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This Amazing Underwater Museum In Greece Allows You To Swim Through A Historical Shipwreck

The view will surely be great!


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This Amazing Underwater Museum In Greece Allows You To Swim Through A Historical Shipwreck
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Now, this is a museum we would love to visit.


Sure, museums are interesting, but they can also be extremely boring.

All those long texts, all those plain-looking bowls from the 16th century; it's just not fun.

However, one museum in Greece has made it a point to not be boring.

In fact, they encourage you to get up close and personal with a history - underwater, nontheless!

Touch a part of history

Check this shipwreck up close and personal.
According to a report by Unilad, Greece recently launched a new underwater museum that lets visitors literally swim through a historically significant shipwreck.

The famous Peristera shipwreck is located off the coast of the Aegean island of 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, was quoted as saying.

An amphorae, in case you're wondering, is a tall ancient Greek jar or jug, and the ones on the Peristera is believed to be from fifth-century BC. 

My, what big jugs you have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Греция. Затонувший корабль, расположенный на глубине 28 м, ученые датируют 500 г. до н.э. Впервые обломки потерпевшего крушения судна были обнаружены в 1990-х, благодаря рыбакам, которые увидели покачивающиеся на воде две древние бутылки из-под вина. Властям сообщили о находке и позднее около острова Перистера дайверы, исследуя дно, наши и сам корабль длиной 25 м.  Теперь здесь уникальный подводный музей!🌟 Несмотря на то что корпус судна почти сгнил, сохранился груз из 4000 винных бутылок. Туристам предлагают погрузиться на глубину 25-28 м и увидеть останки корабля, а также исследовать место крушения. Работать музей будет с начала августа и до 2 октября в 2020 г., и вновь откроется весной 2021 г. Хотите посмотреть?😊

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The site of the wreck is said to be part of the ocean since around 425 BC, when the large merchant ship is believed to have sunk due to bad weather.

It was reportedly carrying thousands of amphorae of wine from Chalkidiki in northern Greece and the island of Skopelos, Pari Kalamara.

For decades, the shipwreck was off-limits to everyone except archaeologists, but in 2005, the country decided to open a select few sites to the public.

Get your diving suit ready.
The dive site is now open until 2 October for certified amateur divers, with a guide leading them towards the shipwreck.

If you can't dive, don't worry; there's a virtual reality tour at an information centre in the main town of Alonissos that you can take part in (but where's the fun in that, right?).
 

According to the report, the authorities are also considering opening four more ancient shipwrecks in the area to attract more tourists.

We guess we know where you'll be headed to once the pandemic is over.

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