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George T.

CHANIA, CRETE, Greece

I was born and raised in Chania, travelled extensively the world and spent 10 years in the UK.

There I studied modern history, did two MAs in history and politics and worked for Marriott hotels as a manager for 4 years. I work in tourism for more than 25 years and since 2006 I manage a small family hotel and offer private tours to various locations. I constantly try to discover the nature, history and traditions of Crete, and show its beauties to visitors. As a member of many local organizations and passionate about the island, I regularly hike on the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), research the local history and discover the endless hidden gems of the island. Every tour, every hike is a discovery and experience, a journey through time, and the Greek civilization.
My aim is to share my passion of the island to its visitors, and do not just see it as 'work' but as a mutual discovery experience. As a traveler myself I have an insight of what a guest needs and try to adapt tours and focus to cater the needs of its participants. Whatever your interest might be, from visiting a beach, hiking a gorge or exploring Chania town, I could be the perfect partner for your trip. I have learned that not only knowledge of a guide is important but also his joyful personality is what make a tour special and leave the best memories for its participants.
I can organize private tours to cater your needs, just send me a message with your broad interests or locations you would like to visit. Have a pleasant stay in Chania!

Credentials

• Work in the tourism industry since 1994 (more than 25 years)
• Tour escort and guide since 2006 - Hiked in most places in west Crete.
• F&B manager in London Marriott Maida Vale 5* hotel 2002-06
• Studied Modern History in the UK and have two MAs 1994-02
• Red Cross Samaritan volunteer - First Aid certificate
• Member of the local Mountaineering Club
• 3rd Rover Scouts of Chania leader - friendly with kids
• Travelled extensively around the world
• Exercise, swim and hike frequently

Restrictions

• My car can fit 4 guests comfortably, folding back seats make room for two more (total 7 seats including driver).
• I am not licensed to guide inside museums or archaeological sites.

Guide Requirements for Greece

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Tours by George T.

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Chania Old Town Private Tour

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A trip through a 7000 year old history

189 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Elafonisi Beach and Cretan Mainland Private,...

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Experience one of the best beaches in the world and the unique Cretan,...

417 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Cretan Food with Theriso Gorge Tour

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Discover Theriso gorge and taste organic Cretan food

398 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Chania Old Town Private Shore Excursion

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Discover the city with 7000 year old history

417 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Agia Irini Gorge Private Tour

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A stunning hike ideal for nature lovers and wildlife watchers

410 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Battle of Crete WW2 Private Tour

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Explore the battlefields and memorials where the first airborne-only,...

404 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Samaria Gorge: a Trip Into the History,...

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Hike in one of the deepest, narrowest and most spectacular gorges in,...

372 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

14 hours

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