Archaeologists investigating a cluster of ancient shipwrecks first discovered in 2018 in the small island…
“We also found a ceramic bull. The body of this hollow bull has two openings: one on the back to fill it with a liquid, likely wine, and one at the nose to drink from. Apparently, they had feasts in the chamber to honour their dead.”
With a new underwater museum where visitors can explore the remains of a 2500-year-old shipwreck, the Alonissos Marine Park is the largest reserve of its kind in the world, a place of unspoilt natural beauty that is home to a fascinating variety of flora, fauna and marine life including the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal.
A team of archaeologists have excavated graves dating back to the 11th century BC. In one of them, a multitude of jewellery was discovered, as well as a special Greek-Illyrian helmet, one of only a few found in the entire world
With a new underwater museum where visitors can explore the remains of a 2500-year-old shipwreck and boasting the largest Marine Park in the World, Greek island of Alonissos adorns the National Geographic ‘Best of the World’ list of destinations for 2021