Helping Axion Hellas to bring medical, educational, cultural and infrastructure support to remote parts of Greece

Jul 23, 2019 | Latest News

Navarino is proud to continue contributing to and supporting the efforts of Axion Hellas this year. Axion Hellas is a non-profit organization with strong roots in volunteering. The purpose of the organization is to assist in the provision of targeted services such as free medical examinations and consultations, contributing to infrastructure projects and cultural and educational awakening activities in remote areas of the Greek mainland and the islands. Panos Tsikopoulos, founder and Director of Navarino UK Ltd, joined the small fleet of boats full of other volunteers on the morning of Friday April 5th, 13 ribs departed from Anavyssos full of volunteers for Astypalaia, Tilos, Halki and final destination Kastelorizo.

The crossing was completed on Monday April 15th, under difficult weather conditions. In total, more than 145 volunteers took part in the mission, traveling with ribs, ships and planes to support Axion Hellas, whose main objective is to support the inhabitants of remote and vulnerable areas. Hundreds of inhabitants of Greece’s borderline islands had the opportunity to receive high-level medical services from the volunteer doctors and nurses of Axion Hellas and parents and children attended dozens of activities and seminars from the educational and cultural activities team.