Krioneri Cave Diving – Greece

Astonishing karst formations of huge stalagmites and stalactites are hidden in the Krioneri Sea Cave located in Peloponnese, Greece nearby the Arcadian Village (-Arkadiko Chorio).

This cave first recorded and filmed by the Greek pioneer diver mr.Alexis Papadopoulos.

The entrance can be approached only by boat.

One has to surpass the alocline film to reveal the magnificent stalactite decorated ceiling of the cave.

This dive performed with my friends Stelios Stamatakis, Nektarios Athanasiadis and Erikos Kranidiotis, whose amazing footage is depicted in the herebelow video.

More videos on fellow divers Erikos & Stelios web site:



Diving activities of year 2019 started with much pleasure as we visited the British Minesweeper wreck of H.M.S Regulus few miles from Syvota,Thesprotia,Greece.

Although visibility in not so good throughout the year, luck was by our side! Please enjoy!


Full historical research on Grafas Diving Team‘s page

Cave diving in Greece – Sintzi Spring

Sintzi Spring located in Kandhila, Arcadia, is yet the deepest known underwater natural cavity in Greece, reached and explored by Xenofon Pitsinelis to the depth of -186m back in 2015.


The main circular route is about 800m at a maximum depth of ~20m.

However, the cave diver can jump into too many cavities, tunnels and dead ends.

With my fellow divers and friends George Kolikis and Nektarios Athanasiades, we enjoyed this submerged wonder of nature.

M/V City of Corfu Shipwreck

M/V City of Corfu (1978), former City of Piraeus, former Maid of Argyll, sank at 14.05.1997 due to fire.

Although it is registered to be wrecked at Mantouki, the wreck is lying in the sand of Nissaki area (Corfu/Greece) at a max depth of approx. 47m.

The ship was a Passenger Excursion one, built at 1953 by A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow.

General Characteristics:

Length: 161.3 ft, Breadth: 28.2 ft,  Depth: 5.8 ft,  Tonnage: 508 grt / 233 nrt.

Twin screw engine by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow.

The dive performed early afternoon (25.08.2017) in very poor visibility conditions.

I would like to thank mr Alexandros Vlachos for the whole support and implementation of the dive and mr Dimitris Galon for the wreck identification.


Lieutenant General (LTG) Georgios Plionis interview

Aged 97, graduated the 9th Antebellum Class of Greek Airforce, he is the only still alive pilot of 335 Squadron.

Mr Plionis is recounting two out of his three emergency aircraft evacuations during World War II, as the pilot of a HURRICANE IIB No. A.P. 919 at 12th February 1943 and a SPITFIRE VB No. E.R. 524 at 30th June 1944.


Interview on behalf of Maritime Aviation Archaeology in Greece by Nikos Karatzas and Panagiotis Vletsas (22.11.2016).