The Gulf of Corinth connects the Ionian Sea off the west coast of Greece with the Aegean Sea. This natural waterway is framed on both sides by high mountains. At times it is as smooth as glass and at other times wild and swept by storms. The Isthmus of Corinth between the mainland and the Peloponnese, through which the 6.3 km / 4 mi. long Corinth Canal has stretched since 1893, is legendary. If you have the opportunity to pass through the famous canal by boat, you are guaranteed multiple goose-bump moments.
In and around the Gulf of Corinth, you will also find many ancient archaeological sites. For instance the ancient city of Corinth with its heavily fortified hill of Acrocorinth, which is visible from afar. Corinth is also the gateway to the Peloponnese. From here you can reach numerous other fantastic sights in a short time. Be it the wine country around Nemea, the medieval city of Nafplio, or the ‘Golden Mycenae’. Furthermore, on the mainland side of the Gulf of Corinth you can either visit the beautiful, densely forested Perachora Peninsula or the ancient site of Delphi.
The picturesque coastal towns of Galaxidi and Nafpaktos are also well worth a visit. Not a stone’s throw from Nafpaktos you will find another miracle of technology: the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, which connects the Greek mainland with the Peloponnese close to the port city of Patras.
All this makes the Gulf of Corinth a worthwhile travel destination all year round. However, it is particularly enticing in winter due to its close proximity to some of the best ski resorts in Greece. If cooler temperatures are no reason for you to hide away and hibernate inside, then the Gulf of Corinth offers you the perfect conditions for a wide range of outdoor activities, even in the low season.