About Us

WHAT'S THE STORY WITH HOSPITALITY STORIES

Hospitality Stories are experts at connecting you with genuine and personalised experiences in Greece and Turkey. We know that the best kind of travel - the kind that resides in the heart and mind forever - is built on two essential pillars.The warmth of the welcome you receive from a destination and its people … and the precious local stories you bring back home from your journey.

Enter as a traveler, leave as a friend “Philoxenia”

OUR MISSION

Our mission is the fusion of these two vital elements. Hospitality (or “filoxenia” to use the Greek word) is in the Greek DNA. In Ancient Greece, showing hospitality to guests and foreigners was not only a kindness but a cultural law. With Hospitality Stories, you’ll feel like an honoured guest - not a tourist - from the first moment. Key to our philosophy are our “destination angels” whom you’ll encounter in every location and on every experience. Whether you’re with us for a few hours or a few days, your “destination angel” will be your local story teller on the ground; sharing with you both the unmissable sights and off-grid delights - as well as those “inside access” secrets that make a holiday come alive. No matter whether you’re an art and culture fan, a foodie, an active adventurer, summer addict or nature lover, Hospitality Stories will immerse you in an authentic world of rich experience.

THE FOUNDER

Dimitra Vlachou

Athenian Dimitra Vlachou is a lover of travel, celebrations and photography - but her biggest passion is collecting life experiences. Since childhood, Dimitra has loved organising special times for her friends and herself: trips, events, night outs, parties, anniversaries, excursions. Paying attention to every last detail has always been her calling card and the secret of her success. “When I started, there was no Google, no blogs, just human research, inspiration and instinct,” says Dimitra. You’ll often find her travelling the world, seeking out those hidden pearls and genuine experiences that make a destination sing (like that romantic “local’s” cafe tucked down a side-street; or that secret cove with the knockout sunset). Dimitra has worked for more than 22 years as a director of marketing for the world’s leading advertising company and then in the Leisure industry, (Hotels and Cruises), developing new award-winning experiential projects for the East Med’s leading regional cruise line. She has successfully organised thousands of premium travel experiences for a global audience of different ages, nationalities and interests. Hospitality Stories is her latest exciting voyage.

PEOPLE MAKE
THE DIFFERENCE

As Steve Jobs said:
"Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people." 

To succeed in the leisure industry, you must work closely with professional, highly skilled and reliable partners: rated experts who share your focus on the client as an esteemed guest. In each location, Hospitality Stories collaborates with a team of destination specialists and expert service providers across many fields whom we trust to deliver premium, one of a kind visitor experiences, fueled by local insight and passion.

EXPERIENCES WITH
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Hospitality Stories strongly supports local economies by cooperating with highly qualified local business partners (such as service suppliers and producers) in a sustainable way.

Services

EXPLORE OUR
HOSPITALITY STORIES BLOG

All travel begins with a story. Awaken your appetite for your next journey by reading about magical experiences in different parts of the world. Let our Hospitality Stories blog inspire you with tempting tales and exhilarating encounters - then, together, we’ll make your own dream experience in Greece or Turkey become a reality.

Hospitality Stories Services

  • Genuine one day experiences in selected destinations in Greece and Turkey

  • Immersive bespoke journeys in Greece and Turkey
    (land programmes and sailing boat charters)

  • Customized authentic experiences, private events, accommodation and transfer services (upon request)

  • Hospitality Stories blog

UNLOCK LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH
HOSPITALITY STORIES

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Genuine experiences
tailored to your interests

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“Destination Angels”
as specialty hosts

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Local storytelling

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Unmissable sights
and hidden gems

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22+ years at leading brands
within the marketing and leisure industries

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Best local service providers
and destination experts

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Local sustainability

REQUEST FOR A
BESPOKE JOURNEY

Are you open to “out of the box” suggestions? Do you want to immerse yourself in the history, heritage and hidden gems of your dream destinations? Just spend a couple of minutes to tell us about your holiday hopes and leave the rest to us.

Request now

REQUEST FOR A
BESPOKE JOURNEY

Let us create your vacation stories and immerse you in multiple experiences in different destinations in Greece and Turkey.
Book now your bespoke journey. 
(Accommodation, transfers, experiences, yacht chartering, other services etc).

Personal Info

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Bespoke Journey Details

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Age 13 years and over
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Age 5 - 12
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Feel free to share with us any additional information you consider important for us to know, so that we may create your tailor made bespoke journey.