Kostas Vasileiou

Kostas Vasileiou was born and raised in Ioannina, Greece, and now lives in the historic village of Kipi in the Vikos Gorge. He holds a professional mountain guide's licence from the Alpine Club of Greece and has also led trekking expeditions in Nepal. "Being a Trip Leader puts me in contact with many people from other cultures and lets me learn from other people's way of thinking. On my trips, I try to give people a chance to see the real, unspoiled Greece and to enjoy the warm hospitality of the people. I hope that trip members will come to share my love for the tradition, history, and beauty of Greece." Kostas speaks English and French and studied Byzantine art and Greek history at the University of Ioannina.

Upcoming Trips:

Greece: Zagoria and Mt. Olympus, September 30-October 10, 2014
Hiking in Crete, April 18-28, 2015
Greece: Zagoria and Mt. Olympus, May 5-15, 2015
Hiking in the Greek Isles, June 3-16, 2015
Greece: Zagoria and Mt. Olympus, June 17-27, 2015
Hiking in the Greek Isles, June 30-July 13, 2015
Hiking in the Greek Isles, September 2-15, 2015
Hiking in the Greek Isles, September 16-29, 2015
Greece: Zagoria and Mt. Olympus, September 30-October 10, 2015

Client Testimonials:

Kostas is a star! We had such an outstanding experience and felt extremely well taken care of while in Greece. Jayne T., Bernardsville NJ Kostas was great, a true professional. I always felt we were in good hands. He knowledge of the history, terrain, and local conditions was exceptional. Fred L, Surrey, England. Kostas is a great guide, and lots of fun. We had a great group of hikers, too! Nancy E., Oakland CA Kostas is largely responsible for making this an exceptional trip. He is a true character and absolutely delightful. Judey L., Houston TX
Greece and Zagoria
Kostas was fantastic! I cannot say enough good things about him. His biggest concern was our overall happiness and satisfaction with the trip. He went above and beyond any expectations of a trip leader. I have been traveling extensively for more than 10 years and have never met a better guide. Sally S., Delafield, WI
Legends of Greece
Kostas Vasileiou is a truly great trip leader. If all your leaders are like this, you have a great crew. Victor D., Chagrin Falls, OH Kostas Vasileiou is a charming, witty, personable guy. He totally made the trip. You can’t find better than Kostas. Candy H., Del Mar, CA Kostas Vasileiou is probably the best trip leader I have met so far and I have been doing active trips for the past 20 years. His experience as a guide is exceptional and he is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Parul Doshi, Chester Springs PA
Greece: Zagoria & Mt. Olympus
Kostas Vasileiou was an amazing man who desired to show us the country of Greece from the inside out. Wonderful! Chris M., Milwaukee WI
Hiking in the Greek Isles
Kostas was a marvelous leader, a great historian, very interested in the well being of the trip members. His drive and passion to show us the best of Greece was evident. John T., West Hartford CT
Greece: Zagoria & Mt. Olympus
Kostas is an excellent leader. Personable, knowledgeable, smart, funny, generous spirit. What more would a traveler want? Anne H., Hillsborough CA
Greece: Zagoria & Mt. Olympus
Kostas was personable, knowledgeable, flexible, and very able. I enjoyed his insight on life and humor. Nena L., Washington, PA
Hiking in the Greek Isles
Kostas was one of the best leaders we've had on an adventure travel trip. It's a lot of fun hiking with an expert in his own backyard. He knows the specialties of each dining establishment and made sure we got a taste of everything. Jim and Carol B., Kensington, MD
Greece: Zagoria & Mt. Olympus
Kostas helped make the trip. He has friends everywhere, has an outgoing personality and wealth of experience, and answered all manner of questions, from identifying strange plants to geologic formations to the history of settlements on the islands. Charles S., Larkspur, CA
Hiking in the Greek Isles
Kostas handled everything beautifully. He was a great guide to the terrain, food, architecture, and history. He kept us smiling! His obvious love for the area and pride in its people were delightful. Ellen Q., Irvine, CA
Greece: Zagoria & Mt. Olympus
Kostas has so much experience and such depth of knowledge, both of which greatly enhanced our trip. Also, he devoted much attention to having us experience Greek cuisine. We sampled over 162 types of food! Laila D., Twin Lakes, CO
Hiking in the Greek Isles
I can't say enough positive things about Kostas—he was awesome. He has so much knowledge of the history and culture that he shared and that was a big part of the fun of the trip. Gwynne W., Lebanon, NJ
Hiking in the Greek Isles
Kostas' passion for Greece and the islands we visited was wonderful and make the trip so much fun! Mashenka L., Golden, CO
Hiking in the Greek Isles
Kostas is a "larger-than-life" individual with a passion for his country and its people. He inspired confidence, and I would not hesitate to take another trip that he was leading. Carmen B., Miami Beach, FL
Hiking in the Greek Isles
Kostas really made this trip very special and allowed us to really see the true Greece! His knowledge of history was just fabulous. Nancy B., Portola Valley, CA
Hiking in the Greek Isles
It;s difficult to find words to capture my appreciation, awe, and affection for Kostas. The stories of his amazing life kept us enthralled on the spectacular trails and many evenings over a local wine or raki. Niles B., Madison, WI
Hiking in the Greek Isles
We love this wise man, this natural host, this adventurer, this man of Greece. Chris M., Fish Creek, WI
Greece: Zagoria and Mt. Olympus