The WW2 sea mine found in Sifnos

WW2, WW2 in Greece, WW2 Wrecks

By Pierre Kosmidis

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Sifnos island in Greece is a top class destination for tourists coming from all over the world as it offers stunning landscapes, along with beautiful beaches and unique architectural features.

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WW2 enthusiasts though are aware that Sifnos island features a unique aircraft wreck in pristine condition, considering it is at a depth of approximately 70 metres for 70+ years, that of a Vickers Wellington bomber which was forced to ditch at sea in 1943

Wellington aircraft

Another WW2 relic, which is now located at the port of Kamares in Sifnos is a WW2 sea mine, which for decades was at a depth of just 3 metres in Yaloudia Bay. The sea mine was neutralised possibly in the 1950s when fishermen removed the explosives.

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After a preservation and restoration process, the WW2 sea mine is now… welcoming the tourists who visit Sifnos, located next to the Coast Guard HQ’s in Kamares port.

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