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List of all shark attacks in greece

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 25 shark attacks in GREECE. Out of those, 15 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 60.00%. 18 attacks came out of the blue while 7 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

33 nautical miles off Othonoi Island 27-12-2014 Shark involvement prior to death still to be determinedOf 9 bodies recovered, one was bitten by a sharkNO Passenger ferry Norman Atlantic
Near Symi Island 31-12-2002 Free diving for spongesFATALYES male
29-12-1983 02h45InvalidSpearfishingCoroner determined the man was killed by a boat propeller, not a tiger sharkNO 36yo Ioannis Chrysafis
31-12-1980 Free diving / spearfishing,Minor injuryNO an Austrian tourist
Dodecanese Islands QuestionableJumped overboardShark involvement unconfirmedNO Nickolas Doulis
Shipwrecked Persian FleetHerodotus tells of sharks attacking men in the waterYES males
Symi Island Sponge divingHead bittenNO Psarofa-gomenes
In the haven of Cantharus Washing his pig in preparation for a religious ceremonyFATAL, shark "bit off all lower parts of him up to the belly"YES A candidate for initiation
Keratsini 16h00Said to be 6.4 m [21'] sharkSwimmingFATALYES 17yo Dimitris Parassakis
Said to involve a white shark but shark involvement not confirmedSurfingKnee bittenNO male
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