Ayia Napa to host first underwater museum in the Mediterranean

A submarine work of art, made of sculptures will be created in the sea of Pernera in Ayia Napa and will be the first underwater museum in the Mediterranean. 

The sculptures will be created by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who is responsible for the world’s first underwater sculpture park, the Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park, which is listed as one of National Geographic’s 25 Wonders of the World.

The museum in Ayia Napa will feature around 70 sculptures in a depth of 10 m.

The Underwater Museum will be created at the Pernera beach and it will be the first underwater sculpture Museum in the Mediterranean. In an underwater space 10m deep, the British artist will create over 70 underwater statues and will prepare dozens of organic trees and underwater plants, in order to create the first underwater forest in the world!

During the presentation of the project, the Mayor of Ayia Napa, Mr. Karousos stated: “Our aim is to give a complete tourism experience and we wish that each visitor gets enough positive memories and experience so he can carry a bit of Ayia Napa with him, back at his home. That’s why we started turning our city to a city full of experiences, of landmarks, parks and museums.

The Underwater Museum was a project that we started inquiring about since 2013, aiming to improve our artificial reef, to increase its biodiversity and also create a unique underwater landmark that will attract diving tourism and promote it globally. It’s the first underwater museum in the Mediterranean! We estimate that the Museum will attract more than 50,000 visitors annually for the whole year, as the temperature of our waters make it possible”.