The sunken city of ancient Epidavros
How about a dip in history?

On the coast of ancient Epidaurus, a stone's throw from Kalymnios beach and at a depth of just 2 meters, lies the sunken city.

The images from above speak for themselves and cause awe and admiration

Looking up, one can see that it is left of the sunken city.
You can see details such as the cobblestones on which the inhabitants of the area walked centuries ago.

Mycenaean tombs of the 12th century BC, walls, foundations of buildings, amphorae and sections of paving can be seen very clearly through the clear blue waters. In some places even the ancient jetty survives.

The impressive building with the cylindrical constructions that refer to product storage areas. It once seemed to be a port facility or trading post. During the Roman period there was a Roman rural villa (Villa Rustica).

Scientists are trying to find the answer to the question why the city sank

The most probable theory seems to be due to the eruption of the volcano of Methana which is located just a few kilometers, just opposite the ancient Epidavros. An underwater eruption occurred off the north coast at around 1,700 AD. resulting in the retreat of the land and the rise of sea level.

The sunken parts of the ancient city of Epidaurus can be seen even by swimming

It is a shocking experience that only if you experience can you realize.
Getting to know a submerged ancient Greek state so closely is definitely a special experience that we suggest you put on your list at the first opportunity you can.

It is very rare and at the same time fascinating how for so many centuries an entire city is kept under water in which you can imagine what it was like to live.

But you do not just imagine it, you have it in front of your eyes…
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