Isabella Zampetaki is a journalist and author. She has two sons and 20 square meters of urban land she cultivates twice a year.
She was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1977 and started writing stories about culture, food and travel in 2000. Magazines her work has been published in include Time Out Athens, Travel & Leisure Mexico, Kathimerini, Athens Voice, Oryx – Qatar Airways, Aire – Aeromexico, Athinorama and Athens Insider.
Her first book, “Handcrafted Crete” is a bilingual travel volume for all things made my hand in the island and was published in June 2022. In its pages, we discover a multifaceted variety of age-old crafts from across the plains and mountains of Crete: from textiles, ceramics and knife making, to olive oil, carob and cheesemaking. We travel to wineries that produce wine in clay amphorae and to shepherds’ farmsteads, where they still make cheese as their grandparents did in century-old copper cauldrons.
Isabella is the creator of Tourism Awards, the most well-respected awards for the Greek travel sector and Head of Organizing Committee for Greek Hotel of the Year Awards, Greece’s Restaurant 100 and Estia Awards.
She has a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College, Iowa and a Masters in Design of Information and Communication Technologies from Carlos III University in Spain.