Our guide was there when we arrived. Very nice man with a lot of knowledge. A very enjoyable day. I would highly recommend this tour for a short day in Athens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your high rating. Hope to see you in Athens in the future Kind regards Emmanuel
Glen WillifordUnited States
Very pleased with the service rendered by Emmanuel. He was always prompt, added points of interest I would not otherwise have known about, and certainly was knowledgeable about the places we were going. Even though I had a somewhat customized tour to see some museums not usually visited by foreign tourists, his help in accessing them was appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Williford I appreciate your kind comments about my services. It was my pleasure to offer you a customised tour Kind regards Emmanuel
James MoellerAZ, United States
Manny was very helpful and knowledgeable. Because he was not licensed, he did not enter the facilities with us, although he has lived in Greece long enough to give us great information about each stop. I would recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for recommending my service and high rating . It was an enjoyable day in The Peloponnese with you Kind regards Emmanuel
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
Emmanuel is an amazing Tour Guide with exceptional knowledge & love of his country Greece. He is very courteous, friendly, happy & above all full of information for every site we visited. Emmanuel answered all our questions & gave us an amazing insight into Greece Traveling for four days with Emmanuel, we learnt so much about Athens & the surrounding areas. Our nephew joined us for the last two days & Emmanuel made sure he saw the important sites. Book Emmanuel Thank you Emmanuel for a great time. Annette
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
4 Days - Athens & Beyond with Emmanuel What can I say. We were four Australians travelling with Emmanuel for four days & had the most amazing & memorable tour you could wish for. Anyone wishing to visit Athens & see so much more of Greece as well could not go wrong travelling with Emmanuel. The vehicle was lovely, and very comfortable & Emmanuel could not have been more obliging, friendly & knowledgeable. His experience in the business of travel is unsurpassed. Amazing time together. Thank you. Annette
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annette for your kind words It was a fun filled number of days with your family . I offer personalised tours and It was no problem adjusting the itinerary to your needs Best regards Emmanuel
Patrick SowadaUnited States
Manos was very knowledgeable and gave us many interesting facts and stories as we traveled from place to place. He had a wonderful itinerary that allowed us to see so much and yet it was relaxed. He was always interested in our input with his suggestions. It was a wonderful way to see Athens!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments about my tour. It was an enjoyable day in Athens with you Best regards Emmanuel
A F BakerUnited States
Prompt and on time. Very pleasant. Super tour. Filled in a lot of information gaps using an iPad with photos and brochure with overlays. Excellent driver. Very helpful to understanding Athens and Greece in general. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about my tour! It was an enjoyable day away from Athens . Hope to see you again in the future Kind regards Emmanuel
Robert BroseyUnited States
Emmanuel's tour was remarkable. We saw so many things outside of Athens we would never had known existed without him. Very personable and excellent guide. My wife and I highly recommend to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind words about my tour .It was an enjoyable day away from Athens with you . Best regards Emmanuel
Chrissy NobleUnited Kingdom
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your high rating Best Emmanuel
Manos was a great guide - nothing was too much trouble for him. He selected excellent economically priced hotels and recommended some very nice restaurants. We were a bit surprised when our vehicle turned out to be a taxi. But it was an excellent, comfortable Mercedes Benz! Now we tell all our friends about our fantastic 2000km taxi ride. The itinerary was excellent and very appropriate for 5 days. We saw many of Greece's iconic historic sites. All were really amazing. The tour was just great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments about our 5 day tour It was a pleasure to travel with you Best regards Emmanuel
Maryann BlysickUnited States
He was very knowledgeable, extremely personable and was also passionate about Athens and its history. Emmanuel picked us up on time, showed us all of the sites that we requested and many many more. He was a highlight of our trip and I would recommend him highly to anyone who wanted to enjoy experiencing and learning about Athens.
Lesley FrancisUnited Kingdom
What an amazing day!!! Emmanuel (Manny) was extremely professional, knowledgable and the perfect tour guide. We saw all the major sites in Athens and enjoyed the journey along the coast to see the Temple of Poseidon. Totally recommend this tour and Emmanuel .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about my tour. It was a fun day with you Kind regards Emmanuel
Leslie BouffardUnited States
Emmanuel was terrific. He arrived on time and started driving us in his comfortable, air conditioned car around Athens. His knowledge of the city and its history was fascinating. We were able to visit so many interesting sites. He would allow us as much or as little time as we wanted at each location. Made tAthens much more accessible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind words! It was an enjoyable day of touring with you Sincerely Emmanuel
William (Bill) FischerUnited States
This was a great tour! Emmanuel (Manny) had planned a brilliant collection of visits, and he had great knowledge of all we visited. He was a source of insight and history and was a good companion as well. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating of my tour . It was an enjoyable day of touring with you Kind regards Emmanuel
Abrsm HoffmeisterUnited States
Not what we were expecting. He basically just drove us to the places and told us a few stories on the way. He didn't walk with us around the sites.. Good lunch spot. Really paid a lot of money to have someone drive us to a couple of places. We should have rented a car and saved money. Nice guy, just not the private tour we expected and paid for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is clearly stated in my site that I am not a licensed guide and I do not escort you through the Sites we visit Thanks for the other nice comments Regards Emmanuel
Peggy CarpenterUnited States
Absolutely wonderful tour with Emmanuel. Corinth, local flavor restaurant, canal and best wine tasting at small family owned winery off the beaten path. Fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments about my tour . It was a fun day with your group Kind regards Emmanuel
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Our second day with "Manos" was perfect. The drive down the coast to Cape Sounion was lovely. Just like our previous day to Corinth, Emmanuel made sure we got important details but also allowed us time to explore on our own. It was as if we had a great new friend show us around his favorite places. We had two days we won't ever forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs Michelle ! Both days were enjoyable .Enjoy the rest of your cruise in Greece Kind regards Emmanuel
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
We had a great day with Manny! He met us at our Athens hotel and we had a great drive to ancient Corinth. The timing and pace of the day was great. Manny had great tidbits of info all along the way. As noted we toured the sites on our own but really enjoyed our day. We are looking forward to another half day tomorrow as we head to Cape Sojourn.
Sandra CuttlerUnited States
Emmanuel was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and personable and he structured the tour to our pace and interests. Very adaptable and very enjoyable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments. It was an enjoyable day of touring with your group Emmanuel
Linda S.United States
We enjoyed our day trip to Corinth. The canal was impressive. We saw it on the way to Corinth from the nothing tourist-filled bridge and on the way back as we crossed it on a far less-traveled road! The temple ruins at ancient site of Corinth were impressive. On our return trip, we stopped at a winery and tasted some Greek wines. The young lady hosting the tasting was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Our guide provided explanations of things we passed on our trip to and from Corinth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your high rating of my tour . It was an enjoyable day in Corinth Kind regards Emmanuel
Emmanuel was knowledgeable, genial, and efficient.He left us on our own to visit St Luke's Monastery(Osiou Louka) and Delphi, which was how we preferred it, fitted in with our needs, and answered all our questions. Altogether a happy and rewarding day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and kind comments. It was a fun day of touring with you Best Emmanuel
Erin BrodheadUnited States
Emmanuel was welcoming, informative and very hospitable throughout our entire trip. We had an amazing experience, learned a lot about ancient Greek history and culture and also had a lovely time at the winery in Nemea. We would highly recommend the ancient Corinth tour with Emmanuel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about my tour Hope to see you again Kindly Emmanuel
Sandy KalUnited States
We very much enjoyed our tour. Emmanuel was kind enough to tailor it to the time we had and the places we wanted to visit. If we are ever fortunate enough to get back to Athens, we would love to tour with Emmanuel again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about my services. Hope to see you in Athens in the near future Kind regards Emmanuel
Amy HejtmancikUnited States
Emmanuel was very accommodating. We were transported in his "taxi" sedan to a few sites in the city before heading out to Poseidon's ruins. We understood why he didn't care to go into the city...it was VERY crowded and difficult to navigate, but he drove us in so we could see the Parthenon from below. As for the tour...it was easy to set up through the TBL website. He was promptly waiting for us at the dock and there were no problems returning in time for the ship's departure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about my service Best regards Emmanuel
David HaytonTrinidad and Tobago
My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our trip with "Manos." We rate his services 5 out of 5. He went out of his way to give us plenty of time to enjoy various sites going from Athens to Corinth & Epidaurus & back, giving us plenty of relevant information and happily overrunning the expected duration of the tour. David & Linda
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a fun filled day with you Kind regards Emmanuel
Becky KeeganUnited States
Emmanuel was professional and courteous. He picked us up from the airport as planned. He was knowledgeable about Athens and the history of the area. You could tell that he loves his country and the area that he lives in. It was the best money we spent on seeing the sights on our vacation. We saw so much more than we would have been able to on our own or with a group tour, with the limited time we had. He dropped us off at the Cruise ship in plenty of time. Thank you for a wonderful experience, Emmanuel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was an enjoyable day of touring with you Sincerely Emmanuel
Gregory BayleyUnited States
We had a great time in Athens. emmanuel was great, knowledgeable and professional. Would hire him again without question
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your high rating and comments Hope to see you again Kindly Emmanuel
Susan EstabrookUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating . It was my pleasure to tour with you
Peggy DemingUnited States
Emmanuel was a great guide. He picked us up from our ship and taught us about all the towns and suburbs we passed through along the coastline from Piraeus to the amazing Temple of Poseidon. The coastline is so beautiful and we appreciated learning about all the places we passed thru. He is a wealth of information and his English is very good. Although early, Emmanuel made sure our lunch at a wonderful restaurant near the Temple was to our liking. This was a memorable day thanks to Emmanuel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind words .It was an enjoyable day with you Best regards Emmanuel
Chung Kei N.Hong Kong
Emmanuel was knowledgeable and friendly. He knew all the major attractions well. He arranged us to visit the Parthenon in the early morning, so that we can avoid the strong sunlight and the long queue. He also provided free bottles of water to us, and brought us to the seaside without extra costs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your nice comments. We like to treat our customers in a friendly way Kind regards Emmanuel
MaryCarmen SrinivasanUnited States
Emmanuel is knowledgeable, attentive, he picked us at the Airport, planned a nice tour for us and drop us off at our hotel in Pireaus. We have a great time. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind words Best regards Emmanuel
Stefanie N.United States
From the moment we got in the car, Emmanuel regaled us with wonderful accounts of how and why Greek beliefs are influenced by mythological traditions. We loved the way he spoke about Greek history--almost reverently. After the Acropolis, the highlight was lunch in an authentic Greek restaurant where the locals eat. The owners treated us like family. It was refreshing to have a guide so proud of his country. We highly recommend Manos to anyone visiting Athens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about my services It was a memorable day of touring Athens with your family Emmanuel
Harold SenderUnited States
Emmanuel was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Greece. The Mercedes car was very comfortable and Emmanuel was extremely professional, friendly and fun to spend the day with. I highly recommend Emmanuel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and kind words about my tours Best regards Emmanuel
Emmanuel is an excellent guide, fluent in English including the use of idiom. He is well versed in both the history and mythology of the area, and his commentary was both entertaining and informative. He enhanced his presentation by use of pictures on his i-pad and a book that compared the current ruins of an attraction with a depiction of how it looked in its prime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for your nice words about my services . It was a pleasure to tour with you Best regards Emmanuel
John RiceUnited States
Emmanuel gave us a wonderful tour of Athens and Corinth. He was knowledgeable and instructive but gave us independent time at the sites to explore and learn for ourselves. He was also very patient and accommodating as my wife was in a wheelchair.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your high rating and kind comments Besr regards Emmanuel
Gregory StoneUnited States
Emmanuel is a terrific guide. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Tells great stories. The ride was comfortable and with his help, we found great spots for coffee, food, and site visitation. Ask about the "magnetic field". It was super. Dump the big bus tours if you can afford it and live like a local. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your good comments ! It was an enjoyable tour . Hope to see you or your friends again Best regards Emmanuel
Caroline HillUnited States
Emmanuel tailored the tour to fit just what was important to us. He is SO knowledgeable and shows great pride in his Greek heritage. We loved the variety of ancient and modern historical sites, as well as his enjoyable banter. He cared to know us as people and to meet our needs! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many Thanks for your kind comments and high rating ! Best regards Emmanuel
Holly RossUnited States
Emmanuel is a fabulous tour guide. He was early to our ship. His car was comfortable and he made sure the temperature was always acceptable. His vast knowledge of Greece and Greek mythology which made the long day very enjoyable. He made sure we saw everything on our list and he got us back to our ship well before our departure time even though traffic was bad because of a public transportation strike in Athens. Don't let the cruise lines scare you into not taking a private tour. Emmanuel is fabulous
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Ross I appreciate your kind words ! I hope to see you or your friends in Greece in the future Emmanuel
Lynn BrooksUnited Kingdom
Emmanuel carried out the taxi tour as described,but for others of you who want more depth of history,you do need a qualified Acropolis guide.He was friendly ,flexible & pleasant & had good general knowledge of the sites of Athens.We don't think the long drive along the unremarkable coastline in the afternoon,warranted the time taken to do it & would suggest a half day tour is sufficient to cover all the main sights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments about my tour The vast majority of my customers have loved the drive to Cape Sounion Kindly Emmanuel
Robert IrvinUnited States
I found the guide to be very informative and knew his history very well. I also took a group tour to Corinth arranged by the cruise ship. In comparison I received more detail from our local guide than from the group tour guide. In the future, I would use a local guide from tours by locals especially in areas that appeal to me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very nice words about my services ! We hope to see you or your friends in the future Kindly Emmanuel
Emy HusebyUnited States
We recommend Emmanuel very highly to all wanting to tour Athens & Corinth at their own pace & according to their own interests. Emmanuel was unconcerned that we didn't have specific requests, but understood our interests and guided us accordingly down to an unscheduled stop to the best coffee in Athens once he found out we were coffee lovers! He was waiting for us as we stepped off the ship &exceeded every expectation including making flexible changes along the way. The day was amazing thanks to his guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments about my services It was a fun day with your group Emmanuel
Dennis DomingoUnited States
Emmanuel is an awesome tour guide. Highly recommended 5 star customer service with affordable price. I will see him again in the future when I go back to Greece. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your high rating It was an enjoyable tour with you and your wife Best regards Emmanuel
Janice ChengHong Kong
A very good tour if u want to see the suburb of athens. The guide is very knowledgable and informative. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms Cheng Thank you for your kind comments! Best regards Emmanuel
Kathleen KratzUnited States
Wonderful tour out of the city and then to the Acropolis and Parthonon along with lunch at a local tavern. Fresh squid and local wine. Our guide Emmanuel was very knowledgeable about the history and the streets of Athens. There were 10 of us in a great van, water for all and a very nice bus driver. A great 8 hour tour , needed more time but had to get back to the ship. Much better than doing the trip from the ship with a large group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review ! It was an enjoyable tour with your group Kind regards Emmanuel
Hilary CarlenUnited Kingdom
I would highly recommend Emmanuel to any traveller. He was extremely courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, kind and concerned that our day should go as we wanted. He was sensitive both in supporting my (86 year old) mother and respecting her desire to be independent. He taught us a lot - in flawless English - about the history, geography and mythology of the area and also gave us many insights into current day issues in Greece. A companion for the day, not just a driver. Altogether a perfect tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Carlen for your high rating and comments ! It was a pleasure touring with you Best regards Emmanuel
Isaac KurganSouth Africa
Emmanuel was most obliging,considerate,well informed.He arrived to fetch us promptly at the arranged time.He catered to all our wishes.I would reccomend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Kurgan It was my pleasure touring with you Best regards Emmanuel
Kevin PotterUnited States
Tired of Athens and want to get out and see some very very cool sites? Hope in the car with Manos and you won't be sorry. Wonderful guy, funny, experienced, great English, knows what he's doing. Would def repeat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kevin Thank you for your nice comments Hope to see you or your friends in the future Kind regards Manos
Allan SmithUnited Kingdom
Emmanuel was a safe and courteous driver who provided knowledgeable insight throughout the trip as well as at Delphi and Osios Loukos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Smith for your kind words Best regards Emmanuel
Oen OngUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Kind regards Emmanuel
As Emmanuel was ill our tour was conducted by Nectarios. It was excellent. He added several stops specific to our interests and was friendly, engaging and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments about Nectarios ! It was our pleasure to tour with you Best Emmanuel
Linda SchmidtUnited States
I would highly recommend Emmanuel and would book him again should I return to Greece. He was a fabulous tour guide. My husband and I booked his Day Tour of Peloponnese and it was an amazing day - well worth the expense. We saw so much and learned a great deal about Greek history, mythology, and culture. Emmanuel went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. I can't say enough about what a wonderful guide he was.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your great comments ! It was a pleasant day with you Best regards Emmanuel
Jeffrey ChesnrrUnited States
Emmanuel was an excellent guide. I would recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and good comments Best regards Emmanuel
Judy BatesUnited States
Emmanuel was unable to go on this tour but sent Dimitri - wonderful! He was so knowledgeable about the history of Athens as well as what was currently happening in this great city. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Bates for your kind comments about Dimitris A satisfied customer is our aim Best Emmanuel
Leif LeLoupUnited States
We did two tours with Emmanuel, on either side of a one week cruise. He met us at our hotel for the 1st tour, and picked us up at the boat for the second, providing us with the necessary transportation both to the cruise and to the airport. He was punctual and reliable. The tours were fully customizable both in time frames and sights to see. It couldn't have suited our needs better. Emmanuel is friendly and a pleasure to spend time with. His cars were clean and comfortable. We will use his services again
Leif LeLoupUnited States
Please see my review on a different tour of his. In a nutshell, it worked out perfect for us and I would gladly use his services again.
A most enjoyable experience - Emmanuel is a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments
Amazing experience loved it thank you emmanuel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you too ! It was a fun day in Athens Best regards Emmanuel
David DahnUnited States
Corinth is interesting. Emmanuel answered any and all questions we could come up with. We only wish he had more narration to inform us of all the Greek history, not just that of Corinth and the canal. But that was the tour we signed up for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your high rating
Allan DeGiulioUnited States
Excellent . Emmanuel was patient and helpful with my four grandchildren. And he was very knowledgeable. We will refer others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments ! I will be happy to tour with your friends Best regards Emmanuel
Steven ReubenPacific Palisades, CA, United States
He was wonderful, charming, informative, friendly, very helpful with all our special needs and desires and we loved spending the day with him. He also took us to an amazing local restaurant where we had the best Greek meal of our lives and all for only 21 Euros! Highly, highly recommend him to anyone coming to Athens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your nice comments ! It was a fun filled day ! I hope to see you again Best regards Emmanuel
Devon KellyUnited States
Our tour of the Peloponnese was breath taking. Emmanuel went out of his way to find my friend a wine vineyard for a tasting and throughout the trip he showed his love for his country through his knowledge and the scenery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your nice words ! It was a fun filled day Kind regards Emmanuel
Devon KellyUnited States
This tour included a beautiful drive through the coastline of Greece. All of us had been traveling for many hours beforehand and the weather was not the best, but Emmanuel made it interesting and fun. He took us to a wonderful restaurant right on the water that served delicious fish dishes. A great experience all around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very positive feedback Hope to see you again Emmanuel
Brian AngleUnited States
He had a nice cab, was very knowledgable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating ! Kind regards Emmanuel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your five star rating ! It was my pleasure to tour with you
Emmanuel was a wonderful guide for our Athens Layover tour. Our flight arrived late, but he was waiting patiently for us. In our limited time we got a great feel for the city, saw three or four major attractions, and learned all about mythology. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments . It was a fun day in Athens
What a wonderful guide !! Huge knowledge paired with patience and always looking after his guests and a perfekt driver. Never putting him in the frontline but always ready for each and every question and support. Emmanuel is like coming to Greece and being with a friend. real 5 *+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your nice comments ! It was a pleasure to tour with you and your wife . Best Emmanuel
Myrna RiveraUnited States
Emmanuel is a professional; very safe driver. Gracias Emmanuel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you mrs Myrna . Best regards
Sybil WhimsterUnited Kingdom
A superb day with Manus only a little marred by misty weather spoiling our view of the countryside but the gods favoured us and the weather cleared when we arrived in Delphi (or was it Manus working his magic?) this is such an atmospheric site in an amazingly beautiful setting.Thank you Manus for giving us such an interesting and informative day out and particularly for recommending the rabbit stew,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for your nice words ! It was my pleasure to tour with you Emmanuel
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Great guide, knowledgeable, interesting and loves his work. Would not hesitate to recommend him. He is a great person to show you his city. Cathy Roberts
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Emmanuel
Our tour was everything we wanted and more. Having wifi in the car was an added bonus. Despite being under the weather Emmanuel arrived on time and his son drove as Emmanuel provided expert commentary.
Paul S.United States
Relaxing trip along the coast. Manos was flexible and helped us find some important items to bring back home. Suggested lunch spot was perfect. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating ! It was my pleasure to tour with your family Emmanuel
Alan GalbutUnited States
He was punctual, drove a very clean Mercedes sedan, safely navigated the traffic. Very patient and flexible, as my wife is recovering from hip surgery and is a photobug, allowed us ample time to enjoy the sites. Got us to the Acropolis early, beating the crowds. Only negative is he's not official guide, but in fluent English was able to give us some good info on the sights. Chose an excellent restaurant, but refused to let us pay for him. So much nicer than the large, impersonal bus tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very nice comments Best regards Emmanuel
Judy HooffUnited States
Emmanuel was a last minute substitute for the guide we had selected. He was very knowledgeable and covered a lot of territory in the time allotted. It would have been helpful if he could have accompanied us on the tour of the Acropolis and other sites but we now understand that was not legal. Emmanuel took us to a great local restaurant for lunch where we were able to sample many of the local favorites...this was a highlight of the day.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to hear Judy´s experience. Unfortunately, her guide Chantel had an emergency, but we found her another 5 star guide under her agreement.
Carlos RiondaUnited States
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Emmanuel was fantastic - spoke perfect English - what we needed to end our vacation - a great drive down the coast from our ship and then eventually to our hotel airport - great restaurant suggestion for lunch, The Posiedon remains, the beaches, refreshment stop - just a great relaxing end to our 30 day back to back cruise and another side of Athens most don't get to see. Enjoy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments ! Best wishes Emmanuel
We knew that we were cramming a lot into the advertised ten hours. In fact by the time the tour finished it was almost twelve. Emmanuel is an excellent driver with a considerable knowledge of Greek myth and legend. His suggestions for lunchtime stops and breaks were well chosen. Above all he is very patient and we never felt rushed at all. A long day but very much worth it. Thanks Manny, Chris, Pat, Richard and Elspeth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all very much for your kind comments ! It was a fun day for me too ! Best regards Emmanuel
Enjoyed the day . Emmanuel was great , very knowledgeable and gave us options for the day. Would definitely recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your nice comments ! Emmanuel
Steve PasbjergUnited States
Dimeterius (Emmanuel's son) was our guide for the day. He was an outstanding guide and very knowledgable. His vehicle was very comfortable for our group of 8.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments ! It was our pleasure to tour Athens with you ! Kindly Emmanuel
Jafar AssafUnited States
Jean LinkUnited Kingdom
We covered a lot of ground and learned a lot. A great tour all around.
Eva MedallaUnited States
Despite the short time we had in Greece, we were definitely able to absorb the Greek culture and take in the beauty of Athens. Emmanuel was very personable and informative and we 110% recommend him. He took very good care of us and we learned a lot about Ancient Greece. From visiting the Temple of Zeus and the Parthenon to tasting authentic Greek food, we had an amazing time in Greece and we plan on visiting again and once again hiring Emmanuel to take us around Greece again.
The tour was actually conducted by Emmanuel's son, Dimetrius, with Phillip from Athens Limo Bus Services as our driver. Dimetrius was a terrific guide and both he and Phillip were very knowledgeable & frendly. Our group of 8 traveled in a very comfortable mini van and we were impressed to be provided with complementary water. Phillip even helped us with our lunch order, making delicious suggestions. I would highly recommend both Demetrius and Phillip to other visitors seeking a private tours of Athens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments ! Hope to see you or your friends in Athens in the future Emmanuel
The tour is perfect for a day out of Athens to discover Peloponnese! Emmanuel is such a good guide to travel with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you mrs Mohan Liu!
Pete DeMossUnited States
Our tour of Athens with Emmanuel was amazing. He had to step in at the last minute for the guide we had booked who became ill, and we could not have been more pleased with him. He was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, fun, and speaks perfect english. If we could give him a higher rating than a 5, we would!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you mr DeMoss for taking time to write such a nice review ! It was my pleasure to tour with you ! Best regards Emmanuel
Amy VanUnited States
Emmanuel was so flexible with us that he allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at any site. I was awestruck at the Castle of Palamidi and had a blast climbing to the top, even though I have a fear of height! I was amazed at the first Capital of Greece; in fact, I thought it was the most beautiful city I have seen in Greece! Thank you Emmanuel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you too mrs Van for your kind comments ! We hope to see you again !
Darcy JohnsonUnited States
Our tour with Emmanuel was the highlight of our trip to Greece. He made the trip to Delphi comfortable, entertaining, and allowed us the experience we hoped to have. He clearly loves what he does and we benefited from his wisdom, his humor, and his determination to have our experience be exactly what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words ! It was an enjoyable day !
Sue HarvinUnited States
Manus is an excellent guide. We found him to be safe, on time and always attentive to clients needs. He took us to beautiful places, recommended excellent non-touristic restaurants and was flexible. He helped us track down a hard to find camera charger on first day. He is honest and has a good sense of humor. His English is excellent and he is very knowledgeable on Greek history, archeology and mythology. I would definitely recommend him. We got the most of our 4 days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Harvin Thank you so much for your kind comments ! It was a very enjoyable 4 days of touring ! Best Emmanuel
Unfortunately my tour left me dissatisfied. Our Driver Emmanuel T said he would make arrangements for a driver but on the day of our arrival he stated the driver had a health issues and could not do the tour. We were left standing at the terminal for almost 2hours while he scrambled to make arrangements for another driver. I had made arrangements to change the date of my tour prior to leaving for Greece and I think that Emmanuel forgot about this and unfortunately upon our arrival we were left standing
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear traveler the morning of our tour my assigned driver had a health problem ! It was a very hectic day for the cruise ship terminal and most buses were booked ! After an hour i found a bus available ! It took the driver about half an hour to arrive I offered to be your guide for the rest of the day ( a rainy one) and at the end of our tour ,people from your group offered me and the driver a gratuity ! I will reimburse you for your lost time !
Charlotte MooreUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! Kind regards Emmanuel
Peter DenhamUnited Kingdom
Our thanks to Emmanuel for making our tour of Athens very relaxing, informative and enjoyable. His knowledge of Greek history and current affairs, and his general world knowledge provided good conversation during our time with him. Our thanks once again to Emmanuel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My thanks to you too mr and mrs Denham for a fun day in Athens and your kind comments! Emmanuel
Frazee C.United States
As before, Manny took good care of us with great information, a tour of the beautiful country side and sites to see that a lot of tourists probably never get to see. He definitly knows how to make great memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your very kind comments!
Mattea HeldnerUnited States
Manny was informative and fun to be shown around by. I would certainly hire him again when I return
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much,mrs Heldner,for your kind comments ! Emmanuel
Frazee C.United States
Manny was super and so were the sites. The Greek restaurant he took us to in Athens was a really "big hit". He definitely gave us great memories and provided a lot of information although he could not go into the sites with us. Should I ever return, I'd want Manny again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you mrs Frazee ! It was my pleasure to tour with all of you!
Sindee FurshmanUnited States
Great day was so knowledgeable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Emmanuel
Emmanuel never appeared, we started the tour an hour later because a very polite men appeared instead of Emmanuel. He didn't spoke a word of spanish, but was nice. It is not correct to commit yourself to do a work and leave the people at the port just waiting for an hour and never appear. We had a terrible time thinking nobody will take us.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Emmanuel and reiterated our policy on substitutions - they're not allowed except in exceptional circumstances. While a Spanish speaking guide was not requested, in consideration of this and the delay, we've issued an appropriate refund to Mrs. Ortega.
Todd LehrUnited States
Emmanuel was ill & sent his son Dimitri in his place. HE WAS FANTASTIC! The taxi was clean & cool - a relief after each stop. His English was excellent & his conversations provided a terrific glimpse into Greek modern culture. The gyros he ordered for us from a local restaurant - Drosopigi- rounded out a very memorable day. We have not stopped talking about our meal and have scouted out gyros everywhere we've gone since July...but nothing like our first. A better choice than standard cruise excursion. A+
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Laraine W.United States
Manos was a wondereful guide to the many places we visited (Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Epidavros, Nafplio, Athens)... he is very knowledgeable about all the locations and their history, was always on time to pick us up, and most of all he was really fun to be with. We will certainly recommend him to any of our friends who visit Greece!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Weglarz Thank you so much for your kind comments ! All the best Emmanuel
Laraine W.United States
Manos was a wonderful guide to the many places we visited (Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Epidavros, Nafplio, Athens)... he is very knowledgeable about all the locations and their history, was always on time to pick us up, and most of all he was really fun to be with. We will certainly recommend him to any of our friends who visit Greece!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Weglarz, You are fun to be with too! Thank you.