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Ancient Greek wreck now open to divers! - video

Since Monday, August 3, the ancient Greek wreck of the Perister is accessible to diving tourists visiting Greece. As announced, the Greek authorities have decided to open the country’s first underwater museum located on the Perister wreck. Officials have also announced that they plan to continue systematically making more archaeological treasures. Most of them have
Published: August 5, 2020 - 12:35
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 20:37
Ancient Greek wreck now open to divers! – video

Since Monday, August 3, the ancient Greek wreck of the Perister is accessible to diving tourists visiting Greece.

As announced, the Greek authorities have decided to open the country’s first underwater museum located on the Perister wreck. Officials have also announced that they plan to continue systematically making more archaeological treasures. Most of them have so far been under strict control and a complete ban on diving.

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Divers wishing to experience the immersion of an ancient Greek wreck will be under the constant care and supervision of a guide from a local diving centre, but it is still a chance to a wonderful experience and unforgettable holiday adventure.

Ancient Greek wreck of the Perister divers24.co.uk
Diver photographing amphorae on the Perister wreck photo youtube

Interestingly, the site of the Perister wreck has also been covered by underwater monitoring and the safety of the ancient vessel will also be watched over by the watchful eye of many cameras. However, the adoption of such security measures should not come as a surprise, after all, we are talking about a vessel called the Acropolis among wrecks.

The ancient Greek wreck of the Perister, is the remains of a merchant ship dating back to 495 BC. Archaeologists discovered the wreck near the western coast of the island of Peristeri in 1985, thanks to the indication of one of the local fishermen. The remains of the ancient trading vessel are located at a depth of about 30 metres. In addition, the awe-inspiring cargo of the barge in the form of about 4,000 amphorae also rests on the seabed!

The Greeks regard the openly the underwater museum on the wreck of the Perister, as a classic example of a pilot project. If everything goes according to plan, then in the near future divers can count on other great wrecks being made available to them. And these, as we know, in Greek waters there is no shortage.

Both the underwater museum and the whole region are located in the protected area of the Alonissos Marine National Park – Northern Sporades. However, the mysterious world hidden at the bottom of the sea is accessible not only to diving enthusiasts, but also to all visitors to Alonissos. And that without having to enter the water!

Photo: Alonissos Triton Dive Centre

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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