Tony Kariotis


Tony Kariotis is a Greek-American entrepreneur, known online as @iamgreece. Tony is a content creator, traveler, Greece influencer, community builder, businessman and more. Tony is the Founder of Greece Media, the Director of the Teddy K Classic and you may recognize him from the hit Greek comedy skit series: “Ep! Apagorevete!” which went viral on social media. Tony also owns and curates the @greece Instagram page.

Through Greece Media, Tony has built a hub for all things Greece online, he travels around Greece 4 months per year showcasing the country through his social media. He has also created the #NakedGreece film series, which showcases Greek destinations without the tourism. Scenic films on popular destinations without the hoopla that comes with it in the summer. Tony is the host of the Greece Chats Podcast which is also part of Greece Media. Tony interviews aspiring Greeks around the world to share their story. Thats just a sample of what Greece Media offers. Learn more at

Tony is also the director of the Teddy K Classic Foundation. The Teddy K Classic is a memorial basketball tournament in the memory of his father Teddy. The tournament started in 2009 and has grown to the largest of its kind. Proceeds from the tournament go to scholarships for the seniors that participate in the tournament that head off to university. The foundation also raises funds for The Hellenic Initiative.

Tony has received awards for his work. In 2020 he was honored with Forty Under 40 Greeks in America by the Greek America Foundation, as well as The Annual Next Generation Wave for the 50 Wealthiest Greeks by The National Herald in 2021.

One of Tonys goals is to visit all 227 inhabited Greek islands, he currently stands at 35 total islands.

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