In 1888 in Plomari Dimitris Giamougiannis,
keeping the shipbuilding makes wooden ships
from pinewoods of the area. With three or
four helpers, were walking the slopes from
Akrasi to Karagatsi in order to choose, to
cut and carry the sea pine wood that was
suitable for the construction of the boats,
the light-fast sailing boats, the ships.
The orders became more and more, the
shipowners used to visit Giamougiannis'
shipyard so as to order their new boats and
The commercial boats that used to be
constructed in east Mediterranean at the end
and till the middle of 19th century were
usually sailboats due to the good conditions
of commerce development.
Even thought the wooden ship construction
has not stopped, the signs of decay and
decline are obvious in the end of 19th
century. The point is that in that period in
Giamougiannis' shipyard a lot of ships are
constracted as the photos reveal, the
The art and the secrets of woodcurving from
Dimitris Giamougiannis are transferred to
his kids Kostas & Ioannis Giamougiannis.
Nowadays the business owner is Doukas
Giamougiannis, grandson of Dimitrios
Giamougiannis and son of Kostas
Giamougiannis, and continious the art of his
grandfather, constracts wooden ships,
boats and light fast sailing boats.
We have to say
that many of the tools that Dimitris Giamougiannis used
to make his boats there still exist to the new building
of Dimitris Giamougiannis and decorate the walls. It is
certain that the tools combined with the new buildings
is certain that will help the new crafman to keep the