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Certified culinary travel professional, Greek wine guide and avid food traveller, I design personalised food & beverage experiences, according to specific preferences, budget and expectations, away froam generic, one-size-fits-all food tours and activities. In 2018, I received my culinary travel professional certification, which is the industry's oldest and best respected training for anyone wanting to become an expert in culinary tourism/ food tourism/ beverage tourism. Same year, I passed with distinction the LEVEL 3 WSPC HESTIA Advanced Certificate, which provides high level of knowledge of the full range of Greek wines and spirits, their different styles and quality. Leading food tours and wine tastings in Athens for more than 3 years, I am also the event host & community moderator of Athens Food & Wine Enthusiasts, a social dining meetup for people who love to experience Athens through its stomach, meet the people behind the city’s vibrant food scene and visit places with good vibes and soul.
I'm in my thirties
Greek food & wine guide
What to expect at Marina's place
Marina managed to arrange an evening with John, Stavros and all of the team at Pantopolion Deli. This was the first time we have ever done something like this and it was really quite a treat so we'll defiantly be doing it again! Marina and John were really knowledgeable about all of the produce we tried and it came from all over Greece so we feel quite honoured to have tried such a variety of unusual delicacies. The discussions about olive oil and tasting were also really interesting and covered some finer points for usage that we'd never really considered. My wife is vegetarian, whereas the rest of our family eat meat and Marina and John did a superb job of providing authentic Greek food with lots of variety that kept everyone happy. (My boys agree that their favourite was the pork dish by the way!). All in all a lovely time with great hosts and some really delicious food. If you are reading this and wondering if you should try it I would highly recommend booking for a great experience.