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15-06-2021 13:26

Commencement of underwater works in the ancient port of Amathous as part of the programme for its promotion and creation of diving routes

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces that the preliminary underwater works and assessment for the promotion of the ancient port of Amathus have begun within the framework of a European cross-border programme, with the acronym ANDIKAT. The programme aims to promote the underwater archaeological and natural heritage through the creation of diving routes in marine protected areas in Greece and Cyprus. 

Divers at the site of the ancient port are advised to be especially careful and avoid the areas where work is carried out, for which there will be appropriate markings. Divers are also requested not to move antiquities that may exist on the seabed or the markings that will be placed within the framework of the project. Works will continue throughout the summer and the Department of Antiquities will return with a new announcement.

The Department of Antiquities apologizes in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused.

(NG/ECHR)