WHO WE ARE
We are a Greek specialist adventure tour operator & travel designer that offers hiking, cycling, nature and culture trips, MTB touring, small group authentic travel experiences, guided and self-guided tours, unique tailor-made holidays, sightseeing tours that can include outdoor activities such as rafting and sea kayak.
Our goal is to show you authentic Greece; a beautiful, safe to visit, relatively small but incredibly diverse and biodiverse country with thousands of miles of coastline, innumerable beaches and islands as well as high mountains and dense forests; a country brimming with famous ancient monuments associated with democracy, philosophy, theatre and so much more. Greece is a unique adventure and culture destination.
We avoid large hotel complexes, overcrowded and overdeveloped areas. We know the last few untouched destinations and the best season to visit them, we choose small, locally-owned accommodation and eco-friendly transport.
Our programs are designed by our experts and their feasibility has been tested many times.
You can join a guided small-group tour or choose a private departure, you can explore at your pace during a self-guided holiday or you can create your own guided or self-guided adventure.
We are experts in our field, uncompromising to our ideals and, above all, perfectionists in all our endeavors!
Yorgos is a licensed cultural guide with 40 years of experience and a pioneer for activity tours that has designed, organized and guided one of the firsts hiking and cycling holidays in Greece 30 years ago. He is a passionate world traveler, skilled mountaineer and cyclist. Yorgos has travelled (and still does) around the world and has climbed hundreds of mountains, such as the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alpes and many others. He knows Greece as few and he guides cultural, trekking and cycling tours around the country. He speaks German, French, Spanish, English and Greek. In 2012 he has created with Elpida, Gnosis Active Travel; a Tour Operator and Travel Designer specialized in adventure & culture tours.
Elpida is the managing director; she coordinates, organizes and supervises the activities of our travel company. She has a Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Science. She has study in Athens and France and speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish. She has also taken distance-learning courses in Tourism Management and Marketing. Elpida has worked for several years as a freelancer agronomist committed in ecological plant protection. Her love for nature, her passion for travel and sports along with her restless spirit had led her in creating, with her father, Yorgos in 2012 a travel agency devoted in what is called responsible tourism; that combines in its tours nature, culture and physical activity.
Kostantinos is a natural-born athlete; very competent at any sport he tries and also an artist. He has studied graphic design and he is a professional trainer. He loves outdoor activities and nature explorations. He is a devoted cyclist and snowboarder. He speaks English, French and Greek. Konstantinos is the peaceful force of our team. A caregiver who loves sharing with others his experiences in favorite destinations.
Dimitris is a passionate mountaineer and he has climbed most of the Greek mountains. His spirit of explorer has led him in travelling a lot in and out of the country, and also participating in trekking expeditions in the Himalayas and Alpes. He speaks English and Greek. He loves meteorology, geography and geology and he reads a lot. Dimitris loves sharing with others his wide knowledge and certainly makes one feel like a local when travelling with him in Greece.