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Sunken city in Greece?

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by jlkk, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. jlkk

    jlkk Garibaldi

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    I read a while back that there are dive sites in Greece that are ancient cities that are now submerged underwater.

    Has anyone heard of these places? I've done some research and found Eloudra on Crete, but it doesn't sound like there's much to see there. Are there other sites, perhaps in the Cyclades?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. miketsp

    miketsp Solo Diver

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    Some comments on diving in Greece taken from:
    http://www.bsactravelclub.co.uk/news/news.shtml

    The Greek Islands and mainland boast not only 16,000 kilometers of coastline, but also underwater treasures that to date have been in many cases off-limits for scuba diving.
    The majority of this coastline is not open for diving.
    The prime reason for the rules is to protect ancient Greek shipwrecks thought to be over 1,000 in number.
    The problem is that there are so many antiquities – more than 1,000 ancient shipwrecks were recently mapped in Greek seas alone – that the ministry of culture's underwater archaeological department is reluctant to open the seas.
     
  3. augk

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    I have been told from members of my family that the islands of kalymnos and telendos were once connected, and that between the two is a sunken village.
    The section of island in sunk durring a large earthquake.
    The two are close enough that a very good swimmer can cross the channel between the two islands.

    Having been there I know that when viewing the geography it appears that the two were once connected.

    http://members1.chello.nl/~a.degeest/index-kalymnos/index.html

    http://www.telendos.com/history.htm
     
  4. String

    String Master Instructor

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    There probably are sunken ruins but you will definately not be able to dive any of them.

    Greece doesnt even allow wreck or night diving for the same reasons.
     
  5. dvr66gr

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    You can snorkel on the sunken city of Elounda it is not so bad as you think.I have personally snorkel on 2 cities, one very old in Pavlopetri, another not so old but in better condition in Plytra both in Peloponnese.There is another one in Methoni close to the camping again South Peloponnese.I have also been snorkelling on ruins at Alizea and Kryonerii (Peloponnese) and in ancient Kefalos, island of Kos Dodekanesse.
    I dove the sunken city at Stavros, Ithaki (The town of Ulysses?) which is impressive but it is an archealogical site and you are not allowed to dive...
    The city in Kalymnos must be deep but I have heard that there is a sunken city at the island of Karpathos (Aegean) in less deep water.Other cities are in Alonnisos (Kyra Panagia island), a roman villa at Epidavros and many many others.There are also many sunken ports all around Greece
     
  6. String

    String Master Instructor

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    Snorkelling just frustrates me, looking from "afar" with a bottom time measured in seconds until you have to surface. I used to enjoy snokelling before i learned how to dive !
     

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