Snorkeling is mentioned by Aristotle in his Parts of Animals. He refers to divers using “instruments for respiration” resembling the elephant’s trunk. Some evidence suggests that snorkeling may have originated in Crete some 5,000 years ago as sea sponge farmers used hollowed out reeds to submerge and retrieve natural sponge for use in trade and commerce. There are many places you can dive and explore the bottom of the sea in Loutro. Even if you don’t have the equipment local stores can provide you with anything you need.