‘Parthenon of shipwrecks’: Greece opens its first underwater museum

Greece has inaugurated its first underwater museum, a trove of fifth-century BC amphorae labelled the “Parthenon of shipwrecks”, off the coast of Alonissos island in the western Aegean.

The site of the wreck will be open to tours by certified amateur divers from 3 August to 2 October, while those who can’t dive can follow a virtual reality tour at an information centre in the main town of Alonissos.

Culture minister Lina Mendoni along with other officials attended the ceremony on Saturday.

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