Almost 130 years after sinking beneath the waters at Cape Sounion, a shipwreck has been identified as the Italian freighter ‘Taormina’.
In the early hours of September 11, 1891, the ship set off from Istanbul bound for Piraeus with a load of cargo and passengers on board. During its journey, the ship ended up colliding with a steamship fatally breaking part of its hull and sinking.
The ship has been found at a depth of 107 meters west of the island of Patroklos and is in very good condition considering the damage caused by the collision.
Researcher Kostas Thoktaridis said how unbelievable it was to see such a rare shipwreck be so well preserved considering the damage that had been caused.