Swim The Lion Island


modi lionisland






Modi is a small island in the Saronic gulf. It is south of Saronic gulf , and at the east side of Poros island. This small island called Modi or Lion Island because of its shape that its like a siiting lion.

On the northwestern side of the rocky islet of Modi, the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (H.I.M.A) identified a cargo of a shipwreck dating to the 12th century BC Furthermore, the study area forms great archaeological interest in the Greek sea area because in ancient times was an important springboard and was located in intermediar and frequented sea voyages of the Saronic Gulf.

The geophysical instruments used in this study was the subbottom profiler and side-scan sonar. The processing and data analysis enabled mapping the location of the wreck using modern marine geophysical methods, build detailed bathymetry maps and maps with the geomorphology of the seabed, detect traces (scarps) of submerged palaeocoast and determine the stratigraphic infrastructure of sea floor in the study area. Based on these data attempted reconstruction of the palaeogeographic evolution of the study area for the past 18,000 years.

In addition, in the study area, was identified a significant number of potential targets with archaeological importance. Our event will start from this island, Modi. A boat will take us there and will make a circle around to see all of the small island. After that all the participants with their swim guide will start their adventure.

An adventure distance of 6 km. The water there is clear blue and the most times you can see the ground very clear. The boat will follow all the participants during the “Swim the Lion Island adventure” to ensure their safe restitution to the Askeli beach…so….ready? LET’GO