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Private tour guide Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Pyrgos, Ilia, Greece

I was born in a very small village of 100 inhabitants, which is located in the southeastern of Ilia Perfecture, called Prasidaki.

It is 50 kilometers far away from the city capital Pyrgos. At the age of 20 I moved to Melbourne Australia where I got married and spent 12 years working. In the early 80ʼs decided to move back to Pyrgos and became taxi driver. Since then I have been working the same job and just to be exact I am a taxi driver for 28 years from which I have gained lots of experiences in my professional field.

The main part of my everyday life is my jod and the people I am working with like customers and collegues. I have been organizing and transporting tourists from Katakolo to the best touristics hotspots, mainly giving Olympia private tours, of our Perfecture over 20 years. I have the privilege to communicate easily in English as my abroad experience has given me the chance to speak foreign language so this gives to the customer the opportunity to have a pleasant transportation to the destination sharing with him all the information about our area, culture and everyday habits in a language that can understand.

The knowledge of the area is a big advantage, as the tour planning becomes easier and more interesting, where the visit to the archaeological place combined to the well known locally beaches becomes unforgetfull reality. Τouring with me can get you to the best beaches of the area, combining the Greek sun, blue sea and a Mediterranean lunch to one of our finest traditional Greek restaurants.

One can tell that itʼs not only what you see but it is important also when travelling abroad to communicate with locals and learn about different cultures and habits. Sometimes it is really interesting to sit on a little traditional cafe in one of the area's villages and enjoy the greek coffee discussing with the locals. This chance can start from me being your driver-guide. I am a car owner of a 250 Mercedes Benz air conditioned limousine which is the best way to get to your destination safely and comfortable during the hot summer days.

Katakolon and Olympia tours are the jewels of the area but with me you will discover also other non touristic spots that will give an extra experience visiting our area with me.

A Recent Review of this guide

This was an excellent trip. Andrew takes you around to the sites (Olympia, oil farm, honey producer, etc.) and the experts tell you all about it. Olympia ruins were worth the trip alone. We had a great time going through the ruins and the museum. The oil farm (lead by the owners son) where he explained how the oils are grown and harvested was excellent. The tastings of olives and assorted olive oils was great. And then we had a meal that was delightful. The honey farm was a fine ending to our tour.
Curtis Bates

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I am a Greek citizen and I have been working as a tour guide for the last 25 years. I also worked/lived in the past in Australia for 12 years when I decided to return back home and become a tour guide in Katakolon. The provided tours will only have me as personal driver-guide


I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments and museums

The tour driver will be only myself and not others substituting myself.

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