Testimonials — see what our guests are saying about their time on our tours


“Amazing workshop! Kerkini lake is extremely beautiful, even in the middle of winter, with a very rich wildlife, beautiful landscapes and a very serene atmosphere. George is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and passionate both in wildlife behaviour and photographic techniques. He makes the best of all weather conditions and his patience and guidance offers a unique photographic experience in a place worth discovering. Thank you so much, George. I’ll definitely be coming back!!”

- Laure Gibault, Purely Pelicans Photo Tour, Feb. 2015

We have just returned after a wonderful, inspiring 7 day trip to Lake Kerkini with George and can’t stop dreaming about it. You were a superb guide and tutor, George – thank goodness you are totally fluent in Greek and English, as it made all the difference to our experience. The birdwatching was magical, with thousands of flamingos bathed in that wonderful pink winter light – we couldn’t believe we got so close to them and it felt as though you were teaching us to photograph a Turner painting!! You certainly have an amazing artist talent. The lake was mindblowing, with flocks of pochard, pelicans, and those beautiful Egyptian Geese – even I, as a relative beginner managed to identify around 70 species!! I initially found some difficulty photographing the eagles and woodpeckers, but after some attempts and proper technical tuition, the results were breathtaking. You were so patient! I particularly went for the birdwatching/photography which didn’t disappoint!! But the range of wildlife was totally unexpected – that wildcat jumping in front of the Landrover and posing, the wolves howling at night, jackals driving the dogs crazy – Wow!! Unexpectedly, I was blown away by the side trips you also added in – those fabulous caves, Fort Rupel and the amazing bravery of the Greek soldiers (George’s language skills were absolutely essential there), and the beautiful monastery. You had chosen a wonderful base for us in Oikoperiiyitis – the hotel was truly an eco-experience and Yianni and the team there could not have done more to make us feel at home and relax. Loved those log fires – mmmmm!! Thank you George for a wonderful, memorable, life-changing experience.
— Susan Standfield, December 2013 : Wildlife Photography & Bird-watching tour of Lake Kerkini
After everything we have heard of Greece in the last few years I have to admit that it was with a little trepidation that I booked a private tour with George for myself and my wife to Lake Kerkini but it looked so tempting I thought I would risk it - and it was so worth it.! I’m not normally given to writing reviews but felt I had to put pen to paper firstly to express my thanks to George for his willingness and ability to share his knowledge of photography and from whom I can honestly say I learned more in 4 days than I have in the last 4 years of seminars and tours, and secondly to allay anyone’s doubts about visiting Greece - it is simply wonderful - the hotel was lovely, the food was amazing, the people incredibly kind and very friendly and the location was wonderful - and not a hint of trouble of any kind. Snow covered mountains, lakes, forests and abundant wildlife are not what you would normally associate with Greece and it was truly a fantastic experience. We will be back for more. Thank you George for making our short stay such a memorable one and for enthusing me to look at my photography in a completely new way
— Jon and Eva Salisbury - March 2013, Lake Kerkini - bird photography private tour

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simply wonderful adventure. thank you so much George and can’t wait for the bear trip next year.!
— Frank & Patricia October 2013, wildlife photography tour at Lake Kerkini
I joined the trip to the Meteora and Pindos mountains in Greece in January and it was fantastic. I’m an experienced photographer and went because I have never shot landscapes before and wanted to try something different in a location that I would never normally have gone to. The scenery was incredible and George’s knowledge of Greece and the language made me feel safe and able to really enjoy his tuition. The group was small and I came away with a new set of skills, some amazing photos and a deep love of Greece. Thank you George.
— Sarah Ashley - January 2013, Meteora & Western Pindos - landscape photography workshop