I took a one way trip to Ibiza, Spain for self-discovery. I ended up spending 9 months on this beautiful Balearic island meeting awesome people, struggling, and working at the very well known Cafe Del Mar. Of course, this journey had its ups and downs. I’d be more than happy to describe them over coffee with you.
After Ibiza, I decided to forego the nightlife and focus on finishing my studies and accomplishing my mandatory Army duty in Greece.
After finishing my studies in Computer Science, I ended up spending 6 months as a soldier in Cyprus. The last 3 days before my departure back to Greece I took on the challenge to book an Airbnb for the very first time. My host, Nicolas, blew my mind with his extraordinary kindness and hospitality. As you can probably guess, that was my starting point for hosting.
My host, Nicolas, blow my mind with his extraordinary kindness and hospitality, and as you probably guess that was my starting point for hosting!
2014 UNTIL TODAY
I have hosted more than 3,000 happy guests, shared beautiful human moments, gained financial freedom, traveled the world, became an official Airbnb public speaker, recruited and helped more than 40 new Airbnb hosts, and assisted more than 150 guests with unexpected travel issues (stolen passports, missed flights, etc).
I want to continue building my personal hospitality brand (withPanos), offer the best local experiences, create a well-being movement, share many Greek meals, travel the world, explore hospitality through kindness, and maybe one day become a proud father and spouse.
My interests include: spiritual and personal development; running; biking; swimming; traditional Greek food; tea; gardening; reading/listening to books; taking care of my backyard wildlife; exploring the USA; and cooking (when I have the time to enjoy it). I am passionate about languages and learning. I am fluent in English and I am learning Spanish and German. I previously studied Computer Science. I am enthusiastic about human connection, listening to people’s stories, and spiritual connection. I am also passionate about dogs and nature.
FAVORITE MUSIC, MOVIES & BOOKS
I love music and enjoy anything from Classical to Funk, R&B, Motown, the Beatles, Classic Rock, Blues, Pop, New Age, Country, and just about anything, although I am not as well versed in Hip Hop. Shawshank Redemption, West Side Story . . . there are so many movies I love; it just depends on my mood. I typically watch inspirational movies, true stories, documentaries, romance, dramas, period movies, martial arts, and animation. I prefer movies that are not overly violent. I have a sense of humor and loved the movie “Under Cover Brother.” I like Tyler Perry movies. I read a lot of spiritual, inspiration, and business books. I enjoy Pema Chodron and often refer to “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. I recently read “The Surrender Experiment,” “The Glass Castle,” and “Your Brain at Work.” I listen to audiobooks constantly which is how I get through so many books so quickly.
COUNTRIES I'VE VISITED
United States, Canada, UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweeden, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania.
TRAVELING STYLE & HOSTING
I am an adventurous traveler. I prefer to do and see things the locals enjoy. I prefer not to travel in groups or take cruises. I can be flexible and enjoy a range of accommodations and meals, but in general I like to keep things simple. As a host, however, I enjoy guests who love to interact with the locals. I always make sure they feel well cared for — even spoiled. My guests enjoy my fun approach to life, as well as my interactive blackboards and world maps. I have always been complimented on my eye for detail and my desire to make even the ordinary feel special. From the lovely views, peaceful settings, and friendly outdoor animal visitors, to the manner in which I go out of my way to make things unique and fulfill guest requests, you can count on having a positive stay and looking forward to a return visit to our beloved homes in exciting Athens.
I have always been complimented on my eye for detail and my desire to make even the ordinary feel special.