The photographer

Philippos Marakis

Philippos was born and raised in Crete, Greece.

His passion with the sea and the marine life started from his early age, made him trying to be there any time and any period of the year. As an enthusiast diver, and photographer the combination between them was unavoidable. He studied Ichthyology in the Faculty of Agricultural Technology in the department of Aquaculture & Fisheries in Technical University of Messolonghi.

As an Ichthyologist - diver Philippos is also a proud member of iSea. iSea is an Environmental Organisation founded in 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Its goal is to preserve the aquatic habitats, including the fauna and flora, which inhabit them through research, raising awareness and the promotion of conservation policies. As an NGO, iSea depends highly on donations from the organisation supporters and the annual membership fee.

Philippos owns eight diplomas from I.A.N.T.D. (International Association of Nitrox & Technical Divers) as Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water diver, Diver First Aid, Oxygen Administrator, Rescue Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, Advanced Nitrox Diver and Divemaster. He is a member of the Photographic society of the University of Crete (F.O.P.K).

He is also volunteer photographer of PhotoAID (non-profit initiative of volunteer photographers).

Nowadays Philippos explores the seabed with his camera and through his lens, give us magical moments from places that are not easily seen.

Many of his photos have already been published in several worldwide famous websites, scientific articles and magazines.

Recently in the International Underwater Photography Contest held in Belgrade, (ADA Οpen IUPC 2017) Philippos won the 4th place in ambient category and the 5th in Macro category.

From 8 to 19 of May 2017 Philippos presented us his first solo underwater photography exhibition with title "My Greece" in Basilica of Saint Mark in Heraklion, Crete .

Now "My Greece" is hosted in Natural History Museum of Crete and as Philippos says it is the most special moment for him until now.

Exhibitions - Presentations

  • 2017. "My Greece" Natural History Museum of Crete , Crete - solo exhibition
  • 2017. "Kyklos" Second festival "Tehni Kathodon" of Municipality of Heraklion , Crete - solo exhibition
  • 2017. "Contact" Vitouri gate , Crete - group FOPK exhibition
  • 2017. "My Greece" Basilica of St. Mark , Crete - solo exhibition
  • 2016. "Underwater photography" presentation - ΔιαRτηριτεο (FOPK)
  • 2016. "Women of Crete" Vithleem gate, Crete - group Municipality of Heraklion exhibition
  • 2016. "Metamorphosis" Vitouri gate, Crete - group FOPK exhibition


  • 2017. International Underwater Photography Contest (IUPC) ADA Open Belgrade - 5th place macro category
  • 2017. International Underwater Photography Contest (IUPC) ADA Open Belgrade - 4th place ambient category
  • 2016. Water of our world - special category award


Contact me

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Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Telephone : (0030) 693 6790 106
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