This book presents a rounded approach to Greek maritime history, covering a wide range of themes from the 16th to the 20th century. It discusses Greek shipping enterprises in Greece and abroad, focusing on seamen, merchants and shipowners. It looks at 19th century port cities and todays European port policy. It presents various facets of Greek fishing, from traditional sponge diving to modern fishing business. It examines aspects of the Greek Navy and the museological utilization of an episode in its history. It enhances the significance of the sea as a source of inspiration in literature and as a natural resource for the development of Greek tourism.