Outdoor & Wildlife Holidays in Greece

About us by Oleander Travel BV is an activity of Oleander Travel BV for sustainable adventure, cultural, trekking, walking and wildlife holidays in Greece.
We offer you exciting and educational travel packages which are also flexible and affordable. We have chosen specific destinations in Greece which stand out for their beauty, unique character and cultural and historical importance.
You may choose from tailor-made eco-tour packages, a wide range of adventure travel programs, and special interest tours any time of the year.
Our commitment to promoting ecotourism, sustainable tourism practices and wildlife and environment protection policy is not only mandatory, it is a state of mind.


Mountain Guides

Thanasis Pantes

Thanasis Pantes, founder of Walking Holidays and Authorized trekking guide, first encountered the majestic and boundless beauty of the Pindos Mountain chain while he was still studying Mathematics at the University of Ioannina.
During the following years, he expanded hundreds of kilometers of trekking trails to Mount Pelion, Meteora and Mount Olympus. Since then, Thanassis has made his passion his profession and has been working as a professional mountain and trekking guide for the last 20 years
The Vikos Canyon, the Voidomatis river, the jagged peaks of Mount Olympus and the beautiful villages of the Zagori region have become his second home. But what won Thanassi in the end was the hospitality and traditions of the people of Epirus. There is nothing that he enjoys more than trail guiding and sharing his invaluable knowledge of Greece's breathtaking and unique natural environment.

Stelios Tsialikis

Stelios is member of the Greek Mountaineering Club of Thessaloniki, and got involved with outdoor activities since 1995. He has escorted many trekking groups in Greece, Himalaya, India and Nepal.
Since 2000 he is coordinating volunteer projects in Northern Pindus on behalf of WWF Hellas, and since 2009 he is guiding big trekking groups in the ?National Park of Pindus. Stelios speaks Greek, English and loves pottery.


Tourist Guides

Kalliopi Bona

Kalliopi Bona was born and raised in Germany but has two mother tongues, German and Greek, and guides in English as well. By becoming a qualified tourist guide in Greece she made her hobby her profession. Since 1993 she guides all over Greece bringing the past to life in archeological and historical sites, religious monuments and museums but also makes the visitor a part of everyday life in modern Greece. She likes nature, the mountains and the sea, skiing, hiking, swimming and sailing and is interested particularly in archeology, history and mythology. She is a member of the Association of Greek National Guides and lives in Athens.

Kiki Barbageorgopoulou

After completing her archaeology studies in the University of Thessaloniki Kiki decided to combine her two great loves, archaeology and travelling. So she enrolled in the National Tourist Guide's School in Lesvos and became a licensed tourist guide. Since then and for the last fifteen years she has been travelling all over Greece, sharing its incomparable beauties and famous cultural sites with friends visiting the country from all over the world. Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Athens, Delphi, Olympia and Meteora are only a few of the beautiful places she loves to bring people to. Her tours are carried out in Greek, English, Spanish or German with the same enthusiasm she had on her very first tour. Kiki is a member of the Greek Tourist Guides Association.


Anna Angelidou - Tour Program Developer

Anna became involved in tourism while still at University when she was asked to help organize a two week art history study program in Europe. From that moment on she wanted to find a way to combine her love of world history and culture with travel. She now designs special interest cultural heritage tours. She is a native English speaker and was born in the United States but has lived in Athens, Greece since 1992.


Alexios Sahinides - Travel consultant, guide & Tour Program Developer

Alexis was born and raised in Northern Greece. He has completed his studies in the Economic Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has worked in Greece and abroad. He has ventured on hundreds of treks through the mountains of Greece, especially in the area of Zagori, Mount Olympus and Mount Pelion, guiding people from all over the world. On occasion he has also organized television productions at Mount Olympus for the Austrian television channel ORF. Alexis is a Walking Holidays travel consultant and tour program developer. He is also an active member of NGOs related to nature and environmental protection for the last twenty five years.Last but not least, Alexis is the co-founder of