About Us

About Us 2019-02-20T19:05:17+00:00

OUR STORY

In Greek, Alios stands for difference and this is the core idea of our travel agency; to inspire people to travel differently than the ordinary, to do different things, to accept, respect and try to understand the difference.

Alios Tours was born in a Chinese food market in 2017, while our founders Danai and Stelios were backpacking Asia. During all their travels, they have WorkAwayed, WWOOFed, Couchsurfed, HouseSit and PetSit in an effort to mingle with the locals, to understand the culture and to come closer to the customs. China was the 36th country they visited and while they were there they met Lee, a Chinese traveller, with whom they travelled for a while. After endless discussions about China and Greece, Lee said that now that he met two Greeks he will definitely visit Greece to experience it like a local. The idea of a different travel agency was just seeded 🙂

Coming back from Asia, they moved to Chios where in May 2018 they launched the travel agency Alios Tours.  They commit to sharing the Greek rich history and culture through off-the-beaten-path tours in Chios and soon in the North Aegean region and to offer creative itineraries for abroad for those with the restless need of exploring.

OUR TEAM

Danai Koukoulommati

Founder & Experience Creator

Danai was born in Germany but grew up in Athens, Greece. She studied Shipping and worked in the Shipping industry before packing her backpack to travel Asia for 7 months.
Her motto is “become who you want to be and bring the change you want to see in the world”. She is passionate about many things but her biggest loves are travelling and food. When she is not travelling, she creates experiences and itineraries for other travellers.

Stelios Choulakis

Co-founder & Sales Director

Stelios is a born and bred Chian Greek. He studied Business Administration and worked in the Yachting industry before packing his backpack to travel Asia for 7 months.
His motto is “be your captain with your dreams for a compass and let the winds guide you”.
He is passionate about old stories, local legends and vintage items but his biggest loves are sailing and crafts. When he is not sailing alone, he sails with other travellers.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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