We found ourselves in the area of Amvrakikos in 2009 and since our first trips we got fascinated from the beautiful nature and the rich flora and fauna existing here.Living next to this place and getting to know it better , it didn’t take us long to realize how fragile and precious this ecosystem is.
Although it’s special meaning has been recognized many years now and it is a part of a protect regime within the framework of many aspects (Ramsar,Natura, National park etc) ,during the past few decades there is reported such degradation of the water quality in the Gulf, which unfortunately makes Amvrakikos a part of the growing list of the ”dead” maritime zones in the planet.
Even though the anoxia problem is major , Amvrakikos remains a small paradise in which countless fish,birds ,sea turtles and of course the famous dolphins are living. Wanting to introduce this heaven to other people and believing that , only when someone experiences the amazing,intense feeling that the contact with the wild nature creates , he can recognize the worth of this nature and help at it’s protection, the Eco cruising idea was born. Although the enviromental cruises back then seemed something impossible and utopic for the Greek aspects we desided that it was worth it to give it a try. Today we know it was worth it more than we could ever imagine.
All these years have been a huge school for us .We got to know better the nature that is hidden beside us, we learned how to take care a wooden traditional boat ,we worked with remarkable people and and we created this blog ,because we wanted to transmit our news and projects with as many of you is possible. Our journey except from creative and adventurous was very beautifu due to your response.Your excitement was the best confirmation of our idea, your kind words and your positive comments was our strenght to keep moving forward and all the awards you gave us away was the most precious reward.
So we want to thank from the depths of our hearts all of you (you are so many that we would need pages to refer to you all seperately) that each and every one helped in any possible way ,all these years! We feel that ”Eco cruising” is a huge family,that even though the Amvrakikos chapter is coming to an end ,that will accompany us whereven in the planet we find ourselves…