I come from Sparta, from a village called Vapheio 5km south, famous for its tholos tomb where the famous golden cups of 1500 BC that are displayed in the National Archaeological museum of Athens were found. This is why I was inspired to become an archaeologist and I did my Master in archaeology in Cardiff, Wales UK, while I started my PhD on the study of ancient lamps, but for the time being I did not have the time to finish it. Before I became a licensed official guide, I was working as an archaeologist for more than 15 years in the area of the south Peloponnese and mostly in Sparta. By becoming a guide I managed to combine my passion about antiquity and my knowledge about this area with genuine greek hospitality and my hobby to show people around.
My efforts when having a tour are focused to try to think as a guest/visitor myself and customise as much as possible the tours to your interests. This is why I like and try to combine history, antiquity and the monuments with nature, modern life, customs, local production, everyday life and even food and recipes to make the visits as much interesting and appealing as possible. In this way the tour evolves to an experience enjoyful and informative at the same time creating memoriew that you will take back home. Do never forget that you are a guest and that in Greece we try to treat you as we would treat a relative of ours and make it as joyful and interesting as posible.
A Recent Review of this guide
Since we first contacted Dimitri, he showed very much interest in that our tour around Mystras would be the best considering our interests, jobs, countries of origins etc. His english was impeccable. He knows what he is talking about. He was eager to answer any question on Mystras or Greek history. He was at all times very polite. In a word, A PROFESSIONAL. Do not miss him!
I am a licensed guide and also archaeologist (M.A.). I used to work for several years as an archaeologist in the area of Sparta and elsewhere.
I am not a professional driver, I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.