Meet the Team

We just love what we do,

Connecting Greeks in the UK…

Who we are...

We are a team of Greek Professionals in London who love our city and have chosen to make it our home. A city with great vibe that never ceases to surprise you; exhibitions, theatres, restaurants, nightlife, parks and much more! Yet, keeping connected to Greece and the Greek Community in London is something that you need and want while living in London. At GreeksConnect you don’t have to choose – you will have the best of both worlds


Maria D Lykos


Born in Chicago where I returned for my MBA after spending my childhood and student life in Greece. Strategist at heart, ex McKinsey, currently working as an independent Management Consultant specialicing in telco and digital. My love for travelling, social life and the genuine love for journalism helped me come up with the idea of GreeksConnect; a platform to connect Greek Professionals in London with Greek Businesses and the wider Greek Community in London


Dimitris Anastasiadis

Managing Director

Studied Finance & Banking, spent my graduate years in Milan and then it all started; I decided to move to UK. Working as an Independent Risk Consultant, I am nowadays touring Europe auditing the largest Financial Institutions.. and maybe setting up GC branches across Europe.. Who knows? 😉


Christina Stampouloglou

Lifestyle Director

Experienced hotelier and hospitality industry connaisseur. No event, new opening, project or trend ever escapes my inbox and will try to attend almost all.Tried settling in a few places in Europe until decided London is home (unless I get an offer to move to LA). Greece is my eternal love and always have and always will support and promote. If I could live anywhere in the world that would be Athens.


Effrosyni Chatzisavva

Creative Designer

Designer and Architect..currently completing my MA Architecture, at the Royal College of Art in London. Passionate for design, fashion, elegance and all things funky and fancy! A romantic collector of memories, because what can one seek more than inspiration to make your days slightly more colourful?


Akis Palianastasis

Head of Affiliates

Acquisition Marketing Manager at DomDomBet, graduated with an MSc degree from Kings College in International Marketing and City University in International Journalism. Manager of the popular Greek Sundays events at The Life Goddess, Kingly Court


Secret Influencer

Social Media Guru

Being an influencer and an instagram guru is not that easy as it sounds! You have to keep yourself updated on what people like to see, what they like to like and what they need in order to trust you and your posts. I have to be always aware of any new trends and interact with YOU. I am here to answer all your questions about GC through the app, announce our contests, search for new ideas and opinions via polls and make GreeksConnect YOUR favorite Instagram profile to follow

Our Contributors

Meet closer our team of specialists! They are Greeks in London, just like you 🙂


Anastasia Kremli

Business Development & Public Relations

Experienced hotelier and business advisor, currently working as an Investment Analyst in the hospitality sector. My outgoing personality, sense of humour (what??) and curiosity combined with my entrepreneurial mindset add an extra sparkle to GreeksConnect. Stay tuned! The art of connecting is my second nature!


Thanos Kapralos

Author | Maritime Business Professional

Thanos Kapralos is a Ship Repair Manager for AP&A Group based in London and occasionally assists as a business consultant his friends working in the Maritime industry. Worked for both Greek and UK companies in a variety of departments, and has established a career in the maritime industry since 2011. Holds a BA in Political Science & Public Relations, a Diploma in Shipbroking and an MSc in Ship & Shipping Management


Christina Giagkou

Author | Psychologist

Hi there! I’m Christina and I’m a Psychologist! Don’t be scared though, I can’t read your mind!!! Social media savvy, in love with reading and extremely up to partying! (Probably I will die young). Hope to enjoy my writing!


Ilia Bakali

HR Director

A teacher and HR professional born, raised and studied in Patras. In 2013, I came to London for my Master’s Degree and to experiencing a city full of diverse cultures, new people and unique opportunities... Currently I am working at Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard in the Human Resources Department


Christina Vamvakidou

Author | HR Professional

Christina Vamvakidou is a HR professional with a legal background. She is currently living in Athens while being the founder of CVglobal which is a boutique recruitment and HR consultancy firm. Since 2013 she has been blogging about self-improvement issues


Efstratios Kokkinelis

Author | Journalist

Student of Philosophy in the Univesity of Athens & Scholarship Student of Journalism NEW MEDIA STUDIES BY STAMATIS MALELIS


Dorita Vardikou

Author | Certified Body Control Pilates teacher

Graduated in Accounting and Business management finding the office life hard body-wise... As a person with a fused spine, scoliosis warrior, I had to change career from an accountant to a Pilates teacher. I did qualified in London from the Body Control Pilates school. You can find me now teaching private and group classes within a corporate environment, also teach matwork and reformer at my studio in Manor House


Maria Kolotourou

Author | Dietitian - Nutritionist

Maria is a highly qualified dietitian with 15 years of experience in nutrition counselling. She is an expert on weight management, perinatal nutrition and children's nutrition. For ten years she ran a busy private practice in Athens and worked as a paediatric dietitian for the Obesity Clinic at Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital. She is an active media writer and a researcher with several peer-reviewed publications. Maria relocated to the UK in 2018. Since then, she has been providing online nutrition coaching. Maria uses an innovative approach with very high success rates, offering Greeks around the world personalised nutrition counselling by a dietitian who 'speaks their language'.


Veatriki Poulou

Author | Childcare specialist

Veatriki has studied Childcare in Thessaloniki and has been a Childcare Specialist since. She lives in London the last 5 years and works as a nanny, especially in Greek or half Greek families. Veatriki has joined GC team as one of our main contributors on kid’s activities in London as well as ideas, solutions and recommendations about anything related to children

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