Vassilis KoulourisBody and Mind Specialist
Born in Athens I found myself interested in Martial Arts and fitness as a teenager. Later I turned my focus mostly to dance and Yoga. My interest in human nature further led me to explore healing massage techniques and group psychotherapy, whilst also doing theatre and acting. Today I practice Zen Shiatsu and instruct groups on Breathing Kinesiotherapy. Having many years of experience in meditation and spiritual paths I try to deal with every person’s individual needs in a holistic, heart-centered approach. Thus I believe I contribute to the re-establishment of the energy flow by simply listening to people and touching them.
I now reside in Germany, but return to Greece every summer to enjoy the Greek sun and light and also help as a group facilitator and health expert with the holiday programs of Travel and Do.
Maria KrinaMaster Chef
I was born in Patras and have worked as a chef and kitchen manager since 1998. I am specialized in Greek cuisine and have over the years acquired a deep knowledge of its philosophy, techniques, and history. As a chef, I have highlighted forgotten dishes using ingredients from small producers from all over Greece and Cyprus. Today I work as a chef and kitchen manager in hotels and restaurants on Syros island. There, through frequent changing of the menu, the particular history of Syros island gets to the plate. Each menu is a delicious journey into Ermoupolis’ culture and history.
In June 2014 I have established the company “cooking tales, hands-on Greek cuisine” on Syros, offering the creation of menus, consulting and management to restaurants, as well as hands-on cooking courses and seminars. The courses also present general nutrition issues, because apart from a healthy diet, I am deeply concerned about the ongoing “war” over the control of food, an international issue which needs to concern us all and lead us into action.
I was born and raised in Athens. After graduating as a translator from the universities of Montpellier and Paris, I did a Master’s degree in contemporary European political culture. I then worked for the Greek Ombudsman and the research organization ANTIGONE in Athens on transnational European projects focusing on issues of migration, racism, and xenophobia. In 2006 I took over the management of our family hotel in the Peloponnese. I have been happy since then to reside in an area where sea and mountain merge, offering an amazing natural setting for calm and aware living. Being a mother myself I felt how important it is to offer my children a connection to nature. I provide our guests with a place to truly feel at home, to relax, to enjoy their personal and family life, enveloped in the reassuring cocoon of authentic Greek hospitality, while at the same time being uplifted and refreshed by relatively unspoiled Greek scenery.
Yannis SampsonidisFounder & Director
Hi, I am Yannis, the founder of Travel and Do. Early in my life, I was blessed to discover the immense world of the Eastern internal martial arts. Today, as a certified associate instructor of Master Mantak Chia’s Universal Healing Tao System, I teach Conscious Breathing, Healing Sounds, Chinese Yoga, Qi Gong, and Meditation. I am also a certified Thai Massage practitioner and Hatha Yoga instructor.
In the travel industry I define myself as a “tour-operator”, but I hope you will see me as your caring host in Greece. I founded Travel and Do to fulfill my vision to combine, explore, deepen and enjoy all the things I value in life and at the same time offer and share them with my closest friends, teachers and guests from all over the world.
I follow my inner calling towards the creation of an “observe-study-practice-learn-create” life model, trying to apply all the principles of responsible and sustainable living that I have stood and served for.
We Are Hiring
We are looking for freelancers who would understand the character and originality as well as the profit potential of the travel services we offer. You will not be limited to the confines of our company property but be out in the field representing us amongst your any other clients too. Your income will only be limited by how much you will sell. You will earn a percentage of what you sell, on a fairly incremental, commission based, compensation scheme. Use the form at the right to contact us.
- Excellent knowledge of the English language
- Excellent knowledge of any second language
- VAT number to accept our payments
- Bank account
As of 2019 all of our travel offers are connected to a booking engine making it a less than 30min technical task to take any of our travel packages you like or all of them and re-sell it online on your own travel website. All sales and commissions paid are processed automatically, you need not to move a finger.
You just open up your business to a wider target group of clients by offering some of the best alternative travel packages to Greece and see your profits rising up.
If interested, please contact us via the contact form at the right.
We are looking to partner up with Travel Guides with fresh ideas and a modern approach to guiding. Any knowledge of an Asian language will be a great plus. If potentially interested, please use the form at the right and send us your CV. We will then contact you as soon as possible.