I am a fanatical Athenian, born and raised in this ancient and stunning city in 1977. Living in a country with such a great cultural heritage, I have always been attracted to history and the arts, thus I earned a B.A. in History and Archaeology, followed by a M.A. in History of Art from the National University of Athens.
My professional experience begun with scientific and teaching positions: I have worked as an art historian (for the Greek Ministry of Culture, as well as for private art collections and exhibitions), as a leader of educational programs for children at museums and archaeological sites, a translator and an adjunct professor of Spanish Language and Civilization, as well as of Greek Civilization, at the Hellenic-American University of Athens under the auspices of the Hellenic-American Union. I am in the Tourism Industry since 2007, working first as a tour leader of cultural trips in Greece and abroad; that led me to realize my calling as a tourist guide, confirmed by my Official Training for Tourist Guides at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, northern Greece.
I currently work for some of the most reputable travel agencies in Athens and with Greek-American Colleges; additionally, I enjoy working as a freelancer, providing guided tours to groups from all over the world, of all ages and in three languages: Greek, English, and Spanish; as a tour guide, I have the privilege of combining my interests and passion, meeting people from around the world and making the cultural heritage of my country known to them.
My tours are a fun and educational experience for the visitors, who usually say ‘it was the highlight of their trip’ and that they ‘had History come alive’!
I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with you!
Nadia (Konstantina) Pavlikaki