Two Greek environmentalists set off from Greek shores in their kayaks on Monday, intending to paddle to ten Aegean islands in order to raise awareness about pollution in the seas.
Angelos Christofidis, founder of the South Evian Gulf kayaking team, along with paddler Constantinos Diliakos, will attempt to cross the Aegean Sea in a span of eight days, paddling their sea kayaks over 160 total nautical miles.
“This year’s rowing endeavor will start from Cape Sounio and will conclude at Santorini. It is a cry of agony for the future of the Aegean, of the Mediterranean and of the seas all around the world,” Christofidis declared as he set out on the quest.
This is the ninth consecutive major expedition for this team of kayakers. Their intention is to paddle from 8 AM to 10 PM each and every day, in order to raise public awareness about pollution and overfishing in the Mediterranean and all the other seas and oceans of the world.
“Ready to paddle from Sounion to Santorini. 160nm to raise awareness for sea protection against overfishing and plastic pollution. Departure from Sounion, Monday 17.06,” the team posted on their social media account as they prepared to set out.
The paddlers will attempt to cross the southern Aegean through the west Cyclades archipelago, following the course of Cape Sounio-Kea-Kythnos-Serifos-Sifnos-Kimolos-Polyaigos-Folegandros-Sikinos to Ios, and finally ending their odyssey on the island of Santorini.