You Can Dive to Never-before-seen Ancient Shipwrecks in Greece
By Talia Avakian April 09, 2019
Travelers with a love for archeology will soon have an entire new world to explore under Greece’s waters, as some of the country’s most fascinating ancient shipwrecks will open to the public for the first time.
The first of the shipwrecks to open will be the Peristera shipwreck, which dates back to the 5th century B.C. and leaves remains of historic artifacts for divers to admire, including thousands of centuries-old containers believed to have been used to transport wine.
The shipwreck, located roughly 1.5 miles away from Alonissos island on the barren island of Peristera, is believed to have most likely been an Athenian cargo ship that sank to a depth of about 30 meters. It remains today the largest cargo ship of its time to have been found.