Maya Tsoclis was born in Paris. Following her father continously
moving abroad for business, she spent her childhood in France,
Germany and finally Greece, where she settled permanently.
She has been a member of the national swimming team gaining many honors, graduated from the French School of Athens and then returned to her native town where she studied sociology.
Next she worked in the fashion industry together with John Tseklenis, establishing her own fashion studio.
In 1997 she started a collaboration with the cultural program of the ET2 channel "Plus and Minus" and then took over, together with the director Chronis Pechlivanidis, the creation of the show "Travelling in Greece" on NET, which, over the years, developed into the documentary series "Travelling with Maya Tsoclis". Today this outdoor show is completing 14 years of continuous broadcasting on national television, has shot in over 50 countries around the world has been awarded repeatedly in Greece and is regarded as the most authoritative in the fields of travelling.
Maya Tsoclis' name is synonymous with travel journalism. She has been chief editor of the travel magazine "Passport", published by the group of "Kathimerini" newspaper, and cooperated with "Skai" radio for two years as well.
In October 2009 she was elected member of the Parliament with PASOK political party and remained one until the beginning of 2012.
In November 2010 she was acclaimed Ambassador of the Professional Greek Wine by the National Union of Vine and Wine (EDOAO).