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Evangelia – Marina is a native of Karpathos. She has studied Geography at the University of the Aegean (2006-2010) and then completed a master’s courses on the “Environment and Development” at the National Technical University of Athens (2010-2012) and "Travel and Tourism" (2016-2017).

After finishing her studies, taking into consideration the tough financial situation in Greece, she has been faced with the dilemma of moving abroad.

Her enormous love for Karpathos prevailed and so she has got the big decision to live permanently on the island.

She has decided to start programmes of ecotourism with the aim to transfer the love and respect she feels for her place to the visitors, but also to create the experiences which will help them be integrated into the local community as equal members.

 

 

about1Minas was born 60 years ago in Olympos. He is married and father of three children. He has lived the longest part of his life on the island of Karpathos which is his great love.

This love has made him walk on all the mountains and paths and so he has known every nook and cranny of the island.

His knowledge on the biodiversity of the island is unsurpassed. He specializes in recognizing endemic and rare plants.

For this reason he started recording the flora by tracking, photographing and identifying 945 different plants. This effort has now been completed after twenty years of research.

 

"I flew a long way from Hong Kong to experience my botanical walking holidays in Karpathos since 3/29 for 5 days.

Our flora- guide Minas is tall & strong. He gave me an impression that he knows everything. He is so knowledgeable and trustable.

Evangelia is a young educated sweet & tough lady who loves her family and island very much. She gave up her opportunities and to stay in this isolated island. She puts a lot of effort to work with their people to protect the island & the sea not to be polluted. She's working hard to introduce Karpathos to more people.

Her passion inspired me."

Phyllis Lee, Hong Kong 

Testimonials

From Avlona to Tristomo

From Avlona to Tristomo

Thanks to Evangelia we had a nice hike
from Avlona to Tristomo.
It has been a day full of Greek culture, nature,
habits, explanation of old way to cultivate.
Evangelia is very well prepared
and she will answer all questions
about this great island

vivianap645

one day around Olympos

one day around Olympos

Great day perfectly organized by Evangelia.
Fantastic guide really knowing karpathos
and with an incredible attitude to transmit
"greek" feeling. Very sweet with our kid.
We can't forget her family, her kitten,
the baby goat and the hens!
Don't miss Evangelia if you are in Karpathos!

Lise Wearing, Canada:

Lise Wearing, Canada:

We loved:
- the variety and originality of experiences
- our guides's deep knowledge and love of
the island
- amazing local food catering to our
vegetarian preferences
- comfortable and spacious accomodation
- expert and professional guiding
- always going the extra mile to make sure
we are.more than satisfied.
We love Ecotourism Karpathos and highly
recommend it!
Jim and Lise Wearing

Paola Grandi, Italy

Paola Grandi, Italy

Arrivarci a piedi nei posti ha un sapore
tutto speciale...trekking a Karpathos.
Oggi con l'aiuto di Evangelia di Ecotourism
Karpathos, una guida ambientale
bravissima, molto professionale,disponibile
e simpatica. Da Lastos a Kato Lefkos...
giro molto suggestivo e alla fine
un mare stupendo.

Helene Sakellarides, France

Helene Sakellarides, France

une jeune et belle équipe locale pour vous
guider dans l'organisation
de tout votre séjour NATURE
à karpathos depuis votre arrivée à
l'aéroport y compris le logement et les
randonnées et les transports.....le mieux
étant d'arriver par bateau à diafani...
un privilège suprême!

Jeremy Stamas,USA

Jeremy Stamas,USA

We had a great experience with
Ecotourism Karpathos. Evangelia's
knowledge about the history,
culture, and environment of northern
Karpathos is incredible, and it made our
time on the island truly special.
Her walking tour of Olympos and her
guided hikes were full of insights and
details you won't find in any guidebook.
It was a perfect way to see and
experience the less-visited areas of
this amazing island.

Tori Nicole, USA

Tori Nicole, USA

My husband, 11 month old, and I had
a phenomenal time with
Ecotourism Karpathos.
We were met at our hotel and
given a tour of the island
as we drove to Olympos.
By traveling in a small group,
we were able to get a more
intimate view of the village.
We met local women and even came
across the priest in Olympos’ main church.
One of our favorite highlights
was visiting the small farming village
a few minutes down the road
and seeing dry farming in action.
The tour exceeded our expectations!

Hilary Chan, USA

Hilary Chan, USA

We spent a most unforgettable weekend
at the end of September in Karpathos.
Stayed 3 nights in the traditional village
of Olympos, with our own private view of Aegean
sunset, and a chance to chat with
local crafts people before the arrival of
daytime tourists. Evangelia and her
company have provided us with airport
transfer to the hotel, a driven guided
tour of the rest of the
island, which included a visit to the
church of Panagia Vrisiani in Mesochori,
and hands-on lessons in the making
of traditional country
bread baked in a wood fired
communal brick oven.
Evangelia had also arranged, per our
request, lessons in a traditional
folk dance called Pano Horos,

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  • Olympos Karpathou, Greece
  • +30 6949935881

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