Welcome to Eco cruising
We are Vasilis Lekkas and Venetia Gigi, and our two children, Aphroditi and Oddyseas. We love nature and the freedom of sailing, we are thankful to live in the wonderful planet Earth and we believe that each one of us is responsible to try to make the world a better place. That’s how the idea of eco cruising was born!
Vasilis is a marine biologist –environmentalist with a MSc on Coastal Zone Management, skipper, PADI diving and first aid instructor.
is ichthyologist with a MSc on Coastal Zone Management, crew and developer of this blog.
In the summer of 2010, we started with the traditional wooden boat Agios Sostis, environmental cruises at Amvrakikos Gulf National Park. Our aim was to contribute in order the locals and visitors of the area, meet this valuable and sensitive ecosystem, since we firmly believe that the first step for protection is knowing («With knowing comes caring», Sylvia Earle). After 8 years and thanks to your own response – for which we are grateful – we feel that our effort was worthwhile.
This chapter has come to an end alongside the end of 2017 -mainly due to Greek surrealist reality- but for Eco Cruising the journey goes on.
We feel that now more than ever there is the need to continue our try, through the environmental awareness so we can motivate people to contribute positively to the heritage that we’ll leave at the next generations.
So we remain in the sea and now in the prefix “eco” of our name in addition to the concept of ecology, we add the concept of economy and housing as we prepare SPUR, a 14m sailing boat, to become our floating, autonomous home, from where we will continue with new projects! We hope that you will take active participation and be our supporters on this journey too!