About five years ago, I decided to follow my passion and get involved in the tourism industry. More specifically, to share my passion and knowledge of my country, with people from all over the world.
Ever since I was a child, I remember myself walking around the streets of my birthplace, Athens. While I was growing up, I started learning little by little, about my country's amazing history. It was at that time, as a child, that I realized the glory of Ancient Greek Civilization. I realized the global importance of Ancient Greek Characters, and I also realized the magnitude of the cultural and scientific wealth that Ancient Greece spread all around the world.
My Studies are in the field of Healthcare and Management. I have a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare and Social Units Administration from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. I also have a Master's degree in Health Management from the University of Piraeus. Furthermore, I have a Certificate of Proficiency in English from the University of Michigan. My writing and speaking skills in English are excellent.
Other than my professional occupation, I am a guitarist in a professional level and a Marathon runner.
Being a Private Tour Driver Guide is more than a job for me. It is a great opportunity, to introduce my country's history and culture, through its sites and monuments. It's not just a job for me, it is a way to meet people from all over the world and share my passion with them.
I love my country and I really love my city. I practically know Athens like the palm of my hand. I know many amazing things that a traveler would love to experience in Athens, that regular sightseeing cannot offer. There are many ways by which a city can surprise you, but it is sometimes very difficult for a traveler to find them on their own. A local person however, like me, can provide the full experience!
Ever since I started following this profession, and until this very day, I can only feel blessed from the travellers feedback.
I was so honoured that one of my recent reviews, was listed in the video with the Top 12 Favorite ToursByLocals Reviews of 2019.
My target is to continue, evolving, learning and taking my tours to a higher level. Above all, I wish to be myself and starting with a single tour experience with each of my amazing customers, to create a friendly relationship that will last for a long time.
I want not only to offer my services, but to inspire you to come back to Greece in the future and when you do to search for me again!
This is my ultimate wish! To offer you an experience that will last for a lifetime!
A Recent Review of this guide
As my kids said after our perfect day in Athens - "find me something that wasn't amazing about Markos!!" They wanted us to double our tip :). Touring his city with interested visitors is in his blood. He had the amazing ability to let us learn and experience this great city at our own pace and in our own way. He answered everyone of our questions with patience and concise intellect. My family (12 & 14 YO) will never forget this day in Athens and our time with Markos was a BIG part. Highly recommend!!
Professional Licensed Tour Driver and Tour Operator, Certified by the Greek National Tourism Organization.
I am not a licensed guide and I will not be able to come with you inside the historical sites, but I will share with you my personal knowledge about all the sites we are going to visit.