Announcements · Event 100 Years

New Auspice granted!

News flash! With the valuable support of the Mayor of Kea, the Greek National Tourism Organization has officially placed our event under its auspice, alongside with that of UNESCO Hellas.
We feel proud and thankful of such a dual vote of confidence 👍
The new version of our poster reflects this distinction 😃

#100yearskeashipwrecks #visitgreece


Announcements · Event 100 Years · Press Conference

Press Conference @Acropolis Museum

DSC_0813On Monday May 23rd, 2016, the co-organizers of the event celebrating the 100 Years from the Sinking’s of S/S BURDIGALA & HMHS BRITANNIC, namely the Municipality of Kea and the Friends of Kea Society-SFK, assisted by the Asset-Ogilvy Public Relations company based in Athens, Greece, staged a Press Conference at the auditorium  of the Acropolis Museum. With about 35 Press persons attending, the Head of the Southern Aegean Islands Periphery Mr. George Hadjimarkos opened the session. Followed by the Mayor of Kea Municipality Mr. Yiannis Evangelou who presented the identity and the current priorities of the island. He announced that in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture Agency responsible for the Underwater Antiquities, the Municipality is planning an ambitious program for the establishment of the HMHS BRITANNIC as an uderwater Museum plus the setting up of an U/W Exhibition Center on a renovated by the sea building.

Following that, the President of SFK Mr. Byron E. Riginos proceeded to present the structure of the Event with all its planned activities commencing on Friday 30th September through Sunday 2nd October 2016 on the island o Kea. He also stressed the importance that the Organizing Committee places on it’s rolling Crowdfunding and Sponsorships program as well as the ‘Carl Spencer‘ scholarship program aiming to assist the top ranking students graduating from the Lyceum of Kea.

It so happened that during the Press Conference a salutation message was received from one of the Conference Speakers, none-other than the younger son of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, CEO & Founder of the Cousteau Divers Organization and Goodwill Ambassador of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Pierre-Yves Cousteau’s message which was read during the Press Conference about the “100 Year’s Kea Shiperecks” held at the Auditorium of the Acropolis Museum on 23-5-2016:

Kalimera-sas ladies and gentlemen, I wish I could be with you all today to promote this historical event. As some of you may know, I am a huge fan of Greece and I can only go a few months without a good Saganaki, so expect to see me again in your beautiful country soon. My father truly revealed so many mysteries of the sea to mankind during his incredible career, including the discovery and filming of the Britannic in 1976 inspiring people around the world to expand their minds and hearts beyond mere materialistic concerns, inviting us to dream. Today, more than ever, we need dreams. Thank you for the work you do and I really hope to visit you in September this year.

Afterwards, the Ephorate of Marine Antiquities Dr. Angeliki Simosi made a presentation about the two monuments of S/S Burdigala and HMHS Britannic, announcing that an application has been filed for the inclusion of Britannic as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument!


After a Q & A session the Municipality of Kea offered a cocktail at the smart verandas of the Acropolis Museum Cafeteria. During the networking session over a glass of red wine, Mr. Hadjimarkos made the suggestion that the Periphery of Southern Aegean Islands become the third co-organiser of our Event, which was upheld unanimously!

The ensuing publicity has been tremendous!


Kea island eyes future as mecca for divers

After the invitation by the Mayor of Kea on 30th March 2016 a high ranking Greek Government Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Mr. Terence Quick visited Kea island. Among other discussions, the government has pledged to back an ambitious scheme by local authorities on the island of Kea to build a state-of-the-art diving exhibition center, which will familiarize visitors with its underwater shipwrecks and other treasures.

“The island of Kea could become an internationally renowned diving center with its museum-shipwrecks under the surface of the sea,” said the deputy minister to the prime minister, Terence Quick, Thursday.

Britannic echo picture

Read the full article here: which was also reposted in the prestigious GREECE IS magazine:

Note: both and  are Media Sponsors to our event 😉

In addition, while at it we recommend to read another article titled:

Wreck Diving in Greece: Top 10 Wrecks you Should Dive

Announcements · Event 100 Years

History Returns to Kea on SKAI TV!

Today, Tuesday 29th March 2016, the Hon. Mayor of Kea Yannis Evangelou, the President of the Friends of Kea Society Byron E. Riginos and the Head of Marketing of our event, Yiannis Tzavelakos, presented the event in a broadcast of SKAI TV whith Pnahellenic coverage.

Although the text is in Greek, check the link here:

And see the program here:



Articles · Event 100 Years

History Returns to Kea-Tzia

In the issue of 20/3/16 KATHIMERINI’s Sunday magazine “KAPPA”, an 8 page article about our event was published! 😎. We thank our contributing photographers Helen Tsopouropoulou and Derk Remmers for their magnificent images.

Αν χάσατε το αφιέρωμα της ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ 20/3/16 στο περιοδικό ΚΑΠΠΑ, Mε τίτλο ‘Η ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΡΕΦΕΙ ΣΤΗ ΤΖΙΑ’ ανοίξτε τις φώτο του άλμπουμ ή επισκεφτείτε την ιστοσελίδα της ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗΣ:

Επίσης την Τρίτη 29/3/2016 κατά τις 11:30 στην εκπομπή της Άννας Μπουσδούκου “ΤΩΡΑ” στο ΣΚΑΙ TV, ο Δήμαρχος Κέας Γιάννης Ευαγγέλου, ο Πρόεδρος του ΣΦΚ Βύρων Ρηγινός και ο Υπεύθυνος Marketing της διοργάνωσης Γιάννης Τζαβελάκος, θα παρουσιάσουν την εκδήλωση για τα “100 Χρόνια Ναυάγια της Κέας”. Μη τη χάσετε!

Announcements · Event 100 Years

Sponsoring Campaign is ready!

We are pleased to share the presentation aimed to attract sponsors for our event 🙂

Just few shots in preview, see the entire presentation by clicking here for the English version:  100years_english_new-2 and here for the latest Greek version:  100years_Sponsorships-GR

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An example of graphics creativity
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We are indeed happy and pleased to have such great logos as the event’s Media Sponsors! Photo by Derk Remmers.


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Proud to present our updated Speakers list!


In case of interest to discuss sponsoring options, please get in touch with us via e-mail at: