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Marilina P.

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

My name is Marilina and I was born on the island of Crete, Greece.

I am an official Licensed Tourist Guide working on Crete, Holding a PGC in Prehellenic Religion and Arts- Mythology.

For almost twenty years I have been working as an official licensed guide, having guided on Crete and on other Greek islands, on the mainland Greece in the most important archaeological sites, in North Greece, in Peloponnese and in the country's most important archaeological museums.

Crete and its unique archaeological sites, historic monuments, traditional villages and picturesque towns, beautiful nature and ancient arts has always fascinated me. The island where European culture and history started, is indeed the place where I allways enjoy living in and sharing with my guests. The archaeological treasures of my island are so many and so closely connected with many ancient myths. I invite you to reveal and enjoy their beauty in one of my guided tours.

Another big part of myself has always been dedicated to the Arts and especially the Art of movement. My huge love for Dance and expressing myself through movement, forced me since an early age to explore several forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Musical, Kinesiology, Dance Theater and Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Latin-American Dances, Salsa and Argentinean Tango.

I consider the Arts an undivided part of my country's culture and I suggest the experiential exploration of several Ancient Greek Arts in my itinereries such as Music, Theater, Dance, Pottery etc through experiential interactive sessions.

One more important component in my tours is the living traditions of my island, the traditional areas of Crete. I suggest the exploration of really authentic parts of Crete where you can experience our old, time honored customs and traditions and go deeper into the Cretan living. Several experiential Events of Agriculture are also embodied in my itineraries which make your experience really interactive.

If you are looking for Alternative, Artistic, Experiental and Tailor-made ways to visit Crete based on the combination on History, Archaeology, Natural living, Tradition and Experiental Arts you are very wellcome in one of my private tours!

A Recent Review of this guide

Marilina was superb—knowledgeable, flexible, and delightful. We were so engaged at Knossos (and my bad knee required walking slowly) that our next stop at a village with handicrafts might have been rushed; she proposed a fantastic alternative. We went to a lovely traditional village and ate local cheese, homemade bread, little sweet cheese pastries, and locally- grown olives and vegetables. Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful day.
Carol F.

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I am an official Licensed Tourist Guide, graduate of the National Guides' School of Greece, Holding a PGC in Prehellenic Religion and Arts- Mythology.

I have been working as an official licensed guide for almost twenty years , having cooperated with 25 different Greek and foreign Travel Agencies in my career so far, focusing always on incoming tourism.

Many of my groups have been people with specific interest on History, Archaeology, Arts and Religion such as the Archaeological Society of Australia, The Plymouth Church of Minneapolis, the Sola Vita Arts Community of Florida, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China.

I have also undertaken Guiding for several International Congresses and Art festivals, such as for the 15th International Medical Symposium on Crete (2012) and the 1st and 2nd Contact Improvisation festival on Crete (2011, 2012).

My guiding approach is deep and detailed and at the same time exciting and fun as a lot of interactive features are embodied in my tours.

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