The ship Kassandra had set sail on February 27, 1973 from the port of Volos with a cargo of 580 tons of cement to Patmos, Kalymnos and Kos. The following evening the captain left control of the ship to his assistant to have dinner. When he returned half an hour later, he realized that the course he was following was wrong and they were heading for a rocky islet.
He immediately turned the rudder, but it was too late and the boat ran aground on the rocky bottom near the islet of Akios or Paturada in the southern Evia. The ship was initially watertight, but began to sink due to inflow of water and finally on March 2, 1973 after its seven-member crew abandoned it, the ship sank.
The wreck is standing in perpendicular position at the end of the island’s rocks on a sandy bottom. It is a very beautiful wreck that combines shallow depth and good visibility, especially in the summer months, making the wreck visible even from the surface.
Today the wreck is a diving attraction. Inside the engine room the diver can see the ship’s engine, the pump and some of its instruments, while during the tour of the rest of the rooms he has the opportunity to pass with safety through stairs and small corridors.
The wreck, acting as an artificial reef, has gathered a wide variety of marine life, making it an excellent subject for photography.
Kassandra Shipwreck in Evia Greece
Depth above the wreck: 20
Depth at the bottom: 29
Level of diver training: All Levels
Diving type: Wreck
Diving period: All Year
Dive Time: 50-60 min
Visibility max: 25m
Water temperature: 19-28°C