Magdalene Grandiki - Athanasiadou
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Marios - Sotirios Athanasiadis BA (Hons)
Athens Branch Manager
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.
Chrysanthos Vrochidis MA, BA (Hons)
Business Development & Marketing Manager
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.
Sideris Avgoustis MA, BSc (Hons)
Reservations Manager – 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.
Nikos Saltos BA (Hons)
Reservations - Tour Leader
Mr. Nikos Saltos works in the Reservations Department of our office, and also represents Marios Travel in Thessaloniki. He has experience within the Tourism Industry since 2004, in an Office Environment and as a Tour Guide. As an Guide he specializes in destinations such as the Holy Land, Istanbul, Asia Minor and the Balkans. He is a graduate of the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of the Aegean, Mytilene. Fluent in English and Turkish (B2 Level), accredited from IMHA-Thessaloniki & the University of Ankara, in Istanbul (TOMER).
Stella Enecheiloglou MA, BA (Hons)
Reservations - Office Administration
Miss Stella Enecheiloglou, holds a degree in Computer Engineering, Technological Education, and is the holder of the Distance Learning Postgraduate Education Program: “Organization and Management of Hotel and Tourist Units” of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Furthermore she holds a degree in English and German from Cambridge and Goethe Universities respectively. Has many years of experience in sales and customer service. Due to her love that she nurtures in the tourism sector, she has been trained and specialized in it in recent years.
Ioannis Loukas BA (Hons)
Reservations - Tour Leader
Mr. Ioannis Loukas works in the planning and programming department of our office based in Athens, and is a travel expert in our neighboring Italy. He has a deep knowledge of the country, and has lived and studied in Italy. Mr. Loukas is a graduate from the historical and archeological department of the Faculty of Philology and Philosophy of the Federico ll University of Naples. Since 1989, he is working as a full-time professional tour guide. He has always a solid focus to meet the travel expectations of clients, based on his professionalism and experience, but above all on his love for what he does.