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Ortvin Widman

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Ortwin Widmann (Ortvin Vitman) was born on August 19, 1947 in Germany. Growing up has developed a great love for Greece and us a result he sold his business and with his wife Ursula moved to our country. In 1998 he settled permanently in Skiathos, which he quotes, "loved it" when he visit it four years earlier and consider Skiathos, his new home, he learned to speak and write in Greek, singing Greek songs while playing the accordion , harmonica and guitar.

Upon his arrival on Skiathos as an ardent hiker and mountaineer loved the spectacular nature of the island, which was discovered while walking and especially along some paths. So keen to record these tracks, as well as to bring out even more that the year had closed, collecting information from shepherds, hunters and old-age locals. Thus imprinted on old maps of the island and created a network of hiking routes totaling 197 km. Then marked with small yellow signs numbered routes at regular intervals with the assistance of the City and friends, ensure their preservation and cleaning the paths, so even though it not be used, to remain accessible.

In his try to help those who interested to tour the island, wrote the hiking guide, “SKIATHOS Walking in Aegean paradise” with 25 hiking routes and information about the island, which was published in March 2010. The guide is available in Greek, English and German and by the summer of 2012 also in Italian language.

Today combines his love for walking with work, as a guide visitor in those who wish to walk the paths of the island.

For more information visit his website www.walkingskiathos.gr for Greek, www.walkingskiathos.com for English and www.walkingskiathos.de for German or contact at phone  +30 6972705416 / email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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