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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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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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?
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"! :-)
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.