The shipwreck in Mazotos is the biggest one ever to have been discovered near the coast of Cyprus and it is the first one to be researched exclusively by Cypriot boards. It is a sunken commercial ship of the later classical period (middle of 4th century B.C.) and it was discovered at a depth of 45 m, in the sea of Mazotos. The ship was loaded with amphorae full of wine which was being transferred from Chios and other islands of the Northern Aegean Sea. The findings were taken to the Museum of Larnaka to be preserved by the Department of Antiquities in Cyprus.

For more information on the shipwreck in Mazotos, visit the Department of Antiquities’ website:



Cyprus Department of Antiquities:

Costas Papageorgiou, MAZOTOS, A Village with Beauty and History, Cyprus 2009