AMNA-- Exceptionally important results for the promotion of Skiathos island's archaeological wealth were revealed during the first systematic underwater research conducted off the island under the supervision of the Underwater Antiquities Ephorate from 14-25 May.
The team surveyed a wide area of the old port of Skiathos, and an ancient breakwave was found on which a part of a Byzantine-era quay is saved.
A large number of ceramic shells, mainly scattered pieces of amphorae, were located in the sea area surrounding the Venetian castle of Bourtzi and in the ancient port basin. In the Tarsanades area parts of the cargo of a post Roman-era wreck were found. Another Byzantine Era wreck was also discovered at a small distance from the port.
The finds further include a post-Roman era wreck at Platanias bay and at a small distance from the coast.