Monuments of Elafonisos

Monuments of Elafonisos

The most important element of the ancient history of the area is the prehistoric settlement of Pavlopetri is located on the seabed between the beach of Pounta and Pavlopetri island, at 600 m. NNE from the port of Elafonisos.
This city is unique, as it has been kept intact, protected by the sea: its whole city plan with the roads, the buildings and a cemetery were well preserved. Fifteen buildings have been recognized and it is estimated that the entire settlement covers one acre.
Newer research in 2009, using Sonar techniques, contributed to more accurate mapping of the city. It is the first sunken city that was rebuilt in 3D digital model. A documentary on the 2009 survey was created and aired on BBC2 in 2011. Watch the documentary here:


Photos and descriptions of all the monuments of Elafonisos are included in the application tinos topoGuide. The application is available for Android devices as well as for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) by AnaDigit.