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Sea room of Skiathos island
The Island of Skiathos till 2012 was underwater unexplored, even though the complex of the islands of North Sporades has been thoroughly researched by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities. Since 2012 the sea perimeter of the island is being systematically researched with significant results.
At islets in the broader sea room of the island a wreck with trade amphorae of the 4th century B.C. was detected. Big parts of the amphorae are integrated on the rocks and can be found in an area of about 80 square meters.
It's worth mentioning that similar amphorae have been found in a clasical wreck close to a neighboring island of the N. Sporades.
Close to the first wreck the cargo of a second one was detected, comprised of parts of trade amphorae dated in 6th -7th century A.D.
A new wreck of the same period (6th -7th century AD.) was detected at the cove of Xerxes, this is composed of big parts of trade amphorae integrated on the rocks.
In the area of Lazareta the cargo of a wreck of the 6th -7th cent, A.D. was found. The ship must have hit on the rocks and that's why there are parts of amphorae integrated on the rocky seabed.
In the context of the research the foundation of the late roman mole in the area of Lazareta was surveyed and geophysical prospection in the bay of the harbor of Skiathos was fulfilled.
The presence of coastal ancient remains, the harbor installations and the indication of several wrecks of various periods, proves that Skiathos was the intermediate diachronic stopover of the important trade shipping route among North Euboea, Sporades and Northeast Aegean.


Funding: Ministry of Culture and Sports, University of Oxford

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01/01/2012 - 31/12/2012

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Magdalini Athanasoula
Maritime Archaeologist
Telephone: +30 210 92 35 105
Fax: +30 210 92 35 707
E-mail: eena@culture.gr

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