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This tour was the highlight of my week in Athens. I had the perfect guide. I believe his name is Thannous. He is extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods that we toured, art, architecture, the history of Athens and Greece and current issues. He is very polite and very much the gentleman. Our picnic was on the hill overlooking the Acropolis. It was absolutely wonderful. On my next visit to Athens, I plan on booking a tour involving theatre with him.
This was a fantastic tour, especially in the off season. My guide, Costas, tailored the tour to avoid the places where I had been already in Athens in order to show me new things while following the same basic planned path. He made the tour feel special by showing some of the lesser seen areas of Athens by tourists - places where you would unlikely ever go without a knowledgeable guide. I felt that the title is accurate, this was a 'hidden' walking tour and a lot of fun.
Amazing! Best tour ever! Tour guide was amazing! So grateful for this tour!
This tour is an absolute must. We learned so much from our guide Kostas. He is like a walking Greek encyclopedia, Kostas is an extremely charming and courteous young man with an extensive knowledge of Greece and it's history and is very proud of his country.
This tour really helps you get a greater understanding of the area and enables you to navigate much easier for the rest of your trip. Kostas takes his time and adjust the tour according to your wants and needs. We are in our 60's and he made this a leisurely tour with many stops and stories to entertain us.
When in Athens this is the best tour we took.....Mary and Brill from Texas
Restful, peaceful, informative and just the best way to see Athens and behind the tourist bits.
We really enjoyed this tour! Kostas is knowledgeable about most things Greek...the history, the politics, the people, the food, and shares his knowledge very enthusiastically. He is positive and upbeat about his country and it is obvious he loves his job. He prefers private tours, so it was just the three of us and he tailored the pace, as well as the discussions, to suit us. We had a great "typical" Greek picnic lunch in a beautiful, quiet spot with a view of the Acropolis to end the tour. A most enjoyable few hours and a wonderful introduction to Athens.
I have to say that this was the best tour we had in Athens....We were a group of just 5 persons and we felt that personal attention throughout the whole tour. Kostas, the tour guide/owner is very nice and he gave us an is-sight of not just the history of Athens but also on the current situation in Greece. He never rushed us and in fact the tour lasted an hour longer than planned!! He is very knowledgeable and also very passionate in his work. At the end, he prepared a nice lunch with Champagne and some traditional Greek food. 10 out of 10. Highly recommended.
The single best tour I have ever had. My guide, Kostas, was brilliant. Very informative, relaxed and warm and easy to get along with. He allowed me extra time in places I wanted to appreciate without ever making me feel rushed.
The experience of watching the sunset and the magic of the lights coming on at the Acropolis was the highlight, not just of the tour, but of my time in Athens. I would highly recommend this tour above any thing else available.
Guide was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly. A nice walk through the touristy areas and back streets of Athens. I learned a lot!
A fantastic tour and must do for all visitors to Athens. Our guide, Kostas, was simply fantastic. He took us to hidden parts of the city most visitors will never see. He was knowledgable, a great communicator and had first hand experience of being a former guard. The lunch he provided was a fabulous taste of local food. The best tour of our holiday.
I specifically chose this tour for my family and was unsure if it would live up to the wonderful reviews. I shouldn't have worried because it was AMAZING. Kostas was a knowledgeable and personable guide who took us to places in Athens we never would have gone. The picnic on the hill, the walk through the National Gardens, and the visit to Socrates' cell were beyond my expectations. I highly suggest this tour for people who really want to see the true complexity of Athens!
This was a great walk throughout the back streets of old town Athens. Kostas, our guide, took us on a leisurely walk into places we wouldn't know to go and explained, with great passion, the significance of where we were and what we were seeing. The tour was changed to an evening tour, commencing at 5pm, and we were called in advance to tell us of the change. Due to the heat of the day it was good that we did this in the evening as we were walking a lot and at some points climbing some hills. Kostas prefers private tours and so it was perfect for my friend and I; Kostas is the owner of this small tour company and wants to provide personalized attention. He organized a further tour for us on another day that took us to the Parthenon with a guide who was a training archeologist.
This tour was exceptional. The guide (Kostas) was sensational - friendly, relaxed style and very informative both about the history of what we were seeing and experiencing and also about life in modern Athens. Wonderful tour. The tour covered ground off-the-beaten track which is such a pleasure when visiting a new city. I suggested this tour to a friend who took it a few days after me - she loved it too! Worth every cent it cost - I would highly commend this tour to everyone visiting Athens. Thank you Kostas!