Smaro was born in Piraeus, lives in Athens, and has family roots in Greek Macedonia. As an undergraduate she majored in sociology and later studied at the School for Professional Tourist Guides and finally went on to complete her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London. She has been guiding all around Greece since 1998. Fluent in Greek, English, and Italian, Smaro has also lead tours for Stanford, Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League Alumni groups; Swan Hellenic; Abercrombie & Kent; the British Museum; the National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions; the American Institute of Archaeology; the Biblical Archaeology Society; the Smithsonian Institution and several universities. She enjoys reading, traveling, trekking, scuba diving, teaching and – still - studying!
Sophia was born in Canada but has lived most of her life in Greece. She studied philology at the University of Athens and is also a licensed tour guide. Years of experience with Ivy League Schools and Alumni associations have made her the ideal choice for visitors who wish to get insight from a local expert. A guest once said: "Sophia had an instinct for what we wanted to know and an impressive range of knowledge, academic and otherwise. She has a charming personality."
Originally from Cyprus, Antigone moved to Athens to study History and Archaeology at the National University of Athens. She now also holds an MA in History of Art from the University of York. Her fields of interest vary from ancient to contemporary art and history. She has excavated in several archaeological sites in both Greece and Cyprus. During the past year she worked at the Exhibitions Department for the Benaki Museum in Athens. Today she leads walks around the city of Athens and other parts of Greece, while also writing articles related to history of art for a local monthly publication. She is enthusiastic and willing to share her knowledge and experiences of her favorite city.
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