Athens permits diving at three websites with archaeological finds | EUROtoday

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As of: February 29, 2024 7:15 p.m

Countless wrecks with artifacts from historical instances lie on the backside of the ocean within the Aegean. For worry of theft, solely specialists have been beforehand allowed to go to the websites – now beginner divers will likely be allowed to go to at three locations.

Three locations off the Greek coast are to be made accessible to holidaymakers the place sunken ships from historical instances lie on the backside of the ocean. As the Greek Ministry of Culture introduced, beginner divers are actually additionally allowed to go to the websites.

Licensed crews from native boats are imagined to take these to the wrecks and observe them in the course of the dive. The ships with artifacts from antiquity and the Roman and Byzantine durations lie within the gulf off the central Greek metropolis of Volos (Pagasitic Gulf).

Coast Guard displays websites

There are numerous historical wrecks on the seabed within the Aegean Sea. Until now, solely archaeologists and specialists have been allowed to go to after acquiring permission. The worry that artifacts resembling amphorae could be stolen was too nice.

The Coast Guard is monitoring the websites. Unauthorized diving on the websites the place the wrecks lie can result in arrests and authorized proceedings. The diving allow is now being granted after a pilot go to challenge beneath supervision close to the island of Alonissos has been working with none issues since 2019, the Ministry of Culture stated.

Diving tourism is a profitable enterprise, for instance an underwater archaeological park opened in Malta final yr.