Grecorama signifies an endeavour to convey a way of life and a mode of contact with nature and the people living in it. The heart of this endeavour, and the man who envisaged it, is Neoklis Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor of Endocrinology of Reproduction at the University of Patras.
His vision was adopted by a group of friends, which contributed, each in his own way, to the creation and the implementation of this project.
The house in Monodendri of Patras was built in 1989 by a couple of retired bank officers, Ageliki and Andreas Georgopoulos, who invested in this house the hard work and the dreams of their entire life.
Today the house is maintained by the second and third generations of the family, Neoklis Georgopoulos and his daughter, Ageliki, a student of Medicine at the University of Athens.
The person in charge of the house and the property as well as the point of contact is Vangelis Mavromatis. He is who supervised the renovation of the house and he who will endeavour to satisfy the guests’ requirements.
The cleanliness of the property and the overall supervision of the house are entrusted to Voula Zoe, a family friend.
The “heart” of the house in Sykia Fthiotidas is Violeta Politi. Having been born and lived in the village from the day she was born she is perfectly acquainted to the local flora since her childhood. She is the pivotal person for the everyday village activities; she collects the wild herbs for the pies and the blackberries for the breakfast marmalade; she harvests the Greek mountain tea; she is responsible for starting the fire in the fireplace and takes care of the house and of the daily concern for the guests.
Dimitris Papandropoulos is responsible for ecological activities such as mushroom hunting, birdwatching and wetland visits.
Thodoros Kamberos is responsible for horse- riding. Thodoros is an economist and a childhood friend of the family, a rider and a horse-riding instructor. He maintains his own horses, stables and athletic equestrian facilities in Kamenitsa Achaias.
Katerina Kollyrou, an active member of many climbing schools, is in charge for the climbing excursions to the sheer slope, the Slab of Sykia in Giona Mountain, the Black Mountains in Kalogria Achaias and Alepochori in Erymanthos Mountain.
Katerina is a member of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing and has accumulated extensive experience as regards the most significant sheer slopes of Northern America and Europe.