George Pittas was born in Athens in 1954. He is a furniture and interior designer who has also become a writer in the past few years. Between 1977 and 1980 he studied political economy and sociology at the University Paris 8 (Vincennes). A founding member of the “Neo Katoikein” team since 1980, which played a leading role in the area of design, production and marketing of design furniture for two decades.
Since 1995, he has been the owner of the model hotel unit Lefkes Village situated at the Lefkes Village on the mountains of the island of Paros. He was a Board member of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) and was active in issues regarding culture and
Since 2010, he has been a member of the HCH board, and as head of the “Greek Breakfast” program (an HCH program that connects hotel businesses with the primary sector) he travels all over Greece to bring out the most characteristic flavors and products of each region, highlighting the importance of gastronomy in shaping the tourism identity of each location.
He is the author of the books: Signs of the Aegean (2007), Paros, travel in space and time (2008), Athenian tavern (2009), Festivals in the Aegean (2011), Cafes of Greece (2013), The Treasures of Greek Gastronomy (2014). In 2015, he created the website www.greekgastronomyguide.gr, a useful tool for the restless travelers who want to get in touch with the entire Greek Gastronomy.