The sunken city of Olous is an ancient city that lies under the water near Elounda. It was one of the most important cities of ancient Crete with more than 30,000 inhabitans.
Ancient City of Olous was submerged due to an earthquake around 2nd century AD. Today the remnants of ancient buildings, walls and roads in the shallow water.
Ancient Olous was a city of ancient Crete that existed from Minoan times until the 2nd century AD123. It was one of the most powerful city-states on the island, with a sanctuary, a harbour and its own coinage. It was famous for its wooden statue of the goddess Artemis Britomartys, and Zeus Tallaeus was also worshipped here. It sank into the sea due to an earthquake.