Greek Reporter and Star Channel journalist Babis Petrakis was honored in a ceremony in Sikinos for his reports on the Aegean island.
Petrakis through a series of broadcasts for Star Channel highlighted the natural beauty as well as the problems facing the inhabitants of the island. The broadcasts were also transmitted via satellite to the Greek diaspora.
According to the Cultural Association of the island “Georgios Sarantaris”, Petrakis showcased the island as “nobody else before”.
In the ceremony at picturesque Sikinos, a documentary was screened based on his Star Channel reports.
He was awarded an honorary plaque in gratitude for his the love and interest for the island.
The award was made by the General Secretary of the association, Malamatenia Tseva, who said that Petrakis is “a great journalist who found time to report on little Sikinos”.
Petrakis appreciated the honor saying that he was merely doing his job as a reporter. “Your kindness rewards me by making me feel proud”, he added.
Sikinos is located midway between the islands of Ios and Folegandros.
It contrasts with nearby islands, such as Ios, in being quiet and relatively less developed. There are two villages, “Allopronia” on the south sea-side, being the port, and another higher up in the hills being the chora.