© Leonidas Palaiologos

Discovering the underwater world

Unique thrills beneath the surface of the sea

In Vatika area there are many sights of diving interest like shipwrecks, underwater caves, archaeological sites like Pavlopetri etc.

In Neapoli there is a certified diving center, from PADI Association, that offers its services for leisure, learning and diving certification to anyone interested.

For more info visit Akra Malea Diving Center or call +306982077826.


Shipwreck Ismail Hakki

In the bay of Agia Marina lies the sunken cargo ship “Kaptan Ismail Hakki.” A 30-meter vessel carrying 578 tons of iron ore and a vintage car.

The ship rests at a shallow depth of about 10 meters, making it relatively accessible for exploration.

© Dimitris Maroulakis / Akra Imaging


The archaeological site was included in the Interreg Mediterranean program and was funded to provide visitors with the opportunity to explore it with simple equipment.

Swimmers can follow the marked routes or explore freely. Submerged signs with information are placed at selected points.