The Kyrenia (ex-Hellenic Navy patrol boat “Knossos”), was a motorized patrol boat build in 1978, constructed by “HELLENIC SHIPYARDS” and commissioned on November 11, 1978, as HS Knosos (P-268) ΑΝΣ Κνωσσός (1978–2000). In 2000 it was transferred to the Navy of the Republic of Cyprus, where the “Knossos” was renamed to “Kyrenia”, designated P02 and formed the Kyrenia class. This vessel was Greek made, of the Dilos-class, previously designated P269. This vessel was once armed with one single 20mm .70cal Oerlikon Mk10 AA cannon and one 2-round Mistral-SIMBAD air-defence missile launcher.
On 28th February 2015, the Kyrenia was sunk in Ayia Napa as part of the Cyprus Artificial Reef program. The relative shallow waters and extremely good visibility make this shipwreck ideal for all levels of divers! The maximum depth is 24m.