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Greece’s Natural Beauty, Rich History United in Island Paradise of Alonissos

According to National Geographic Travel, the Greek island of Alonissos is one of the top travel destinations for 2021. The idyllic island was specifically chosen as the leading voice in travel and exploration aims to highlight sustainable and climate-friendly...

The Greek Shipwreck Deadlier than the Titanic: SS Oria

The Greek maritime tragedy of the sinking of the “Oria” in the Saronic Gulf in February of 1944 is one of the worst maritime tragedies in history. It cost almost four times as many lives as those taken in...

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in 1802, has continued to yield intriguing discoveries for underwater archaeologists. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...

Greece’s Natural Beauty and Rich History Come Together in Island Paradise of Alonissos

According to National Geographic Travel, the Greek island of Alonissos is one of the top travel destinations for 2021. The idyllic island was specifically chosen as the leading voice in travel and exploration aims to highlight sustainable and climate-friendly...

Diving into Greece's Heritage: Experience of a Lifetime at Ancient Wreck

From Monday, August 3, to Friday, October 2, 2020, divers accompanied by instructors will be able to visit the famous shipwreck of amphorae from the 5th century BC off the islet of Peristera near Alonissos Island. A fisherman was the...

Greek Navy Systematically Recording Country's Most Iconic Shipwrecks

The first phase of a project to investigate and record the current state of historic Naval shipwrecks in Greece has recently been completed, according to a Hellenic (Greek) Navy General Staff (HNGS) announcement released on Wednesday. The investigation, using a...

Important New Discoveries from Greece's Ancient Antikythera Shipwreck

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday informing the public about the new discoveries made recently at the wreck site which once yielded the "Antikythera mechanism" off the island of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The statement...

Archaeologists To Resume Survey of Famous Antikythera Shipwreck

The underwater archaeological survey at the Antikythera shipwreck site, which has been suspended since 2017, will resume in the near future, according to an announcement made by the Ekaterini Laskaridi Institution on Friday. The Institution is responsible for supplying the...

Greek Police Arrest Group Charged with Plundering Ancient Shipwrecks

Greek police announced on Monday that they have arrested three men on the island of Kythnos for allegedly plundering precious historical artifacts from ancient shipwrecks off the coast. The police said that they have discovered approximately 25 ancient amphorae (pottery vases),...