Are you an avid diver? The Archaeological News Network reports that the Central Archaeological Council of Greece has approved a study regarding the possibility of allowing visitations to four shipwrecks near the Sporades and Western Pagasetic Gulf. This development aims to promote diving tourism and take advantage of Greece’s underwater treasures.
According to the study, the four archaeological sites are:
|The shipwreck near Peristera Island (Alonissos) [Credit: Ethnos]|
- The shipwreck near Peristera Island (Alonissos), which has been dated to the 5th century BC and features two layers of amphorae.
- The plundered Byzantine-era shipwreck near Kikynthos, which has been dated between the 9th and 13th century AD thanks to ceramics.
- The Byzantine-era shipwreck near the Akra Glaros area, where another shipwreck may also be hidden.
- The shipwreck near Tilegrafos, which dates back to 4th century AD.