Susan was born in Leeds, England, where she met, and fell passionately in love, with her Greek God, Tassos. This was 1975, Tassos was studying at university there, and, when his studies finished in 1977, he asked her to return with him, to his native Greece. Susan didn’t need to think twice and soon they were both on their way, to a new life together, in the magical, mythical country of the ancients.
After a bumpy start; with Tassos having to be absent for two and a half years, doing national service, and Susan struggling to make herself understood in a foreign language, along with trying to make sense of strange Greek customs and traditions, things sorted themselves out. Love conquers all!
Susan and Tassos opened a traditional Greek restaurant and bar by the Corinth Canal. For 25 years, until the construction of a freeway and the diversion of local traffic to the periphery, they enjoyed hosting tourists who came to see this amazing site.
Susan loves Greece, adores the Greeks, and now, used to the strange customs and traditions, loves them too, so much so, that she named a blog she writes, about her Greek life, “Greeker than the Greeks”
After 37 years of showing family and friends, who frequently visit her, the wonders of this beautiful country, which she now regards as her own, and introducing them to mouthwatering Greek cuisine, no job could suit her better than working with Tallis Mediterranean Cooking Vacations.
Susan loves to meet people, to share with them the little secrets, that she herself has learnt from the best of Greek chefs while working with Tallis, secrets of not only how to cook a good Greek meal, but how to cook an excellent authentic Greek meal.
Even after all her years in Greece, Susan is still discovering amazing, little known places, interesting facts and Greek customs, and is just waiting to tell you all about them, to introduce you to everything she loves about Greece, and to the wonderful, friendly and hospitable Greek people. Susan, with her fluent Greek will help you to speak to these adorable people, to ask them questions, to get the actual feel of the Greek spirit.
When not looking after her family or Tallis guests, Susan is sure to be found on the beach, the sea being one of her “passions”, another is books, and she always has one or two on the go.
Oh, and guess what? Tassos is still her Greek God!