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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!

A Recent Review of this guide

George was a great guide. Very supportive and accommodating to a wide range of hikers we had in our group of 11!!! Very knowledgeable, not only regarding the gorge but also in a wide variety of Greek historical/political topics. Great experience!!! ps...(don't miss the 'air conditioned wall' 50ft before marker-11km!!!)
Adam Probst

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

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421 USD per tour

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Chania Old Town Private Tour

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228 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

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Cretan Food with Theriso Gorge Tour

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Discover Theriso gorge and taste organic Cretan food

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Elafonisi Beach and Cretan Mainland Private,...

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

385 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

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Agia Irini Gorge Private Tour

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A stunning hike ideal for nature lovers and wildlife watchers

361 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Chania Old Town Private Shore Excursion

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Discover the city with 7000 year old history

397 USD per tour

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Battle of Crete WW2 Private Tour

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

361 USD per tour

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Chania Old Town 2 Hour Private Tour

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Wine - Beer - Olive oil tasting Tour

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Taste the flavors of thousands-year old traditions of authentic Crete.

361 USD per tour

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