Do you ever need a beautiful, warm place to just relax and enjoy nature, good food and peace of mind along with some light activities? Kastania Gi guesthouse can definitely provide you the warmth of their rooms, great view from the balcony and a creative atmosphere to its lounge. It is located in a traditional village on Mount Olympus (South-East side), where you can enjoy the mountain and the sea at the same time. (more…)
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Margot, Marley & Shehr June 2017
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Margot, Marley and Shehr are 3 good friends from the Netherlands visited Kos island for their summer vacation in June 2017. They stayed in Kos for about a week and they basically seriously wanted to live the experience of lying on the beach, partying and also to explore the basic touristic/historic attractions on the island. To cover the 3rd part, they chose BeenThere.eu’s tours (more…)
“Mountza”: the Greek gesture you need to know!
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“Mountza” is the gesture most used n Greece. Is something like the international middle finger but way softer. Is very easy to do it, you just open wide your hand’s fingers and extend it to someone’s face. You don’t need to touch to others face but the direction must be it. Greeks use it to express 3 different feelings: (more…)
Hi this is Thenia Gagalidou or “Theni” as my foreign friends call me. 😉 I have been a traveller so I can feel your needs when on tour! In 2015 , after 18 months of hard work in companies that was ok for me, I decided to come back to what I loved most: travelling. That is what I can do best and you could have fun with it! So, since then I work on this blog, prepare trip plans (itineraries) for people travelling in Greece, I drive & guide private tours with travellers at off the beaten track destinations (check the reviews on Facebook) and I work as a Tour Leader at Zorpidis Travel Agency in Thessaloniki. Are you curious WHY I love travelling? I used to travel in Greece with my parents since I was a toddler. Every summer visiting Greek islands, living either in tents when camping or in hotels. During the summers every weekend we had a plan: to go to the beach. Halkidiki region was and still is my playground, my friends call me “the Queen of Halkidiki” and you would have the best tours ever there with me. At age 10 I become a sea scout and I start sailing, travelling also without my parents, socializing, see more places and of course hiking the mountains. You like a place in Greece? I probably have BeenThere and I would love to get you there, too!
From 19-23 years old I was a Cub Scouts Group Leader and that tought me to be creative, responsible, have people skills and practice project management. Every month we had to plan a 2 day trip with the Cub Scouts (30 children, ages: 7-11 years old), prepare the programm, ask from the parents the permission, organise the timetable, be always on time and keep parents informed. I made a lot of mistakes and kknow I know how to do it right. And this is what I do with the trip planning!
Then, as an adult I studied Accounting in Thessaloniki and International Business in Aalen, Germany. I attended some seminars of Salto Youth about Transnational Youth Initiatives Projects and that was when I started learning new languages and travelling abroad. I can speak with you German and Spanish in a basic level and very fluent English and Greek. I have a lot of friends in Greece, I love them a lot and I made a lot of friends around the world, too. I enjoy the international environments and I am interested in exploring them more. If you are students, friends or couples travelling in Greece let me know your story and create a new one together! 🙂 Age no matter to me, we will both enjoy it if you are a teenager, on your 30’s middle aged or old. 😀
Now I started this blog and I am a Tour Leader, after I tried all these jobs (Business Developer at Coca Cola The Company, Bar Manager inThessaloniki, Secretary in Chemical Products Factory, Shop Manager in Kos island and a few smaller jobs). Last year I got the International Diploma of Travel and Tourism, trained by Google to Grow Greek Tourism Online and all I do at the moment is practice!! I wouldn’t have been anything like that if very close friends wouldn’t have helped me: Sakis, the web developer helped me start and shape that website, Maria the graphic designer helped me with the banners, the business cards, the flyers, and the moral support. Stavroula is a 3d animator and with Maria helped me create the Calendar of 2017 & 2018, which was better that we could imagine. And Angela, my partner, as a social media marketer helped me create and improve our image basicaly on Instagram and also on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.
I can’t thank you enough guys! 🙂
I provide tailor made tours to travellers, help them avoid the bad touristic places, do all negotiations with hotels/restaurants/museums in Greek so you can always feel safe and create a nice memory from this experience! Please try my services and feed me back! 😀 If you still prefer to travel alone, that’s awesome, I did that, too. You can contact me and ask me whatever you need for your trip in Greece, I will be more than happy to bring light to your queries. I hope you relax and enjoy your trip with BeenThere.eu! See you soon…
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