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2017 Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great

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18 Days from only $4595 including international airfare

Thessaloniki • Meteora • Zagoria • Gjirokaster • Tirana • Ohrid • Skopje

Courtesy Small World Productions
Classical Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome

Travel expert Rudy Maxa takes you back to where western civilization all began in ancient Greece and Rome.

Courtesy Small World Productions
Greek Islands

Join travel expert Rudy Maxa to discover sundrenched villages and natural wonders along Greece's Cyclades islands.

Courtesy of David Conover & Paul Villanova
Travelogue: Santorini & Delos, Greece 1954

See Greece in 1954 in this vintage 16mm film footage—from donkeys to hillside towns and ruins.

Courtesy Paul Kurti
Out of Sight

Meet four Albanian children and discover how, despite living in poverty, they have big dreams for the future.

Courtesy Ervin Habazaj
Gjirokaster and Libohove, Albania

Soar above Gjirokaster for a unique perspective on the Albanian hillside town's Ottoman-era historic structures.

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Vasileios Tzanis

Athens, Greece
Rofina, Greece
Greek, English, Czech, and Italian.
Hobbies & Interests
Motorcycle racing, basketball, and martial arts.
With us since

I felt so lucky growing up in Greece, and developed such an admiration for my country. Its natural beauty includes snowcapped mountains, exotic beaches, remote villages, metropolitan cities, and seemingly everything in between. It’s full of historically significant landmarks dating back thousands of years, and some of the most important philosophers—and greatest heroes in human history—were Greeks.

Throughout my twenties I worked in the automobile industry, in a liquor store, in archaeological excavation, and even as a graphic animator for TV. But, if my time in the Greek navy taught me anything about myself, it’s that I was highly adaptable, patient, and most importantly, extremely curious about the world. It was clear that I would need a more adventurous job than these typical professions that kept me in one place. And luckily, I found it by accident.

I moved to the Czech Republic in my thirties, and my first year there is still the most memorable time in my life. I was away from home for the first time, in a completely unknown environment, with no friends, very little money, and no knowledge of the local language.

Thankfully, I had moved there during a time when it was a very popular destination for Greeks. I was offered a job as a tour guide for Greek travelers and it opened my eyes to a new world; tourism completely got the best of me.

From then on, I have worked nearly everywhere in Europe, guided people from all over the world, and continued to indulge my curiosity. I started working as a Trip Leader for O.A.T. in 2016 and the great adventure continues. I absolutely love sharing my country with other curious travelers, and hope you’ll join me as we explore Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great

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