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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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! :-)
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!
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.
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!