Katerina Filippa is our chief guide. She is a surveyor engineer and surveyed the island's path network, identified cultural elements, and proposed how to sign and clean them. This came with the support of the South Aegean regional authority. Subsequently she co-authored the Kythnos Hiking Guide which adopts her routes and adds descriptions for walkers. Brought up on the island, Katerina is active in the island community.
Aggelos Meneidis is another of our local guides with strong family roots on the island, specifically in the capital Hora. In 2018 he was one of our most regular guides with Anglophone walkers. He is a teacher by profession also with a strong interest in nature and farming. Aggelos is also training to become a yoga teacher.
Dimitra Kapsimalli is our specialist guide for Italian walkers. She is Greek but worked for a lengthy period in Italy and is fluent in the language. She has handled guests from Trekking Italia during the last two years. Dimitra also works as a guide for other walking tour operators after switching career from advertising.
Panagiotis Giakoumis is our specialist German-speaking guide for walkers. He has close family connections with Kythnos and spends much time on the island with his family. "Hiking the paths of Kythnos, getting to know the history and daily local life of the island, fun is secured," he says. A food scientist by profession he also teaches windsurfing.
David Koutsogiannopoulos is our nature guide. David is a prolific journalist and author as well as guide for specialist nature tour operators in Greece. He wrote and designed the Kythnos Island A Nature Guide which includes several hundred species of plants, birds, insects, other animals, each with a photo and a sighting calendar.
Nigel Tutt is organiser and guide. He is a freelance journalist who has taken up tourist activities, including building a hotel on Kythnos. He is also the co-author of the Kythnos Hiking Guide. He walked all the paths and wrote the words to go with the trails developed by chief guide Katerina Filippa. He lives on the island for much of the year.
Eric Alcyon, a professional in fine art, is a guide for our French-speaking walkers. Eric was a guide in the National Center of Art and Culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris before coming to Greece to Naxos to set up a monumental sculpture of conceptual art named Marble. He has been a trekking guide for French tour operators on the Greek islands of Naxos, Paros, Amorgos, Santorini, Crete, Kythnos, Rhodes, Symi, Karpathos, and Kythira.
Eirini Katsiki is the latest addition to our guiding team on Kythnos and like our other guides has strong family links to the island. Already Eirini has proved a big hit with our walkers with her calm and authoritative guiding. She also works as an architectural and design consultant. Her other interests include yoga, swimming, and horse riding.
Elias Mitrofanis is our Serifos guide and a passionate hiker. His mother and father come from the island, though he spent some of his school years in Athens, coming every summer to the island. “I like walking. This is life. If you don’t know the place.…” Elias knows the walks on Serifos even the difficult ones. In his professional life he is an accountant.