The Melancholic Shipwreck of Amorgos

The Melancholic Shipwreck of Amorgos

  • Posted: Feb 07, 2015
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Visitors and residents of the Greek island of Amorgos have the chance to visit one of the most melancholic but also beautiful beaches in Greece.

The famous Olympia shipwreck lies in the southwestern coast of the Greek island, near Kalotaritissa beach. The shipwreck has been featured in many documentaries and travel shows, as well as in Luc Besson’s feature film “The Big Blue” starring Jean Reno, which was filmed in various locations around Amorgos.

According to residents, a ship approached the island in February 1980. The captain was looking for a place near the coast where he would find shelter from the strong north winds. The ship anchored near the beach of Kalotaritissa but did not hold and the waves threw it on the rocks.

The ship’s original name, “Inland,” is still visible despite the rust. It was later renamed “Olympia.”

– See more at: Greek Reporter