Greece's underwater museum in Alonissos

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Make sure you check out Greece's underwater archeological museum in Alonissos

Alonissos is listed as one of the top sustainable destinations

The shipwreck is now open to recreational divers who will have the opportunity to explore it under the guidance of experienced divers.

The Museum operated in pilot mode until October 2020 and is now open to everyone during the summer season. For more information on the diving centers that organize visits to the shipwreck site, please visit our Contact page.

Greece underwater archeological museum in Alonissos

The underwater museum is located very close to the shores of the uninhabited island of Peristera and a stone's throw from the east coast of Alonissos.

The famous shipwreck, which is considered one of the most important in classical antiquity due to the large number of intact finds, was discovered in 1985 by a fisherman from Alonissos, near the western rocky coastline of Peristera, at a depth of 28 meters.

It was a large merchant ship of that time, probably an Athenian vessel, which is estimated to have run into very stormy weather and sank there around 425 BC. The ship seems to have been loaded with thousands of wine amphorae from Peparithos (today's Skopelos) and Mendi (the ancient city of Halkidiki), two areas well known in antiquity for their excellent wine.

Visitors are also able to stay on land and access the wonderful and mysterious world of the seabed, through a virtual 'diving' tour using XR technologies.

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