Ancient Shipwreck Museum, Kyrenia

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Ancient Shipwreck Museum preserves the remains of a 4th-century BCE sea vessel and its cargo, reputedly the oldest shipwreck known to man. According to scientific estimations, the ship sailed for 80 years before it foundered. Lying 30 m (98 ft) under the sea surface, this merchant ship concealed great wealth. View 75 percent of the ship's preserved body and browse through objects such as wine amphorae from Rhodes, jars filled with perfectly preserved almonds, and various kitchen utensils. Read stories of the ship's history and see photographs of the salvage expedition that took place between 1967 and 1969. To visit Ancient Shipwreck Museum and other attractions in Kyrenia, use our Kyrenia vacation trip planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This museum is situated inside the Kyrenia Castle. You can see a shipwreck of a trading ship that is 2300 years old. It sunk after a pirate attack, it was sunken for centuries and found in 1967 by a l...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Fantastic to see something so well preserved. The museum was well organised and had a large number of exhibits.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    ... made a big impression on me. The very fact, and on the basis of several constructors built a copy of that strength made a great impression on them, speaks volumes about the artistry of people of that era. For the uninitiated, the wreck might seem unattractive. The brilliance of his magnificence emerges from its history. Half-jokingly half seriously-wreck enjoys great popularity in the hot summer days. They put him in the conditioned space:)
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  • March 17, 2017
    Nice meusem with lots of historical facts. Near by area is very nice to relax. Surrounded by Plenty of restaurants and bars.
  • May 1, 2017
    The museum is inside the castle. There is an actual piece of the ship lifted from the bottom of the sea, with other items used back in the old times
  • May 19, 2017
    The ship is in an great condition for his age.
  • October 5, 2016
    Worth popping in when already looking around the Castle, lots of interesting artifacts well displayed.
  • May 30, 2017
    When you consider how old is the ship, it is be note worth well-preserved condition in one. For those interested in maritim worth the visit.
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Northern Cyprus' most popular tourist destination offers an assortment of accommodations. It's a good idea to remain close to the beach, as this is where most of the Kyrenia's bars, restaurants, and shops are located. Transportation is somewhat lacking and unreliable; however, a bus connects the city center with beaches in the west. For a luxury stay, choose from numerous four- and five-star hotels, several of which boast seaside locations. If you're planning a longer stay, consider renting an apartment or villa.
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