Cyprus is one of the top diving destinations in the world with thousands of visitors each year.The diving industry is an emerging tourism product. Moreover , the diving industry is an emerging tourism product. Apart from the wonderful marine wealth of our seas, the multitude shipwrecks assist in this emerge. Behind each of the shipwrecks in the seas, there are many known and unknown stories behind them.

Historically inhabited by antiquity and surrounded by sea from all the points on a compass, the island of Aphrodite has always had a large shipping tradition. The shipwrecks and the diving sites in Cyprus are plenty, as thousands of ships have passed through its seas as they make their way to the Middle East, the Syria and Palestine coasts or Egypt.

The most well-known shipwrecks in Cyprus along with their locations are:

 

Shipwreck

Location

Edro III Shipwreck

Peyia , Paphos

Mav Achaios Shipwreck

Acrotiri Peninsula

Unknown Shipwreck

Limassol

Pharses ll

Limassol

Zinovia

Larnaca

ΗΜS Cricket

Larnaca

Helicopter Shipwreck

Larnaca

Mazotos Ancient Shipwreck

Mazotos , Larnaca

Vera

Paphos

Nemesis III

Paralimni

Liberty 150

Paralimni

White Star

Paphos

M/V Demetrios II

Chloraka ,Paphos

 

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Cyprus shipwrecks by location (district)

Achaios Shipwreck

Achaios shipwreck was once the ship called Mav Achaios and it was built in 1932 by A/S. The ship was under the ownership of the company A...

Agios Demetrios (M/V Demetrios II) - Chlorakas

The cargo ship Agios Demetrios  (M/V Demetrios II) was made in Germany and travelled with the flag of Ondoura. It was transporting w...

Edro III Shipwreck

The Edro III Shipwreck story began in 2011 and in particularly late on the night of the 7th of October with the flag of Sierra Leone, the pr...

Helicopter Wreck

The Helicopter Shipwreck is located in the Larnaca district. This diving site is located open of Larnaca and offers the ability of observ...

HMS Cricket Shipwreck

The HMS Cricket Shipwreck is located at the open sea of Larnaca and is the only chance of exploring an old British War ship which lies upsid...

Lady Thetis Shipwreck

The Lady Thetis Shipwreck is located in the area of Limassol, at a depth of 18 metres under the sea. The cruise ship Lady Thetis was made...

Liberty 150

The Liberty 150 is the second shipwreck which is located next to the Nemesis in Paralimni. In the municipality of Paralimnis’ attempt o...

Mazotos Ancient Shipwreck

The Mazotos Ancient shipwreck  is a wreck of a trade ship of the period after the classic era and was found in the sea area of the Mazo...

Nemesis III Shipwreck

The Nemesis Shipwreck is located in Paralimni and more specifically 600 metres from the coast, near the Vrisoudia beach. It was made in F...

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Agios Demetrios (M/V Demetrios II) - Chlorakas

The cargo ship Agios Demetrios  (M/V Demetrios II) was made in Germany and travelled with the flag of Ondoura. It was transporting w...

Edro III Shipwreck

The Edro III Shipwreck story began in 2011 and in particularly late on the night of the 7th of October with the flag of Sierra Leone, the pr...

Vera Shipwreck

The Vera Lebanese cargo ship came into the shallow waters of Paphos in 1972 and was originally used as a target for army training. Later ...

White Star Shipwreck

The White Star Shipwreck is located in the Paphos district. It is an ex Russian fishing boat which sank near the Paphos port as it was be...

Achaios Shipwreck

Achaios shipwreck was once the ship called Mav Achaios and it was built in 1932 by A/S. The ship was under the ownership of the company A...

Lady Thetis Shipwreck

The Lady Thetis Shipwreck is located in the area of Limassol, at a depth of 18 metres under the sea. The cruise ship Lady Thetis was made...

Pharses II Shipwreck

The Pharses II Shipwreck is an open two door merchant ship which sank near the Limassol Port during a storm in 1980. It remains intact ab...

Unknown Shipwreck

The Unknown Shipwreck is located in the open sea of Limassol. The vessel which was recently identified by a drone in the Limassol sea area w...

Helicopter Wreck

The Helicopter Shipwreck is located in the Larnaca district. This diving site is located open of Larnaca and offers the ability of observ...

HMS Cricket Shipwreck

The HMS Cricket Shipwreck is located at the open sea of Larnaca and is the only chance of exploring an old British War ship which lies upsid...

Mazotos Ancient Shipwreck

The Mazotos Ancient shipwreck  is a wreck of a trade ship of the period after the classic era and was found in the sea area of the Mazo...

Zenobia Shipwreck

The Zenobia shipwreck in the Larnaca district, is considered to be one of the ten best shipwrecks in the world and the most emblematic in th...

Liberty 150

The Liberty 150 is the second shipwreck which is located next to the Nemesis in Paralimni. In the municipality of Paralimnis’ attempt o...

Nemesis III Shipwreck

The Nemesis Shipwreck is located in Paralimni and more specifically 600 metres from the coast, near the Vrisoudia beach. It was made in F...