Cape Maleas Diving Expedition 2016, Laconia, Greece

A wooden shipwreck, probably of 17th or 18th century A.C. discovered in exploratory dives performed near Cape Maleas  during August 2016 diving expedition.

The wreck declared in the Department of Underwater Antiquities and we anticipate with great excitement the Archaeologists studies and results.

~click on the image~Wooden-Shipwreck-Poster

Kastania Cave

Kastania Cave, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece.

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The Cave of Kastania is classified as second of its king in Europe and definitely is one of the most spectacular caves in Greece.

Information for the cave: www.kastaniacave.gr

The abundance, richness and diversity of truly unique stalactitic and stalgmitic forms make this speleological wonder a must visit destination for the visitor of SE Peloponnese.

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The “Waterfalls”

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The “sitting human” figures

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The “elephant” figures

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Pure lime stalagmite

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The “lady” figure

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This extremely rare shaped stalagmite is one of its kind.

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An ancient earthquake probably abrupt part of the ceiling.

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“Curtain” shapes.

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…and the wonder of a diver…what if this cave was flooded?!

 

 

 

Wine amphorae

Limeni Village, Mani, Peloponnese, Greece.

Depth: >-15m

A broken early Roman wine amphorae, piece of cargo of a Roman Shipwreck estimated to be of 1st century B.C [1, 2, 3, 4]. The shipwreck is known and recorded by the Marine Archaeologists and unfortunately  is heavily luted.

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References:

[1] Το αρχαίο ναυάγιο στο Λιμένι, μήκους 38 μέτρων (The ancient shipwreck at Limeni, 38m length)

[2] Andreas Kyriakouleas (video)

[3] Dimosthenis Kakouros (video)

[4] H.I.M.A. (Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology)