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Get to know each of us

Our idea

Very often we’ve had questions from friends and relatives living abroad, like…

  • We’d like to go on a family vacation to Greece but where exactly should we go?
  • Do you know any nice hotels?
  • Which island should we visit?

So Kids Love Greece was born. The creators are three moms who are all passionate about creating amazing family memories and … Greece!

Katerina Makatouni, Co-Founder

Katerina Makatouni, Co-Founder

Katerina Makatouni was born and raised in Crete. She studied Political Science and European Studies in Athens and then went to the UK for her Masters and Doctorate degrees. She stayed in England for 13 years, where she worked for market research and consulting companies. During the last 11 years, she has been living on the other side of the pond… Chicago at first and now Boston. She is the co-founder of Kairos Consumers, a consumer research agency. She has two girls (11 and 13 years old) who proudly say that they are Greeks and spend their summer holidays always in Crete.

Maria Tsigoni, Co-Founder

Maria Tsigoni, Co-Founder

Maria Tsigoni is the smiliest member of the team! She has an eight year old boy and a five year old adorable baby girl so she keeps reminding all of us how it feels to go on holiday with babies (nappies, strollers etc.). Maria studied Business Administration at Athens University of Economics followed by a Masters in the UK. She then returned to her hometown of Heraklion, where she worked at Coca Cola HBC in the field of Trade Marketing. For several years she worked with Euromonitor International and Kairos Consumers as a consulting analyst for Greece.

Maria Giannouli, Co-Founder

Maria Giannouli, Co-Founder

Maria Giannouli is glued to Crete in body and in mind and believes that Crete is the best place on earth (secretly, the majority of the team agrees)! She has only spent a year away from Crete, for her MSc studies in Tourism Management at Surrey University. She is the tourism queen of the team as she has gained invaluable experience in the hotel and tourism industry for almost twenty years. Maria G is the head of the operations team and is passionate about helping our clients make amazing family memories while in Greece!

Maria Hnaraki, Educational Consultant

Maria Hnaraki, Educational Consultant

Maria Chnaraki is a professor and an accomplished scholar in the fields of Anthropology, Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Maria’s passion is… Crete, its cultural identity expressions, traditions and customs, as she strongly believes that Cretans are “unique”! No wonder why she decided to move to Crete after an extended period of living abroad for work and study purposes. Maria C founded a study abroad program in Crete, that's her ideal classroom .. with no walls!