Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Return to Antikythera 2021-2025: Research continues

Return to Antikythera 2021-2025: Research continues

On Saturday, May 20, 2023, the third mission of the research program "Return to Antikythera 2021-2025" began, with coast guard divers and underwater archaeologists arriving at the Antikythera River.

The underwater archaeological research at the famous shipwreck will last one month, until Sunday, June 18.

The five-year research project launched in 2021 is led by Dr. Angeliki G. Simosi, Head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and the Islands, and Lorenz E. Baumer, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Geneva.

The research is carried out by the Swiss School of Archaeology, under the supervision of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, with funding from the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and the Swiss watchmaker Hublot, while COSMOTE covers the telecommunications needs of the research. The research is actively supported by the Municipality of Kythera and the residents of Antikythera. The Hellenic Coast Guard actively supports divers of the Underwater Missions Unit for diving in the deep depths of the wreck.