Odysseia-in is proud to work with a professional and addicted team who shares its passion for travel and nature. Our guides are all well trained and certified mountain guides or tour guides and wine experts with special interests and profound knowledge in many different themes like history, anthropology, religion, archaeology, architecture, wildlife, botany, ornithology, ecology, etc.
Ivan has climbed 18 peaks in the Alps including the two highest ones – Montblanc and Dufourspitze. He has also been to such peaks like Bernina, Grossglockner and Finsterarhoorn. Travelling a lot across the whole Balkan Peninsula, he has climbed almost each mountain in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Romania and Montenegro. He publishes his travel notes in specialized tourist sites. For him the mountain is freedom, silence and sense. He is Master of Political Science.
Ivaylo is our wine expert - WSET® CERTIFIED Level 2 Wines & Spirits (passed with distinction) by the London Wine & Spirit School, also a certified tour guide. He speaks fluently English and German, regularly visits wine events in Bulgaria and also adores travelling. So he is definitely well familiar with the “wine map” of Bulgaria and his knowledge is up-to-date. Wine is his passion, hobby, interest but not his profession – and this is on purpose so. Profession may invisibly turn itself into routine and routine kills passion. He is determined not to lose the pure pleasure of drinking and enjoying wine and sharing it with his guests! www.via-vino.com
Asen has more than 15 years of experience in guiding and mountaineering in all major Bulgarian mountains, Dolomites, Rockies, Apalatian Mountains, Utah and Grand Canyon, Mt Olympos. He has graduated in Modern Greek Philology and Classical guitar. Asen is a keen guitar player, photographer and yoga instructor.
Vassil is a person with various interests. He has graduated in Geography at Sofia University and is well familiar with GIS. He enjoys the outdoors on foot and by bike. He is the founder of BikeArea Association and Beglika Camp. Vassil organizes children and student summer camps in remote mountain areas.