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Pavlopetri, Greece

From series “Famous Sunken Towns”
Area: 30 000 sq. Km.

Greece is home to priceless ancient attractions, many of which are found not only on land, but also under water. Pavlopetri is the first flooded city in the world, which archaeologists were able to detect and identify accurately. The scale of the city is simply amazing; its streets were spread on an area of about 30,000 square meters.

Pavlopetri, Greece Despite the fact that the city went under water more than 5,000 years ago, its structure has survived. Precise placement of the buildings forming the streets left no doubt in the fact that once the city was incredibly beautiful and prosperous. The flooded city has been discovered in 1967 by Nicholas Flemming, and a year later, scientists from Cambridge marked the exact location on the map.

Researchers have identified about 15 separate buildings in the flooded city. The total area of residential buildings, according to approximate calculations of scientists, is 9,000 square meters. Currently the ruins of Pavlopetri represent the attraction of world importance. However, it’s extremely difficult to ensure the proper security of historic sites hidden underwater. Not only inexperienced divers and robbers can harm old buildings, but the anchors of vessels, whose traffic in the area is virtually unregulated. Next - Atlit-Yam


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Probank' located in 46 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'drakakis tours' is located in 37 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'b.p petrol station' in 24 km
Supermarket: 'Renieri Olive Groves' in 25 km
Apotheek: 'GreenPharmacy24.gr' in 19 km
Police station: 'Limenarchio Agias Pelagias' in 21 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'YiaYia's Secrets' in 1.04 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kithira Airport KIT - in 26 km
 »  Sparta Airport SPJ - in 65 km
 »  Kalamata Airport KLX - in 105 km
 »  Milos Island National Airport MLO - in 134 km
 »  Souda Airport CHQ - in 151 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Pavlopetri

Vias

Located in 1 km from Pavlopetri
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Rooms: 10
Elafonisos Diamond Resort

Located in 4 km from Pavlopetri
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Rooms: 14
The beautiful long stretch of sandy beach of Panagia lies just 250m away from the resort of Elafonisos Diamond, while the town and port of Elafonisos … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Arsenakos

Located in 5 km from Pavlopetri
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Rooms: 19
Despina

Located in 6 km from Pavlopetri
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Rooms: 6
The cosy family run hotel offers 6 air-conditioned guestrooms featuring kitchenette with fridge.Free wireless internet is also available. At the … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Glossa Beach
105 km - Glossa Beach
In the south-west of Peloponnese, in Messenia is the beautiful beach of Glossa Beach, protected from the wind and the strange glances of the high cliffs covered with lush brushwoods. The stretch of coast accessible to the rest has the regular triangular shape and is …
Balos Beach
112 km - Balos Beach
The favorite vacation spot among fans of beach activities in Greece is the island of Crete. Here, you can find the world-famous beach of Balos. This fabulous stretch of coast is characterized by unique landscapes. White sand with lots of multi-colored stones covers the …
Dimitros-P Wrecks
114 km - Dimitros-P Wrecks
The old 35 meters long rust ship "Dimitros-P Wrecks" has placed not far from the port area of Imeri Gramvousa island. According to the official returns, in January 1968 this huge ship loaded with cement went from Halkida to North America. When the ship was coming near …
Waterfront of Nafplion
118 km - Waterfront of Nafplion
Greece small Nafplion town has an incredibly beautiful and outstanding embankment. It will steal your heart from the first sight. The atmosphere of this place is very romantic. The main decoration of the embankment are the old houses, built in Venetian style. From the …
Epidaurus Amphitheater
120 km - Epidaurus Amphitheater
In Greece, one of the most interesting amphitheatres is located in Epidaurus. It was built in the 4th century BC and designed by Polykleitos. The ancient theater in Epidaurus is not only one of the oldest, preserved to this day, but is also one of the largest. It was …
Greek Pyramid
124 km - Greek Pyramid
The travelers who plan to visit Greece also have a chance to see the ancient pyramids covered with legends. Three to present preserved pyramids are located on the territory of the Peloponnese peninsula. The first researchers have explained them as prototypes of the …

Top destination around Pavlopetri - Kythira Island

According to one of the legends, the beautiful island of Kythira is the birthplace of the goddess of love Aphrodite. For many years it has being under the rule of the Venetian Republic, and then was a British colony, so monuments of a variety of historical periods can be seen there. Kythira is often called Eucalyptus Island, as you can see these mighty trees literally everywhere. The island constantly enjoys attention of fans of eco-tourism and beach activities; each year thousands of visitors from all over the world rest there. People from Athens arriving on the island at the weekend also like the place.
Despite its modest size, the island is characterized by an abundance of interesting historical sites. It’s worth to start an acquaintance with walk around the capital, the town of Chora. Here one can see many amazing buildings that were built in the early medieval period. The ancient castle of Chora can be seen on a high hill, next to which there are excellent viewing platforms.

The ancient fortress is the main attraction of the capital. Another important symbol is the beautiful chapel Panagia Myrtidiotissa. It’s incredibly beautiful and interesting from an architectural point of view; a lot of amazing stories are associated with the construction. Next to the church you can see several old guns; hundreds of years ago they have defended Kythira from invaders.
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