Kathy GibsonUnited States
Andrew met us at our cruise ship and we had a lovely drive to Olympia, visited the site, and then to a terrific honey farm and finally a stop at the beach for photos. Andrew was very personable and flexible. My only comment, which was not his fault but mine, is that I wish I had booked a private guide at Olympia in order to better understand the history. I would certainly recommend Andrew to other visitors!
Michelle NesterUnited States
Andrew was an absolute gem. He took us to Olympia, the beach, and a winery. It was amazing. Andrew took care of all of the arrangements, and was so kind and considerate. I would book another tour with Andrew in a heartbeat.
Danielle SpanoUnited States
My family and I had a wonderful time with Andrew. He was so flexible and customized the tour exactly how we wanted it so there was a little bit of something for all four of us :) we did the most extraordinary honey tasting (who knew that could be so much fun!) which added an extra special authentic touch to our trip. I would highly recommend planning your day with Andrew, as no cruise ship excursion could ever come close to being as enjoyable!!
Julie StudinskiUnited States
Tour was great! Andrew was more than accommodating to our family. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome! Special treats to the Honey Farm and beautiful view from the Monastery. special touches with the olive oil! Would Highly recommend to anyone!! Top notch!
Andrew gave us a fantastic day, in an immaculate vehicle and was so very generous with his time and friendly service. We enjoyed everything, the visit to Olympia and museum, the scenery, particularly from the eyrie overlooking the nunnery, the winery tour, and his extra visit to the orange grove with the menagerie. The whole tour was delightful. Andrew goes above and beyond to give his clients a wonderful taste of his homeland. Recommend unreservedly!
Susan MelvinUnited States
Excellent time spent learning about Olympia with a 9 yr old. Andrew was patient and knowledgeable. Shelley
Carole PetersonUnited States
Andrew took us to so many beautiful places beyond the usual tourist spots. He spent so much time making certain we enjoyed every minute of our tour. Olympia is wonderful site to visit.
Robert BarrettUnited States
Richard SmithSarasota, FL, United States
Andrew was a remarkable host! His depth of local knowledge and friendliness was extraordinary! He met us on time, accommodated very wish and made our trip outstanding! If I could rate him higher, I certainly would!
Joanne SackeSouth Africa
Andrew was great. Drove us to Olympia but did not guide us through the site. Gave us interesting information on the area and was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Kids enjoyed him too, English was good. A good day had.
Ashley StoneUnited States
Our stop in Olympia for the day from our cruise was our favorite of the whole vacation and we have Andrew to thank! Olympia was beautiful and the winery we went to had some amazing wines and generous snacks! Great prices to buy bottles for souvenirs too
Gina RobinsonSouth Africa
We had an enjoyable morning with Andrew. He first took us to Olympia, then to a private winery and lastly, we had a quick visit at a beach. He left us with a bottle of his delicious homemade olive oil which we have already sampled at home!
Scott J.United States
Andreas was a delight to ospend the day with. After touring Olympia and the Museum, Andrea drove us back thru the countryside, giving us a great look at the everyday life of the area. We toured a local family winery, complete with snacks and wine tasting. He bought us baklava at a local bakery, and shared a very local beachside restaurant with us at lunchtime. He is a native of the area, and has worked locally for a long time. A real gem and highly recommended.
Robert DillardUnited States
Andrew is a perfect host and guide, who truly cares about ensuring you get what you want from the experience. While driving we randomly mentioned wanting to eat a fig, and he's like "I think I know where a fig tree is" and proceeds to detour to a fig tree on a side road and harvests a fresh fig, all to ensure his clients get the experience they want. Apart from being very knowledgable about the area and passionate for his home, he seeks to understand your goals and make them real. I highly recommend!
Excellent tour and guide, he showed us a beautiful small family winery, explained us local way of life, took us to the Olympia ruins, and will take you anywhere else you feel like. Very generous, we would recommend him any time.
Tim ChapmanCooperstown, NY, United States
Andrew was a treat. He arrived promptly and was always courteous and friendly. His love of the area was obvious, and because of his local knowledge we saw both the required Olympia and surrounds, but also out of the way local spots that were fabulous. He treated the kids to ice cream, and gave us some great olive oil from his own trees. Highly recommended!
Jeff KnowlesUnited States
Thank you Andrew, for a great tour of Olympia and our side trip to the beach. We had a little bit of a problem finding him parked our by the taxis as the private tours are not allowed to drive to the ship next to the tour buses. But once we found him, he very efficiently got us to our tour site and sped us through the long ticket lines. Very nice...
Suzanne PowellUnited States
We had a wonderful family outing with Andrew! He took us to Olympia, helped us enter the park quickly, and waited for us to return to the car. We stopped by his favorite place for a gyro and headed toward a local winery with great samples for the adults and the kids. We tasted some great wine and then we were on our way to the beach. VERY relaxing and one happy family. Thank you, Andrew, for a great tour. We could not have asked for a better guide or a more relaxing day in Olympia!
Excellent driver and really knows the area. Explains the countryside as you travel. The small family run vineyard was a highlight. Robert
Jim PeakerUnited States
Andrew was warm, kind & welcoming. This was our first stop on a cruise & when we met him he made us feel like family. Andrew was open to what we wanted to see & offered ideas to customize our trip - these ended up being the highlight of our tour. He was able to captivate our group, which ranged from 9 to 70+. His knowledge & passion for his country made us fall in love with both of them even more. Being that he was our first experience with Tours by Locals - he set the bar high! Jim, Denise & Jaxon
Michael TedescoUnited States
Fantastic tour. We left the ship 30 minutes early due to problems on the ship but Andrew was there waiting. His knowledge of the area around Katakolon and Olympia combined with his ability to speak English made this one of the most rewarding tours we had on our trip. Everything promised in the tour description (and much more) was provided. Andrew facilitated every aspect of the tour making our visit almost perfect. The winery visit was superb. Andrew is #1 in Katakolon & I highly recommend this tour.
Kristen KhuranaUnited States
Andrew gave us a very pleasant tour in Katakolon. He is a real tour guide professional, with a very comfortable car. Andrew really took care of us in the horrible heat. I highly recommend him as a very knowledgable and considerate driver. I am a pro photographer. If you want to see photos of the many spectacular sights seen on Andrew's tour please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice to have you here and touring with. I really enjoyed the day with you and also the really nice photos you took. So wonderfull. Hope to meet you again sometime in a future visit!!!! Cheers Andrew