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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

Maria was extremely knowledgeable and provided great context (and stories) about the items we saw. We would highly recommend Maria!
David Brodell

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Best of Athens Private Tour <includes,...

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

817 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>

692 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Athenian walkways

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

434 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>

729 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.

362 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour

Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Dionysos theatre with a private guide

352 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Athens for kids

Athens family - friendly private tour <includes transportation>

786 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

962 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>

1006 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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