Kathy ToberUnited States
Vassilios is magnificent in all ways.
Brenda DuFresneUnited States
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!
Hazel GreenfieldUnited States
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 FischerSylvan Lake, MI, United States
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 CicalaUnited States
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
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 DickersonUnited States
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!
Susana BowlingUnited States
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 CreceliusUnited States
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!
David SpiegelUnited States
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...
Kelly TraverUnited States
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.
Marvin KatzUnited States
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.
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 SelatiUnited States
A great tour--- knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent guide....
Craig FarquharUnited States
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
Lisa WanglerUnited States
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!
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.
Paul LundinUnited States
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
Steve BarnesUnited Kingdom
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
Neal WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future. Vassilios V
Melanie BettsUnited States
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
Michael HannaUnited States
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 HaberaeckerUnited States
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
Sondra SimontonHouston, TEXAS, United States
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.
Kim ThomasUnited States
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
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.
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
Vassilios did a great job of touring us through Athens. We didn't realize when we booked this tour that he wasn't a guide so he couldn't go with us into the sites but he did do a good job of getting us around the city and hitting the sites before they got to busy. He also took us to a wonderful little restaurant for lunch. Unfortunately it poured rain for part of the day but we still had a great time.
Michael A.United States
Great knowledge of history, funny stories, lots of unknown info Great driving to sites but unable to accompany us in so prepared us ahead of time so we could take in sites on our own Saw many places in one day Very kindly man
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again
Bret MaserUnited States
We were greeted promptly at the time requested and vassilios did a great job helping to accomodate my 14 mo. old son and my 67 yr old mother. We had a great time and felt very welcomed and comfortable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you in near future again! Kind Regards Vassilios
Vassilios was a great guide. He brought us to all the places you will ever want to see. He is also quite funny and made our day most enjoyable. I high recommend you use him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon in near future again Sincerely Vassilios V
Absolutely an excellent day! Vassilios made the day special for us. We never waited for anything and he was entertaining, informative, and able to change itinerary when the Greek gods decided a torrential downpour was called for! The place he took us for lunch was fabulous and we really felt we got first class treatment all the way. From the moment he was waiting for us at the cruise ship terminal to our return, everything was great! Book him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon again in near future Sincerely Vassilios V.
Donald LaingUnited States
Our tour in Athens was outstanding. Our guide had impressive knowledge and was extremely organized. He was considerate and helpful. He even knew how to pick eating places that had great food without breaking your billfold. It would be hard to improve on him. Be sure to try the frozen lemonade slush near the foot of the Acropolis.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon again Kind Regards Vassilios V.
Richard WorshamUnited States
Knowledgeable fun guy with good languish skills. Did everything he could to make our tour enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future! Vassilios V
Rita MoyaUnited States
Vassalios was an excellent guide for our one day in Athens. Not only did we see all the sights but we also had a very interesting discussion of history and politics in Greece. We arrived early at the Port Terminal but he was there ahead of schedule. We managed to get lost for over 30 minutes while visiting the Acropolis and he waited patiently for us to work our way back to where he'd parked. He also took us to the most amazing restaurant on the way to our airport hotel. A most enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again
Mark OristanoUnited States
I had been looking forward to seeing Athens for decades and it was worth the wait. Vassilios was the perfect guide. Once he found out I was a professional photographer, he took me to places that gave me visions of the city most others don't get to see. My photos turned out beautifully, and Vassilios was a wonderful days companion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again..
Dale WinogradUnited States
Vassilios was great....knowledgeable - saw a lot in one day........far more than with the cruise ship excursions !! Book him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again..
Annette MarquezUnited States
We enjoyed our tour very much. Everyone was very happy I found this tour. Vassilios told us so much more than we were expecting. We were able to do more and get more information in our day than others we talked to. Thank you for such a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again! Best Regards Vassilios
Amy LewisUnited States
Vassilios was great and was extremely informative. I would recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you for a great tour!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon again in near future Best Regards Vassilios
Tom WisheropUnited States
Vassilios is very well-informed, knowledgeable, generous, safe, considerate, kind, and patient. He speaks very good English and is obviously well-respected among his local peers. His style is direct but efficient, warm-hearted and easy to know. We saw several ancient and contemporary sites. Vassilios is a great ambassador of Greek culture and you cannot go wrong in choosing him as a guide for a broad range of Athenian and Greek history. We'll definitely choose him again as our guide for our next visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Best Regards Vassilios
Deborah W.United States
Our first ever tourbylocals experience and it was perfect! On this land/cruise vacation we took no less than 10 tours and the one with Vassilios was by far our favorite. He treated us as if we were family, greeted us with thoughtful gifts and traditional snacks and provided us with a history of Greece as we participated in a generous tour of all we wanted to see and much more. Vassilios is a friendly, sophisticated, brilliant tourguide, who really personalized our private tour. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much, hope to see you soon again
Edward GersteinUnited States
Vassilios was excellent, both very helpful and knowledgeable. Couldn't have been better. Ed Gerstein
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon in near future!
Ursula WojciechowskiUnited States
This was our first trip to Athens and only had one full day to see as much as possible. Vassilios was supposed to be our tour guide for the day but he was so much more than just a "tour guide". Vassiliios is an encylcopedia of historical information, culture, literature, philosophy and more..........plus he is a safe and professional driver. Vassilios showed us amazing sites and small little hideaways and we highly recommend him if you want to get to know Athens.
Chuck BuppUnited States
My wife and I had a wonderful Day in Greece with Vassilios! If you have limited time like we did off of a cruise ship then you need to hire Vassilios for the day. I can't imagine anyone that has more passion and knowledge about his home land of Greece. He picked us up and got us to the Acropolis before the all of the big tour buses showed up. We were able to see so many sites because of Vassilios knowledge of the city. We ate in a local place and had some terrific food as well. A big Thanks to Vassilio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon again in near future!
Great tour.Vassilios is a great tour guide.Got us to all the sights we wanted to see. Would strongly recommend to anybody going to Athens
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future
Ron UrtonUnited States
I accidentally booked Vassilios a day early, but he recognized the mistake and still met us at the dock on the correct day and time. His input throughout the tour was remarkable. We saw everything everyone on the cruise tours got to see, but we also were taken to other sites as well. He kept my three kids entertained (ages 11, 8, and 4) while still having discussions with my wife and I about Greek philosophy and history. He directed us to an excellent Greek restaurant to end our day. Excellent tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again King Regards Vassilios V.
Philip CoulsonUnited States
What a wonderful day we spent with Vassilios! The best part was hearing about the reality of living in Greece given the current problems - and his putting together a day to see how real life is in Athens. Lots of fun - a very knowledgable person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again
Jean GashHouston, TX, United States
Vassilios is a wonderful guide. He has extensive knowledge about the history of his country. His love for Athens was obvious. He was a genuine philosopher, and regaled us with many of life's truisms. He showed us a wonderful day. Many of the ship's tours were cancelled because the German Prime Minister was visiting, and we were told the city would be completely closed down. Vassilios must have found every back road, but we saw every part of Athens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, hope to see you soon again..
Donald WatrenUnited States
Wonderful guide, he really showed us all the most interesting areas of Athens. I would highly recommend him, his English was excellent and he gave us a great deal of insight into the Greek experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donald Watren, Thank you very very much, hope to see you soon again in near future! Best Regards Vassilios V.
Scott ShermanUnited States
In over 25 years of traveling this was our first ToursByLocals and this was one of the very best days of all of our travel experiences, He is fantastic, knows everything about Athens and Greece, made the city, it's history and culture come alive in ways that are magnificent and personal and so special. Our day will remain a highlight of our travel experiences I cannot rave enough about him and our experience. I want to commend Tours by locals as well for your organized easy way to arrange tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, Thank you very very much, hope to see soon again
Amber EskewUnited States
Vassilios made our day in Athens wonderful! He shared his knowledge with us and made sure we were comfortable and did exactly what we hoped to do in Athens. We are a family of five and he was very patient with the kids- especially our one year old! We loved our day in Athens! Thank you Vassilios!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you very much, i had a great day also
Thanks Vassilios for such a amazing tour. As it was your Easter Sunday we really appreciate you giving up your day and sharing your city. With everything closed you still managed to show us all the major sites and made us feel like a true Greek. We will remember this experience forever. Many thanks, Nathan & Kintara.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathan, Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again
Martin S.United States
Vassilios was a perfect guide. He knew all the ins and outs of Athens and took very good care of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot
Robert CasaleUnited States
If you are looking for a great tour while in Athens, you have found it. Vassilis met us at the port on time. His vehicle was a brand new Mercedes Benz. If you are touring in the summer months you will appreciate high powered A/C in a new Mercedes rather than being in a hot tour bus. Vassilis was personable, Knowledgeable and friendly. This tour was the highlight of our 4 Port Cruise. We toured all of the famous sights along with a trip to a local tavern for some great Greek food. Overall a fantastic Tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thanks a lot for everything, you are a great person Warm regards Vassilios