PAVLOPETRI - THE SUBMERGED CITY
The city of Pavlopetri (Greek: Παυλοπέτρι), according to scholars, with its 5000 years of age is one of the oldest submerged cities on the planet. It is a unique archaeological site of its kind:
the depths of the sea are home to an entire citadel of 2.2 hectares consisting of buildings, streets, courtyards and tombs.
The city of Pavlopetri is part of the underwater cultural heritage as defined by UNESCO.
Convention on the protection of underwater cultural heritage. All traces of underwater life of human existence, which are one hundred years old or older, are protected by the UNESCO Convention on the protection of underwater cultural heritage. This Convention aims to prevent the destruction or loss of historical and cultural information and looting and helps States to participate in protecting their underwater cultural heritage, with an international legal framework