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. Use our Kyrenia visit site to arrange your visit to Ancient Shipwreck Museum and other attractions in Kyrenia.
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  • Walk the castle and discover the many interesting angles of this great building. Offers splendid sights.  more »
  • Again a short climb for those with mobility issues to access the museum. However, if you can manage it you will find the shipwreck and Museum fascinating as it dates back to 300BC  more »
  • The castle is huge and in a very good state of repair.The shipwreck is an astonishing exhibit and at more than two thousand years old must be unique.The items recovered with the ship really made a lin...  more »
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  • The museum is inside the kyrenia kalesi. They have original items that the wrecked ship carried about 2300 years ago. They also house the ships wooden hull but the entrance to see this is small and get a bit crowded as they have one door for entry and exit.
  • If you're interested in History and/or ships , this place is for you
  • Nice meusem with lots of historical facts. Near by area is very nice to relax. Surrounded by Plenty of restaurants and bars.
  • 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
  • The ship is in an great condition for his age.

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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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