The Corinth Canal will reopen on May 1, just ahead of the summer season after months of maintenance and repair works, especially against persistent landslides.

The canal, a 19th century project to link the Saronic Gulf with the mostly enclosed Gulf of Corinth and thus achieve a faster route from the Aegean to the Ionian Sea, will facilitate smoother passage for mid-sized craft until early October. However, it will close again at that time to complete crucial renovations.

In a bid to streamline user experience, the managing company has introduced an upgraded electronic transaction system to pay for transit. Customers can now schedule sail times, estimate toll charges, and make payments using the Pay By Link platform. The upgrade promises to simplify the canal’s operation, offering users greater convenience and efficiency.