I find myself in the fortunate position of enjoying what I do for a living. The enthusiasm I will show my friends when preparing and presenting them with a special traditional recipe, I also show with the people I guide. A hike through the mountains with one of my groups, may be the same trail that I will hike with my daughter a few months later; or the fascinating myth or story behind a site, I will share with people, on and off the job.
Having led many tours in several destinations for some of the best active tour companies over the past 17 years, I have mastered the art of interpretation, which allows me to gain the attention of my audience, share my passions, and guide them to an understanding and appreciation of an ancient site, a traditional recipe, a century-old olive tree or an ancient Greek myth.
After all my seasons away from home, I have recently started focusing on my homeland, the Southern Peloponnese and the town I have grown up in, Kalamata.
My tours of the Southern Peloponnese will focus on the region of Mani, known for its rugged terrain, endless olive groves, Byzantine churches and Frankish castles. Rugged and untamed, it is a region full of myths and ancient history. And its scenery is stunning: medieval stone villages dotting the hillsides, its rocky peaks, hidden gorges, and stunning coastline of sand and pebble beaches.
The possibilities are numerous! Whether it is a part-walking-part-culinary tour that you decide to take, or a scenic "goat trail" hiking trip through our dramatic Taygetos mountain range, or even a road bike tour along the Mani peninsula, the Southern Peloponnese can impress the most demanding traveler.
A Recent Review of this guide
From my first email communication with Yorgos I have been impressed. He responded promptly in perfect English and in detail. He listened to what we wanted and planned our trip to exceed expectations. He gave us great suggestions and helped out on another portion of our trip. During our time together he was professional, personable, organised, and reliable. He gave us lots of information about the areas we visited; suggested restaurants with good food and authentic atmospheres. Thanks Yorgos for a fab time
17 years of experience designing and leading walking, cycling, van and yacht tours in Greece for English-speaking guests. Several former client referrals can be provided upon request.
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