TrueGreece is a different kind of Greek travel company, delivering an experience focused on authenticity, intimacy, and personalized luxury in the Greek isles and mainland.
TrueGreece was born out of the unique personal experience of our President and CEO, Christos Stergiou. Christos grew up on the Greek Island of Patmos, learning the art of Greek hospitality at the feet of his parents, who own and operate one of the island's leading boutique resorts. He then moved to the U.S., where he completed his studies in Economics at Brandeis University, worked at the economic consulting firm of Charles River Associates Inc., and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Through those ten years of studying and working in the U.S., Christos realized that there were few appealing alternatives for travelers who wished to take a trip to the Greek Islands that balanced personalized luxury with authenticity. Thus he found himself frequently helping friends and colleagues plan trips to Greece, and he often met these friends in the islands to help guide them along their way.
Ultimately, Christos recognized that with his intimate local knowledge of the Greek isles, a strong hospitality background, and a true understanding of the high-end traveler, he could deliver something that others couldn't - a luxurious Greek island trip that allowed U.S. clients to not just visit Greece but to truly experience Greece. With the help of Ben Rowe, a fellow graduate of Stanford Business School, TrueGreece developed from a great idea into a professionally run and creatively managed business.
Christos has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the world‘s Top Travel Specialists for Greece for a third consecutive year. Additionally, Christos has been selected for a second consecutive year by Travel + Leisure for the magazine's A-List as one of the Top Travel Agents globally. These annual awards recognize Christos for his extensive knowledge and unparalleled insight on the Greek isles and culture, and for his savvy execution of customized vacations that deliver an authentic Greek experience.