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Koukoulas Giorgos

Koukoulas Giorgos

Giorgos Koukoulas was born in Athens in 1973 and has been living on Santorini for the last six years, married with two children. He studied Electronic Engineering at university and went on to do postgraduate studies in Communications and Data Networks at Brunel University in the UK. He has worked at Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research (N.C.S.R.), the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (A.C.C.I.) and on the teaching staff at XINIS college of education. Today he works as an Air Traffic Safety Electronic Engineer at Santorini airport. This is his first novel. It was self published by the author in July 2012 in Greek and was translated in English. Due to its success, the novel was published by Dioptra in July 2013 under the title The drowned Kingdom. The English version is 402 pages in total and it is sold mainly in the island of Santorini, making a great success especially with the visitors of the island.

What could cosmopolitan Santorini and the lost Atlantis possibly have in common? Two stories separated by thousands of years, but drawn together by something much greater. A discovery made on Santorini today could potentially change the history of the human race for ever. On this same island three and a half thousand years ago, a desperate struggle took place in legendary Atlantis; a struggle to save a people and a civilisation. The two stories and their characters run a parallel course, touching, parting and intertwining constantly, tied to the place that links them, the archaeological site of ancient Akrotiri, where both start and both end.