He was born in May 1962 and has created a beautiful family with his wife, Kalliopi Koni. The second generation consists of Violeta and Giannis, while the beginning of the third generation has been made with a granddaughter, Iris.
As for his business, in 1976 he founded the homonymous chain of electrical appliances stores "SYKARIS", with 28 points of sale, 400 employees and an annual turnover of 60 million euros, which until 2006 remained the owner.
Since 2006 he is the CEO of ALPI SA, with activities - Real Estate, Self Storages, Student Residences, Energy Production. Since 1991 he is a member of the Association of Greek Mountaineers SEO and the Hellenic Mountaineering and Climbing Federation EOOA.
He is an athlete of the leading company Marmot, Marmot Mountain Europe.
He is also a member of Team Garmin Greece, a member of Team 100 Mentors, also of the Board of Directors of Blue Cedar AEEAP. He is an Inspirational-Motivational Speaker at companies, Universities, events and at Tedx, as well as a goodwill ambassador for the schools of Avgouleas Linardatou.
He is the only Greek who has climbed 5 of the 14 octave peaks of the land of the top mountaineering project Grand slam:
-Lhotse 8.516m -Annapurna 8.091m
Participated as the only Greek, in the international winter mission 2020/21 in K2, 8.611m (7.450m)
1990 - today
32 years of mountaineering and climbing. 66 mountaineering expeditions around the world. 615 mountaineering and climbing routes in Greece and abroad.
• 18 countries of the world: Albania, Argentina, France, Georgia, Switzerland Tibet, Iran, Italy, Canada, Kenya, China, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Tanzania.
• Mountain ranges: Alps, Andes, Himalayas, Karakorum, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Pamirs
• Head of mountaineering expeditions:
-Pumori 7.161m Nepal 1996
-Dhaulagiri 8.167m Nepal 1998
-Lenin 7.134m Kyrgyzstan 1999
-Huascaran 6.768m Peru 2000
-Noigin Kangsank 7.206m Tibet 2002
-Everest 8.848m Nepal 2017
-Kangchenjunka 8.586m Nepal 2018
-Manaslu 8.163m Nepal 2018
-Caucasus 5.642m Winter expedition Russia 2018
-Caucasus 5.642m Winter expedition Russia 2020
-Annapurna 8.091m Nepal 2021
-Caucasus 5.642m Winter expedition Russia 2022
• 66 mountaineering expeditions worldwide
• 615 mountaineering and climbing routes in Greece and abroad
• Alps successful ascents to:
-63 peaks over 4.000m
-50 peaks over 3000m
-29 peaks over 2000m
Awards - Distinctions from the General Secretariat of Sports and the Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing, for the actions:
• Kangchenjunga 8.586m
• Manaslu 8.163m
• Pumori 7.161m
Kenya 5.199m (opening of a new climbing route)
• Lhotse 8.516m
• 15 Marathons
• 11 finishes in the Athens 42m Classic Marathon
• 4 marathon finishes in: Paris, Malaga, Barcelona and Pisa 42km
• Best time: Malaga 2015 3.45 ’
• 33 finishes in Brevets cycling races, 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km, 1,000km
• 1.230km Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 cycling race, finish in 76 hours, nonstop.
• 150 road races in Greece, up to 21km
• Cross fit - 2016: first Greek participation in finals in Milan, in the +50 years category.