Ageliki G. Simosi

Is under: General Directorate of Antiquities

Dependent Departments:
Department of Underwater Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Research
Department of Conservation

Contact Info:
Address: 59 D. Areopagitou & Erehthiou Str., 117 42 Athens
Tel: +30 210 92 35 105, 92 39 038, 92 47 249, 92 21 888
Fax: +30 210 92 35 707

Secretariat of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in the Fort of Pylos
Demetrios Sardelis - Skilled Worker
Address:Fort of Pylos
Municipality: Pylos - Nestoros
Tel: +30 27230 22 898
Fax: +30 27230 22 898

Non Independent Office of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities
Dr. Theotokis Theodoulou
Address: Xanthoudidou & 2 Chatzidaki str., 71 202 Hraklio, Crete
Tel: +30 2810 24 42 71
Fax: +30 2810 24 42 71


Citizen Information:
The foundation of the Museum of Underwater Antiquities, pioneer due to the nature of the field and essential in a marine country, provides now the Ephorate, after 37 years of research in the greek sea, with the chance to present to the public archaeological information about our seabed, extended from the prehistoric to the modern times.
In the context of the programme "Piraeus Cultural Coast ' that was presented by the Piraeus Port Authority , the building of the Museum of Underwater Antiquities was suggested in the facilities, where the warehouses were accomadated (silo). This is an industrial building, constructed during 1934-1936, close related to the history and the character of Pireus as harbor, being a trademark due to its prominent position by the sea and to its importance.
Indeed, there could be no better choice to accommodate the treasures of the greek sea than a building in the heart of the central harbour of the country. We, all the emploees of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities felt lucky after many years of abortive endeavors.
The foundation of the Museum of Underwater Antiquities will contribute to the prominence of the numerous and already conservated underwater relics, that till today remain unknown in the storage areas.
Activity of the Service
Archaeological sites related to the service
Shipwreck of ’Sarcophagi’ in Sapienza
The ’enclosed’ military harbour of Thasos
The ’enclosed’ military harbour of the Ancient City of Samos
’Shipwreck of columns’, Sapienza, Methoni
Museums related to the service
Castle of Pylos
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