Giovanni Greco is a third generation Panamanian living in El Valle de Anton. His grandparents, Vicente Greco and Nieves de Greco, were some of the first to settle in El Valle. Nieves opened the first hotel and restaurant “Hotel Greco” with food that was so good it is still talked about today. Vicente contributed much to the early land development and housing construction as well as being instrumental in supplying water and electricity to El Valle.
Giovanni spent most of his free time growing up in El Valle along with his family. In 1999 he received a degree in Business Administration from the Inter-American University of Panama. While studying he also traveled around the world competing in professional surfing events.
On one of these trips at an international surfing competition in Huntington Beach, California he met his future wife Rachael Block who was competing at the contest representing the State of Hawaii. While Rachael continued with her studies Giovanni moved to the Big Island of Hawaii where they where married in 2001 and entered their new life as Giovanni and Rachael Greco.
Eventually they decided to move back to Panama, a place they both love. They started El Valle Real Estate not just as another business, but carrying on the passion and hard work for this town passed on from generations. Along with their dogs Toby, Candy & BB, Giovanni and Rachael call El Valle de Anton home. Together they run El Valle Real Estate which is on the grounds of Hotel Greco.