I believe that travelling is much more than a mere relocation of our body. It can be a source of inspiration or even a life-changing experience, an opportunity to return back home as a richer person. In order to achieve this, though, one must be able to make informed decisions when shaping their own experience. Knowing the full potential of a destination - what is or isn’t available, what can or can’t be done - allows for a truly personalized experience.
This is where I come into the picture; I consider it my mission to empower my prospective guests with the insight and flexibility which I demand for myself, as a traveler at heart who loves discovering new places and meeting people; rediscovering myself and what surrounds me, appreciating life’s simple things and moments is my driving force. This is exactly what I strive to offer to anyone visiting Greece, an opportunity to discover the never-ending marvels of this country. My passion is to help them transform their dream holidays in Greece into reality!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"There are no geographical limits, as far as Greece is concerned. When it comes to activities, you just need to take the word ‘bespoke’ with its full meaning and attach it to: multi-day tours throughout Greece and the islands, cultural and historical excursions, luxury honeymoons, road trips, family vacations, hands-on craftsmanship activities, and gastronomical adventures."
How did you get involved in travel?
"As one might infer from the above, it is no surprise that I chose to study Travel and Tourism so as to acquire the tools to welcome and accommodate guests to my beloved country. Alongside with my studies I never stopped travelling around the world. Each one of my journeys changed and shaped my life and I never stopped wanting to offer similarly profound experiences to travelers visiting Greece.
After an awe-inspiring road-trip through Turkey, Syria and Jordan, with my friends (and now co-founders of Athens Insiders) we came back thinking it was a great pity that there was nothing similar available in our own country. That was it; the seed had been planted. Few months later, the determination to offer experiences beyond the well-trodden “museum-hotel-beach” path was beginning to materialize through the launching of our company.
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Travelling for six months in Australia and New Zealand, on my own, has been an unforgettable experience. The distinct geology of each country, its people, and the challenge of planning the whole trip on-the-go made me realize how fulfilling travel can be. After a short while, I found myself immersed in the local community, as I started filling my time with working or volunteering in farms, a community center, a yoga retreat, and a hostel. On my way back to Greece it struck me that all that time, even though I was one, I never felt as a tourist; I consider this paradoxical realization as the most intense, unique travel experience that will follow me for the rest of my life."
Featured trips & expertise
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.
August is the hottest month of the year, and with Greeks enjoying their holidays as well, it’s also the busiest and the most expensive. But the sea is a perfect temperature for swimming, and Mykonos, Santorini, and other “party islands” are, well, partying as if there’s no tomorrow.
Get a glimpse of the evolution of a thriving medieval island turned modern getaway with this five-day itinerary. The island of Rhodes is home to an expansive old town along with a slew of forts, castles, and other features that will transport you back to antiquity.
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.
Recent trip reviews for Natalie
family trip · Greece - Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2019
Natalie was exceptionally helpful in recommending tours that worked for our family. She handled all the logistics, provided the guides, transportation if needed and even met us on the last day of our trip and gave us a gift!
All of the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, professional and experienced - our favorite was the cooking class with George, but all three Yannis's were great too! Nota's guided tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis museum was very informative and brought a lot of... read more