Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Athens Greece by Tour Guide Vassilios V. (Guide #2136)


Christine Brady

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Guide was prompt, knowledge, accommodating, had a great sense of humor and was highly regarded by the both of us. Continually asked if we had any questions and we would recommend him for a fabulous private tour! He did a fantastic job of representing Athens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot for your kind words, hope to see you soon in near future again Kindest Regards Vassilios

Benjamin Wiener

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Vassilios was an excellent guide. With local insight and worldly knowledge, he helped create a memorable experience for our family. We highly recommend him!

Margaret Dockeray

Canada
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens & The Athenian Riviera Private Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 25/18

An excellent tour of Athens with Vassilios with stops at the Acropolis to visit the Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum and a photo opp at the Temple of Zeus and The Panathenaic Stadium to name a few, before enjoying an extremely delicious authentic Greek lunch at a great local restaurant. A wonderful tour with a wonderful driver.

Douglas Kallman

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Vassilios delivered exactly what he promised. He met us on time at the airport with a sign with our name. He drove us to all the promised sites in a clean luxury Mercedes. He showed us a short video about the Acropolis and gave us direction to tour this and other sites on our own. Vassilios took us to a nice spot for lunch. His tour description was clear that he was not a licensed guide and could not accompany us into any of the attractions.

Janet Ambrose

Lewes, DE, United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 13/18

Our tour was outstanding!! I knew Athens would be interesting, but our guide made our experience so delightful that I have to name Athens as my favorite stop on a 2 week journey. Not only did we see the usual highlights, but we experienced the local sites and flavors on our wonderful tour of the truly beautiful side of Athens. I had no idea of the incredible beaches and magnificent water vistas we experienced today. We also learned so much about life in Greece through our engaging conversations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Larry Gaynor

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 12/18

We decided to take the Attica tour instead of Delphi since we had 7 hours. Best decision. We visited many areas including Jewish synagogue, Olympic stadium, Poseidon monument, St. George church on top of mountain and amazing Greek Riveria where had fab lunch on the sea. Vassilios well informed and non-stop knowledge of the area, history and anything you want to know. Tour was in new Mercedes sedan. Since licensed driver, does not enter sites with you but dropped us right at the entrances. Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Yen Lee Loh

Malaysia
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Tour: #10396, 2 Days Multiday Tour - Delphi and Meteora monasteries, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 7/18

We are so lucky to engage with Vassilios & Markos during our 2D1N in Delphi & Meteora. Vassilios is very friendly, telling us a lot of the Greek History and Greek language. He is really a funny guy. Before & during the trip, he will recommend us the best hotel & restaurant which is not very expensive and within our budget. The most important is he brings us to all the historical places & the best place for photos shooting which is marked down all our memories there. Thank you Vassilios & Markos.

Steve Bolen

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Vassilios was wonderful as was the tour. His knowledge of Ancient Greece, his humor and his kindness made, for the four of us, the perfect day to experience Athens as a whole and the sites we visited in particular. He carefully prepared us before each site visit with interesting insights into the times, the people and the impact not only on Greece but the ripple effects that affect us all. We finished the tour with a deeper appreciation for what we had seen and a fond connection with our new friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Govardhanen Gopal

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Vassilios was a great guide and drove us to Delphi. He was very amiable and easy to talk and kept us all engaged very well for the entire duration of the trip. I would recommend using him your tours when visiting Athens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Kathy Tober

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Kathy Tober

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Kathy Tober

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Vassilios is magnificent in all ways.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Dorothy Dortin

Greece
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Tour: #301315, Special Customized Private Daytrip to Isaris, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Vassilios was a God send. Very personable, funny and gracious. We felt comfortable and safe with him from start to finish. He was invaluable at the village, translating our questions and answers as our Greek is spotty at best. How lucky that I clicked on his bio first! He is deserving of a 5 star rating for sure. To quote Vassilios, "it was a super duper" day for our entire family. We send him our gratitude and good wishes. The Dortin Family Dorothy Daren Michelle

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Brenda DuFresne

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Vassilios was a fabulous driver and guide for my tour of Athens. He took me to all of the incredible sites of this beautiful city and filled our time with delightful history and stories about Athens. I truly enjoyed his delightful personality, his sense of humor and genuine hospitality. I highly recommend him!

Misty-Marie Jensen

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens & The Athenian Riviera Private Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

What a wonderful day!! All the highlights with all the knowledge that he had made the day something more than I expected. I would absolutely recommend anyone to book with him!! Thank you for making my Athens experience so very special!! :)

Vincent Chia

Singapore
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Our full day tour of Athens and Cape Sounion with our guide, Mr Vassilios was truly spectacular! My wife and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously, whilst taking in the rich historical sights, sound and taste of Athens! We would also like to commend our guide, Mr Vassilios, as he was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. He also brought us to have a scrumptious seafood lunch (upon our request) at a quaint tavern by the Aegean Sea! Cementing and creating a truly memorable experience for us! :)

Nancy Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens & The Athenian Riviera Private Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

Vassilios was terrific!! I cannot recommend enough!! He was so knowledgable and did everything within his power to make the trip comfortable for us. He even recommended the best restaurant in the Plaka....not budget-busting but delicious and plentiful, not to mention the friendliness of the workers there. I was 100% pleased

Ronald Kratzer

United States
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Tour: #15925, Layover Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing with Free Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Hazel Greenfield

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

We took the Athens tour with V the first day which was wonderful and we all decided the Delphi tour was not the right one so we went with him to Corinth and saw the canal and the ruins and all sorts of fabulous places. His knowledge is so extensive and he took us to places with magnificent vistas, little villages on the sea, and we stopped at a great restaurant. Book an Athens tour with V and a second one. By the end of Athens, you'll have a better idea what you want. V will improvise the best tour!

Hazel Greenfield

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Vassillios gave us a wonderful tour. He knows his stuff and he knows tourists because he recognized after the Acropolis tour that I was not feeling great from jet lag, sun, and climbing. He reorganized the trip and we did quiet things so I could start feeling myself again and then finished everything on the itinerary. He is a fountain of information and we learned a lot, enjoyed ourselves and appreciated how skillfully he improvises!

Jennifer Fischer

Sylvan Lake, MI, United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Greetings from Houston! YOU made our Sisters vacation to Greece memorable for a LIFETIME. Prior to our trip, we prepped to learn about the Greek culture and history. However, what you shared with us on the all day tour, we could never have found in a book!!! We particularly enjoyed stopping and having lunch, it was fabulously delicious!! But more so, speaking with you as if we were having lunch with a close friend was very impactful for us; creating a memory of Athens that shall never be forgotten.

Patricia Cicala

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

We had a very nice day and enjoyed all of the attention paid to our requests. The Lunch was one of the highlights of our day. The food and atmosphere were incredible. Also the ability to time us perfectly with some of the other sites was wonderful. We truly enjoyed our tour and would recommend it to others. Vassilios was a wealth of knowledge and his pride in Greece and Greek Culture was so refreshing. It is wonderful to be in the company of someone so passionate.

Aimee D.

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

We made a good decision getting a private tour of Athens and Vassilios was wonderful. Comfortable car, courteous and informative driver and he really knew his way around avoiding traffic and tour lines. Drove us to some interesting places and a great local restaurant to have lunch. Highly recommended.

Debra Dickerson

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Vassilios was an awesome tour guide! His knowledge not only of the city and its history, but also of all of the sites, including: best times to go to certain places to avoid the main tourist times (from incoming ships, etc.); to what we should pay for and go inside to see vs what we should take a look at from the outside; to which roads to avoid at which times do to traffic patterns was invaluable. We could not have seen, done and learned so much without the assistance of such an experienced guide!

Craig Napier

Australia
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

We had a lovely day with Vassilios. His knowledge of the history and mythology or Greece was great and all his tips on how to view attractions were perfect. It was nice to see the area through the eyes of a local and take a drive through some of the back streets to see the real Athens. Our tour also included a drive to Sounion to visit the temple of Poseidon which included a drive along the Greek coastline which was beautiful. The local food was beautiful as well.

Susana Bowling

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Was in Athens for the first time and traveling alone. Having someone who knew where to go and be efficient with time was important. Vassilios provided an excellent, secure service, was knowledgeable and had become more than a driver , a friend by the end of the trip. I will be using his services again if I make it to the beautiful Athens in the future. My only suggestion, if traveling during high season, visit the Acropolis in the afternoon after 6, less people, less heat and great light for photographs

Gia Crecelius

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

We had an amazing day in Athens. Vassilios took us to all of the major sites and we were ahead of the crowds the entire time. He was friendly and did a great job explaining the history and significance of all the sites. We are so happy that we saw Athens with Vassilios!

Andreas Eickhoff

Germany
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover Private Tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

Vassilios is a great tour guide! We (family with boys 14 + 12 yrs) enjoyed every minute of our visit of Athen. Vassilios managed everything from the pickup, luggage, driving, sight seeing and information. Even so we only had about 4.5h from the pick up and drop off at the airport we saw all important historical sites. Of cause it was beneficial that it was Sunday and there was no traffic. Thanks to the great commitment and knowledge of Vassilios it was a very memorable experience. 100% recommendation!

Liat Bainvoll

United States
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover Private Tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

My family and I had a wonderful time on this tour! It is very efficient and allows you to see all that you might want in Athens despite having a short visit. Our guide, Vassilios was very knowledgeable and even showed us videos and books for further detail. I would 100% recommend for all those who have just a short time in Athens.

Mark Greiwe

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Perfect tour! Vassilios was excellent! He knew all the ways to avoid the crowds and how to use the time wisely. I highly recommend him.

Carmen Figueroa

Marietta, GA, United States
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Vassilios was great and shared so much about Athens even though we had a short time with him. He got us to the Acropolis/Parthenon which was amazing with plenty time for us to visit on our own then drove us by the coast on the way to the airport. We enjoyed getting to know Athens through our conversation with you and plan to visit again. Thank you for helping us make the most of our time.

David Spiegel

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

All I can say is WOW!!! Vassillios was the best, most caring and knowledgeable guide we have ever had! His sense of humor, flexibility and outgoing style made the day amazing. He even took in stride taking my wife to the eye clinic for a issue she had. He treated us like family......when we return to Athens we will spend another day with him...

Lance Lim

United States
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Tour: #15922, Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Excellent tour! He obviously knows his history and is very learned. He gave us multiple tips and brought us to an excellent Greek restaurant. I would not hesitate to recommend him highly!

Cory Calendine

United States
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Tour: #149311, Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon Layover tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Vassilios - Greek-born, lover of his country, genuinely excited to share his knowledge of current and past - was the perfect companion to display the complexity and beauty which is Athens today. Travel the Athenian Riviera. Experience the local culture. We will be back...if we are so lucky.

Frances Leung

Hong Kong
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Vassilios was professional, courteous and extremely informative. We learned much about Greek history, culture and life and while touring in his well kept and nicely air conditioned Mercedes. He also took us to enjoy some delicious and authentic Greek cuisine in a lovely neighborhood. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone visiting Athens. Thanks for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frances Thanks a lot for your suggestion is a great idea for people with your culture but there are 2 big problems 1. if they visit 1st museum then at Acropolis hill is very crowded 4000-9000 people! remember when you left the Acropolis hill? 2. Many people they want to skip museum because as they say they dont like museums! Kindest Regards Vassilios V

Kelly Traver

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Vasillios was with us all day and showed us all the important sites, many of which we would probably have missed if we were doing it ourselves. (We have been here twice before and without realizing it we had missed some very important places.) Vassilios was very knowledgeable and flexible and our two kids, ages 19 and 24 yrs learned so much from him (as did my husband and I) Highly recommend.

Patricia Oberholtzer

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 28/17

Our guide took wonderful care of our needs and wishes - A wonderful day in a beautiful city.

Marvin Katz

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Vassilios is a complete joy to spend time with. He is very smart, personable and a genuinely nice person. As to his abilities as a tour guide, I rate him a 10 out of 10. Vassilios is extremely knowledge about all things Greek and gave us an incredible tour of Athens. I would without hesitation recommend Vassilios to anyone seeking a tour of Athens.

Sandy Gogel

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Vassilios was VERY informative. He answered all our questions enthusiastically and was very knowledgeable of Greece. I would HIGHLY recommend him for ANY tour of Greece as he was flexible to make sure we saw what we were interested in. VERY relaxing and fun tour.

Ana Castillo

Mexico
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 24/17

We really enjoyed our tour with Vassilios! He is very nice, warmth, funny and showed us all the most important places in Athens during our short Cruise stop! He really had the hability to involved the kids in the tour and make it fun for all! The tip for skipping lines with the full ticket and the restaurant he took us for lunch were big highlights! Thanks and hope to see you in a near future!! We'll be back!

Denise Selati

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 22/17

A great tour--- knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent guide....

Brian White

New Zealand
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Absolutely the best tour with a highly professional and well informed driver.

Craig Farquhar

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Vassilios was just a great driver / guide. He truly made us feel as if we where a part of his family showing us his hometown. Not only did he know how to avoid he crowds and traffic but he knows his history and where to have great local food and drinks. If you want to get the experience of meeting a true Athenian and the pride he has in showing you his city then Vassilios is your guide. This is our first time to Athens and the memories he helped us create we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, C&P

Winnifred McKee

Canada
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

This was a wonderful tour of Athens! Vassilios picked us up early & we were on top of the Acropolis before the crowds arrived. He also explained how my husband who uses a walker could be brought to the top by the funicular. We then went to the amazing Acropolis museum, Temple of Zeus, 1896 Olympic Stadium & changing of the guard, followed by an absolutely wonderful Greek meal at a local inexpensive family restaurant where we sampled 8 Greek dishes. V. was very pleasant, interesting & helpful - excellent!!

John Odonnell

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Everything promised and more! He is outstanding!

Lisa Wangler

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Darrell Vincent

United States
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Tour: Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Apr 18/17

Great guide,great tour

Darrell Vincent

United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Our personalized guide was very good , and knowledgeable

Jean Gash

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #15925, Layover Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing with Free Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 3/17

My family and I have taken 6 tours now with Vassilios and have enjoyed every one!! First, Greece is an amazing country, with friendly people, amazing food, tons to see and learn. I recommend that everyone visit this wonderful place. And seeing the country with an experienced guide such as Vassilios is a must!! You take away so much more from your visit when you hear about the life of the people...both past and present. Thank you, Vassilios!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY MUCH

David Tyson

Bolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

Gary Teska

United States
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Nov 2/16

Too much driving past scenic sites. Driver was speeding most of the time, and wouldn't turn on the air conditioner in order to save gas. Everyone in our party was hot and nauseous. Driver was sometimes informative, but often suggested how the USA and it's people are morally bad, and caused the turmoil in Greece. Driver was very opinionated and arguementive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour was carried out exactly as described and as booked by the customer. A 500 kilometer trip back and forth of about 9 hours is bound to drive one past a lot of scenic sites. Driving at 110 kilometers in a 130km zone is not speeding. Air Conditioning does not turn on or off in a climate controlled vehicle. Sorry my tour didn't meet your expectations but I don't understand the illogical allegations in the review, especially when everyone else in the party had a great time. Regards

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to publishing every rating and we do not edit the traveler's comments. We have, as always attempted to establish contact with the traveler to discuss the rating; however, in this case unfortunately, neither ToursByLocals nor our guide have been able to rationalize why the above comments were made.

Sarodom Vichayabhai

Thailand
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

An excellent way to spend the day in Athens,Greece. Our family of four had a great time, and Vassillios our driver and tour guide was very informative and was able to guide us around all the important sites in Athens, plus took us to try a great restaurant that showed the authentic taste of local dishes. Highly recommended - 5 Stars Indeed!

Steve Lough

Canada
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Oct 4/16

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Vassilios and he took us to all the places we hoped to see and more. We had a long day with a lot of driving to reach all the sites but the day flew by. Vassilios is respectful, knowledgeable and a fun person to spend the day with. He shared his knowledge of Greek history past and present in a very engaging way. A true professional, but also someone you would want as a friend. Thank you Vassilios!

Diane Korczynski

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Our time went so fast, and yet Vassilios was able to take us to so many exquisite sites in our 6 hrs with him. Have to say we enjoyed the Acropolis the best and the wonderful art museum, but we were also taken to see the Olympic Stadium, temple of Zeus, old town Athens, the very impressive changing of the guard and even had time for a snack at a local taverna! Must mention that aside from his wealth of knowledge, Vassilios was an incredible driver!! A wonderful day!

Pamela Shortreed

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 12/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much, hope to see you soon again

Pamela Shortreed

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 10/16

Kenneth Fischer

Fremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Vassilios made our day in Athens very efficient and took us to many unique places that were not offered by the ships tour. His insight on modern Greece was also very insightful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again (please copy and post again because you forgot to put STARS !

Amanda Whitney

Australia
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 2/16

Vassilios is an excellent guide. He is very passionate about his country and its wonderful history. A lovely gentleman to spend time with. Booked Vassilios for Airport Transfer and 2 Tours for our short stay pre-cruise. We saw the main sights of Athens and then headed out of the city to Cape Sounion. Had a great seafood lunch on way back to Athens. The perfect way to spend our first day in Greece.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again!

Amanda Whitney

Australia
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Tour: Athens Airport Transfers, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 1/16

Great Service. Driver was waiting at Airport, a very welcome sight after our trip of 26 hours. Vehicle was immaculate and drove us straight to Hotel. Great sense of humour and very informative during our short trip. Terrific stress free way to start a holiday.

Carol T.

Australia
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

Vassilios was an excellent guide. Very passionate about his city and very knowledgeable on the history of Athens and the masterpieces to which he took us. We traveled as a group of 4 from Australia with it being our first trip to Greece. This was our first booking with Tours by Locals and we were very pleased with both our guide Vassilios and the company as far as ease of booking and communication. We would highly recommend Vassilios as an excellent guide when you are on a tight one day visit to Athens.

Erik Schmall

United States
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Tour: Athens Airport Layover private tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 20/16

Vassilios was great. It is always nice to have a tour with someone who loves the city as Vassilios does!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Marla Grant

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

I deliberated for a while about spending money on a private tour but decided it was the wisest thing to do since I'm only in town for a couple days. Vassillios was the perfect guide and driver - knowledgeable, engaging, on time and willing to alter the itinerary and help me get to a couple places I really wanted to see - all the while making sure I was oriented toward my hotel. Best of all he gave me great suggestions for my last day -inside info that I would not have know about beaches nearby. Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again

Paul Lundin

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

He has a great knowledge of his city and his plan for the day was perfect. He gave us enough time, but still kept us in front of the crowds. He shared wonder information, insights, and plans about the sites before we entered and answered every question after. Highly recommended. Would definitely book another tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again! Vassilios

Mary Schwebach

United States
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Tour: #233558, Extended Half Day Athens Private Limo Mercedes Minivan Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

Very knowledgeable. He loves Athens and made the tour very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this tour and this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much, hope to see you soon in near future again

Steve Barnes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

Vassilious was very knowledgeable and helpful across a wide range of subjects. He worked well with the limited time we had available.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Wouter Prinsloo

South Africa
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Tour: #233558, Extended Half Day Athens Private Limo Mercedes Minivan Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

Vassilios was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and accommodated the questions and requests of our group of 8 people. He made our visit to Athens very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Chung Kei N.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #149311, Cape Sounion Tour Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

Vassilios bought us to the beautiful coast outside Athens, which cannot be seen in other Athens City tour. He knew many secret places, and with lots of jokes. The tour was very happy and I highly recommend this tour to all others who have been visited to Athens and want to see something else. Finally, the most important thing is, Greece and Athens is still SAFE!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future! Vassilios

Neal Weinstein

Scotttsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future. Vassilios V

Melanie Betts

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

Prompt, knowledgable and courteous. He ensures we arrived at the sites at the least busy times. We beat the crowds everywhere. By shahing his personal experiences, we enjoyed a delightful day in Athens and look forward to returning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios

Sondra Cochran

United States
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jun 7/16

Vassilio was an excellent guide and driver. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the sites that we visited and answered all of our many, many questions. Very easy to talk with and he made it clear that he would go at our pace. Just an all around pleasant and informative tour. We would highly recommend him - you will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again! Vassilios V

Cameron Findlay

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/16

Vassilious is a great find. We had spent the day before with him in Athens and Corinth, and our second day we went to Delphi. He's very knowledgeable, and warm and funny. One nice feature, since it's a two-hour-plus drive to Dephi, is that he has History Channel or National Geographic videos in the car about Delphi, Alexander the Great, and other relevant topics.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future Vassilios V

Cameron Findlay

United States
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Tour: #15922, Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 29/16

It was a pleasure to spend two days with Vassilios. The first day we visited Athens and Corinth; the second we did a day trip,to Delphi. Vassilios is knowledgeable about ancient and modern Greece, very proud of his country, justifiably, warm and funny, and very flexible. He had planned to take us to the Acropolis Museum on the first day, but as we'd already visited it, he had other, excellent suggestions. On both days he took us to absolutely lovely restaurants.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future Vassilios V

Juan Patron

Mexico
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 22/16

Kristen Young

United States
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Tour: #233558, Extended Half Day Athens Private Limo Mercedes Minivan Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 9/16

Tours by Locals and guides like Vassilios are the absolute best way to see a popular tourist destination like Athens. We arrived at the Acropolis before the large tour buses and I have pictures without other people in them to prove it! Vassilios also remained flexible with our ever changing needs and answered every question with careful detail. There wasn't a moment wasted on our tour. I recommend Vassilios to anyone who would like an efficient and friendly tour of Athens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great review, hope to see you soon again in near future! Vassilios V

Drew M.

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Exploring Delphi was a highlight of our trip to Greece. We highly recommend visiting this sacred ground and book Vassilios to escort you. Vassilios was a great guide! He took us on a long journey from Athens and the time in the car flew by due to informative conversation and applicable videos. We had plenty of time to explore the site and museum. We also had a fantastic spot for lunch with great views and really good food. Thanks, Vassilios!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future Vassilios V

Patricia Roux

United States
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Tour: #15922, Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 28/16

What a delight to be greeted by our good-natured Vasilios upon disembarkation in Athens last week. His humor and vast knowledge kept us interested and thoroughly entertained for the next eight hours as he proudly drove us to many historic locations and beautiful scenic spots in his beloved homeland. Also, his restaurant selection was perfectly suitable for us and the food was quite delicious. You're the best, Vasilios, and we surely hope to see you again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios V

Robert Smith

Avon Lake, OH, United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 18/16

We had a very nice tour in Athens with Vassilios. He is not a licensed guide so he did not guide us at the various venues, but he made sure that we were well informed about the history of the sites through books, in car video & personal commentary. He took us to a charming restaurant for lunch and he was an excellent driver and conversationalist. We had a great time & we definitely recommend him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot,hope to see you soon in near future again Best Regards Vassilios

Grania Haigh

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 2/16

Vasillious was charming, entertaining and informative. He added extra elements to the day, such as the Osious Loukas Monestary, and took us to a super restaurant. We felt we had a better understanding of Greece by the end of the day thanks to his engaging conversation and explanations. Very highly recommended and we are so pleased we took this option and we will use this service again for certain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you in near future again Vassilios

Kevin Gilliland

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

This is a great tour enabling you to see most of the highlights of Athens in one day. You are driven from site to site through scenic Athens in a Mercedes Benz. Vassillios is a great driver and is very informative about the Greek culture and it's history. If you follow his advice you can skip most all the waiting time normally associated with these types of sites. Vassillios is also very up to date on current happenings in Greece and will take you to the best restaurant in Athens (very inexpensive)

Kristin W.

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 21/16

We had a wonderful day in Athens with Vassilios! He took my husband, 2 daughters (ages 10 and 13 yrs) and me on an extensive tour of the city in his well appointed taxi. We saw the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus and the Olympic stadium. He steered us to an excellent lunch place (delicious and non-touristy) and provided very interesting information about the city throughout the day. We recommend him most highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Walters, Thank you, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios V

Kevin Potter

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 30/15

This was our second tour with Vassilios. He is a wonderful guide, very talkative, quite funny, and a joy to be around. A very nice man and an excellent choice for your Athens tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY much :)

Fred Berger

Gloucester Point, VA, United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 29/15

The perfect tour guide/driver in Athens. "Bill" did a great job for us. He has a super personality and really knows the city. He arrived at our ship early and we discussed our plans for the day. As a result of his excellent suggestions, we changed our planned itinerary and got to see much more of Athens. I particularly appreciated his vast knowledge of ancient and modern Greece. We will definitely use him again when we re-visit Athens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY MUCH Hope to see you soon again Sincerely Vassilios V

Amanda Grech

United States
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 23/15

I LOVE Vassilios! I am a 38 year old sole female traveller (husband has to take care of the herd of animals at home!) traveling from Detroit/Amsterdam/Germany/Athens and this morning landed in Israel. Even though I have been to Athens, I chose a full day layover and after reviewing Trip Advisor and Tours By Locals.com, I know this guy would be the best! He was amazing and you MUST hire him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY VERY much, hope to see you soon in near future again! Vassilios V

Michael Hanna

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 9/15

Vassilios was very professional and attentive to our needs. He has a great sense of humor along with al wealth of useful memorable infomation on Athens and the greek culture. It was like visiting a close friend. He was always easy to find after tours and took us to a great "non" tourist lunch. You can really tell from how he slpoke that he was very proud of his country and represented it as a honor. he could answer antthing that we asked and accomodated our tour to our liking...the car was very clean!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios V

Heather Haberaecker

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 5/15

VAssiollos was very accommodating given how we changed our plans on him at the last moment. It was appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios V

Susan Hawley

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 30/15

Our first visit to Athens was made perfect with the help of Vassi! He not just drove us around but provided a glimpse into the amazing history of Greece! He was very friendly and made us feel like long time friends. Thanks for a great visit and hope to return!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again! Vassilios

Sondra Simonton

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 6/15

If you want to EXPERIENCE Athens, then Vassillios is the must have guide for you. It's like listening to the very best teacher you ever had and you will remember what he said because of the heartfelt presentation of his country. He had great tips on how we should navigate each site to get the most from it. This saved time so we could add more to our tour. It was our pleasure traveling with this gentle soul who left us with a new love for Athens and wonderful memories of his city. Hope to use him again.

Gary Konopka

Tampa, FL, United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 20/15

Did a fabulous job. His knowledge of Athens was stupendous. He made sure we saw all that was worth seeing to include changing of the guard at Prime Minister office. Great job by one of your best

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again Sincerely Vassilios V

Kim Thomas

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 16/15

Vassilios was extremely knowledgeable about the Acropolis and all the other history of Athens. He got us to the Acropolis early so we missed (not all of the crowds, unfortunately) a lot of the people. We only had one day because we were on a cruise, but we packed in a lot in one day. We had a great healthy and fresh food lunch that was not a "touristy location". Not too many people or guides have his wealth and knowledge and good humor. We were very impressed with our tour and can't wait to go back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again Sincerely Vassilios V

Robert Smith

Mount Airy, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 4/15

Vassilios provided us with a WONDERFUL tour, which he gladly revised to satisfy our requests. He took us to scenic and interesting sites and added excellent commentary along the way. THANKS, VASSILIOS!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again! Vassilios V

Wayne Erdman

Canada
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 23/15

We booked the Extended Half Day Athens tour with Vassilios, which took us to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Olympic Stadium, the Changing of the Guard and a short lunch. Although he is not a licensed guide, Vassilios has a wealth of knowledge of Athens and its history. He provided his narrative before reaching each site and gave us an appropriate amount of time before meeting up again. Vassilios did an excellent job and we highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again! Vassilios

Marie Esteve

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 10/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Pamela Quan

Canada
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 7/15

Vassilios is an excellent guide. He was ready to greet us with books and photos of what we would be seeing with a short video in the vehicle. We enjoyed his tour and he took us to all the sites that we asked for.

Alvin Nicolo

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 5/15

I could not imagine having a better tour of Athens and a better tour guide than Vassilios. He was very knowledgeable in terms of history, contemporary Athens and the "pulse" of the city. The sites visited and logistics of the tour were wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour and Vassilios.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Shawn Kozica

United States
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Trip -Corinth, Mycynae, Naflion, Epidaurus, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jun 1/15

Vassilios was an outstanding guide! He was knowledgable, accommodating, and punctual. I highly recommend him for a tour, and we will request his services during our next visit to Greece.

Donna Klein

United States
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Trip -Corinth, Mycynae, Naflion, Epidaurus, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: May 31/15

My husband and I spent 3 glorious days in Athens, Delphi and Peloponesse with Vassilios at the helm. From the moment he picked us up at our ship I knew we made the right choice. He made us feel right at home in his beloved country. His knowledge of Greek history and culture combined with his upbeat personality made the trip incredibly memorable. He made sure we ate like royalty in local places that were superb and not very expensive. We can't say enough good things. Look no further, Vassilios is your guy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again!

Donna Klein

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again!

Donna Klein

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 29/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again!

Paula Liguori

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 28/15

We did a full day Athens and Cape Sounion tour with Vassilios and had an absolutely amazing time with him! He loves his country so much and it is clear in the engaging way in which he conducts his tour! He is extremely knowledgeable and very engaging!!! He even had some thoughtful surprises for us which was very unexpected and added to how awesome this tour was! We learned so much and enjoyed an amazing meal and fell in love with Athens!!! Thanks so much Vassilios! You were a fantastic guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for everything, hope to see you soon again in near future Sincerely Vassilios V.

Ronald F.

Australia
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 20/15

Our guide picked us up right on time, despite a traffic problem. He showed us how real Greek people lived - it was a very extensive tour and quite interesting. The car was excellent and our guide was extremely flexible about showing us what we wanted to see. He also checked first if things (like museums) were open. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios