BOREAS Walking Tours in northern
Evangelos was born in the Byzantine mountain city of Veria, in Northern Greece. Since his early childhood, he loved skiing, hiking, travelling, visiting museums and archaeological sites. He studied Italian literature and language and history of art in Florence, Italy. During his university years he started guiding school groups from all around Europe on visits to Florence. After graduating, he worked for various Greek and foreign travel agencies and he travelled all around the globe. He also started sailing.
Building on the experience he gathered along the way, he decided to create BOREAS Art & Nature Travel Services, an agency which would address people who, like himself, want to “live”, to experience, the places they visit, to appreciate their cultural and natural beauties, and who demand excellent travel services!
Sotiris Karkanias was born in Athens in 1985. He studied classical history and archaeology in the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens and then tour-guiding in the University of Thessaloniki. He also got involved with cinema and worked for the Cultural Centre of the Greek Union of Cinema and Television Technicians (ETEKT).
For many years he has been responsible for the show programme of ETEKT, presenting films; he was also the chief person responsible for the film library and the book library of the Centre. He has been employed as a translator from French to Greek. Sotiris plays the guitar and the piano professionally, both live and doing album recordings. He loves exploring places, both by walking and by reading about them. Other than that, his main pastimes are listening to music and watching films.
Sotiris collaborates with BOREAS as an historian-archaeologist and as a French-speaking tour guide.
Nadia Pavlikaki holds a BA in History and Archaeology, an MA in History of Art from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and a tour guide licence (in English/Spanish) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is also a licensed teacher of Spanish, having trained at the Cervantes Institute of Athens and the University of Salamanca (Spain). She has worked for the Ministry of Culture, for private art collections and exhibitions, and as a leader of educational guided tours for children at museums and archaeological sites.
Nadia has also been the tour leader of cultural trips in Greece and abroad. Since 2009, she has taught Spanish as an adjunct teacher at the Hellenic American College of Athens.
Her current interests and work involve language teaching and cultural tourism / guiding. Nadia collaborates with BOREAS as an history and archaeology consultant and English/Spanish tour guide.
Anastasia was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, where she also studied History and Archaeology. As a student she spent her summers participating in excavations at various ancient sites, among them Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. After graduation she also worked as an archaeologist for the local Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. A native Greek speaker, Anastasia also speaks English and German fluently. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her major research interest is the study of material culture, mainly the vase painting and pottery production of the ancient Greek world. She enjoys sharing its history with other people.
Among other things, she loves travelling and exploring not only monuments of the past but new or unusual places as well, listening to the tales they have to narrate. Quite recently she discovered some new passions, immersing herself in aspects of folklore culture such as the knitting, crocheting and lace-making techniques of the Mediterranean.
Anastasia collaborates with BOREAS as a tour guide in German and English.
BOREAS TRAVEL - TOUR SERVICES
BOREAS Art & Nature Travel Services offers complete tour packages which represent its concept of cultural and naturalistic travelling in Greece. With our wide range of partners all over the country, we can offer tour operators who wish to organize their own programmes competitive prices and excellent services on hotel reservations and bus services. Plus, we offer our partners our excellent knowledge of Greek destinations, in order to guarantee successful tours and absolute client satisfaction.
Well, this is our job!If you are looking for an authorized, experienced and competent tour guide to lead you around Greece, you are knocking on the right door! Our team of tour guides are all fluent, multilingual historians or archaeologists who have frequently worked or are still working on the monuments or the sites they are explaining. They will guarantee a complete, interesting and joyful contact with the immense heritage of Greek culture!
Boreas specializes in organizing cultural and naturalistic tours. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a sea-and-sun holiday, we will be glad to offer you the best prices in hotel reservations around the country.
Do you want to organize a daily excursion or just a transfer to/from the airport? We can have it arranged for you within seconds!