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“Hello, I am Thenia from Greece.

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  • Meteora calling!

    Το ξες ότι λατρεύω την επικοινωνία με τους ανθρώπους και την δια βίου μάθηση. Γι αυτό σε παίρνω και σε βγάζω από το σπίτι να πάμε στα Μετέωρα, στο Σέιχ Σου και στον Χορτιάτη για να νιώσεις αυτά για τα οποία διαβάζεις, να ζήσεις αυτά που βλέπεις στην ΤιΒί, να φοβηθείς σε ασφαλές περιβάλλον, ώστε να ξεπεράσεις τους φόβους σου και να εκπλαγείς με τον εαυτό σου. Σε μικρές ομαδούλες για να έχω άμεση επαφή με όλους/ες και γιατί πιστεύω τόσο πολύ στην δύναμη της ομάδας. 


  • Leros = L’eros

    Τελευταία ημέρα του καλοκαιριού σήμερα, ημερολογιακά τουλάχιστον. Και ευτυχώς αυτό το καλοκαίρι έκανα κάτι για τον εαυτό μου: (ξανα)πήγα Λέρο!  Το νησί είναι πολυ απλό, έχει εικόνες που σου γεμίζουν το μάτι και μια αυθεντικότητα που έχει μείνει άθικτη από τον μαζικό τουρισμό. Έχει σεζόν κάνα μήνα και εκείνοι που επιστρέφουν κάθε χρόνο μόνο το καλοκαίρι, οι ντόπιοι τους λένε “μούσμουλα”. 


  • Κοντεύει Δεκαπενταύγουστος

    Καλημέρα και καλή Παναγιά! Έτσι λένε πριν τις 15/08 στα νησιά… ☺

    Δεκαπενταύγουστος για μένα είναι πανηγύρι ή παρτυ στο νησί (ανάλογα το νησί), τραπέζι με θαλασσινά και γιορτή στην οικογένεια γιατί γιορτάζει η μαμά μου, εγώ και η μισή υφήλιος! (more…)

  • Ξενοδοχείο Φιλίππειον, η διαμονή με την ωραιότερη θέα της Θεσσαλονίκης!

    Θέλεις να απολάυσεις μια διαμονή με θέα όλη την πόλη, μια ανάσα δροσιάς το καλοκαίρι και να γεμίσει το μάτι σου πράσινο; Ψάχνεις πού θα κάνεις το τραπέζι, την δεξίωση ή το event σου; Δίάλεξε το ξενοδοχείο Φιλίππειον στο Σέιχ Σου! Μείναμε εκεί ένα Σαββατοκύριακο, δοκιμάσαμε το φαγητό, βουτήξαμε στην πισίνα και ζήσαμε την εμπερία που έχει να μας προσφέρει αυτό το κατάλυμμα και σου το προτείνουμε ανεπιφύλακτα σαν μια επιλογή που αξίζει. (more…)

About Me

A travel girl who creates lifetime experiences from scratch!

Hi this is Thenia Gagalidou from Thessaloniki, Greece or “Theni” as my non-Greek friends find easier to 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 from all over the world travelling in Greece, I drive & guide private tours with travellers at off the beaten track destinations (check the reviews on Facebook) and I worked for at least 7 years 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, create mentoring figures, see more places and of course hiking the mountains with my friends.  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 or consent, organise the timetable, be always on time and keep parents informed. Kids are strict customers and my favorite ones, too. 🙂  I made a lot of mistakes and now 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 in German and Spanish in a basic level and fluent English. Bonus item: I can teach you some useful 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 so much the international environments and I am interested in exploring them more and more every day. If you are students, solo travellers, friends or couples travelling in Greece let me know your story and create a new one together!  🙂 The more diverse my tour is the happier I get, You are welcome whatever is your age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, ethnicity, class and religion. 🙂

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 in Thessaloniki, Secretary in Chemical Products Factory, Shop Manager in Kos island and I currently work in Pfizer as a Compliance Analyst). I always invest in further education, I got the International Diploma of Travel and Tourism, trained by Google to Grow Greek Tourism Online and all I do all this time is learning by doing. Because practice makes perfect!! wouldn’t have been anything like that if very close friends wouldn’t have helped me: Sakis and Erasmia created this website and gifted it to my 29th birthday, Sakis the web developer helped me start and shape that website, too. Maria the UX designer helped me with the banners, the business cards, the flyers, and the moral support. Stavroula is a 3d animator  and UI designer and with Maria helped me create the famous and extra original Calendar we create every year. It is amazing that with all those 4 people we are “koumbari” now, I will teach you this word when on tour.
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! See you soon…

I am always open to new collaborations, please contact me so we can start examine the ways.
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