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We are the guides and experts for your outdoor activities

If happiness is the goal
—and it should be—
then adventures should be a priority.

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Meet The Team

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Adonia Tsakalakis

Yoga Specialist

Adonia is a yoga facilitator, personal trainer and Numa Somatics breath work teacher. Studying these different modalities has brought her to a stage in her life where her passion is to guide others into their truest state of being. Adonia believes our most powerful tool is the breath.
Numa Somatics breath work is a transformational practice that strategically weaves together the power of conscious breathing, deep body somatic movement explorations, mindful somatic psychotherapeutic investigations, and the medicinal vibrations of sound therapy.

Giannis Patriarcheas

Kayak Specialist

Giannis is a mountain guide, sea kayak guide, and professional open sea lifeguard. He enjoys hiking on trails and paddling along coastlines, immersing himself in nature and savoring every moment throughout the seasons. Giannis takes pleasure in utilizing his diverse skills to guide others through mountainous terrains and coastal waters, sharing his deep love for these environments. As a team, Giannis will lead you to live authentic experiences in Greek nature, fostering a connection with the rich Greek culture.


To cultivate a world where individuals reconnect with nature, rejuvenate their spirits, and embrace holistic wellness through immersive outdoor experiences.
We envision a future where every traveler to Greece discovers the transformative power of sea kayaking, hiking, and yoga, guided by our commitment to respect, safety, and the exploration of hidden treasures.

Our aim is to foster a deep connection with the natural world, banishing stress, and nurturing the body, mind, and soul.


At Hellenic Outdoor Wellness, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled outdoor experiences that blend adventure, wellness, and local expertise.
Our mission is to guide travelers through the breathtaking landscapes of Greece, offering sea kayaking, hiking, and yoga journeys that prioritize safety, respect for nature, and spiritual fulfillment.

With a focus on kindness, expertise, and authenticity, we aim to lead our clients off the beaten path, unveiling the untold stories and secret havens known only to locals. By nurturing personal growth and promoting wellness, we strive not only to leave a lasting imprint on our clients but also to support the sustainable development of our region. Our commitment extends to empowering our community by creating jobs and fostering economic and tourist growth, particularly in Northern Kynouria, where we call home.

Experience the story behind our expertise in outdoor adventures

Embark on a journey:
Unveiling our evolution into outdoor activities expertise,
featuring kayak, hiking, and yoga milestones.

How Everything Started
Adonia's Journey: After graduating from the University of Calgary with a degree in Kinesiology, Antonia embarked on a journey to explore the intersection of physical wellness and outdoor activities.

Giannis' Passion: Driven by his love for outdoor adventures, Giannis immersed himself in seminars and trainings to hone his skills in various outdoor activities.
A Few Years Later
Adonia's Growth: Adonia's journey led her to become a certified yoga teacher and deepen her expertise in yoga therapy. She also pursued certifications as a personal trainer and conscious breath coach.

Giannis' Expertise: Giannis pursued his passion further, obtaining certification as a sea kayak guide and later as a mountain guide.
A Little Before the Launch
Adonia's Global Exploration: Adonia expanded her horizons by traveling to different locations worldwide, where she both attended and hosted yoga retreats, enriching her knowledge and skills.

Giannis' Greek Odyssey: Giannis embarked on a journey across Greece, gaining valuable experiences in outdoor activities and further honing his expertise as a mountain guide.
How Hellenic Outdoor Wellness Came to Fruition
The Convergence: Adonia made the bold decision to relocate from Canada to Greece, her birthplace. It was in Greece where fate brought her together with Giannis. Sharing a mutual vision for outdoor wellness, they united forces to bring Hellenic Outdoor Wellness to life.

What to expect from your guides/teachers:

Our trip leaders and guides are certified in their fields which will ultimately give you the best experience. They are passionate about their region and are excited to adventure with you.

Our outdoor activities are carefully designed and suitable for almost every body. We highly recommend you communicate with us before your adventure if you require specific support due to a physical ailment etc. Whether you are a beginner, family or an active outdoor enthusiast, we have an adventure suitable for you!

Certified in their fields

Certified in Kayak, Hiking, Yoga, and Outdoor Activities: Experts in Adventurous Pursuits Await.

First Aid Training

Feel free to explore with us, since we are certified in First Aid Therapy.

Familiar with areas and products

Years mixed with locals and uncountable miles walked made us experts in the field.

History of the land

Our programs are designed to give you a serene experience in natural environments filled with historical and cultural characteristics.

Safety Guidelines

Your safety is our main priority. Safety guidelines will always be reviewed before we begin our programs.

Discover unexplored destinations

Let us lead you to ancient paths and learn stories of our land.

Whispers from the streets

We highly recommend this activity to families or friends looking to do something fun in Paralio Astros while exploring the region. Thank you Adonia and Giannis!! : )
Tess Spentzos
Practicing yoga outdoors was a revelation! The fresh air, the warmth of the sun,and the grounding connection to the earth elevated my practice to new heights. It's a powerful way to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
John Dustin
I booked a kayaking tour with Hellenic Outdoor Wellness for my birthday with a group of friends and we had a fantastic time!
Dimitra Polychronis
We were sent lots of lovely free pictures afterwards too , which I thought was a lovely touch. Well worth it if you get the chance.
Ian Potter
Adonia and Giannis are a fantastic team! They had a lot of interesting stories about the environment and together with a lovely sea kayaking experience they provided a nice lunch!
Karine De Jaeger
Giannis and Antonia are very competent, friendly with lot´s of knowledge about Greek nature, history and culture. We went in a group of 4 (2 kayaks) from Paralio Astros up to Xiropigado. A fantastic trip with beautiful landscape, perfect for our level (beginners). We will for sure book another trip with them!!
Nathalie Soursos
Kayak and Yoga combined what an experience! We had a group of 8 kayaks, did our yoga poses in Xiropigado and had delicious watermelon!
Liza Grigonic
Full recommendation from my side! We did a really nice kayak trip starting in Paralio Astros. The guides gave some interesting facts on the region and history and provided fresh fruits! Definitely would do a trip with them again!
Peter Nussbaumer

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