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Greece has a rich and long-term history and heritage. Greece’s Classical Heritage both in the South and the North is undoubtedly of huge importance as it marks the birth of Western civilization. Macedonian Heritage signifies the birth of the Hellenistic period and the globalization of Greek values and thought. Byzantine Heritage marks the establishment and victory of previously persecuted Christianity and stands as a counterweight, to the declining of “medieval” West. Modern Heritage imprints, objectifies and demonstrates the interactions of cultures and the recent cultural and spiritual rebirth of Greece.
Mrs. Magdalene Grandiki – Athanasiadou, is the owner and director of Marios Travel Agency. A graduate of Business Administration (Technological and Professional Institute of Kavala) and a certified instructor of E.KE.PIS (National Centre of Certification for Continuing Professional Qualification), she has been in the tourism industry since 1988. Her vision and determination has propelled Marios Travel to a leading tour operating agency for religious and cultural destinations. A specialization in Orthodox Pilgrimages to the Holy Land (Israel and Palestine) proved of paramount importance to the success of our Agency. Mrs Magdalini has a deep religious orientation and holds close family ties with Holy Mount Athos and other prominent religious figures.
Mr. Marios – Sotirios Athanasiadis, is the managing director of Marios Travel. He has been awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History by the Open University of the United Kingdom (OUUK), and has completed the course of “Archaeology of the Bible Lands (Online)“ by the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. He also holds the Standard Course Diploma of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Certificate of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge. His family environment, combined with his perseverance, people skills and love of learning, provide the necessary foundations for the continuing success and growth of Marios Travel Agency.
Mr. Chrysanthos Vrochidis, is managing the business development and marketing side of the business. He has studied, lived and worked in the UK for 22 years. A Post Graduate in European Industrial Relations at Warwick Business School, and a graduate in Business Studies & Marketing at Middlesex University London he moved back to Greece a few years ago and never looked back ever since. His skills and enthusiasm combined with his professional experience acquired exclusively in the UK, contribute the utmost towards the goals and objectives of Marios Travel.
Office Administration Manager
Miss Dimitra Georgakopoulou, is in charge of the day-to-day running of our office. She is a graduate of Anatolia College of Thessaloniki. Achieved a degree in Administrative Support Management as well as the Certificate of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge. Her extensive professional experience within the Tourism & Leisure Industry means that she maintains excellent customer relations whilst contributing directly to the development of Marios Travel Exotic Leisure packages.
Sideris Avgoustis MA BSc (Hons)
Reservations - Tour Leader
Mr. Sideris Avgoustis is working in Reservations and has experience in the field since 2009. A Graduate of the Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, and a postgraduate in “Economic Sciences” from the National Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens. He is also IATA Certified, holder of the Cambridge Proficiency and participated in many tourism seminars and conferences. His love of travel combined with his experience, skills and abilities also make him an ideal Tour Leader.