Visiting places with memories going back to my childhood is always an intresting mind game for me..especially when these places have been capture… Read More
Visiting places with memories going back to my childhood is always an intresting mind game for me..especially when these places have been captured by so many photographers around me..I wanted to give my sign and my personal view and this is more than a challenge ..it is a way to find my self or hidden parts of me..Start today with a collection of five photos from a shipwreck in Gytheio (you can read the story of this ship below) I would like to stay a little bit on the title of this collection..Never ending journey is always a feeling i have when i see wrecks and i guess this is something more like a metaphoric way to say that when someone is dedicated to do something no one or nothing can stop him not even the power of nature itself...Enjoy..
Never ending journey_Collection of 5 photos
Dimitrios (Greek Δημήτριος) is a Greek shipwreck famous due to its picturesque location on an easily accessible sandy beach near Gythio, Greece.
"Dimitrios" (previously named "Klintholm"), a small, 67 metre freight ship of 965 tons cargo capacity built in 1950, is registered to the Prefecture of Piraeaus. Dimitrios has been stranded on the beach of Valtaki (Greek Βαλτάκι) in today's Evrotas municipality in the prefecture of Laconia, Greece, since December 23, 1981.
There are many rumors about the ship's origins and how it got stranded on the beach. Most relate that the ship was used to smuggle cigarettes between Turkey and Italy. It was seized by the port authorities of Gythio and then deliberately released from the port and left to be dragged by the sea to the beach of Valtaki, about 5 kilometers from the port of Gythio. It was then set on fire to hide the evidence of cigarette smuggling. Another less common rumor speaks of a ghost ship of unknown origins. Read Less