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Our Team

The Definitely Greece Team

We hope that here you can have a better idea of who we are. We believe we can only grow through the support and encouragement of one another. We always strive to become better and develop both individually but also as a team.

We would love to meet you and share with you the best of Greece!

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You can see more photos of our trips and team bonding on our Facebook page

efi

Owner-Operator

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Greece, to many, is the dream vacation of a lifetime: the islands and beaches, the ruins and museums, the food and wine. But, to me, Greece is home and Greeks are my people.

My passion is to share this wondrous and storied land, both the known and the not-so-known, with you. Our family has travelled quite a lot; all these years friends and acquaintances, in all those countries we’ve lived in, have been asking questions about Greece. Well, to be more accurate, they told me what they knew about my country and they expressed a desire to visit Greece one day. With this thought and with a lot of passionate work on what was, at first, simply an idea, it has become a reality.

In our trips, we will visit many different villages that tourism has left untouched and unexplored. A series of trips designed with care and lots of surprises will show you my country, my Greece, away from the queues and the tourist-laden spots; to meet the people, to taste the flavors, to explore the hidden paradise you have always dreamed of.

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Editor and Lead Writer

Rania Kalogirou

Rania grew up in Thessaloniki and spent most of her adult life in her adopted country of New Zealand. When she’s not studying to complete her masters degree she’s either reading, writing or exploring the outdoors.

She loves going on mini adventures, whether it is an impromptu road trip or multi-day hikes. She is interested in photography and languages and strongly believes that feta should be consumed with every meal.

She also thinks Greece is the best holiday destination and invites anyone that thinks otherwise to prove her wrong.

More of her writing can be found at Bachelor of Travel.

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Client Services Manager

Nelly Kontaxi

Nelly loves people. Simple as that. She will instantly make you feel that you know each other and most importantly that you have made a friend for a lifetime.

She is a great host whether you are a guest in her house or in her country. She speaks several languages, dances her heart out in every Greek party and her dream is to dance the tango in Argentina. Her motto is: ”Be fearlessly authentic”

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Marketing & Business Development Director

Giota

Giota usually works behind the scenes in business development and marketing, occasionally dipping toes in blogging. An avid enthusiast about all things Greece, she loves discovering more about this blessed piece of land we call home, and to share the best of it with travelers from near and far. Her favorite thing about Greece (aside all things Greek food) is the simplicity of the people, and how Greeks with very little can create a homely atmosphere.

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Tour Guide / Αrchaeologist

Haralabos Papanikolaou

My name is Haralabos and I was raised and born in Athens. Since I was a child, music was part of my life. I still play the guitar, buzuki, and other string traditional instruments.

I am fond of Greek traditional dances and I love transmitting the magic of it interacting with people of other cultures. As you dance in a circular Greek dance, sometimes a magical moment comes up, when all the participants share the same rhythm. This is the moment when you can feel flying with all dancers as if you were one body. This is what I’ve many times felt and I hope you to feel too.

Read more about Haralabos

Early Life

In my twenties, I went to live in Rome where I studied archaeology. My studies gave me the opportunity to discover and learn the ancient Greek history, which is one of my passions.

When I went back to Athens, Greece was in the middle of a financial crisis and it was difficult to find a job as an archaeologist. So I started to make a living by playing music in bars, weddings and festivals, till 2016, when I decided to change my life, leaving behind the big city and making a new start in a smaller town named Kalamata.

A New Beginning 

I found this city suitable to me because I realized how important is to have quality of time. My life wasn´t a race against time as it was before. What is more, as I love swimming, sailing, cycling, hiking and collecting herbs, Kalamata was the best place where you can have easy contact with nature. There, I studied and became a certified tour guide, which last 3 years constitute not only my current job but also a passion. As I m very social, I like to meet people from different places of the world and sharing with them what I loved of my country. Greek history and culture is also expressed by its musical tradition, an endless treasure that I used to deal with since my childhood. I studied buzuki (a greek traditional string instrument), Lute, and Byzantine music (theory and practice).

I’m convinced that music connects us to each other and make us feel united. I always remember my father’s words: ‘’Keep playing. Your music will be your passport to your whole life’’. As I wander around the world, I realized that it was true.

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Content Writer

Erilda Goga

Hello! My name is Erilda Goga, but they all call me Eri and I live in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Although not my actual hometown, Greece has stolen my heart and made me feel like home for the past 20 years. I am a recent graduate of International and European Studies Department with interests in politics, human rights, books, and travelling. Travelling through Europe made me want to learn more about other cultures and more importantly made me appreciate even more the beauties of Greece. Through this blog, I want to try to introduce you to the things that made me love this country. So stay tuned!

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Content Writer

Marcia

Kia Ora. My name is Marcia Welch and I am a traveller from New Zealand. I have always dreamed of visiting and exploring Europe and have finally begun my overseas experience, or OE as we call it. I have always been drawn to the vibrancy and beauty that embodies Greece and I am excited to document and share my experiences. I am currently in Athens.

Fotini

Wedding Planner

Fotini

Fotini has a passion for making people’s dreams come true. She is a knowledgeable host with a vibrant personality.

Santorini is Fotini’s home and her visitors are made to feel the same way when they visit this unique island. When it comes to organizing your wedding or a special event in Santorini island, Fotini is our captain

Are you the type of person who seeks for unique experiences in possibly one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

We are here to help!

– Written by Efi