Как добраться до Корабля-призрака:
- на машине из Гитиона (3,5 км) по местной трассе Гитион-Скала
- на машине из Спарты (46,7 км) по трассе E961 / ΕΟ39
- на машине из Афин (259 км) по трассе А7
Фото и текст: Александр Фролов
The ghost ship of Gytheio
An abandoned ship in the sandy beach of Selinitsa, less than 4 km away from Gytheio, is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the area. The legend has it that the ship clandestinely traded cigarettes between Greece and Turkey, but the truth is different: The ship was abandoned in the port of Gytheio in 1980, due to mechanical damage and financial problems of the ship owners.
A few months later, in 1981, the sea currents drifted it a little farther, up the beach Selinitsa, and since then, “Dimitrios” stands there, huge and rusty, an aging ship that no one claims. Although the sight of the unwanted ship is rather sad, the awe and mystery which causes is sufficient reason to attract dozens of visitors daily -not to mention that the beach itself is very beautiful.
How to get there: By car from Athens (distance 259 km) via A7, from Sparta (distance 46,7 km) via E961/ΕΟ39, from Gytheio (distance 3,5 km) via Provincial Road Skala-Gytheio.
Τext: Marilou Pantazi