Stella Demesticha is a maritime archaeologist, with special interest in shipwrecks amphoras, ancient seaborne trade routes and economy in the Eastern Mediterranean. Over the past 20 years, she has participated in 15 land and underwater archaeological projects in Greece and Cyprus. Since 2007 she directs the Mazotos Shipwreck project in Cyprus.
Her completed her Undergraduate studies at National University of Athens, Greece (in Archaeology, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, 1992) and she continued at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus, where she got her PhD in Archaeology, in 2002. She worked in head of Museums Dept in the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (2000- 2006). She has taught Maritime Archaeology in the University of Peloponnese (2006) and currently in the University of Cyprus (since 2007 as visiting lecturer). She is an active member of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology since 1992.