I come from Greece and always remember myself as a kid of the mountains…
Now, I am a Certified Mountain Guide HMGA, member of the Hellenic Mountain Guides Association (License number A.N 867/37, Nr 19 FEK (A)621-999/28-11-07) also a Mountaineering – Ski Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, member of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing (H.F.M.C).
My passion for the mountains led me in numerous hikes, ski tours, rock and ice climbs in Greece, in the Alps, in France, Switzerland, Italy and Bulgaria, with many new routes are under my signature.
The beautiful valleys at the foot of the Mount Olympus – Greece are my home, and the flanks above are the playground to follow my mountain love, may it be ice-climbing, ski touring, hiking or alpine climbing. For me it is the perfect terrain to train, play and guide.
I teach mountaineering, rock climbing and ski mountaineering in various Climbing Schools & Mountaineering Associations, and i spend a lot of winter time as a ski instructor. I love to share my passion with guests, and guide hikers, mountaineers, climbers and ski tourers in Greece and aboard, all year round.
I am married to Marisa and we have a daughter and two sons together.
I speak Greek, English and French.
Hiking on the Greek mountains and islands is a unique experience…
Gorges, virgin forests, pleasant sea side trails and high summits, are the ideal playground for adventurous holidays with friends or family. Take the privilege and hike the Mythical trails of Mount Olympus, cross a gorge in Crete Island, and enjoy a multi day hut to hut hike in Pindos Mountain Range.
My deep knowledge, allows me to build the ideal hiking plan for you, according your needs and fitness level.
Rock Climbing in Greece is majestic… and the climbing sectors in Greece are endless, both in the main land and islands too. Actually, is a well made combination of sea, sun and cliffs.
The endless list includes multi pitch climbs in Meteora, adventurous alpine itineraries on Mount Olympus and the Throne of Zeus, sea side pleasant climbing in Kalymnos and Santorini islands…
I will create a custom made climbing course for you that fits your climbing style.
Alpinism in all its forms, involves demanding, challenging but rewarding climbs and ascents, and is the ideal plan to experience the wild side of the Greek Mountains.
We will ascent the very top of Mount Olympus in winter conditions, climb an airy ridge or a steep gully, and we will finish a summit traverse in a warm refuge that faces the Mediterranean Sea.
Ski Touring in Greece is an Apocalypse… is exotic, majestic and endless.
From Mount Olympus to Crete Island and on every slope where the snow stick, every small or high mountain here is a hidden ski touring paradise. Daily or multi day ski tours on Mount Olympus, Mount Pindos, Mount Parnassus, or in Crete Island, is the ideal plan to live your next ski touring dream…
With you guidance I reached the summit !!!
A difficult icy traverse on my way… it’s time to remember Akis advises: No rush, feel the terrain, steady steps, stay focus. A Mentors words !!!
For all the marvelous climbs I had with you up on the mountains, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are the “signature”… for safety and success!!!
We had a magnificent winter climb on the very top of Mount Olympus with Akis !!! The right person to trust for your safety. He knows exactly the right moment to go for it !!!
Thank you Akis. It was awesome!
Thank you Akis Parousis for this amazing expedition ...and don't forget us the LOLOLOLOLLOOOOO group.
When you are roped with Akis, you are in good hands...
The best Mountain Guide by far !!!
For this so unique climbing trip, for your special guidance, the confidence you gave me, the positive energy, thank you Akis.
The best Mountain Guide and best companion too… He made my day, he made my birthday so special up on the mountain!!!
Crossing the Pierian Mountains on skis, with the best Mountain Guide ever !!!
Dear Akis you are a shining star on the mountains… A person full of positive energy, experience, and deep knowledge. It was an honor to be roped with you!!!
Nature is beautiful all year round, in every mountain, in any country… The more demanding the ascent is, the more rewarding the benefits are… Thanks our marvelous Mountain Guide, Akis, for his professionalism, and responsibility!!!