Kelly holds an MA in modern letters from the Sorbonne in Paris, and a certificate in archaeology from the National School in Athens. She has extensive experience leading individuals and groups through the monuments of her hometown. In addition to her years of experience on site in Athens, Kelly has also undergone training in interpretation and museum education at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York City, and in cultural heritage management at the University of Paris IX. A gifted teacher, Kelly has guided a wide range of visitors in Athens, from members of the International Olympic Committee to heads of state and diplomats.
Vassilios is a historian who has taught for several years in local Athens schools. He earned his undergraduate degree in archaeology from the University of Athens, and has conducted specialized research in the history of the Orthodox Church, Byzantine studies, and modern Greek history. Vassilios is a gifted teacher with extensive on-site experience with adults, children, and families.
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!
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Psyri Neighborhood and Varvakios Market
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