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Our guide Kostas made the tour unforgettable! His attention to detail, and his stories behind all parts of the tour made it a true highlight!
This was an excellent tour! We were lucky to have Kostas as our tour guide. Friendly, interesting and went out of his way to make sure we got just the right shot in our photography! It was a brutally hot day but Kostas made sure we had plenty of cold water! We realized he was not just reciting history but was part of it as we stopped and watched the amazing changing of the guard... He had been one of those guards and explained his experience!
A very leisurely tour that explores the aspects and areas of Athens we would never have found on our own. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about Athens and Greek history, which really helped flesh out and uncover the uniqueness of the areas we visited
This was an excellent tour. My husbaand and I were the only people on the tour on the morning that we did the tour so we actually had a private tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was well paced. The tasting of Mango liquor at Brettos Bar was an unexpected treat.
My husband and I were the only ones on this tour, so it felt very special. Our guide Marisa?, who is an archaeologist, was not only knowledgeable but funny and very friendly. We got a lot of info but never felt like it was dry. We did this tour in the evening our first day in Athens, and that was the perfect time to do it. It gave us an overview of the area and the sites within a few hours of landing, so this helped us navigate our subsequent days in the city. We watched the sunset and had our picnic on a local hill while we could see tons of tourists watching it from Mars Hill, nearby. We really felt like we got the insider's view of Athens. Marisa also recommended a great local restaurant, Manh Manh, that turned out to be a block from our hotel. I would definitely do this tour with her again!
If you can only do one thing in Athens, make it this! Kostos was the greatest guide we could have asked for, being entertaining, fun, and well informed. He made sure everyone had a great time, and wasn't left feeling rushed. The hidden treasures of the tour were unforgettable!
Our guide was a hoot. Very knowledgable and charismatic. Enjoyed the day immensely. Might have been my favorite part of the week. Nice small group.
I loved this tour. Adam who is the owner of the company took me through certainly the hidden parts as well as the well known parts of Athens. He told stories from such a personal perspective that the city came to life. We went through hidden alleys and came to an area what looked like you were on one of the islands but it is just under the Acropolis. We had a beautifull picnic on the hill overlooking the Acropolis and even the food was made by the owner. He just started cooking class this year as well and I would not mind trying hat next time. Love every minute of this tour.
Kostas our guide was awesome! He really knows the place and its history and he's really down to earth. we got to see so many cool places we wouldn't have if we didn't go on this tour. The lunch and wine is great over a fantastic view. This tour made us love Athens. Plaka was incredible.
I had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and funny. No one in the group was left out, and she created an atmosphere a great atmosphere. There was of course a lot of walking, but it was always at a manageable pace with lots of stops along the way for more facts about the area. Plus the Greek food and wine was lovely. Would highly recommend!
Our guide was in the Greek military when he was younger and was one of the guards that stand out in front of the Greek Parliament building wearing the unique costume. He knew a lot of inside information and made the tour very interesting.
A great way to start our trip to Athens. Kostas gave us a very lucid and interesting history of Greece, linked to each stop on our journey, from ancient through to modern Greek history. We gained an overall feel for the city and the culture and saw parts of the city centre we never would have found on our own. We were often the only people at the places we stopped, despite the busy tourist season. We then found our own way to the Acropolis etc the following day.
This was a excellent tour. The guide was the best and made it informative and fun, It was a small group which worked great with this type of tour.
Our guide was excellent so much local knowledge and a unique way of telling her stories, by giving people in the group names of the gods and legends. We had so much fun we didn't even realise how far we had walked. Felt like a personalised service even though there were 6 people in our group. Great bunch of people to do a tour with. Recommend this highly.
This tour and our guide Costa were wonderful. Costa is one of the finest guides I've encountered internationally. Top-notch! I learned so much and his passion for the country palpable. The walk is steep and rocky in a few places so good shoes are required.
Awesome tour they were super nice to me, and made sure everything was perfect! Take this tour even if you think you know Athens already there are secret places tourist do not get to see often!
Our guide, Costa took us on a great walk in Athens. Highly recommended.
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Our Guide Costas made THIS tour the most memorable ever! It was personalized and we were able to talk about Greece be it history or present day politics...it made us fall in love with the country even MORE!!!
A+ tour. We took the morning tour the day after we arrived in Athens. It really got us familiar with the Central District of Athens. Our tour guide was incredible!! He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We would recommend this tour to everyone who wants an intimate experience with both the history and culture of Athens, both past and present.
This tour was excellent. I have been to Athens once before, our tour guide showed us sites that we didn't know existed. I would recommend
Excellent tour. The day was full of unexpected surprises. Great value.