Maria Girtzi is an Archaeologist and licensed Tour guide. She has pursued postgraduate studies on Greek Archaeology (MA and Phd) at the University of Birmingham (UK). She has taught History, Archeology and Art history in Greece and abroad and since 2002 at the Hellenic Open University. She has participated as a field archaeologist in many excavations, and she has designed educational programs that appeal to a wide range of ages and are based on historical scenarios and experiential activity. She has been an active member of “Heritage Management Organization”, an associate of the Center of History of Thessaloniki and the Institute of Pedagogue in the design of educational material. She has participated in International and National Conferences on Culture, Museology, Education and ICT and published articles on archaeological magazines. Moreover, she is the author of the book Historical Topography of Ancient Macedonia.