“Christoforos” in Skopelos is now visitable!

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“CHRISTOFOROS” IN SKOPELOS IS NOW VISIBLE!

The beautiful Skopelos island becomes even more exciting as its guests have an extra interesting experience. Experience particularly appealing to adventure and diving enthusiasts.

The Christoforos shipwreck in Panormos, Skopelos, by decision of the Ministry of Culture, is now available to public. Christoforos is another advantage in the tour package of Skopelos and the Diving Center. Skopelos Diving Center is located in Panormos, on the premises of the Adrina Beach Hotel.

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Christoforos Shipwreck

Two consecutive years of effort led to the desired result, the accessibility of diving in the shipwreck at Panormos Bay. The Underwater Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture, the Thessaly Region and the Skopelos Diving Center cooperated in this effort. This collaboration has led to the redevelopment of the archaeological site in Panormos, offering the public the opportunity to dive into the shipwreck of Christoforos.

Christoforos shipwreck, at Panormos bay in Skopelos, is at a maximum depth of 38 meters. Divers can enjoy it all year round.

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Christoforos Ship

Christoforos Ship is a “collier” cargo ship. The year of construction goes back to January 1950 while the place of manufacture is Scotland. Christoforos  is 85 meters long and approximately 13 meters wide. When it was built at a shipyard in Grangemouth its original name was “Thomas Hardie”. From 1968 to 1975 it traveled under the name “Birling”. The cargo ship officially registered in the Greek merchant fleet in 1976 . Since then it travelled as “Christoforos”.

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The story of the wreck.

It was in October 1983 when the cargo ship Christoforos made another voyage from Volos to Piraeus. The ship carried 2,600 tonnes of cement. Due to adverse weather conditions Christoforos took a 7 degree incline to the right. The captain and the owners in direct consultation with the Ministry of Merchant Shipping led the ship to Panormos Cove in Skopelos in order to rescue it.  Therefore the crew abandoned the ship because there were no possibilities to safely land.

Nearly 40 years have passed and “Christoforos” shipwreck continues to be in an upright position at the bottom of Panormos in Skopelos.

 

Skopelos.com – Skopelos Blog

Author – Adrina Hotels Skopelos – www.Adrina.gr 

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