Greece is a country steeped in ancient history and mythology. It is also home to a rich maritime tapestry woven with tales of shipwrecks, both above and below the water. These wrecks, scattered across the azure Aegean and Ionian Seas, are not only archaeological treasures but also windows into Greece’s extraordinary maritime past.
You only have to look at a map of Greece and its myriad islands to appreciate the enormity of its coastline. In fact, according to the CIA World Factbook, Greece’s coastline is 13,676km long, the largest of any country in the Mediterranean Basin. And coupled with its lengthy history of seafaring, stretching back to at least the last Ice Age, 12,000 years ago, it’s a small wonder that its coasts and territorial waters are littered with wrecks and other sites of archaeological importance.