Raimie PierceAnna, TX, United States
We visited Chania in October 2019. Our guide George took us a great walking trip around the city, showing us many fantastic sites, while explaining a lot of the significance and culture related to them. With only a short time to spend in the city this was a great tour that seemed like it lasted much longer than it actually did. He showed superior interest in making sure we were enjoying ourselves in this interesting city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a wonderful stay in Chania. The old port of Chania is beautiful with the narrow alleys and their history, my tour was just a small compliment. Perhaps next time you can come and stay longer, there are so many nice places to visit like Elafonisi, Therisso, the mountain villages, wineries and so on!...
Glen ArmstrongNew Zealand
This was a great day with George. We had a specific set of requests which he fulfilled amazingly. George had a great knowledge of the Battle of Crete among other things, a willingness to share, a humility, and an ability to talk to the kids. All in all we would highly recommend George for a private tour. We visited the Commonwealth War Graves, Chania Old town, a great spot for a quick lunch and a beach for the kids to swim. Well done and thanks George.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I tried to combine your requests to make this tailor-made tour, and I am glad everything went well for you and your family. The advantage of TBL is that travelers like you can communicate and create a custom tour to suit your requests. The Battle of Crete has a special connection for our countries, and I feel its my duty to share the stories and pass on the memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom. Thank you for the great company of your family and hope you had a pleasant stay in Crete!
Glenn ParksUnited States
George provided a real nice walking tour of Chania and kept us out of the sun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed Chania old town tour! July and August are the hottest months in the Mediterranean, so we have to do as the locals do, hide from the sun! Best is to depart early if possible, at 9am or before.
John F.United States
George is one of the best tour guides we have had!! He was perfect in his balance of history, culture, and local customs. My kids loved his style and he made the trip logistically flawless. If visiting Chania/Crete, you should absolutely use him as a tour guide. He will customize the trip to whatever needs you have. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a great day out! I always try to give all-round information which helps to understand Greeks and our culture. Hope I was not too tiring talking all the time. Next time you could stay longer to enjoy more of Chania and Crete!
Mary WicenskiUnited States
George is a fantastic tour guide! He showed us his city of Chania in a way that made us feel we were there visiting an old friend. He took us to many historical sites and gave excellent explanations of archeological digs, shops, places of worship as we toured. He helped us avoid the tourist traps, showing us a truer view of Chania. We took him up on his offer to take us to Ntounias, a traditional Cretan restaurant. For us, this was the highlight of our time in Chania. It was truly a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Zeus is the god of hospitality, and he was born in Crete! I enjoy being helpful, sharing my knowledge on culture and history dating back thousand years. Its hard to find real and unique food straight from the farm and its harder to explain how unique is the food and persuade travelers to visit Ntounias! They understand after they eat! You were my guests in Chania, and in true Cretan fashion I tried to make the most of your short stay in Chania, which I hope will be one of the highlights of your trip.
Mona CarverUnited States
Excellent tour, George was very knowledgeable, a good communicator, enthusiastic about the area, and attentive to our needs. Would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love sharing my passion for the history, culture and traditions of Crete! Hope you had a memorable day immersing in Greek culture and enjoyed Chania old town!
Nazeem AgemyUnited States
We stopped at 6 ports on our cruise and our tour with George was the very best. Informative and polite. Lunch up in the mountain was the highlight of our vacation. We will recommend him to relatives coming next year
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words! I am glad you appreaciated such a unique lunch and restaurant! In Crete you will find a bit of everything! Nice beaches, picturesque towns, mountains and nature, excellent food and warm people! Hope to see you again in the future!
Hilary SwirskyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you enjoyed your stay in Chania and Crete!
Darlene TrowerUnited States
George was a good tour guide. My only problem was the small car he used to take 6 of us to town, other than that it was a very good tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed the tour! The type of car is mentioned on the tour details, but I understand that you expected something bigger. This type of car is ideal and cost effective for families.