Parthenon of Shipwrecks: Greece’s First Underwater Museum Opens Aug. 3

Greece has established its first underwater museum, a trove of fifth-century BC amphorae labelled the “Parthenon of shipwrecks”, off the coast of Alonissos island in the western Aegean.

The site will be open to tours by certified amateur divers from August 3 to October 2, while those who can’t dive can follow a virtual reality tour at an information centre on Alonissos.

“This wreck lies at 21-28 metres depth near the shores of the Peristera islet and contains 3,000 to 4,000 amphorae,” Maria Agalou, president of the municipal council of Alonissos, told Skai TV.

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