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The exploring passion of canyons and caves in Crete pushed us on a journey that counts more than 15 years of experience, in a place that has some of the most impressive gorges in Greece. Wanting to pass on our knowledge and passion, in 2021 we founded "Canyoning Crete Outdoor Center".


Curriculum vitae

Founder of Canyoning Crete Outdoor Center.

Born in 1977 in Athens and raised in Crete. He finished high school and continued his studies in Corfu and in Switzerland at the Center International de Glion in Advanced Tourism Studies, specializing in General Tourism Management, Tourist Hotel Units and Tourism Offices.

With extensive experience in the field of Tourism, he has worked in luxury hotel units specializing in Front Office, Event Organization and in all F&B departments such as Conference Organization and sales, Maître, Sommelier, Bar manager, etc.

Exploration and nature are his passion, where he makes his short escapes. Being an avid outdoor enthusiast and lover of Crete, he embarked on a systematic journey of cave exploration in 2006. He became a member of the Hellenic Speleological Society of Crete and began actively participating as a supporter. Over time, he progressed to become a speleology instructor and eventually assumed the role of president within the association.

In 2014 he is certified as an Assistant Canyoning Instructor in Spain, attending the first school organized specifically for accompanying children aged 6 to 8 years and teenagers 12 to 17 years old.

For the further development of the activity and as a prerequisite for his participation in the instructor school of the French Canyoning School (EFC), in 2015 he takes over the local organization of schools, with the support of Hellenic Speleological Society of Crete. Organizing one of the most important events in the modern history of canyoning in Greece, where three schools SFP1, SFP2 and Initiateur are held at the same time.

In 2016 he completes his training as a Moniteur EFC instructor in France. His extensive experience includes leading numerous canyon exploration expeditions, conducting hundreds of teaching hours, and completing over 1000 descents in canyons of varying difficulty levels.

He has played a pivotal role in the advancement of canyoning in Greece, spearheading the organization and execution of numerous canyoning schools at various difficulty levels. Additionally, he has actively contributed to the reinforcement and safety measures of Crete's most significant canyons, adhering to the stringent standards established by the French Canyoning School (EFC), the French Speleological Federation (FFS), and the UIAA International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. With a vast array of descents both within Greece and abroad, he is recognized as one of the most highly qualified instructors in the country.

In 2021, he founded the Canyoning Crete Outdoor Center with the primary objective of promoting the sport and culture of canyoning. The center is dedicated to offering recreational canyon descents and operating a comprehensive Canyoning Academy that caters to all skill levels. It strictly adheres to the global standards established by various schools, organizations, and federations associated with canyoning. The center remains active throughout the year, ensuring continuous engagement and opportunities for canyoning enthusiasts.

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