People in Agistri #1 – Charalambos Gazinakis
I was “hooked” in Agistri!
With a deep breath from the embrace of the seabed, Charalambos shares his love for Agistri and makes us see the island through his eyes. weloveagistri highlights and promotes Agistri as a special destination, giving voice to people like Charalambos who have found their paradise there. His love for the sea, sea creatures and nature resonates with the love of travelers who visit the island!
So in 2003, a social obligation led Charalambos to Agistri. And there, among the blue waters and the peaceful atmosphere, he discovered the call of the seabed. A professional diver originally from Komotini and raised in Piraeus, with years of experience in ship repairs, undersea cabling and reef cleaning, he recognized the opportunity to combine his passion for exploring underwater beauty with his admiration for the island. After the unanimous opinion of all his friends and acquaintances, he made the big decision to move permanently to the island and establish the Interdive Diving Center.
Why in Agistri?
When I first came to the island I found myself in the southern part among the pine trees and I thought I had discovered the most magical place a person can see. Every day while diving I see turtles and dolphins, who wouldn’t want that to be their daily routine? And when I dive into the water, I exchange glances with the marine life and feel part of it!
What does Agistri mean to me..
They are now my roots. From the very first moment I took the step to move to the island, I felt like I found the place where I belong.
My feelings when I reach Agistri
Soul elation.. I say I have reached heaven. Life here is simple, but deep and true. A walk on the beach, a moment with my dog, is enough to fill me up and calm me down.
Favorite places on the island.. hidden treasures..
All the beaches in the southern part with the caves and watching the seabirds with the boat but also up in the mountain with my dog, where I go every morning!
Agistri in a sentence..
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