canal by July this year, and the second stage of harbor work to stabilize the base of the slopes, starting in autumn 2022.

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