Dimitris Varalis, a native of Mount Pelion, Greece, is a man for all seasons. He is a licensed mountain hiking guide, a licensed sailing yacht and speedboat skipper, a ski instructor, a tour escort for all of Greece, and an accomplished, amateur photographer. He speaks Greek, English and German and has worked as a hiking guide and tour escort for Hellenic Adventures for 15 years as well as with David Speltz. Further, he has coordinated hiking programs for travel companies in Germany and the Netherlands. He has been integral in the development of tourism in the small mountain villages of Greece and works to restore and maintain the hiking paths of his mountain, Pelion.
Dimitris is an excellent communicator and teacher of Greek life and culture whose goal is to make the wonders of his beloved country come alive so that the visitors he escorts might experience the life and spirit of Greece. He is an expert on the local environment and is an important resource to photographers looking for the best locations for their photographic work.