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Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke good English. He was considerate of the physical capabilities of the group but was able to keep us all moving along. Steve gave us one of the best tours of our cruise.
He even pointed out the bests spots to get the right photos. We will highly recommend him and Viator.
Highly recommended. Our tour guide Artemis was awesome. She said this was her passion and after the tour I would agree. Spent alot of time explaining everything. An asset to her company.
This tour was fantastic. It was my first experience going to greece and my guide Artemis was by far the best guide a person could ask for. She was highly knowledgeable about everything along the way. I apparently happened to tour on one of the hottest days but she was very sweet and made sure to stop in shaded spots to explain what it was we were seeing along with the history behind it. I will be using this company again for future trips and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great tour company.
Couldn't be happier
Enjoyable and well-organized tour, covering the highlights of Athens. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Bus service to/from Piraeus port was nice, especially at the end of the day.
Besides seeing all of the amazing ruins and learning the history, we were treated to the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Our wonderful guide Dorina Katsadorski made the tour a time to remember. She offered much insight into the ancient cultures and the building of the cities. We had a couple of hours free time after the tour and relaxed at a delightful sidewalk cafe. The gyros were delicious and the sidewalk musicians were very entertaining. We would definitely take this tour again.
Walking tour was brillant. Tour guide was lovely and informative the whole way through. Very passionate about her country/ The weather was extremely hot, so water bottles might have been a nice extra.
A must to have experience with all history told. Excellent guide.
Nicolai was our guide for the day. Nice young man who was very knowledgeable of the area and history. It was extremely hot in July, and he took his time making sure we were in the shade when he stopped us to share details of our walk. The Acropolis was no easy walk in this heat! I've never been disappointed with my Viator tours.
Our guide was so knowledgeable and flexible as we were caught in a rain and thunderstorm so we improvised and went through the museum which was fabulous. Once the storm broke we were able to climb up to the Acropolis. Small group unlike the cruise tours and well paced. We were able to stop and experience things that others missed.
Hit all the high spots with our guide who was a degreed archeologist as well as experienced tour guide. Lots of walking - not for those with strollers or have difficulty with uneven stairs. Chose to shop around and have lunch rather than visit the new museum. It got great reviews from others.
Meetup location was easy to find. Guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely worth it!
This tour was awesome! The tour guide was well knowlegdeable and was Great with the group we were in.
Our tour guide, Costas, was extremely well informed. He had a true passion for his profession as a tour guide. He shared information for the entire time of the tour, got us oriented as far as how to get to our next destination. The tour of the train station was fascinating. The tour was perfectly timed so that we arrived at the Parliament building just before the changing of the guard so we were able to see that as well.
Your local supplier, Athens Walking Tours, was on time, with a private taxi to take us to the meeting point for the start of our tour. The tour guide was very informative about the Roman Ruins, and the history of Rome. Good job.
We had a great tour guide, knowledgeable, professional, excellent communication skills and well organized. Learned a lot from him. He was excellent! If 5 is excellent he was a 6.
Our tour guide Artemis was fantastic. She was an enthusiastic and most energetic tour guide. Meeting place was on time and drivers are most excellent for pick up and drop off to our cruise ship. We even got a bit of a walking city highlights tour in the general area of the Acropolis before the actual Acropolis tour. This is a lot of walking, so be prepared. The marble on the Acropolis is slippery climbing up and in many areas. A great tour- a highlight of our entire trip for sure. Highly recommend- don't miss this tour.
There is considerable climbing on the way to the Acropolis, but the guide was so knowledgeable and made frequent stops as she took us on this history tour, that it was totally
achievable. The transportation arrangements to and from the port were also excellent, very good driver and punctual.
We had a great time, and our guide, Vicky, was excellent. We met in a subway station, which seemed odd, until we saw there were museum type displays, along with one entire wall, with the cut away in-ground view of the different layers and findings from the subway excavation. We then walked over and saw the changing of the guard, in the traditional dress. We walked to the temple of Zeus, and had free time to look around. Our climb up to the Acropolis was easier than it could have been. We know there is a different way to get up there, with very tall deep steps. We went up a different way, which was more like a steep side walk with a few steps. While it was still a "good work out", It was far easier to accomplish, and our guide made an effort to find shady spots to stop in for discussions. We then had free time to walk through the shops near by. Our meeting point was easy to find, and the transportation was on time.
My kids and I were late getting off the cruise ship due to MY mistake but the driver was still there and never even let on that I was late--he took me to the rest of the group which had already started so I was very glad I didn't hold anyone up. LOVED our tour guide. GREAT English, very interesting and funny!
Our ship arrived at the port on 10/24/13 and we were promptly greeted by a tour rep at the entrance. We had two cabs waiting for us that took us to the tour starting point. My only complaint is that we had to meet our guide in a subway train station during rush hour, but the reason why is that the station is also a museum with the walls acting as a time capsule..skeletons and all! The guide was incredible..I believe his name was Costas and as with most Viator/local guides, a well educated one. The grand finale of climbing to the top of the Acropolis is breathtaking, although very crowded in the peak season, so take your time and enjoy in the views as they are spectacular! This excursion was well worth the money as you have time on your own for 2 1/2 to 3 hours to continue exploring or walk around the shops/cafes in the Plaka area surrounding the base of the Acropolis.
Tour guide met me outside the cruise terminal for Athens as per the very detailed instructions provided. Was driven to Syntagma Square for the walking tour. Saw the museum in Syntagma Square, the changing of the guard, walked through the National Gardens to the Temple of Zeus and then on to the Acropolis. Tour guide Kostas is an archaeologist and passionate about ancient Greece. After the tour I was able to join Kostas on a tour of the Acropolis Museum. Best decision. Kostas was an excellent guide . After the tour I met the bus as directed and was driven back to the port. There was a lot of walking and some climbing up the Acropolis Highly recommended.
Our guide was outstanding! We were a small group (15) the guide was intelligent, well grounded in her history, and had a grasp of the current situation . We enjoyed both the tour and the guide. Be ready for a HUGE, mob trying to get into the upper entry to the Acropolis....bring water!