Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Athens-Greece by Tour Guide Maria S. (Guide #13580)


Connie Fisher

Canada
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Tour: #267450, Athens for kids, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Maria was amazing. Couldn't have asked for anyone more pleasant or knowledgeable. Everyone enjoyed the day emensely, children and adults alike. Her english vernacular was great and her guidance and suggestions regarding further sites to visit, places we might enjoy for dinner and a general location information to help us get ourselves around for rest of our time here. Highly recommend.

Kristine Schultz

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Maria was the best of the best! We enjoyed spending the day with her seeing the highlights of Athens. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her city and had a great driver. If you are looking for a Best of Athens private tour request Maria you won't be disappointed!

David Singer

United States
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Maria packed our day tour to Delphi with information and enjoyment, beginning by suggesting we start early enough to beat most of the Athens traffic. She explained how the areas we traveled through had developed, making the long drive interesting. She guided us through the key locations in Delphi, bringing them to life and highlighting the important pieces and displays in the museum. She even took us to a very good restaurant. She was responsive to our needs and questions. We had a great day!

Chaim Levin

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Mark Scheier

United States
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Tour: From Cape Sounio to Athens: a full day private tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 18/18

Maria was a fantastic guide. Very personable and very knowledgeable about all aspects of our tour. She is a local and took us to a fantastic seaside restaurant for lunch. She has an easy manner and we felt very comfortable with her form the first moment! If you decide on a day tour she is tops!

Rebecca D.

United States
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Tour: #214959, Athenian walkways, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

I highly recommend Maria S for a tour in Athens. She was on time and easy to recognize from her photo. Her English was easy to understand. She is personable, caring and flexible. I would rate her as the best guide we have had. She has a broad range of knowledge from her training and experience. She knew ancient history, and local recent history. She was interested in doing what ever we wanted and went at our speed.

Judith Harrison

New Zealand
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Athens city tour and Plaka orientation walk, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Absolutely a must booking a tour with Maria she is amazing very easy to communicate with and gave us good advise loved Athens would lv to come back. Thanks Maria

Richard Wilson

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Maria was a wonderful tour guide and provided wonderful insights into the The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. She has a broad and deep understanding of Greece that made our tour very informative.

Judith Harrison

New Zealand
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Athens city tour and Plaka orientation walk, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Had a wonderful tour with Maria she is amazing extremely knowledgeable and friendly highly recommend. If you are wanting a local guide you must book with Maria.

Stephen OLeary

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Maria was a joy! The perfect mix of historic knowledge plus current events. We feel enriched with a clear understanding of Greece's rich heritage and hopefully brightening future. Would recommend her to anyone!!

Ramon Castillo

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Very knowledgeable and thorough. Adapted to our requests. Great English easy to understand!

William Condon

South Dennis, MA, United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

Maria did a super job of showing us around Athens and the Acropolis as well as the museum. Very informative and professional would recommend her to all of my friends. We were a family of 4, parents and adult daughter and her husband. In addition to the tour, Maria took us and our luggage to the port to board our ship the "Windstar" for 11 days cruising the Greek Isles.

Robert Oden

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

Maria was wonderful. We had a great time and Maria provided us a historical Perspective on Much of Athens.... Bob & Lilia

Sandeep Sachdeva

Singapore, SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Tour: #243152, Argolis: land of kings and heroes, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

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!

Bob Vamos

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Maria came with a driver and showed us Athens. What a paradise to history. She explained everything and was a beautiful person. Athens was very hot so she took us late afternoon and that was a good decision. If you are traveling to Athens use Maria

Jeffrey Collins

United States
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

Excellent tour with Maria. She is extremely knowledgeable and guided us along the way with very interesting facts and commentary. Highly recommend her for your Athens tours.

Stephan Rheault

Canada
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

It was a super tour by Maria. Realy interesting and our guide was perfect! Our driver was very kind, a perfect gentleman!

Raja Khatib

Lebanon
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Tour: #285837, National Archaeological Museum and downtown Athens area, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Maria is your go-to guide. She speaks perfect english (and french), she is extremely knowledgeable and has a pleasant way of telling stories, you will never get bored. She is very flexible as well, adjusting the tour according to what we were more interested in. She even extended her services beyond our designated time to help us book in clubs and restaurants. We booked two tours with her and it was indeed the best decision.

Raja Khatib

Lebanon
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Kathy Malament

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Maria was a wonderful tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Were were a party of 5 snd she tailored the day to prioritize exactly what we wanted to see. Maria met us at our cruise port and We were able to leave our luggage with her driver as we toured Athens. Maria was fabulous and would highly recommend her as a tour guide..thank you, Maria!

Peter C.

United States
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Tour: #214959, Athenian walkways, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Maria is an excellent tour guide. In a word, her tour was fascinating. She blended the history of ancient Greece with the history of the surrounding world, with bits and pieces of more current events, Greek culture and food. She recommended an excellent restaurant for dinner which my family loved. We never would have found it on our own. We highly recommend Maria if you want to learn about Greek history along with the antiquities you will see on her tour.

Geoff Cundle

Australia
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

Another very instructive tour with Maria that was carefully managed to minimise any disruption from taxi strikes and traffic congestion. The vehicle used for the tour was comfortable and impeccably clean. The tour of Delphi was sufficiently early to miss the crowds and Maria was very informative on the ancient history behind the site itself and the museum exhibits. The lunch location was superb.

Geoff Cundle

Australia
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Maria is extremely knowledgeable and conveys her passion for Greek culture in a very engaging and enjoyable style. The private limo arrangements were excellent- the vehicle was impeccable and the driver was very courteous friendly. We learnt a lot about the current social and political challenges in Greece. The lunch recommendation was fabulous. A great day.

Ellen Casey

United States
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

A very interesting tour! Must see if you have a day. Maria brings the Delphi monument to life! Also, Maria works with a driver and I would like to mention that he provides an outstanding service - professional, courteous and safe driving! Best experience!

Ellen Casey

United States
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Tour: #243152, Argolis: land of kings and heroes, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Ellen Casey

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Maria built the tour of Athens and Acropolis with great care - starting in the museum and proceeding to outdoor space followed by the tour of central Athens. Maria presents information very clearly and you can see that she is deeply invested in Greek history. Her cultural and historical insight and ability to make connections with other cultures and countries are very valuable and have enriched our understanding of Greek civilization. Strongly recommend engaging Maria's help and expertise. Best guide!

Charles Copeland

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Maria was excellent. Entertaining, knowledgeable, and courteous. Really enjoyed her tour.

Paul Pugh

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 11/18

We had a great tour, Maria was wonderful to be with. We did five tours by locals this trip, we had great guides everywhere. Maria, thank you

Ramona Greene

United States
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Tour: #214959, Athenian walkways, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Maria was absolutely fantastic. She was very qualified and extremely personable and accommodating. She had the depth of knowledge of any topic we chose to discuss or ask questions. While she made suggestions about our tour, she ultimately was willing to take us wherever we wanted. Maria truly has a brilliant mind and has the gift of making every detail so very interesting. She is Excellent and the perfect guide for us.

Stacey Ruelle

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Maria is an excellent guide. She has deep knowledge with all things in the Greek life and history. She was very open and knowledgeable to all our questions. She gives an awesome tour and we can not wait to come back for another visit to learn more from her! Thank you Maria!

Laurent Cousinou

Switzerland
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Torben Johansen

Denmark
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

A very good and concentrated Tour of Athens and its history. Pia and I feel confident that we received value for money. Maria really took us through historical Athens, and we believe we have a solid foundation for our onwards understanding of where democracy was born. Sincere thanks from Pia and Torben

Mary L.

United States
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Tour: #243152, Argolis and Corinth: land of kings and heroes, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Mary L.

United States
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Joni Blanding-Garcia

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

We got in late, but Maria accommodated our schedule. She gave us lots of history and a good walking tour in the time we had. Very considerate of our needs.

David Brodell

United States
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Tour: #285837, National Archaeological Museum and downtown Athens area, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

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

Mayland Reilly

United States
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

We are very fortunate to have found Maria as a tour guide for a our family. First, we are a family of 5 with all teens (18 - 14 years old). The tour provided was highly relevant and put into context. On the drive out Maria taught us about the geography and the history of Greece along with giving us information on the modern times and the changes. Our time at Delphi was excellent, I appreciated the museum being first and the information on the geological changes.

Christiane Sévigny

Blainville, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

Charles Gordon

United States
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Tour: Athens, Delphi, Acropolis, Acropolis museum, National Archaeological museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Oct 28/17

I have used Tours by Locals many times - in Europe, Mexico, Indonesia - and we have always had an excellent guide. Maria S was our guide in Greece for 4 days and she goes to the top of our list of "great guides." Her knowledge of Greek history and archeology is outstanding and (drawing on her past experience as a teacher) she presented everything to us in a way that was both fun and educational.

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #243152, Argolis: land of kings and heroes, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Took three excellent tours with Maria. She is extremely knowledgeable, versatile and accomodating.

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #285835, Cape Sounio, Athenian Riviera & Niarchos Cultural Centre, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

Mark Feldman

United States
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Maria was a phenomenal tour guide. Extremely knowledgable and passionate about Greek history and archeology. The trip to Delphi for the six of us was one of the most memorable parts of our trip to Greece!

Francis O'keeffe

Ireland
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Highly recommend Maria. She gave us an excellent and informative guided tour. She was very pleasant and courteous.

Steven Whisenant

Denver, NC, United States
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Athens and Old town (Plaka), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Maria was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Had I gone through the Museum on my own I would have missed so much. Her explanations and knowledge gave me a much deeper and broader understanding of the contents of the Museum. I highly recommend her as a guide while in Athens.

Lori Landry

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Maria was fabulous! She suggested we meet a bit earlier (7:30) to avoid the crowds and boy was she right! We were one step of the crowds through our tour of the Acropolis site and the museum (which we loved). All of her history and background information was so interesting. She gave us a nice city tour of Athens; her driver even came back for us later in the afternoon so we could have lunch and time for shopping. Maria was professional and answered all of our many questions. We had a wonderful day!

Emmanuel Verboven

Belgium
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

One word iT was superbe . You can have very Good local guides . But the difference Maria made , she is archéologue .

Monte Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Maria was a fantastic guide for our day in Athens., She, along with a driver, were waiting for us as we disembarked our ship. She designed the perfect tour of the Acropolis, museum. other sights, with some free time left for shopping. She was pleasant and informative and would not hesitate to recommend her.

Ehud Krongrad

United States
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Tour: #285837, National Archaeological Museum and downtown Athens area, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Maria is terrific pleasant extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure. Her sentences have a beginning a middle and an end that is there are no aa, ee ,u, she can be on tv the way she presents the information

Ehud Krongrad

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Maria is terrific pleasant extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure. Her sentences have a beginning a middle and an end that is there are no aa, ee ,u, she can be on tv the way she presents the information

Lois U.

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

Maria is a wonderful guide. She is extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much from Maria on our tour. We don't think we could have selected anyone better. She is very professional and very willing to help you with your stay in Athens. Her driver is also exceptional. Maria made our stay in Athens very memorable.

Sam Preis

United States
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Tour: #267450, Athens for kids, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

Maria and her driver were outstanding. I would recommend this site to anyone considering tours in Greece. Maria helped me design a tour that was extremely kid friendly and also took into account the hot weather. Maria and her driver were completely on time and on point. Water was always on hand and parking was always very close to the site being visited. Maria has amazing knowledge of Athens and she helped make a lifetime memory for us.

Nat Douglas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

Bronwyn Weir

Australia
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Tour: #267450, Athens for kids, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Maria was a fabulous guide for our family (kids 10, 12 and 15). We took a city tour of Athens. We went to the Acropolis, stadium, Acropolis museum and walked through the old town where we had lunch. We also drove by many other significant buildings in Athens. Maria was very informative and interesting. She was flexible and accommodating and could answer all our questions. She had so much knowledge about Greek History and Athens. I'd recommend Maria highly.

John Shapard

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Maria is the expert of Athens that, if you don't hire her, you truly missed out. She tailored our day just to our interests and took us to places that only the locals eat (Ask her about Kosta's, but keep it a secret!) She knows the history, the culture, the sites, the mythology, the art, the ruins better than anyone I've ever know! A return to Athens for us will always include Maria!

Paul Bedford

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Maria was a fantastic guide for my family that included challenges with a senior with mobility challenges. She perfectly customized our tour of Athens to the interests of my family. We have 2 daughters age 11 and 14 who have an interest in Greek Mythology and our family is interested in Theatre and we feel that she set up the tour just for us. She has a great deal of pride in her city of Athens and it shows in her knowledge of her city and the historic places. Thank you very much Maria!!!

James (Jim) Sansone

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Maria was great! We were 9 friends from high school celebrating our 60th birthdays. We had a wonderful tour of Athens by small bus and walking. Loved the history and the sights. The pace was perfect, with a wonderful itinerary. The Acropolis and Museum are outstanding! I would certainly contact Maria upon return to Athens for another tour.

Richard W.

United States
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Tour: Your Athens and Delphi 2 days tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jul 2/17

Our family had a wonderful guide in Maria who explained history, archeology and the finer points of the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and Delphi. We especially appreciated her knowledge of the best photo shoot spots and shady areas (it was blazing hot). Maria's knowledge really added to our trip and understanding of Greece.

Blake C.

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Maria did a wonderful job on our tour. She was able to accommodate our irregular schedule due to an early arriving flight. She was also very efficient with our time at the sites in Athens. At the Acropolis, is was 113 degrees but we had a great time regardless! I would highly recommend spending time with Maria if you are to visit Athens!

Katherine Rothschild

United States
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Tour: Your accommodation during the 5 day tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jun 17/17

I was very happy with the hotels that Maria chose for our tour outside of Athens. Among many good things, they all had spectacular views from our rooms!

Robert Rothfield

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Maria was great and 1/2 day tour gave us a good overview of Athens

Katherine Rothschild

United States
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Tour: Your Greek voyage through time and space, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jun 15/17

Maria is a knowledgeable and very pleasant guide. I found her explanations and descriptions to be clear, accurate and enjoyable. She also gave us a number of outstanding restaurant recommendations, as well as good shopping recommendations. I would definitely hire Maria again.

Tarik Tuten

Turkey
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Tour: #214959, Athenian walkways customised, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

When it comes to taking a private tour with a local expert guide, in addition to professional knowledge, we place importance on personality, social skills, enthusiasm and positive energy of the guide. Maria delivers the complete package. It is a joy to discover Athens with her. Strongest recommendation.

Denise Ng

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Maria S. was an excellent guide. She was interesting, informed and genuinely interested in providing us with the best tour of Athens. Would highly recommend her to others.

Jim Gillespie

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Maria was very patient with our group of 6 - ages 53 - 69. A bit of walking, but Maria was very friendly and informative and provided a great tour. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Athens. Jim Gillespie

Luke Newcomb

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Maria was very helpful and informative. She altered our agenda to best suit the weather and crowds and we had a wonderful time. I would fully endorse her to others.

Christine M.

Wanaka, OTAGO, New Zealand
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 12/17

Maria was an excellent guide with so much knowledge Would highly recommend her to anyone

Sharon Yoerg

United States
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Tour: #214959, Athenian walkways, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Jeff Getz

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

Superb tour. Maria is very knowledgeable and engaging. We began in the museum and she brought the artifacts and history to "life" ... and then we visited the monuments and sites. The time flew by - a much more immersed experience than trotting off on our own. We highly recommend the tour.

Ross Levin

Australia
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

William Weidemaier

United States
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Tour: #217591, A walk in the Golden Age Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Excellent guide. Good English. She was on time for our tour of the Acropolis and its museum. She is friendly and easy to be with. The tour--just four of us-- was not rushed and there was plenty of time for questions. She is a trained archeologist and has extensive knowledge of the area and its history. We all highly recommend her.

Janet V.

United States
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Tour: Best of Athens and Argolis, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Mar 6/17

Extremely Knowledgable and interesting guide.

Stuart Chia

Australia
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Delphi, Fokídos, Greece    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Maria is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable guide. Our family had a fabulous days outing at Delphi where Maria taught us much about Greek history and culture.

Deborah H.

United States
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Tour: Cape Sounion and the Athenian Riviera, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Dec 3/16

Gary Katz

United States
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Tour: #214959, Benaki museum and a stroll in downtown Athens, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

Linda Saker

United States
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Tour: Athens Acropolis and new acropolis museum private tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Nov 5/16

We met outside of the the museum and began our tour in the museum before heading to the Acropolis. Maria wanted us to gain an understanding of the what, where, when and how of the history related to the Acropolis before seeing the site. She is a terrific guide and did an excellent job of sharing information with us.

Randy Wolpert

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transfer from the port terminal>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 31/16

Maria was a great tour guide and we highly recommend her. She works with a separate driver, which was really helpful since Athens is a dense and congested city. We were coming in on a cruise ship, so she designed a great day for us, picking us up at the cruise terminal and then taking us into Athens to various sites. She is very knowledgable about history and the city. She was also very accessible and flexible about our itinerary.

Alexander Shapsis

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 30/16

Maria was very informative and considerate, especially given the fact that we travelled with a small child. Overall, highly recommend Maria S. to all!

Andrew Feraios

Emeryville, CA, United States
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Tour: Cape Sounion and the Athenian Riviera-National Archaeological museum-Ancient Agora, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 26/16

I spent an entire day with Maria at the National Musuem and then a trip to Sounion where we saw the temple of Poseidon. Maria is a phenomenal guide, an as a trained archaeologist was extremely informative. I would highly recommend booking with Maria.

Adam Kaiser

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #243152, Argolis: land of kings and heroes, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 19/16

Maria was absolutely fantastic. Picked us up on time, in a beautiful Mercedes minivan, with a fantastic driver. We packed so much into one day it's hard to believe. Maria is extremely friendly and sweet, and being an actual archaeologist she was able to provide extremely interesting details about the places we visited. I cannot recommend her enough -- one of the best guides we've ever had. Thanks, Maria, for such a great day!

Ellen D.

United States
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Tour: Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jul 21/16

Maria did an amazing job with our tour of the Acropolis and the museum. Her knowledge was extensive and she was very patient with our kids. We learned so much and had a lot of fun. Maria was very organized. Highly recommend Maria and tour of Acropolis. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen; it was a pleasure going around Athens with your family and I really hope that there will be some good memories of Athens and those strange Greek gods and heroes for your little ones! Best wishes to you all!

David Capoccia

United States
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Tour: #217141, Delphi private full day tour, Delphi, Fokídos, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

Tracey Tucker

United States
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Tour: Argolis: land of kings and heroes, Mycenae, Argolís, Greece
Date: Jul 9/16

Maria was amazing We had two young children and she set up a tour schedule that was perfect for us. She was kind and very knowledgable. We loved every bit of our tour and thoroughly enjoyed Maria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful time with you all as well, Tracey! I really hope to see you again soon; there is so much more to discover in Greece! Hugs to you all!

Tracey Tucker

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 8/16

This was a wonderful tour. Maria is exceptionally kind and very knowledgeable! We enjoyed our time with her and would do it all over again if we ever come back to Athens. This is a must do if you are in Athens and Maria is the best guide to have along!

Margaret Earlene Bennett

United States
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Tour: #220104, Acropolis, Acropolis museum and Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

Martha Marshall

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 9/16

I apologize for the delay in posting this. We had an amazing tour with an archaeologist...in Athens...WOW! Maria was so knowledgeable and had so many insights - it is a great tour to see the sights that you have seen your whole life in books, tv and movies, but in person! Wonderful. We had an enjoyable pace and a brilliant discussion of the monuments and the museum. She arranged the day according to our schedule, interests and the weather. It was quite enjoyable. We highly recommend Maria.

Jennifer (Collins) Forman

United States
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Tour: National Archaeological museum,Ancient Agora and Roman Agora, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jun 4/16

Maria is very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. Our family learned so much from her about Greece. We would highly recommend her for any group. She was a wonderful guide.

Jennifer (Collins) Forman

United States
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Tour: #214835, Best of Athens Private Tour <includes transportation>, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 3/16

Maria was a knowledgable, helpful, and friendly guide who spoke English very well. Our family learned a lot about Greece and its history from her. We highly recommend her for any group. She was a wonderful guide .