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Maria Repouskou

I believe my blood type is wanderlust. Curiouser and curiouser, I am constantly drawn by new places but mostly by new people. I aspire to turn the travel12 traveler into the most in-the-know type with many many stories to unpack back home. Born and raised in Athens, I spent years studying, working, airplane and Euro-star hopping in London. I don't collect passport stamps but phone numbers of locals, secret recipes, and addresses in my little black book of where to eat, what to drink and where to shop!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Wine and gastronomy is my thing! From fine dining restaurants to where to go to pick up truffles in the forests. Athens is my hometown and I am proud of my inside knowledge of the city. Nafplio and Nemea, Crete, Zagori, Mykonos and of course the Ionian islands!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"At first, I was just a crazy traveler, willing to see the world. Two degrees later I decided that my third would definitely be the charm and decided to enroll at a Tourism and Hospitality management MSc. It's been a journey ever since. I worked in the industry for about 3 years before I decided to ditch my Luxury Travel Designer title to offer people genuine experiences!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My happy place: overlooking the Navagio Beach in Zakynthos island.
You can't get enough of that view!"

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