The creation of “underwater museums”, where visitors can dive in, to visit one of the most mysterious chapters in History, will soon become a reality in Greece. The first underwater museum to open its doors next summer, is that of Peristera in Northern Sporades, which constitutes a true archaeological wonder that has been dubbed the “Parthenon of Shipwrecks”. It is a rare gathering of amphorae that carried wine, oil or salted fish.

A total of three sites can be visited: A group of eight shipwrecks in the Pagasitic Gulf and the Alonissos region, a second of seven shipwrecks between Lavrion and Macronisos, and a third in Methoni, Messinia, one of which is located in the historically charged area of ​​the Battle of Navarino.

The Peristera Underwater Museum is about to open its gates in the summer of 2020. Until then, one can visit the Alonissos Information Center, for a virtual tour or a simulated diving experience, thanks to the use of cutting-edge digital technologies.