Greece’s first underwater museum allows visitors to dive down in time to the era of the Peloponnesian War while viewing ancient shipwrecks and pristine coral gardens.
Diving down to depths of 80 feet, guides are able to show visitors the 90-foot-long Peristera shipwreck sitting where it sank 2,400 years ago while carrying a cargo of wine and black-glazed clay tableware.
The optimistic opening, COVID-19 permitting, will be June 2021.
Located in the National Marine Park of Alonissos and Northern Sporades, the first Marine Protected Area established in Greece and the largest in Europe, divers will also have the chance to come face to face with over 300 fish species, Mediterranean monk seals, and beautiful coral beds.
For those not intending to dive, five underwater cameras can show visitors a glimpse of what’s underneath the waves, including one which runs on a 24-hour live stream.
Athens is so much more than just a European capital worth visiting. Athens is a vibrant dynamic city that offers remarkable quality of life.
There are so many different neighbours and various residential areas for every taste. From Athens ‘alternative’ neighbourhood Exarxeia to the really close by posh district of Athens Kolonaki and from the northern residential suburb Kifisia where neoclassical mansions blend with minimalist modern houses along tree-lined streets to the coastal suburb Palaio Faliro that includes a promenade and a marina, Athens presents a hundred reasons why is one of the most exciting cities in the world right now.
Moreover, the wonderful thing about Athens is that the city’s heritage is still remembered, whilst also keeping up to date with modern society.
Because of the crisis and the tough financial conditions of the recent years many people are wondering: ‘‘Athens? Really?’’ Actually, it was Greece’s financial crisis has kept the prices extremely competitive in every way, meaning you’ll be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes.
Taking all these under consideration and also the smooth way of incorporating a mixture of Greek history and culture with today’s modern aspects and the Greek nature and beauty, Athens is a wonderful place to live and to invest.
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