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Mina Agnos

Mina is a life-long traveler and is included in Travel + Leisure’s A-List: World's Top Travel Agents. Her passion to travel compelled her in 2001 to co-found Travelive, a company in which personalized travel experiences are created based on guest preferences and expectations. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, hand selecting hotels, meeting local representatives, and amassing the top local guides; assembling exceptional lifetime experiences for Travelive guests.

Position: Co-Founder and President
I am From: Kansas City, Missouri USA
Education: MA in Tourism Management, New York University
Honors & Awards:

Travel+Leisure World's Top Travel Agent since 2011
PhocusWright's 2010 Top 35 Travel Professionals
Interests:

Local Wine & Cuisine, Spa, Beaches, City Sightseeing, Sailing, Sea & Adventure Sports, UNESCO World Heritage

Sonia Athan

Sonia's adoration for the Mediterranean is contagious and she recently moved back to Greece for the second time! Born and raised in Miami, Florida and holding many key positions with five star travel companies, such as Signature Travel Network, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Sonia is passionate about crafting truly exceptional and memorable experiences for her retail agency partners around the globe.

Position: Vice President, Agencies
I am From: Miami, Florida USA
Education: BA in Telecommunications & Advertising, University of Florida
Interests:


Traveling to parts unknown, weekends on the beach, local cuisine, spending time with family, a good bottle of wine, laughing with friends, reading, sports, keeping healthy.

Faye Mantzari

Faye was born in Canada and moved to Europe at a young age.  She has been in the travel industry for over 10 years having management positions in several 5 star Hotels. Up till now she was in the position of making people holidays special on site. Now, at Travelive, she has the opportunity to create the experience and share the “little secrets” with clients in order to create unique travel experiences. Her goal is to make each vacation an unforgettable one!

Position: Manager, Travel Sales
I am From: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Education: S.T.E Tourism School, Athens, Greece
Interests: Traveling, Reading, Movies & Theatre, City Sightseeing

Jeanne Amrein

A citizen of the world, Jeanne lives to meet new people and discover new places. Some of her favorite places are Turkey, Italy, France, Peru and Argentina. Finally, she has settled in one place and is happy to call Greece home. With a diverse career in international relations and customer service, Jeanne is dedicated to creating once in a lifetime experiences for her clients.  She is excited to share her enthusiasm for beautiful landscapes, wine and delicious food paired with history and culture.

Position: Travel Consultant, Travel Agencies
I am From: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Education:

BA in International Relations, Xavier University, MPA Monterey Institute of International Studies
Interests: Traveling, Running, Wine, Cooking, Reading, Coffee with Friends

Oona Athanasopoulou

Oona was born in India and spent majority part of her life in the UK. Coming from a diverse background, she loves different traditions and cultures. She has been working in customer support and services for the past decade and enjoys the one to one contact with people and the personal touch. Oona is very excited working in a fast paced environment and for a company which is all about customer satisfaction.

Position: Travel Sales Consultant
I am From: New Delhi, India
Education:

BTEC in Hotel & Catering Management, HCIMA in Hotel & Catering Management
Interests:

Gym fanatic, Lover of music, Avid reader of all tech news, Socialising with friends

Aristea Zarifopoulou

Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and of Greek descent, Aristea Zarifopoulou has been involved in tourism for a number of years. She has held key positions in operations and sales since 2006 and has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe to familiarize herself with new destinations. She loves the freedom that comes with her position at Travelive to ensure travelers have a most wonderful holiday experience.

Position: Travel Sales Coordinator
I am From: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Education: Administration of Maritime Enterprises
Interests: Music, movies and of course globe-trotting

Panos Anninos

Born in Greece and raised around the world, Panos describes himself as a citizen of the world. He completed high school and earned a bachelor's degree in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a master's degree in the United Kingdom. His professional life included stints in various countries including Australia, China and Greece. His passion is to support travelers in fulfilling their vacation dreams as well as creating experiences that will always be remembered!

Position: Travel Sales Coordinator
I am From: Kefalonia, Greece
Education: Masters in International Business with Intercultural Communication
Interests: Traveling, exploring different cultures, swimming, tennis, football

Anastasia Antonopoulou

Shaped and influenced by her family, travels and studies, Anastasia has a great passion and curiosity for life and exploration. Born in Seattle and having grown up in Athens, Anastasia also lived in London, Milan and New York, experiences which sparked her inquisitive nature and desire to constantly discover new cultures and places. Having traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe, she is eager to share her first-hand experiences and knowledge with clients!

Position: Travel Sales Coordinator
I am From: Seattle, Washington - USA
Education:

BSc in Business Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, Masters in Fashion Buying, Istituto Marangoni
Interests:

Traveling, Reading, Sightseeing, Dancing, Local Culture, Food & Wine, Exotic Beaches

Kostas Vradis

Kostas was born in Athens, Greece. He is half Greek, half Japanese. He became interested in tourism quite early as his family was in the travel industry and proceeded to complete his studies in the field in the UK. He has a BA in Tourism Studies from Bournemouth University, speaks three languages and enjoys travel and music. He has worked in the travel business for over 15 years specializing in the niche luxury FIT market. Kostas is excited to be a member of the Travelive family and to share his experiences of the destinations he knows and loves with prospective travelers.

Position: Travel Sales Coordinator
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: BA in Tourism Studies, Bournemouth University, UK
Interests: Traveling, Music, Record collecting, Museums, Photography

Mario Janku

Since he can remember, Mario was fascinated with globes and maps, curious to discover every inch of the world. Soaking up new cultures, visiting historical sites and meeting many new people along the way are just a few of the things that he loves. His journeys throughout Greece, Turkey and, most recently, Italy, have filled him with the desire to visit inspiring destinations with great historical background. Mario is excited to be part of a company that allows him to explore his passion for travel and adventure.

Position: Project Manager
I am From: Tirana, Albania
Education: B.S. International Business with Management Minor, SUNY
Interests: Traveling, Photography, Movies, Soccer & Cycling

Isidora Makrinos

Born and raised in Michigan, U.S.A, Isidora always loved to travel to Greece, especially due to her Greek descent. Hence as she finished school there, her 'first class' ticket to Greece was her studies. Travelive gave her the opportunity to combine both her organizational and management skills, along with her passion for traveling into providing the best customer service.

Position: Travel Operations Manager
I am From: Michigan, Detroit USA
Education:

B.S. Business Management and Advanced Security Management, New York University
Interests: Traveling, Dancing, Hiking, Movies, & Learning New Languages

Argiris Hios

Argiris has over 10 years experience in the travel industry working in tour operators, managing tourist itineraries and organizing travel packages while traveling throughout Greece and Europe. His studies in tourism management enable him to provide excellent service while his passion for traveling provides him with extensive local knowledge. Being a part of Travelive he enjoys making the best arrangements and offering memorable travel experiences.

Position: Travel Operations Manager
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: Diploma in Tourism Management, Tourism Business Administration
Interests: Traveling, Sport Activities, Cooking, History, Local Culture

Odysseas Thomassin

Odysseas was born and raised in Athens, Greece and has travelled extensively throughout Greece as well as many destinations in the Mediterranean including Italy, Spain, France and Morocco. A dedicated traveler, Odysseas always seeks new destinations to discover. Main areas of interest include food and wine, sports, and local customs. At Travelive, Odysseas helps create fantastic trip plans for all interested travelers.

Position: Operations Specialist
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education:

HND in Travel and Tourism Management, Bachelor in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Interests: Traveling, Movies, History, Sport Activities, Food & Wine

Danae Pigounaki

Danae was born and raised in Montreal Canada and been living in Greece the past years. Her passion and love for traveling made her enter this industry at a young age. With over 10 years of experience in luxurious hotels and with personal travel experience to destinations all over the globe, at Travelive she has the opportunity to make each trip a "dream trip".

Position: Operations Specialist
I am From: Montreal, Quebec - Canada
Education: Certificate in Tourism, Concordia University - Canada
Interests: Music, Traveling, Arts

Elena Stoufopoulou

Elena always loved the American lifestyle and so started at an American College. She has a passion for traveling and discovering new places, cultures and languages. Through Travelive she has the ability to combine her organizational skills with her love to travel, in order to prepare the best travel packages to our clients.

Position: Operations Coordinator
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: BA in Business Administration, BCA Business College of Athens
Interests: Traveling, Local Culture, Dancing, Movies & Languages

Ioannis Aliazis

Being naturally inquisitive, Ioannis has been fascinated with computers from an early age and ended up studying this subject in the UK for 4 years. An avid internet geek as well as outdoorsman, he has also travelled to Italy, Monaco, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands and the US. He brings over 10 years of experience in web development to help drive Travelive's online presence into the future.

Position: Head of IT & Web Development
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education:

BSc Computer Science, MSc Website Design & Development at the University of Hull - England
Interests: Freediving, Paintball, Hiking, Social Media, Reading, Film

Sotiris Chatzikoumis

Sotiris was born and raised in Athens and has so far travelled to most European countries. Being a passionate traveler from a very young age, he has travelled to Cyprus, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Latvia, and Russia. He is a tech-savvy person with a data-driven mind. He recently completed his MSc studies in the UK and is now pursuing a career in Travelive.

Position: Data Analyst
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education:

BSc Management & Science Technology, MSc Data Analytics at the University of Warwick, UK
Interests: Music, Computers, Running, Reading, Arts

John Kiratzopoulos

John was born in Greece and loves spontaneous trips to undiscovered destinations, which is how he has explored most of the Greek islands and mainland. He has also visited several European countries and lived for a period in his favorite city, Santiago De Compostela in Galicia, Spain. With studies in economics and social policy, he brings a deeper insight into our clients' data management.

Position: Junior Data Analyst
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education:

BSc Economic and Regional Development, MSc Methodology and Applications in Social Policy at the Panteion University, Athens
Interests: Music, Reading, Cinema, Photography, Motorsport

Lorraine Eyre

A writer and journalist, Lorraine has been living in Greece since the late eighties and has traveled all over the world covering an array of topics for magazines and newspapers, including Luxury Hotels, Spas, Yachts, Restaurants and Food. She is a strong advocate for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable travel and utilizes her travel expertise to provide up to date articles and advice on world class travel for those seeking the ultimate journey destinations. She is delighted about joining the team and being able to share her passion for writing, and her love for experiencing the world and its mysteries.

Position: Copy & Content Writer
I am From: Salisbury, UK
Education: B.A. English Literature
Interests: Horse Riding, Charity Work, Travel and Reading

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