In presentation and underwater tour of the ancient war port of Aeginathe Aigina Harbor City Project team invites interested parties to Saturday, July 15.

The international program of underwater archaeological research in Aegina is held under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Marine and Coastal Archeology and the UNESCO Unitwin network, the direction of the Ephorate of Marine Antiquities, the French School of Archeology of Athens and the University of Aix-Marseille, and the collaboration of five European bodies.

The public events of the program are supported by the Municipality of Aegina, the Municipal Port Fund of Aegina, the Institute of Mediterranean Archeology – ARKAIA, Aix-Marseille Université and Saronic Ferries.

The program is as follows:

9.30 am Get to know the ancient port of Aegina (swimming tours). Free entry (registration required, priority order will be respected). Brief presentation of the ancient war port of Aegina by the archaeologist Despina Koutsoumba (Ephorate of Maritime Antiquities). Three swimming tours with mask and fins in the submerged crypt harbor of Aegina (Aura beach) accompanied by the archaeologists of the research group Aigina Harbor city Project.

Tour times: 9.30am (in Greek) – 10.30 am (in Greek and English) – 11.30 am (in English and French).

The appointment is at Avra ​​Beach, at the entrance of the Archaeological Museum of Aegina. To participate in the swimming tours, a mask, snorkel, flippers and/or beach shoes are required. For safety reasons, each tour will consist of twenty (20) people per tour.

It is necessary to register to e-mail [email protected], with a statement of preference for the tour time.

21.00-24.00 pm See the war harbor illuminated underwater (evening illumination of the crypt harbor). Free entrance.

Stefanos Kontos and the freediving team On a single breath will participate in the illumination of the crypt underwater, producing a spectacular effect, which can be admired by all the residents and visitors of Aegina walking along the beach of Avra.

There will be a broadcast of the illumination for the general public on a screen at Avra ​​Beach and a presentation of the research program by the scientific group Aigina Harbor City Project.