Samuel Johnston USA 24/9/2019

Athanasios did an outstanding job guiding us around Mount Athos. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, organization, and schedule of every site we visited. He had friends in every monastery, and could arrange for transportation, access, lodging, and food wherever we went, even on very short notice. We had originally planned for a major hike, and he arranged for supplies and a mule to accompany us. Then, when weather suddenly intervened and cancelled the hike at the last minute, he quickly prepared a new itinerary that was even more satisfying than what we had originally planned. Our group was not Orthodox and we didn’t speak Greek, and we were very concerned about showing proper respect, and Athanasios was always patient in explaining what was expected of us. He could open a conversation with everyone we encountered, and he found people that we could talk to. He is an excellent guide and I would recommend him to anybody who wants to visit the Holy Mountain.