About Mountain Goat

OurBackground

Our passion for mountain sports led us to create Mountain Goat and the carefully crafted variety of tours we offer.

As a team, we have throughout the years been exploring and reaching new areas, which has given us the knowledge and the know-how that we are now in a position to share with our guests. We love this land and it is our home all year long! We live and raise our children here.

Our wish is to offer people from all over the world the opportunity to see and experience this other part of Greece, where one can enjoy amazing outdoor activities.

We passionately believe that this well hidden wealth we have discovered between the little known mountains of Greece is valuable and worth visiting, among other things, because it remains to this day true to its origins, untamed and largely undiscovered by mass tourism.

Origins & Story

Mountain Goat was founded by Makis Logiotatidis, a certified mountain leaderski patroller and ski instructor, with many years of experience in the mountains. Makis often went hiking and skiing as a child, to Mt. Olympus and Mt. Vermio, close to his hometown of Thessaloniki.

Growing up, Makis discovered that living in nature and walking the mountains made him much happier, so he soon left the crowded city for a freer lifestyle.

He worked in many parts of Greece as a guide and a ski instructor, before moving to Austria for three years, during which he gained certification in both these fields.

In 2004 he decided to move to Pindos mountains and wishing to combine his two big loves, mountaineering and skiing, he created Mountain Goat.

Mountain Goat founder about us
Makis and Dafne

My goal is to show people that Greece is not just sun and beaches, but high snowy mountains as well. People didn't believe me when I said that you could ski in Greece!

This is when Mountain Goat was born and it has been succesfully serving its traveling customers since 2006. 

Makis soon met and is now happily married to Dafne. Together, they have two young boys who love the mountains almost as much as they do.

Dafne is the strength behind the scenes, responsible for organising all the tours and making sure everything runs smoothly. Born and raised in Ioannina next to the Pindos mountains, she is a passionate nature lover, which of course includes the Greek beaches, sometimes dragging Makis away from his beloved mountains, while he begrudgingly, but lovingly obliges whenever it’s possible. Well, you can’t have it all in life!

The home base for both family and company is in a small Zagori village called Elati, where all the tours begin.

Mountain Goat headquarters in Elati village
Mountain Goat Headquarters