Scuba diving in Mitilini wreck

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Maximum: 22 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

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.

Reachable from

Kallithea, Pefkohori, Paliouri

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