The city is incredibly well
First observed back in 1904 by geologist Fokionas Negris, the sunken city was officially discovered in 1967 by Nicholas Flemming and mapped in 1968 by a team of archaeologists from Cambridge, the city rests in between the Pavlopetri islet across the Elafonisos village and the Pounta coast. Pavlopetri is unique in that is has an almost complete town plan, including streets, buildings, and tombs.
The scientists estimate that the city was sunk in around 1000 BC when a massive earthquake shifted the land the city sits on downward. Despite this devastating event, the city’s arrangement is still clearly visible some 5,000 years hence. John Henderson of the University of Nottingham
While the real name of Pavlopetri is still unknown, it’s clear that ent city had been a commercial hub since Minoan times. Large amphora, statues, and everyday tools clue the
Oceanographic work carried out at the site have brought to light three distinct bedrock bands relating to old shorelines. Samples from each band have been also been submitted for radiocarbon dating so that dates can be determined for the sequence of submergence of Pavlopetri.