Marios is the founder and Managing Director of One Step Further ltd, an innovative outdoor activities company, dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences in Cyprus and abroad. He puts his knowledge and experience, as well as his innate leadership skills to action to change the lives of children and adults, by helping them discover the therapeutic benefits of being close to nature and enjoying outdoor activities.
Marios holds a BSc in Physical Education and Sports from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a specialty in Outdoor Sport and Recreational Activities. He is an experienced Rock Climbing Instructor and Coach, a Mountain Leader Award Holder from the Mountain Training of England and a "Duke of Edinburgh's International Award" Leader, Supervisor and Assessor.
He has extensive experience in organizing and leading adventurous outdoor team-building events for several corporations in Cyprus. Marios particularly enjoys working with children and strives to be an excellent guide through their outdoor experience.
He is a passionate mountaineer and rock climber and has participated and led several mountain ascents in many countries, including Mount Olympus in Greece (2918m), Mount Elbrus in Russia (5642m), Mount Kenya (Pt. Lenana 4985m) and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa (5895m). He climbed in many countries including Cyprus (at most climbing sectors where he has bolted many new climbing routes), Greece (Varasova, Tempi, Meteora, Kalymnos and Kyparissi), United Kingdom (Gogarth, Llanberis Pass and Tremadog in North Wales and Stanage and Peak District in England), Germany (Lofer) and Italy (Bolzano).
He is an enthusiastic trail runner and enjoys all outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, snowboarding, orienteering, sailing, diving and many more but above all he enjoys camping with his wife and children.