The submarine city of Pavlopetri, known by that name since its discovery in 1962, has been linked to various theories about its origin and settlement function. The first recorded mention of an undersea city is believed to be the mythical city of Atlantis This fascinating story was first written in 360 BC. Plato described it as a utopian island city with natural gardens, rivers and fountains that sank into the sea after a failed war with Athens Oceans and oceans, which today occupy her third of the surface of the earth, hide countless secrets in their depths Millions of unknown shipwrecks and sunken cities are just a few of the ancient mysteries buried by water and the passage of time. In this sense, the Greek coast has witnessed one of the most amazing discoveries of recent times Pavlopetri, the oldest underwater city in the world. The ruins of Pavlopetri lie a few meters below the surface of Vatica Bay in southern Greece, not far from the coast. © World Monuments Foundation
In the early 1960s, the remains of the port of the Bronze Age Greek city of Pavlopetri were discovered Since then, several studies have been conducted to unravel the mysteries that lie beneath the water. Some experts have linked the ancient city of Pavlopetri with the legendary history of Atlantis Nicholas Fleming of the University of Southampton Institute of Oceanography was responsible for discovering the remains of the settlement in 1962 It is located in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece, near a small town called Pavlopetri The city is estimated to have been submerged for about 5,000 years
Another interesting fact about this undersea city is that it is several meters deep, making it much easier to explore. It is believed to be the oldest underwater city ever planned. Because of this, it has become part of other mysterious undersea settlements such as Shicheng City in China and the controversial Yonaguni Undersea Ruins in Japan. Different teams try to solve puzzles
A geologist named Forkionnegris is said to have successfully identified the town in his 1904, before Fleming discovered the town of Pavlopetri. After Fleming rediscovered the site, his find was re-examined in 1968 by another team of underwater archaeologists. Then in 2009, the University of Nottingham, led by John C Henderson, embarked on his five-year project to investigate the site With the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Pavlopetri Project of Underwater Archaeology was formed. Archaeological research is both complex and exciting because it involves rediscovering very old and delicate places and objects Moreover, the interpretation of the place must be embedded in a context and time different from ours For Pavlopetri, all this has to be done underwater.