Our organization, Pytheas’ Path was named after the Ancient Greek explorer, Pytheas of Massalia. In the 320’s BC, he set out to explore the unknown world. Pytheas’ explorations took him from the Mediterranean to the undiscovered British Isles, which he circumnavigated, explored and engaged in trade with the local populations. He went up to the Arctic Circle and down through the Germanic Region, discovering different populations, materials and trade routes. He brought all of his experiences home and shared his vast knowledge and discoveries with the Ancient Greeks. 

Pytheas was a person who through courage, curiosity and sheer determination was able to expand his personal horizons and consequently those of the Ancient Greek’s world. The refugees that apply to our program have faced adversity on their own journey, but by taking the first step in approaching our organization, have shown that like Pytheas, they too are determined to seek out and stake their place in the world. 


Pytheas' Path was started in 2017 as a response to the refugee crisis at the time taking place in Europe. We sympathised with the refugees that were fleeing from violence and persecution, and understood that they were seeking to improve the quality of their lives and their families lives. But at the same time, we felt that if after the enormous distance they had travelled, with all those risks and dangers associated with that journey, that if they were not able to finally arrive and integrate themselves into European Society...then well, it would all have been in vain. And so as a response to this, we established Pytheas' Path to help those refugees - who have already shown that they have resolve and determination - achieve their full potential for themselves and society. 




    Chris grew up living between Australia and New Zealand and moved to Europe in 2015 at the height of the refugee crisis. Feeling strongly for those that are most vulnerable and dismayed by what he saw as a lack of opportunity for refugees in Greece, he sought out an avenue where he could contribute to the lives of the refugees arriving in the EU.



    Ahmed is originally from Egypt and has experience in teaching physical sciences. He is our tutor in Athens, assisting applicants with IB exams as well as English and Arabic language tutoring. 



Suhel is originally from Daraa, Syria. He was a law student at Damascus University. In 2016 he moved to Greece and started volunteering with different NGOs. With 3 years experience in translation and teaching, Suhell speaks Arabic and English.



Zohir Rayhan is from Bangladesh and is currently pursuing bachelor in Information Technology, Psychology(minor) at the American College of Greece(Deree). Since his family has been living in Greece, he decided to move to Athens for higher education in 2017. As a software developer, Zohir's strength is his flexibility to handle change. He has not only been teaching Full Stack Web Development concerning two years but developing industrial Computer applications.



Eirini is from Greece. She has completed her studies in Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management. She has been teaching Greek as a foreign language since 2017. Currently she is working at Pytheas Path teaching all levels of Greek language.


Pytheas' Path empowers individual refugees to reach independence. We accomplish this through a variety of programs that teach language skills and offer mentorship, supported by donations and aid organizations.