Judith H.United States
She was very knowledgable, managed our different needs and priorities very well. my sis was interested in the life of the people on the island our ill brother in law was sat down in a very comfortable bar with a great view as we walked along the incredable view of the town fe she gave us a sociological history of the area example told us about the battle with the nazis her husband was her guide, he too was prompt, picked us up we elected to go to the archoelogical dig was was fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much Judith for your kind review! I hope to have the chance to see all four of you again! Have a wonderful winter!
Bonita CoveyBrooklyn, NEW YORK, United States
Dimitra was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Santorini. Dimitra took us to many sites, answered our questions and was incredibly enlightening. We had a fabulous day and will recommend her to any of our friends and family who visit Santorini. After the day with her we felt we knew so much about the island we hadn't imagined. She also gave us great recommendations for dinner and shopping!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie and David! I am happy that you enjoyed both our day as well as my recommendations for the rest of your stay! It was great to have met you both and had a wonderful time with you! Guests like you remind me why I love my job! I hope to have the chance to meet again soon! A big hug to both of you!
Philip WarnerUnited Kingdom
A superb tour of a Santorini and probably the best private tour we have ever been on. Dimitra Lola’s was incredibly postiive, knowledgable and enthusiastic. We learned so much that we would not have without doing it and would recommend it to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Philip! Hopefully we will have the chance to meet again soon! Enjoy the rest of your wonderful cruise!
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Shari CurtisUnited States
Dimitra was excellent! She answered my pre-tour questions very promptly and provided excellent guidance. She was ready and waiting for us and the tour was exactly what I asked for. I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shari! It was great to have met you and I hope we have the chance to meet soon again in the future! My greetings to each one of you separately!
Patricia CicalaUnited States
This tour was wonderful! Dimitra was terrific and very kind and accommodated all of our requests. She was also extremely knowledgeable and gave us plenty of good data. Tomaso our driver was also very accommodating. I would recommend this activity to anyone who is going to Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Patricia! It was a great pleasure to have met you and we are happy that you enjoyed your day with Thomas and me on the island. We hope to see you soon back to Santorini!
Richard ClarkUnited States
Perfect and exceeded expectations!
Michael WilliamsUnited States
One of the best tour guides I have used through Tours by Locals. My teenaged kids enjoyed the tour and they are cynical as it gets.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael! I hope you are safe and happy back home! A big hug to each one of you separately!
Steven LevittUnited States
Dimitria and her driver (husband) were amazing. Warm, courteous, attentive, helping us choose our needs and desires with their experience was key to a great day. There relationships with the locals made it even better as you felt like royalty at every place you went. Never rushed, and never waiting, just a perfect day to see Santorini, history, beauty and lots of wine. They make a great team and we had a great day. I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants a special and unique day in Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven for your kind words! Both Thomas and me were happy to have met you and April and we look forward to having you soon back to Santorini. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Greece!
Donald HumphreyUnited States
My family and I were extremely happy that we chose Dimitra to be our tour guide in Santorini. She was extremely knowledgeable and engaged with us, and she has a great personality too. Santorini is an amazing place to see and Dimitra helped make our time in Santorini an amazing experience. Her husband Tomas, was an excellent driver, and their van was very comfortable. When you tour an amazing place like Santorini, you need an amazing tour guide. You need Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Donald for your wonderful words! We are happy that you enjoyed your day! Greetings to the whole family from both Thomas and me!
Gladell P.United States
This fantastic tour combines breathtaking views and amazing historical facts! We went around with my wife and 3 kids and had so much fun. Dimitra is pleasant, bubbly and very knowledgeable about Santorini. She gave us astounding details about the Akrotiri archeological site and Minoan civilization. The tour is well organized and convenient, despite going to different locations under the summer heat as Thomas drove us around. It's highly recommendable including for families with kids!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We are both happy to have met you all! Thank you very much for your kind words!It is a great reward when we manage to create a memorable day for our guests based on the interests and needs of each one separately! A big hug to each one of you separately and enjoy the rest of your summer!
James MordyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We were so happy as well to have met all three of you James! Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Greece and we hope to meet again somewhere sometime! A big hug to Rhonda and Taylor.
Hector Cruz-RosaUnited States
We were really amazed with Dimitra...she is super knowledgeable, charismatic, totally engaged and focused on her customers' needs at all times. What else can you ask from a professional guide? She is truly a jewel and I assure you that your experience will be incredibly enhanced by booking a private tour with Dimitra! She is worth every penny and you will not regret it. Her recommendations were right to the point, accurate and truly terrific! Thanks Dimitra for sharing this experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Hector and Ilia! It is wonderful to host guests like you in my tours! You are both so positive and eager to explore new places and enjoy what a place can offer, that it gives meaning to the work of a guide! People like you keep on reminding me of why I love so much my job! Have a fantastic time in Mykonos and looking forward to seeing you soon again!
Kathleen M.United States
Dimitra was excellent. My families favorite tour guide! She is very kind and went out of her way to please us. She was super accommodating! My son wanted a gyro. Dimitra went so far as to place a takeout order for us to pick up gyros in order to fit everything in we requested on our tour! Thank you Dimitra for the beautiful memories. You and your husband are fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kathleen! Both Thomas and me are so happy to have met you all! You are a wonderful family and hope to have the chance to see you again soon!
Roxanne HallHouston, TX, United States
Dimitra was great very knowledgeable and very engaging! She tools us all over the island. One thing to note. The black beach is extremely hot. I do recommend water shoes that you don't have to remove You are ok in the water and on your lounger inbetween is a hot foot experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roxanne thank you so much for your kind words! I am happy that you enjoyed our day on Santorini and I wish you to have a great time in Iceland as well! The black beach is indeed getting too hot and it requires shoes or sandals to walk on that!
Steven CollinsUnited States
Dimitra is a very experienced tour guide and really knows the island. She arrived at the designated meeting point ahead of schedule. She is very friendly and personable. She was quite agreeable to customizing the tour to our group (4) interests. The driver (her husband) was also very friendly and helpful. Dimitra took us to some great photo spots and recommended a great place for lunch with a beautiful view, as well as showing us the usual tourist attractions. It was a hot day, thanks for the water.
Sheila RodgersUnited States
We had 4 private tours during our 2 week holiday in Greece. All members of my family felt that Dimitra was the best tour guide by far - even my 12 and 14 year old thought she was amazing. She is a very gifted historian and educator and the passion and commitment she has for her job is evident. She brought Ancient Akrotiri to life! She was also incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the island and gave us amazing input on what to see and do (and where to eat!). Well worth the time and money
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sheila! I was so happy to have met you and your wonderful family! I hope to have the chance to see you all again some time in the future! Greetings from both Thomas and me to all four of you!
Stacy CrnkovichUnited States
Dimitra was amazing. She had a vast knowledge of the island and the Greek history. She was great with our teenage girls and played photographer for all the key picturesque sites. We ended the tour at a wonderful local winery which was the perfect ending to an amazing day. I highly recommend Dimitra's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stacy for your kind words! It is great to have the chance to meet wonderful people like you and that makes me love even more what I am doing! I am looking forward to seeing you soon again...maybe at your next journey! :-) A big hug to both of you and the girls!
Lance LimUnited States
Excellent tour with Dimitra and her husband/driver!! Very lively personality and also very obvious that she knows what she is talking about. The restaurant in Oia which she recommended was also very good. I would not hesitate to recommend her for a wonderful time in the Santorini area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lance! It was a pleasure to show you around the island and I hope we have the chance to meet again soon! Greetings from both Thomas and me!
Terry JohnsonUnited States
Great guide. Knowledgeable and wonderful personality. Heartily recommend to everyone. Terry, Fort Lauderdale, USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terry! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon!
Mikael HansenUnited States
We have taken many tours but none as fantastic and enjoyable as our day with Dimitra and her husband Thomas who I was our driver. The only sad part was having to say goodbye! Full off knowledge and with perfect English we look for ward to coming back and seeing them again. Too bad there are only 5 stars for the highest rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mikael and Karen! Both Thomas and me are so happy to have met you! We had a wonderful day showing you around Santorini and we enjoyed so much our discussions! We look forward to seeing you again back to the island-hopefully soon!
Gordon CrespoSan Francisco, CA, United States
Dimitra and her husband Thomas make a great team. No time is wasted as while Dimitra is giving us the tour Thomas concentrates on driving. She and Thomas know the Island well and their love and passion for Santorini is clearly evident. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gordon! It was our pleasure to have met you and shared with you our enthusiasm for this amazing place! A big hug to all three of you and look forward to seeing you soon back to the island!
Martha K.United States
If your plans include a trip to Santorini, get in touch ASAP with Dimitra to book time with her.She's a joy: with a warm, welcoming smile and dancing eyes; hugely knowledgeable about the island, and archaeology in particular; and eager to share her love of Santorini with her guests.From Fira to Akrotiri to Kamari to Oia, her husband Thomas drove us to all the sights - and sites - on the island.It was an introduction that makes us long to return and tour with them again someday!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Martha for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon back to the island for a few more days! Please send our greetings to Alson, Pat and Bruce!
Nancy RevlinUnited States
Fabulous tour with Dimitra L. We couldn't have asked for a better experience on Santorini! The communication was great with helpful hints about catching the cablecar to our meeting place. Dimitra was there waiting for us with a sign and her smiling face set the tone for our exploration of the islands. She was so well informed about the archeological site we visited, but also about local customs, special sights agriculture, etc. Best $ we spent on our trip! Personalized to our interests and energy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Nancy! We are happy that you enjoyed your day with us on Santorini and we are looking forward to seeing you all some time in the future, in Greece or California! A warm hug for all of you! Please send our greetings to Ted, Louise and Russ!
Cindy GuyBreslau, ON, Canada
Santorini is an amazing island paradise and should not be missed. Our guide Dimitra was absolutely the best. Would definitely recommend this tour and especially Dimitra as a guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Efcharisto poli Cindy! I am looking forward to seeing you soon back to the island!
Diane KorczynskiUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with lovely Dimitra and her excellent driver, husband Tomas, in their very comfortable air conditioned mini van. She is obviously an expert in all areas pertaining to Santorini, including its history and current events. We were able to customize our tour thus able to spend time seeing the popular picturesque sites, eg OIA with its famous blue-domed buildings but also we had an incredible visit to a local winery for samplings of a dozen wines - wonderful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane! I am happy that you enjoyed your day on the island and hope to see you soon back here!
Ellen SahharUnited States
It was outstanding....creative, fun, and flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen! I can't wait meeting you two again soon! Enjoy life!
We could not have wished for a more pleasant knowledgeable guide than Dimitra. Dimitra's vast knowledge of the island was very informative. Our visit to the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri was amazing. We then drove the glorious country side and viewed this magnificent island passing through quaint little villages. Oia! what more can I say, absolutely loved it and the small narrow streets and the unique little shops and photo opportunities galore! I would highly recommend Dimitra as a guide & this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol! It is my greatest reward when contributing to my guests`s memorable experience of the island! Meeting great people like you makes my job so much more enjoyable and I would not change it for anything!I hope to see you back here again soon!
Paul LundinUnited States
Dimitra is well spoken, knowledgeable, and fun. A wealth of information that she truly enjoys sharing. We had a wonderful day and experience with her. We would definitely book with her again if in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul! It was a great pleasure to have met you and I hope we have the chance to see you again soon! Greetings to both of you from both our "driver" and me!
Nancy S.United States
Dimitra was excellent. Very informative. Great cheerful attitude and easy to work with. Would highly recommend her. Can't wait to get back to Santorini!! Nancy and Mark
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nancy!My greetings to all four of you! I hope to see you soon back to Greece!Until then let the memory of the blue serenity of the Aegean to relax you! :-)
Kate N.United States
Dimitra was wonderful! She is knowledgeable, fun, interesting and personable. We spent a fabulous 1/2 day with her getting to know Santorini. At the end she directed us to her favorite restaurant and helped us to order the most delicious meal we had the whole trip. We would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kate, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy that I contributed to a memorable day of yours on Santorini and I hope to have the chance to see you soon back here!
John RiceUnited States
A wonderful tour by a wonderful tour guide. Dimitra went above and beyond to make our Santorini experience very special. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you soooo much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure to have met you and hope to see you very soon back to Santorini!
John AthertonUnited States
Dimitra was a pleasure to meet , very fun personality, and very knowledgable of Santorini. I would recommend her to you as a guide. We had a wonderful tour of the Santorini area with lots of local insights . Would love to do it all again ,Thanks Dimitra......
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John! I was happy to have met you and whenever you feel like missing Santorini, we can perfectly do it all again! Until then enjoy your every day as you did on the island!
Richard BealeUnited States
What can I say...Dimitra was a lovely young lady with a vibrant personality and good sense of humor. We only had 3 hours to tour with her, but she made the most of our time and we chose to go to Oia instead of Acrotiri. The trip to Oia allowed to see and learn more about the Island and the lives of those who are there when the tourists leave. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day or more enjoyable guide. Too bad there are only five stars to rate Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful words Richard! I am happy to have contributed to a memorable day of yours on Santorini! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Theodore SeitlesUnited States
Excellent. Knowledgeable. Friendly. Highly Recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ted! I am happy that you enjoyed our short tour of the island! Please send my gretings also to Annet!
Exceptional guide - vibrant personality, reliable, knowledgeable, flexible and a lot of fun. My niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Santorini many thanks to the FABULOUS Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to have met you both Judy!!! I am looking forward to seeing you back here soon and share some more great moments with you! Until then make sure you enjoy every single day!!!
Russell SheddPrescott, AZ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Russel it was a great pleasure meeting you! I am happy to have contributed to a memorable day of you on Santorini and hope to see you soon back here!
Chester DobsonUnited States
outstanding tour. Complete tour of the island. Exceptional choice for dinner. A delightful and easy to understand tour guide who obviously lives Santorini and shows it to perfection.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Chester! I am happy that you enjoyed your day on Santorini! May we all meet again soon! Until then, enjoy every single day!
Dimitra & Tomas took us 4 silly Aussies around on Monday 21 September. We had the best time, both seeing the island & with Dimitra & Tomas. Dimitra was very knowledgeable about the island & offered very good, better suggestions regarding my proposed itinerary which involved a lot of eating & drinking. Highlights was the town of Oia & Sigalas winery. We were tempted to miss our ship & take up Dimitra's offer of accommodation!! I would highly recommend Tours by Locals, especially Dimitra & Tomas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dearest Aussies!!! Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure to have met each one of you separately! I am happy that you enjoyed our day on the island and looking forward to seeing you back here for some more days! Until then, enjoy life!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars Andrew!
Jennifer BakerUnited Kingdom
Oh my goodness what a fantastic guide. So full of life, enthusiasm, joy and laughter. So much knowledge of the island. Would highly recommend. Fab comfortable vehicle. She is a star, and stylish with it! Xx
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! What a fantastic review! Thank you soooo much Jennifer for your praise! I am so honoured and happy that you enjoyed our day on the island! I am looking forward to seeing soon back here! Until then, enjoy every single day of your life as if you were on Santorini!:-)
Bradley MuroUnited States
We had an amazing time with Dimitra. She met us at the port when our ferry arrived and hopped on board for minibus we were taking around Greece. Our first stop was the ruins of Akrotiri. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the site and gave us a great two hour tour of the excavation. After that we walked to a local restaurant on the beach and had a wonderful lunch. Then it was back to the minibus for a tour of the island. I would highly recommend her to anybody visiting Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bradley! Give my greetings to the whole family! I hope you had a blast around Greece and Norway!
Philip BascleUnited States
Again, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the toursByLocals guide Dimitra. I have used the service in Rome, Venice and Florence on past trips and have always had very interesting and qualified guides, and Dimitra was another great example. She and her husband tailored the time to our wishes, and exposed us to some areas we would not have visited if not for her. Her english is excellent and was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting and had love for what she does.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Philip! I am so happy that you enjoyed our tour of the island and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon, on Santorini or, who knows, maybe in New Orleans! Our greetings to both of you!
Robert SmithMount Airy, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Dimitra's tour was one of the best ever. She tailored it to fit our requests and showed us many scenic areas of Santorini. She also provided interesting information about some of the things we did not have time to see on this visit to Santorini. THANKS, DIMITRA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was wonderful to have met you Robert! I am happy to have contributed to a memorable day for you and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Sangeeta PatelUnited States
Dimitri is an amazing tour guide! She gave us an amazing history lesson about the island of Santorini including the eruption that lead to the formation of the caldera. We visited Akrotiri, the blue dome church in Firostefani and Santorini Winery. Wherever we went, Dimitra gave us history lesson. You can tell how.much she loves her home! Tomas is a terrific driver an the van was air conditioned which is a must in August!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sangeeta!It was wonderful to have spent the morning with you and your wonderful family! I hope you enjoyed your next days on the island as well and I am looking forward to meeting you soon again on the island or anywhere else in the world! A big hug to each one of you and an even bigger to little Sheila!
Patricia SpraguerUnited States
We were four people and all enjoyed the tour very much. Dimitra was excellent in showing us the sites, assisting us with restaurant and transportation. We highly recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Patricia, I am happy that you enjoyed your day on Santorini and I hope to see you again sometime somewhere in the world! Could you please let me know also the reason for the 4 star rating? Is there something you missed in order to be able to correct it for my future guests?
Jo Ann LechmanUnited States
I had limited abilities. Dimitra presented options that I could comfortable do. Her knowledge and presentation was exceptional. I had a very pleasant morning with her. I felt I got a positive true impression of the country and residences - not a tourist version. I highly recommend selecting her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy Jo Ann that you enjoyed our day on Santorini! All the best to you and your loving ones! My greetings from Greece!
Tanya ShkarovskyUnited States
Great tour! Dimitra is very very knowledgeable and prepared. She answered all our questions. She tailored the tour to our needs. Awesome English. The tour was a delight. Thanks again and we will recommend it to anybody.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tanya! My greetings and a big hug to your fabulous family and especially to your little "dolphin"! I hope to see you soon back here or, who knows, in a U2 or Aretha Franklin concert! Enjoy your lives!!!
Christina DI LoretoUnited States
Our 6 hour tour of Santorini was the best part of our vacation because of Dimitra. She is so informative, educated, speaks perfect English (as well as three other languages) and her delightful personality makes her ever more amazing. Her love of her island home was apparent throughout the entire tour. We were able to customize our day trip to our individual needs based on her recommendations and thoughts. You will fall in love with Santorini during your tour with Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina,I am so happy that I contributed to a memorable day on the island and I am looking forward to seeing all of you again soon back here. Please give a big hug to Gloria, Remington and Steve! Enjoy every single day!
Alex HadjiyaneUnited States
Dimitra was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional during our tour. She made our family comfortable and we came out of the experience knowing much more about Santorini history. I wound highly recommend Dimitra to anyone looking for a fun yet educational experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alex! It was great to have met you all and I hope to have the chance to see each other soon again! Have a wonderful time in Crete!
Anthony Mancarivero beach, FL, United States
Dimitra, was the best guide all week( and the others were fantastic!) She and her driver, Thomas, were a delight. They made the tour not only knowledgeable but also fun. Her professionalism is tops and her commentary on the history of Santorini answered all questions and gave us new insights to the Ancient World. I recommend her to anyone visiting this "slice of heaven".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ray, it was a great pleasure to have met all of you and I am happy that your day ended up being special and memorable! I am looking forward to seeing you again back here!My greetings to all of you!
Patricia WisemanUnited States
Our tour with Dimitra on May 17th, 2015 was just fantastic!!! We spent the entire day touring Santorini and all its sweet spots, including a wonderful lunch right on the ocean with fresh fish and great charm. All of the spots we traveled to see and walked through were amazing including the hidden away red beach. All I can say is that you will be so lucky if you are visiting Santorini and have Dimitra as your guide, she is positively the best!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patty it was a great luck to have the chance to meet all of you! I really hope our life paths give us the chance to meet again sometime in the future, somewhere in the world! My greetings to the great team of the amazing four!
James MaioranoUnited States
The best. She (and her husband - our driver) knew every inch of the island. They were both wonderful and gave us the feeling that we were with friends. Would highly recommend Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much James! I am glad that you enjoyed your day on the island!
Myrna RiveraUnited States
Dynamic Dimitra knows every inch (and every person) of Santorini! She is well versed in Greek culture, history and knows where to find the best vistas of the caldera. We really enjoyed our day with the Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Myrna! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your days on the island and hope to see you soon back here!
was the luckiest person on behalf of my parents to have DIMITRA as our tour guide in SANTORINI.. DIMITRA have shown the ability to assist us before and also during the tour. Her capabilities are shown with commitment and full of passion.. My very thumbs up to her for having her as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kelvin for your kind words! I loved my day with your parents and their friends and I am looking forward to seeing you as well soon on the island! Until then take care and enjoy life! My greetings from Greece and a big hug to your parents!
Tracy AllardCoppell, TX, United States
We absolutely adored Dimitria, she was perfect for us. She was incredibly knowledgeable, holds multiple degrees, and was incredibly charming to boot. When she picked us up, she asked what we'd like to see and do and then adjusted our agenda accordingly. We then bumped into her the next evening on our flight to Athens and she gave us some valuable information for that part of our trip as well. We can't say enough good things about our experience with Dimitria and highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tracy! I am so happy you enjoyed both Santorini and Athens and I hope yo see you soon again back here! My greetings to both of you!!!
Dimitra is a delightful young lady with a very bubbly personality. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great instinct regarding the personalities and interests of her clients. In our case, one person in our party has walking difficulties and requires the use of a wheelchair at times. Dimitra was able to design a wonderful tour of the island, keeping in mind the restrictions. She went overboard to make sure that everyone had a good time and experienced all the wonderful sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Herb! It was a great pleasure to have met all four of you! I hope you have some wonderful pictures to upload! I will look for your webpage to admire them! Greetings to all of you!
Alan ErnstUnited States
My only regret is that there are only 5 stars to rate this guide, because she deserves higher! My wish was to explore the historic village of Pyrgos in the hills of Santorini, Dimitra customized the tour to fit our request and then delivered an exceptional experience! All four of us can't stop talking about our Santorini visit and it is all because of Dimitra! We had loads of FUN with Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review Alan! I am happy that your day on the island was a memorable one and it is a greater pleasure to have contributed on that! My greetings also to Stephanie, Bill and Carol and I hope to have the chance to see you again sometime in the future!
Judith FeldmanUnited States
We really enjoyed spending our day in Santorini with Dimitra. She is very knowledgeable, and fun to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Judith! I hope to see each other, sometime, somewhere in the world soon again!
Bryan GerstelUnited States
dimitra is just a delight..energetic, organized,most informative and a pleasure to spend time with wandering around santorini..you could do no better than have her guide you around...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan, thank you for your wonderful words and most of all for your positive energy and great company during our short tour of the island. I hope to have the chance to see you again,back here or anywhere else in the world. Until then, enjoy life!
Shelley EichnerUnited States
Dimitra was a great tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made our visit to santorini memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley I am so happy that you enjoyed your day on the island and I hope to see you soon back here for some more memorable moments! Until then, enjoy every single moment of your life!
Dennis RosePennant Hills, NSW, Australia
Dimitra was a wonderful guide. Fully attentive to our desires to see Akrotiri and the museum in Fira. Dimitra was very knowledgeable and knew her archaeology. Apart from which she was a delightful companion. Our experience in Santorini with Dimitra was a highlight of our Mediterranean cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure meeting you both and I am happy that you enjoyed your day on the island. Hopefully we will meet again some time soon in the future! I am looking forward to that! Until then, enjoy life! A big hug to both of you!
Terry ConnellyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Dimitra! Her vibrant personality and historical knowledge made the day very interesting and very enjoyable! Her wealth of touring experiences were evident as all of the locals commented to us that she was "the best"! She really could be the Mayor of Santorini! Patti and Terry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review Patti and Terry! You were both wonderful and I enjoyed our day together as if I was with friends! I hope to see you again soon!
Three cheers to Dimitra!!! She was anxiously waiting for us as our ship was delayed that day. She is an expert and gave a brief history about the place before we started our tour. She speaks good English and explained all our queries patiently. My wife felt very friendly with her and my children liked her "Bravo" for the answers I gave for her questions. The best part was that she took us to some places which are not commonly visited by tourists and are very exotic. Thx from Latha, Sweta, Bharat & Sreeni
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sreeni, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have met you and your family and I hope to see you soon back here or anywhere in the world! Thank you very much and give a hug to Latha, Sweta and Bharat!
Dimitra was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to have met all of you ladies!!! Looking forward to seeing you back here soon!!!
Shelly SherwinUnited States
There are no words to describe how extraordinary our Santorini tour was with Dimtra L. I am handicapped and somehow, she was able to find accessible ways for us to see everything I had my heart set on. At the end of the day, she ended the tour taking us to the most exquisite spot where we had the most breathtaking view of Santorini. Dimitra is a wonder-she is goldmine of historical facts, knowlegde of the island and experience in how to make the tour tailored to an individual's needs. Brava!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Shelly, thank so much for your wonderful words! It was a really unique experience for me to see you so happy and I will never forget you! And have in mind that I only offered you the easiest way...it was YOUR will that made you accomplish your dream! A big hug to both you and your dear husband! Enjoy life as you do!
Maria PuzziferroUnited States
Dimitra is wonderful! She's beautiful, funny, smart and efficient. Who could ask for more? We started our day at Oia, where she gave us ample time to explore on our own and perfect guided time. Then, to Akrotiri, where we had the most interesting, informative, and perfect history lesson ever. We ended at a local beach for a late lunch and swim. Dimitra was just simply one of the best tour guides we have EVER had. She gave us the perfect balance of guiding and privacy and was intuitive as to our prefs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, I am so happy that you enjoyed your day on the island and I wish you to enjoy the rest of the days of your trip in the Mediterranean Sea. Have a wonderful journey back and I hope to see you soon back here. Greetings to both of you!
Joseph P.Fishers, IN, United States
Dimitra was the best guide that we have ever had . We toured the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Her explanation of the artifacts and Minoan culture was like hearing it from an archeological-detective - coherent and fascinating. Then we visited Akrotiri where she showed us where the artifacts had been discovered. Finally we explored and lunched in beautiful Oia. Dimitra speaks flawless English, and has a fabulous sense of humor. We laughed all day! A great day with a warm, wonderful person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph it was a great pleasure to have met you! You are both wonderful and made my day seem as a holiday! :-) I am looking forward to seeing you soon back here! Until then enjoy every single day!
Gordon MarksUnited States
Dimitra was a great Guide. She made sure we saw what we wanted and was flexible with our needs. We would recommend her for anyone traveling to Santorini
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gordon! It was a great pleasure having met you and I am happy that you enjoyed your day on Santorini! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Yok Eng C.Malaysia
Dimitra is wonderful, knowledgeable and she gets along pretty well with our 6 years old daughter too. Our entire family have a great time and end this trip with more knowledge on Santorini than what we expected. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yok Eng thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy you enjoyed the day! A big hug to all of you and especially to the little princess!
Our tour with Dimitra was everything that we hoped it would be - relaxed, comfortable, informative, she has a good sense of humor and patient as well - hopefully we can come back again someday and we would be seeking out Dimitra once again and also we would certainly recommend her to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mariska! I am glad you enjoyed the day and it was a great pleasure meeting you and Novi! Hope to see you soon back here or anywhere in the world!
Dimitra is fantastic! what a great way to see Santorini! Such a warm and fun personality and passion for the island and its history. We were a party of 8 people in our 30's and had a great time on our custom tour. I definitely recommend going to the volcanic ruins of Akrotiri, seeing Oia and doing a wine tour if you have time. We had a great time exploring and will be back to Santorini as soon as we can :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tania, thank you so much for your super kind words. You need warm and passionate audience to be able to express yourself and you were all great! You are an example of people that let their soul travel, not only their body and I feel grateful to have met you! My greetings to each one of ypu and I look forward to seeing you soon back here!
L. S.United States
Fully customized tour with an amazing tour guide. Dimitra has extensive knowledge of the Island and beyond. Above all of my extremely positive impressions of her intellect, she also knows many of the local owners and staff, and how to find hidden spots to avoid the crowds when watching the sunset and/or appeasing your culinary desires. My highest recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a great pleasure and honour to have met you! I wish you a wonderful life, off the beaten track! :-)
Louis PennerUnited States
Our. Guide Dimitra was excellent. Perhaps the best guide. We have ever had Louis Penner
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Louis! It was my pleasure to have met you! I hope you rested well and enjoyed a nice walk in Oia as well! My greetings to both of you!
Judy SimonetUnited States
We were 6 people on this tour and cannot say enough positive things about it. Dimitra was punctual, highly knowledgeable, very considerate of the different needs among us including interests in sites as well as one passenger's physical disability. She has a charming personality and the skill to manage the tour with professionalism and expertise. We feel fortunate to have had her for our Santorini tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Judy! It was a great pleasure to have met all of you and I am happy you enjoyed your day on the island! I hope to see you back here soon! Greetings to each one of you separately!
Michael MetcalfUnited States
Wonderful experience to see one of the most beautful sites ever-- Santorini. Dimitra was gracious and accommodating. She knew how to avoid the crowds coming off the cruise ships. Give her a try!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am happy you enjoyed the day! I hope to see you soon back here!
Zaidi Mohamad AliMalaysia
Very friendly (also to children). Knowledgeable. Cheerful. Punctual. Flexible with time during tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Zaidi for your kind words! Please give a big hug to Nabija! I hope to see you soon again on Santorini or anywhere in the world! Enjoy your trip back home!
James SouthworthUnited States
Great is all my wife and I can say of our tour with Dimitra. We toured Santorini on a lovely day. I was looking for interesting photo opportunities. We did the walk from Merovigli to Fira, had lunch in Vlichada and toured the ruins in Akrotiri. All along the way Dimitra interacted with the locals. We found ourself in closed bars, closed balconies and private courtyards taking photos. She was very knowledgable of the culture, history and architectureand a energetic and fun guide to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words James! I definitely enjoyed the day with you and Jean! It is always my pleasure to host so interesting people and I hope I helped you create a big variety of themes for your paintings. Looking forward to seeing some of them. Tell Jean to introduce the Fanta-Ouzo concept to your greek friends!A big hug to both of you!
Amy VanUnited States
Dimitra was so knowledgeable at her work! I was so impressed by her vast experience as a world traveler. It was our fortune that she decided to stay in Greece this year (for the winter) as she usually traveled. Akrotiti was amazing. We went to the Archeological Museum in Athens and actually saw the art works she showed us during our tour. Thank you so much for showing off Santorini to us in the most "awesomely" breathtaking sight of the Caldera! I even forgot about the fact that I hate height! :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure to have met both of you and equally enjoyed our conversations! I hope to see you again somewhere in the world! Until then, enjoy life!
Brian ButenskyUnited States
Dimitra met us on time. In advance we had asked her to take us to great spots for photography. She led us to the spots. Told us where to go and where to face for the best shots. She was very informative about the history, as well as the sights of Santorini. We couldn't have asked for more from any guide. She was perfect. She even left time for the women to shop in Oia and Fira.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to have met you all Brian! My best wishes to you and your party and I hope to see you again some time in the future!
Robin BuxtonOrinda, CA, United States
Dimitra was terrific. Her enthusiasm for the sites we visited was contagious! We covered both ends of the island of Santorini which is no small feat. Indeed, one after effect was our excitement to see the wall frescoes from Akritiri at the archeological museum in Athens. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Robin! I am happy that you made it to see the wall paintings of Akrotiri in the archaeological museum of Athens! It will be great to see you again some time in the future! Until then enjoy every single day!
Michael GilbertUnited States
Dimitra was a delight - we loved spending the day with her in Santorini -she was fun and personable and LOVES what she does. It was a great day and we highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Michael! My greetings to both you and Jan! I hope to see you again some time in the future! Until then enjoy life!
Shari McLeanSmithfield, NC, United States
My father and I had a wonderful tour around Santorini with Dimitra. She tailored the day to what we wanted to see and provided lots of history and information about the island as well as recommendations of other things to see and try. We saw as much of Santorini as could be seen in 6 hours. I highly recommend any tour with Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shari thank you very much! It was a great pleasure to have met both you and your father! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays on the island! My best greetings to both of you!
Marianna TcherpakovUnited States
VERY GOOD!!!!! She knows a lot, explained historical and cultural artifacts, was really nice and accomodating, we saw a lot during the tour. It was definitely money worth tour, really recommend her as a guide: nice, interesting, and cares for her customers. Well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marianna! It was a great pleasure meeting you and I will be happy to see you again! Enjoy every single day of your life!
Gary MeekUnited States
Dimitra met us at the location stated. She was personable, knowledgeable and made every effort to fulfill all our requests. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a personal tour of Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that you enjoyed your day on Santorini Gary and thank you for your kind words! I hope to see you back here soon! My best greetings to both of you!
Bruce AndelsonUnited States
Dimitra was one of the best tour guides we have had. She is interesting, knowledgable, fun and made history "come alive". I was thoroughly impressed by her fascinating presentation and lovely personality. I highly recommend Dimitra for anyone traveling to Santorini. She is also an excellent driver and I felt comfortable with her for the entire time. What a fabulous tour and a fabulous tourguide! Thank you and bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bruce for your lovely words! Iamlookin forwar t seein yo agai back here or anyanywherei th world!
Cynthia WolffSan Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Dimitra is an outstanding guide who knows the history, the geography and the current state of Santorini. She is also extremely flexible in planning. We all arrived at Akotiri for our tour only to find that a strike had closed it. She immediately regrouped suggesting a different itinerary which all of us found to be wonderful and possibly better than the original one. Dimitra made me very comfortable with tours by locals so I will not hesitate to reserve tours with you again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cynthia it was a pleasure to have met you and I hope to see you soon back here and have some more time to present you the island and its special character! Until then enjoy every single day and create only beautiful moments! My best wishes to each one of you separately!
Francisco RiveraUnited States
Very knowledgeable tour guide as well as very friendly. She was not in a hurry and allowed us to admire the beauty of Santorini at our own pace. Dimitri was very good as well with our baby. She got to even rent an infant car seat so that our daughter would be safe while traveling on her car. I will definitively contact her again when we get to visit Santorini one more time. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Francisco. I will be glad to see you again back to the island as the pain due to my just injured finger did not allow me to offer you the fun I meant to...I hope your wife and little daughter are more than fine! Give them my greetings and a big kiss to your little princess!
Wonderful is too weak a work to describe this tour. Forget the fact that the island alone is beautiful, with breathtaking vistas and charming towns. Dimitra herself is a delight. Extremely personable, very accommodating, and she knows her history! She made us feel right at home, and is so well known around the island that we felt like VIPS--even to the point of reserving a table for dinner at Argo overlooking the sea! She communicates very well, both in person and in email/SMS. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mike for your wonderful words! You make me feel like a vip!!!! :-) I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays as well! Whenever you want to come back it will be my pleasure to see you again! My greetings to your beloved princesses!
Bruce EvansUnited States
Dimitra was an excellent guide ...we enjoyed her enthusiasm and hope we can stay in touch....GREAT TOUR
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bruce! It was also your enthusiasm to learn and enjoy the most of the island that made me share the most with you! I would definetely wish to keep in touch with you and see you again soon! My best wishes for many happy days!
Thomas StallingsUnited States
Our tour with Dimitra was wonderful! She is a delightful person and extremely well-informed and enthusiastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas! I hope you had a wonderful evening after the tour enjoying the sunset with your homemade mezedes and the Santorini wine! My greetings to Suzy and your friends!
Richard TeshUnited States
Dimitra was outstanding. Within moments of arriving we felt like old friends. She was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. She tailored the tour to meet our needs and was very careful to make sure the children were also enjoying the tour. We cannot say enough about Dimitra. We loved every moment of the tour and hope to return to Europe some day. We will book another tour with her in a heartbeat!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard thank you very much! I enjoyed our day as well and I am looking forward to seeing you soon again! Till then enjoy every single moment!!! My greetings to all of you!
Dimitra is a very warm and caring person, she took care of my family and even took into consideration of my mother's medical condition. It's a blessing to have a guide who goes all out to make sure that my family is well taken care of. Thank you so much for making their trip in Santorini a memorable one!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cynthia thank you for your kind words! I hope your mother is feeling much better...send my greetings to both your father and Roger! I hope to see you all soon back to Santorini!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! :-)
Dimitra was by far one of our favourite tour guides. She is so friendly, personable and so passionate and knowledgeable about history, art and culture. We had such an amazing time with her and felt that she went above and beyond. Highly recommend her and will certainly contacting her again if we return to Santorini. Thank you for making our trip to Santorini so memorable and enjoyable Dimitra!
Christopher B.United Kingdom
Dimitra was amazingly knowledgeable about every aspect of life on Santorini and was full of enthusiasm throughout the tour. She made suggestions about where to get the best view of the whole island and has some funny and very interesting stories of her own to share. We cannot fault any aspect of the tour. Highly recommended! Many thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christopher thank you so much for your kind words! I hope to see you back here soon!
Jonathan SeidelAtlanta, GA, United States
Dimitra was a pleasure to meet and tour with during our recent "best of Santorini" excursion. We had a fantastic visit and cannot wait to go back for a longer period of time! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to meet you too Jonathan! Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Ankur AgarwalPune, MAHARASHTRA, India
She's a great guide! Her commentary on Akrotiri made the ruins come alive. We could really imagine the whole town bustling with activity right in front of us. She took us to all the important places in Santorini in a 4 hours tour. The tour was so complete that we spent the next few days just in Oia, without bothering to go anywhere else. I would recommend Dimitra without any reservations. She's a lively, jovial and very knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ankur! I had a great time with you as well and I hope next time I see you I can meet your little ones as well! My greetings to the whole family and a ...chocolate baklava to your lovely wife! :-)
Willem W.South Africa
Dimitra was on time, friendly and very helpful. She is a very knowledgeable and able guide and showed us the highlights of Santorini (and more) in the 4 hours which we had available. I can recommend her any time!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Willem, I hope you had a nice and safe trip back home! Enjoy your lives and hope to see you soon back here to spend some days this time on the island and enjoy its atmosphere. My best greetings to both of you.
Joseph GelbwaksUnited States
Our tour to Santorini could not have better. Our guide Dimitra was early and on time. I have a scooter so traversing the steps were a challenge. She is very informative and has a charming personality. She could not have been anymore helpful and the trip was great. She recommended a restaurant for lunch Argo which was fabulous overlooking Santorini harbor. Definitely would use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Joseph! I am glad that you enjoyed our tour and your strength and will for a high quality of life is an inspiration for me! Keep on and enjoy every single day! My greetings to your wife and friends!
David HollandNew Zealand
Dimitra is a honey. She is so vivacious, knowledgeable, flexible, talkative and approachable (though wonder at her driving at times - only joking). After 40 days at sea the day with her was special, as was the lunch at her favourite restaurant. Thank you D.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much David and Di. Enjoy every single day as we did during our tour! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Annie E.United States
Dimitra is an excellent, excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and gracious. Dimitra's English is easily understandable, and she is able to communicate on just about any subject. Her guidance through the prehistoric city of Thera was detailed and informative. Dimitra really gave us a sense of the life in Santorini, in the past, as well as the present.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Annie! It was my pleasure to have you as my guests for the day and I am looking forward to seeing you back here soon!
Rita C.United States
Dimitra was a lot of fun and full of details of the island. She had a wonderful personality and made our day in Santorini an unforgettable experience. We would recommend her without any reservations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Rita, but it would be helpful to know for my future tours what made you put 4 instead of 5 stars. Is there something that I could do and didn`t?
Robert WaldropUnited States
Dimitra was awesome! Extremely friendly, pleasant, and very knowldegable. She loves guiding and telling visitors about her country which makes for a wonderful visit. When it started raining, she sook us to a small winery where we ate and drank wine for a couple of hours until rain stopped. A superb suggested modification to the tour. Definitely recommend Dimitra as your guide when visiting Santorini.
Kelli WarburtonUnited States
My family and I had the most amazing time on our tour with Dimitra. It was by far the highlight of our trip to Greece. Dimitra was such a pleasure to be around and she really made us feel at home. She made the experience one we will never forget. I highly recommend touring with Dimitra and I look forward to touring with her again. Kelli Warburton - Phoenix, AZ
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kelli! I had a fantastic time with you and I am really looking forward to seeing you all again soon!!! My greetings to the family and tell your father: "Paaabloooo"! :-)
Noel DavisUnited States
Our tour with Dimitra was fantastic. She was a wealth of information, she was lovely, polite, on time and beautiful. She went above and beyond with her tour of Santorini!! I would highly recommend Tours By Locals and her tour to anyone interested. Thank you very much, Noel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Noel for your kind words! I enjoyed as well the time with you and I felt as if I were with friends! It will be great to see you soon again somewhere in the world! Until then take care and enjoy life!
William SmylieUnited States
We were on a 10 day cruise with a one day stop in Santorini. Our tour with Dimitra was the highlight of our holiday. She was was a wonderful knowledgeable guide with a charming personality speaking excellent English. We learned and saw more in Santorini in one day than on a 3 day previous visit. Dimitra choose a local Greek restaurant for lunch. The food and service was excellent. At the end of our tour we felt Demitra was more of a local friend in Santorini rather than just a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much William, you were all wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon! My greetings to Michael and J.