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Maria Paravantes
Travel & Tourism Journalist | Greek Culture & Travel Expert | Founder & Storyteller @ | Writes for @gtpgr,
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Born and raised in Chicago, I have nearly three decades of journalistic experience covering tourism and travel, gastronomy, arts, music and culture, economy and finance, politics, health and social issues for international press and media. I've worked for Lonely Planet, Fodor's Travel, The Telegraph, Reuters, Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, Time Out Athens, the Athens News, Odyssey Magazine and, among others, and have also served as Special Advisor to Greece’s minister of Foreign Affairs, and to the mayor of Athens on international press and media issues. I am currently a freelance reporter, content and features writer, founder of, a site which focuses on Greek travel, culture, and hospitality, and I collaborate with GTP Headlines.

January 2019
Athens, Greece
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