We are a team of enthusiastic global citizens who have chosen to make Athens our home. We are passionate about living well, creating local community, and helping others to discover, experience and appreciate Greece as a global cultural hub, as well as a thriving and vibrant European country!
Elena Tzavara - Director
I was 15 years old when I told my mom that I’ll be moving to Greece, and I made this dream a reality literally the day after graduating from university in my hometown of Toronto in Canada. Athens is and feels like home - the energy this city has is simply wonderful. XpatAthens came into my life like one of those ‘standing on the right corner at the right time moments’ in 2012 and I’ve since had the fortunate experience of serving, connecting and growing Greece’s largest international community. I absolutely love the work that we do and feel proud of our team, but also of the amazing community and all that they contribute to our great city and country.
Nikos Apergis - Digital Coordinator
I’ve been serving our international community through XpatAthens since 2014. Coming from a Greek/English family, I have always been trying to find unique ways to blend these two cultures which made me passionate about helping fellow expats to discover, experience, and appreciate Greece. I have a Masters Degree in International Business specializing in Digital Content and Social Media. I love traveling, reading, and taking long walks with my dog Marley along the seafront in southern Athens!
Marina Sotiropoulou - Content Specialist
I'm a Packaging & Graphic Designer by training and I landed my first content job by pure chance! Born and bred in Athens' center, I'm passionate about sharing my urban insight with newcomers and expats in Greece. As XpatAthens' content specialist, I take care of all the contributed content and make sure that everything falls into place for our readers to enjoy. My passions include traveling, cooking, and yoga.
Angeliki Vourliotaki - Administrator
I'm Angeliki and I'm a Psychology student at the University of Athens. I’ve been living in Athens my whole life and exploring the city is my absolute favorite thing to do! I’m always trying to find unique things to do and I love spreading the word about them, sharing my thoughts, interests, and recommendations with our readers! I love traveling and I’m a passionate writer, musician, and language learner.
Zeina Pavlidi - Content Intern
Born and raised in Athens by two 'Greek-Something' parents who repatriated to Greece, I have a degree in pastry arts from Chef d'oeuvre and have worked in hotels, restaurants and pastry shops around Greece, as well as in Florida, USA. Although I love baking, I also have a passion for writing and have joined the XpatAthens team as an intern to gain insight and knowledge about the world of content.