A graduate of the School of Economic Sciences at the University of Athens, he is one of the most renowned and reliable travel journalists in Greece. Until recently, he was Editor in Chief of the Ethnos newspaper travel section, and Editor of the “Explore Greece” and “I travel to Greece” travel guide series (Pegasus Publishing SA). Since 1999, he has been Assistant Editor and coordinator of the Traction television program (Mega Channel). He has contributed to numerous successful travel publications, both at Lambrakis Press SA (1993-2008) and at Pegasus Publishing SA (2008-2011).
He has been Publishing Editor of the following series: “The roots of Greeks”, “The Monasteries of Greece”, “Planet Earth”, “The Treasures of Greece”, “Discover Greece”. Since 2004, he has been Editor in Chief of the Diakopes (vacation) inset (ΤΑ ΝΕΑ newspaper). He has been writing for ΤΑ ΝΕΑ newspaper since 1993, more specifically for the “Diadromes” column (1995-2002) and the “Ellinon Istories” column (2002-2004). Since 2000, he has been Assistant Editor for special editions and travel insets at TA NEA and TO VIMA newspapers.
Yiannis has multiple skills: apart from writing, he engages in photography and cartography. He’s a songwriter (7LP’s and 1 CD releases) and loves to play the electric guitar. He also holds a diploma in sound engineering. He performs test drives for cars and motorcycles (first test drive in 1988) and likes off-road driving (Land Rover driving school- Silverstone driving skills- Saab & Mitsubishi Ice racing school-Honda HRC racing motorcycle driving techniques-Kenny Roberts riding camp Barcelona). He has participated in 4 Camel Trophies as supporting journalist-driver with the Greek Team (1994 Argentina/Paraguay/Chile, 1995 Mundo Maya, 1996 Kallimantan, 1998 Tierra del Fuego) and the recent Land Rover G4 Challenge in Laos (2006).
Yiannis has two sons, Asimakis and Iakovos, who are already ...helping him in his field research in any way they can!