Elena Papanicolaou

Founder Fly Me To The Moon

Born in Athens from multicultural expat Greek parents from Alexandria, Egypt, Elena Papanicolaou embraces the culture and tradition of her beloved home country, focusing on the evolution of refined travel experiences. She founded Fly Me To The Moon in early 2014.

A passionate globetrotter with an eye for style, culture and refined authenticities, Elena aims to provide inspiring environments and a true, insider’s view for today’s modern traveler.

After a very intensive corporate career in consumer electronics, retail, shipping, and financial consulting, Elena spent the past 15 years as managing director of a company focusing on chemical plastics sector. This position entitled her to extensive global travel, where she gleaned a plethora of information on the needs of busy, demanding executives, as she herself was an extremely demanding traveler, always searching for authenticity, quality and style throughout her business travels. It was time for Elena to make a change.

Her vision now is to introduce business and leisure travelers to Greece; to harness the beauty, tradition, culture, and style while still embracing a truly local authenticity. She has traveled the country from north to south and everywhere in between, always ahead of the trend in accommodations, gastronomy, along with a keen eye for history and customs.

Elena studied economics at the University College London (University of London) and received an MSc in Information Science from City University. She currently resides in Athens.