George Koutsouflakis


George Koutsouflakis was born in Piraeus in 1968. He has completed his undergraduate studies in Archaeology and History of Art (1992), his Masters Thesis (1999) and his Phd (2013) in the Kapodistrian University of Athens. His Phd topic was “Navigation and commercial transportation in the South Euboean Gulf”, and contained the presentation and analysis of 26 ancient shipwrecks located and studied by H.I.M.A. in cooperation with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities during the years 2006-2013. Working as a professional archaeologist in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture since 1992, he has been involved on numerous national and international archaeological projects and has collaborated with the Hellenic Institute of Maritime Archaeology, the Hellenic Institute of Ancient & Medieval Alexandrian Studies and others. He worked for many years as field director in land excavations in Boeotian Thebes, Athens and in the Cyclades, and since 2005 he has a permanent position in the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Since 2006 he is Director of the South Euboean Gulf Survey Project, a joint project of HIMA and the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, undertaking a large scale underwater survey that aimed the location and study of ancient and mediaeval shipwrecks. In 2015 he launched through the Hellenic Archaeological Service a new underwater survey in the Archipelagos of Fournoi in cooperation with the R.P.M. Nautical Foundation. He has contributed in national and international conferences and published articles on maritime archaeology, ancient and medieval shipbuilding and amphora studies. He is an experienced Technical and CCR Diver certified by IANTD.