Alonissos Island Sporades Greece

    

 

Deep down the seas, in the deep blue, there exists a wonderful unknown world, one of enchanting beauty. The few tha visit it, experience the sensation of being accepted into a silent paradise, filled with infinite forms and colours and myriads of sea species.The Greek seas are recorded as the cleanest in the Mediterranean. Thus, diving into the "big blue" of Greece represents a unique experience for those who attempt it, privided they have prior training and special precautions are taken.

Scuba (Scuba=Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving using the proper equipment is allowed in all sea areas, where there is no specific prohibition for the protection of archeological resources. Any discovery of an ancient object in the course of scuba diving must be immediately reported to the nearest Port Authorities. It is prohibited to bring to the surface or to move objects of archeological or other significance, lacated in the deep. Underwater photography or cinematography is done with thw permission og thw local Port Authorities, granted after the concurrence of the competent Underwater Archeological Findings Inspection dept. of the Ministry for Culture

The organization responsible for scuba diving is the Greek Federation of Submarine Activity - Sports Fishing and Technical Swimming, under the supervision of the Secretariat General for Sports.

Greek Federation of Submarine Activity - Sports Fishing and Technical Swimming:
16604 West Airport Mail Office
Tel : 210 9819961 / Fax : 210 9817558

 

     



Diving Centers

There are scuba diving centers operating in Alonissos, as well as scuba diving schools, while there are also scuba diving vessels that combine a holiday with scuba diving and offer an infinite variety of sights both in and out of water.

 

For many years the spectacular world of diving in the beautiful Aegean Archipelago was open to only a few individuals who were granted special permission by the authorities striving to protect the many underwater treasures and wrecks of archaeological importance. It is true that the seabed of Greece is among the richest in ship wrecks dating as far back as the 5th century B.C. More specifically the area around Skopelos, Alonissos and the Marine park have the second largest concentration of ancient and Middle Ages sea wrecks in the world. Many shipwrecks have been discovered with the most famous being that off the coast of Peristera island across Alonissos where the findings are stunning. The NationalMarinePark, one of the best preserved marine ecosystems in the Med, is an excellent opportunity to dive into crystal clear waters of significant importance to our European and world heritage.

      

It is true that the seabed of Greece is among the richest in ship wrecks dating as far back as the 5th century B.C. More specifically the area around Skopelos, Alonissos and the Marine park have the second largest concentration of ancient and Middle Ages sea wrecks in the world. Many shipwrecks have been discovered with the most famous being that off the coast of Peristera island across Alonissos where the findings are stunning.

Alonissos holidays enable you to laze about on the beach or go for a swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water. Diving is a popular activity in Alonissos and both beginners and experts can try it. There is a diving school where you can hire the equipment as well as take lessons. The underwater sights are amazing, with ancient shipwrecks that back to 5th century B.C. There is also a lot of marine life for you to see. There is also a marine park in Alonissos where you will find beautiful scenery to explore. You will find Monk Seals and dolphins in the park which is a perfect way to spend a day. There are plenty of boat excursions taking you to other islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. A day trip to Athens also comes highly recommended for sightseeing and numerous bars and restaurants.

 

      

 

Diving
As you would expect from a Greek island,
scuba diving on Alonissos is an experience not to be missed. You can hire equipment and take lessons at the AlonissosDivingSchool POSEIDONAS in Patitiri; the underwater sights include ancient shipwrecks that date back to the 5th century B.C. The water clarity is amazing and you even have the chance to explore a sunken city.

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