It is believed that seafaring people appeared in Greece long before the first farmers and shepherds. Some 10,000 years ago, according to archaeological discoveries, these seafarers began to explore the Aegean.
- From the 8th millennium BC to the 2nd century BC
- Byzantine Period (330-1453)
- Period of Turkish Domination and the Greek War of Independence (330-1453)
- Period from the Greek War of Independence to the End of the Century