«If you can dream it, you can achieve it»
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.
Minas 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."