The main aim of this project is to shed light on the palaeogeography of the broader Lemesos salt lake area and the possibility that there existed a deep enough bay to host a harbour sometime in antiquity.
Akrotiri peninsula is located 5km west of the city of Lemesos and is the southernmost part of the island of Cyprus. It is bounded on the west by Episkopi bay and to the east by Lemesos bay. The palaeogeographic evolution of the Akrotiri peninsula presents a great scientific interest, especially during the Holocene period where the eustatic movements (sea level change) combined with the local tectonic movements and the climate change have developed a unique geological and geoarcheological environment. In particular, the decoding of the palaeogeographic evolution of the Salt Lake will become a tool for assisting Holocene geoarchaeological work on the southern Cyprus coast which hosts sites like Palaipafos, Kourion, Amathus and Kition.