I offer flight tours, cycling & hiking tours, mountain bike tours, kayak tours, sailing tours and various eco-tours out of the beaten path. I also provide customized tours from the backroads, even off road.
This unique UNESCO's World Heritage Site, worldwide it is known as home of the original Olympic Games. However, the choice of Olympia as the superior religious, cultural & athletic center of the antiquity, hiding in her exceptional nature. I'll join you while you are discovering Olympia's unique landscape, slightly touched by the modern civilization. Fertile valleys, steep ravines, picturesque settlements and isolate bays haven't change a lot since the era of Gods and Heroes.
Exploring with your own pace, with minimal disturbance upon natural habitats or natives, you will receive best satisfaction and relaxing time, enjoying the unique combination of excellent weather, rich culture and culinary miracles that works as the perfect background for outdoors activities.
Even if I work and live in the area for years, it was not always so. I was born in Ontario, but soon after we moved to Greece for summer vacation and …never come back again. It was only after decades that I returned in North America for vacation first in Florida and later to work for several years in the Rockies and at Fort McMurray.
No matter if you are a cruise ship passenger or a long distance trekker, I can find a tour suitable for you. All the activities vary from moderate to high, so keep in mind that required a minimum level of fitness and good health. However, I make my best to customize the itinerary of every tour on the specific travelers that I am working with, so been as much precise while you communicate with me during your booking (i. e. what's the most extreme activity that you made recently?) to get an idea about your desires.
On the other hand, if you have just few hours available before the departure , I am sure that I can find something to keep Olympia in your memory for long, taking you to places the average tourist does not see.
A Recent Review of this guide
Vassilios gave us a wonderful introduction to Greece and the Peleponese in particular. He carefully planned the day with attention to avoiding the inevitable large crowds entering Olympia which made that part of the tour so much more enjoyable. We continued our tour visiting the hinterland of Katakolon. We learned about mythological, historical and modern aspects of the region, it's culture and economy. The tour ended with a memorable lunch in a village tavern. I can highly recommend Vassilios.
Member of the Canadian Institute in Greece
First Aid & CPR (Canadian Red Cross)
Food Sanitation & Hygiene Certificate (Alberta Health Services)
Class 4 Operator's Licence (Alberta Government)
Offshore Skipper's Licence (Katakolon Offshore Sailing School)
Scuba Diving Certification (PADI)
BSc in Environmental Science (University of the Aegean)
Training Courses (Interpretive Guides Association)
I am not a licensed guide for historical monuments in Greece and I'm not formally authorized to guide you inside them.