Hello! My name is Maria Kytea and I was born in Lamia, a city 15 km away from Thermopylae ("The Hot Gates"), which is a region famous for the Battle between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I (480 BC).
Raised in my family's hotel, tourism has soon become a way of life.
After taking a solo trip to Europe where I visited 15 countries and more than 40 cities I knew that I want to make my passion my profession and share it with the world!
I now live in Athens which I consider uniquely beguiling, but every now and then I love to travel around the country and discover the next hidden gem that I'll share with you!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Selected destinations across Greece are as follows: Athens, Delphi, Tinos & Ikaria.
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How did you get involved in travel?
"I think that growing in my family's hotel I got affected by a serious form of Wanderlust.
I've been listening, talking and dreaming about travels since I have memories.
So now, here I am to do what is natural for me and I'm really enjoying it.
I love taking care of travelers and I like the idea that I help them bring home unforgettable emotions and memories. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"As a solo traveler, I love meeting new people in the places that I visit. I had the most amazing time when I ended up hiking the Rila Mountain with a group of 5 people that we all had met at a hostel the previous day."
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This excursion takes you through the major highlights of the country's capital and two of its most popular islands, all in a 6-day timespan. In Athens, you'll visit the iconic Parthenon constructed in 438 BC, then go souvenir shopping at the bustling Monastiraki flea market. In Mykonos and Santorini, you'll lay on famous beaches, explore agricultural villages, eat fresh cuisine, and of course watch the sunset.
In seven days, it’s easy to combine Athens or other mainland sightseeing with one or more Greek isles and experiences. You can wind through the medieval ruins of Rhodes, immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and cuisine of Crete, or be a sybarite as you ferry-hop the Cyclades Islands. Let this diverse collection of 7-day itineraries inspire you.
Hit some of the hottest destinations in Greece on this itinerary. You'll start in Athens, visiting the towering Acropolis and day-tripping out to the archaeological site at Delphi to experience the ancient world. Then head to the islands, where you'll lounge amid the luxury of Mykonos and then stroll along Santorini's volcanic caldera before you loop back to Athens.
Thousands of artifacts were discovered when the Athenian subway system was expanded for the Olympics in 2004, proving that this ancient city still has some secrets waiting to be told. See if you can discover some of them for yourself with this weeklong itinerary, spending seven days biking, wandering, eating, and cooking your way through Athens.
You'll go from the bustling capital to the serenity of traditional hillside villages to the shores of Corfu on this two-week adventure. Explore the sights and sounds of Athens by bicycle before taking to the water to fish for your dinner in the Saronic Gulf. Next, you'll trek through the mountains of Meteora and Zagori, where you'll learn to cook a three-course Greek meal. Hop on a ferry to Corfu to end your journey with some hiking, biking, and kayaking along the beach to the fortresses of the Old Town.
Two weeks is a great length for a Greek vacation. You'll have plenty of time to see multiple islands and historic mainland sites, taking part in cultural or outdoor activities along the way. These itineraries explore the possibilities: get active on some of the Cyclades lesser-known islands, dive into ancient mythology, enjoy a laidback beach holiday, and more.