Scuba diving in Mitilini wreck
The Mitilini is a 36m-long cargo ship that sank in the autumn of 1961 at a distance of 0.6km/0.4mi from shore. The reason water got inside was a breakage due to a crash near the propeller during a severe storm. Luckily there were no casualties, just the cargo was lost, such as barrels of wine and food items. This shipwreck is a great attraction in the area, teeming with marine life.
When to go
Diving is possible all year round with the sea temperature ranging from14C/57F in winter to a high of 28C/82F in the summer. The high season is considered to be from April to October.
What to see
The wreck is now a living reef full of sea flora and fauna: groupers, conger eels, octopi, eels, spirographs, lobsters, and lots of little fish, as well as colorful sponges and corals. Also, in the summertime divers can see tuna and swordfish.