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Gulf of Corinth

Gulf of Lepanto.

Shipping routes between the Greek commercial port Pireus to western Mediterranean and hemisphere ports pass along this gulf. A further crossing in the form of ferry links Aigio and Agios Nikolaos, towards the western part of the gulf.


The gulf was created by the expansion of a tectonic rift due to the westward movement of the Anatolian Plate, and expands by 10 mm (0.39 in) per year. The surrounding faults can produce earthquakes up to magnitude 6.8, though they are relatively uncommon.


Cetaceans such as fin whales or dolphins are known to come into the Corinthian gulf occasionally.

Gulfs and bays



Cities and towns

The cities and towns that lie next to the gulf are:




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