He is a world travelling Cypriot passionate about nature and cultural heritage.
While his studies are in Computing (Imperial College, London) and Business (MBA at UC Berkeley) and even though he worked for many years in banking, finance and consulting, a few years back he took the big step and made the transition to a sector that he cherishes: Authentic Ecotourism.
He explores extensively the countryside on foot, by bicycle and car and the coastal sea by boat and Waterbike.
He has been involved in ventures related to nature and cultural heritage of Cyprus since 2002, starting with the designing and developing of a popular trilingual (English, Greek, Turkish) website focused on the nature of Cyprus.
He offers services to independent self-guided walkers and organises and guides walking trips for visitors and residents and coastal sea exploration expeditions on Waterbikes.
He is the author of the books 'Guide on Nature of Cyprus' (2009) and 'Exploring Authentic Cyprus' (2015).
He has a professional minibus driving licence and a First Aid licence. He is a diver since the late 80s and has a motorboat licence for more than a decade. He is involved in Cyprus coastal sea exploration since the late 90s.
He is seriously involved in photography and videography for more than 10 years (shooting tens of thousands of photos and producing tens of video clips). He has been involved in designing many walking routes around Cyprus, as well as in the production and the promotion of relevant maps, websites, brochures and videoclips. He is into wine and attended winetasting as well as winemaking courses.
A Recent Review of this guide
The tour was personal, informative, professional. In 6 hours we covered Neolithic antiquities with an easy climb through a restored stone age settlement; a visit to a charming hill village where lacemakers were practicing their craft; and a stop to see flamingos in the wild right by the busy Larnaka Airport! Phivos had knowledge in depth of the flora and fauna of Cyprus, the island's history and culture, and current day living. His manner was friendly and engaging, his car perfectly comfortable.
I am not a licensed Cyprus Tourism Organisation guide and as a result I cannot guide visitors into archaeological sites requiring entry tickets.