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Maria S.

Athens, Attiki, Greece

I am Maria, born and raised in Athens; I am an archaeologist and licensed tour guide for the past 20 years.

Ever since I can remember my life revolves around history and storytelling.

A long journey that starts with love for mythology, ancient culture, art and architecture; along came a degree in Archaeology (1992), post graduate studies in ancient building restoration and many of travels, personal research and storytelling. And now here I am …with a story to tell you.

I love what I do. I am a licensed tour guide and tour director since 1997; besides working with some of the top tour-operators, I plan and guide cultural and private customized tours throughout Greece.

Crafting your unique story about Athens and the surroundings is one of those things I enjoy the most. Whether you want to capture yesterday's greatness or witness today's challenges, I will diligently plan our day's roadmap to address your individual wants and needs.

Together we'll make it a full fun day to remember! I'll make sure the pace is just right plus I got you covered for the best photo spots - I love photography among other things!

So come with me to an unforgettable and diverse journey: from exploring culture and mythical symbols to the reality of everyday Athenian life and smart shopping. I wouldn't take you anywhere I wouldn't take my best friends. Come and join me!

A Recent Review of this guide

We had an excellent tour of Argolis with Maria. Besides having a deep knowledge of Greek history and being an archaeologist herself, she has some of the rare qualities that make all the difference to having a nice tour. She is patient and considerate, never rushed to finish the tour at the appointed time. She makes the adjustments needed to suit your preferences. She is cordial and respectful. She is dignified, not seeking gratuities. Overall, a genuinely nice and pleasant person. Thank you Maria!
Sandeep Sachdeva

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Credentials

Licensed tour guide
Archaeologist

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Tours by Maria S.

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Best of Athens Private Tour <includes,...

Your complete premium Athens experience through the eyes of an insider,...

757 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens,...

Athens half day private tour <includes transportation>

641 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Athenian walkways

Athens "on demand": custom-made private walking tour

402 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Cape Sounio, Athenian Riviera & Niarchos,...

Ancient and contemporary faces of Athens S coast <includes transportation>

676 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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National Archaeological Museum and downtown,...

National Archaeological Museum and a walking tour in the old districts.

336 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour

Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Dionysos theatre with a private guide

326 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Athens for kids

Athens family - friendly private tour <includes transportation>

728 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Delphi private full day tour

The centre of the ancient Universe with a private guide

891 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Argolis: land of kings and heroes

A full day tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio <includes transportation>

932 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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