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 - Maritime Archaeologist
Address: Institute of Cretan Studies - 54 Merambellou Str., 71 202 Hraklio
Tel: +30 2810 03 30 900
Fax: +30 2810 03 30 900
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.