George Andreou

George Andreou

Founder of Hellascanyon

Born in 1968. A mountain athlete since 1985 and a climber since 1993.

In 1996 he first entered the canyon exploration and received one Greek and three French certifications. He is a professional canyoner since 1999.

He organized the exploration and securing 138 canyoning routes, covering the 80% of the Greek canyons, including the toughest ones, such as Gorgopotamos. His work is highly praised by the national press.

In 2003 he founds the Hellenic Academy of canyoning.

In 2007 and 2008, he publishes two guiding books for the Hellenic Canyoning, translated in four languages.

Also in 2007, he is awarded form French canyoning school EFC for his overall contribution to the sport. In 2017, he takes on the training of the Greek Special Forces for rescue within a canyon.