Last update: May 6th, 2021 at 11:00 am
The photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station and illustrates how the canal divides mainland Greece and the Peloponnese Peninsula.
The Corinth Canal was actually originally designed 2,600 years ago by Periander, the then-ruler of Corinth, as a way of connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Aegean Sea. But it wasn’t until 1893 that construction of the 4-mile long canal finally commenced.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory