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Penny

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

It all started during the period when the Greek crisis reached its zenith. A combination of many fruitless attempts in the Athenian job market as well as a huge loss in my family pushed me to search for a new start point; I was dreaming of my future in an island, so I took a job in one. Things didn’t turn out that romantically, rather the opposite, so, I returned to Athens ready for a bigger change. At that point my best friend messaged me a job opportunity in Amsterdam and encouraged me to apply. I did and two days later had to be there for the interview so I travelled to Amsterdam and got the job. Just two weeks later everything was packed and I was saying goodbyes to my beloved ones in Greece, calming down myself with the thought that “this won’t last forever”.

After 2,5 years of living abroad, the distance from the Greek reality made me realize that I desired to have in some way a positive contribution to the future of my country. I decided to search in a website with job opportunities in Greece and came across my current position. I was too excited to leave this opportunity without trying! My phone rang during my holidays in Greece and a few days afterwards I had a new job. Again, time was short and I had to pack my old life and return to Greece within three weeks. And so I did. This time with a symbolic gift from my best friend with the logo “Everything in life that matters, requires risk”.

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Tina

Founder

In 2010, the Greek crisis hit and the country went into freefall. I was left without a job, a car or even medical insurance, and there was little perspective of finding a new job any time soon.

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Andreas

tour Leader

I grew up in a neighbourhood called Nea Smyrni. The first settlers here were refugees from Asia Minor. People in our neighbourhood are proud of where they come from.

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Pavlina

tour leader

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain

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Vassia

tour leader

There is a book I like a lot. Its final sentence reads: “It is never too late to have a happy childhood”. 

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Niko a.k.a. Rude

tour leader

It must have been at the end of middle school when I discovered graffiti. My new hobby began stealing ‘precious’ time I could have used for studying for school. I realised that action had to be taken...

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Elizabeth

tour leader

The French poet Arthur Rimbaud once wrote that "Eternity is the sea mingled with the sun " and I guess there' s a little bit of truth of that in me.

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maria

tour leader

Growing up, I had always thought that life always puts us on the right path. As I got older, however, I discovered that...

 

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katerina

tour leader

I am a fan of poetry. Poems have the ability to paint a picture in just a few words… especially while traveling.

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antigoni

tour leader

There is a theory that claims that your name determines who you are. Antigone, the famous heroine of a Greek tragedy, defied the rules and for that she faced death.

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Tania

tour leader

I was about five, and I was taking part in a school celebration. When I stood behind the microphone, my mind went blank and my mouth went dry. Tears welled up in my eyes.

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Ariadni

tour leader

What is the difference between looking into a microscope and looking into a telescope?

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Aya

Travel Designer

If I could possibly describe my life as the title of a book, it would definitely be “A Tale of two cities”.

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Phaedra

Marketing & PR Specialist

As any child, I was full of curiosity about life.

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Elli

Finance Fairy

Elli doesn’t really like to talk about herself, so we’ll do it for her!

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George

Accounting Associate

As Euclid said, the laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. So, maybe the reason I developed an inclination to mathematics is because I was so connected to the earth since my childhood.

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Nassia

Travel Designer

Some people have trouble finishing what they start; when I was younger, I was like that.

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George

Travel Designer

Life should be like bungee jumping: we're meant to take leaps in our lives, moments when we choose to be daring and forget to be afraid.

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Angelos

Head of Reservations & Operations

Camus once mentioned that a single truth, if it is obvious, is enough to guide an existence. Although it may sound unreasonable or perhaps simplistic at first glance, for me it proved to be right.

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Testimonials

"A must do! I enjoyed this tour SO much! Our guide was really knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout. The idea of the tour itself is really interesting and a departure from stuffy historic facts recounting. If you have the time, definitely worth the money :)"

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"This was the perfect way to see Athens main attractions, the tour guide was very passionate about the information she was sharing with us. Great experience overall."

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"We had a great food tour in Athens, exploring the city and food. Our guide was a native and it was obvious he knew the food, people and city. It was a great way to introduce us to the city and sample great food."

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