Gulf of Corinth

The Gulf of Corinth (Greek Κορινθιακός Κόλπος, Korinthiakos Kólpos ) is an elongated bay of the Ionian Sea between Roumelien ( Central Greece ) in the north and the Peloponnese in the south. It is bordered to the east by the Isthmus of Corinth and to the west by the Strait of Rio - Antirrio ( Στενό Ρίου - Αντίρριου ), which is bridged by the Rio Antirrio bridge since 2004. It is named after the important port and trading city of Corinth. Its length is 127 km, its width from 8.4 to 32 km and its depth to 910 meters.


The Gulf of Corinth was formed by the westwärtige displacement of the Anatolian plate relative to the Eurasian plate, both moving at 10 mm per year against each other. This results in this area is relatively common to earthquakes.