Audra ThomasUnited States
A disappointing tour. We did a wine tasting that lasted an hour for 4 tastings, given by local shop owner, too much dead time. Then an Ouzo tasting with a good talk given by the distillery worker, afterwards, coffee and donuts, no explanation of "Greek" coffee. Nikos gave some city history, but spent much time looking at his phone. He didn't engage beyond his "spiel". I asked a lot of questions to try to get more local insights, stories. A waste of $400. Only lasted 2.5 hrs and that was too long.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Audra I am really very sad after reading your comments, since this is the first time that I had a disappointed guest after being in TBL for nearly 5 years and having offered too many tours, all of them with happy guests. What I try to do during this tour is to provide the history of Nafplio and “bring into” contact my guests with small local producers, so that they can feel also like locals and not as tourists. I want to apologize to you for not having the tour that you were expecting to have.
Andrea NordellUnited States
Nikos was very knowledgeable and considerate of our needs. He was extremely patient and flexible. Took us to sites that interested us and places we wouldn't have known about. I would highly recommend Nikos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and I hope I'll see you again
Lisa BreakeyUnited States
Fantastic tour. Very courteous and knowledgeable guide. Highest recommendation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you for your kind feedback, I hope I'll see you again!
Janet B.United States
We had an amazing day touring Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio with Nikos. He helped us plan a customized and flexible tour of what interested us most. Nikos grew up in the area and is extremely knowledgeable of its history and culture. We were able to experience some of the places where the locals work and live in addition to hitting the touristy areas. Nikos was very friendly and informative and managed to keep our 2 teenage daughters engaged for the day-long tour. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, thank you for your kindness. I also enjoyed the tour with you and I hope I'll see you again if you decide to visit Nafplio again! Thank you and best regards, Nikos!
Tracy GrossmanUnited States
This was our first stop in Greece and Nikos gave us the perfect introduction to the country's food, drink, and culture. In an unhurried friendly manner, he sat with us and shared information about himself and Greece. I recommend him very highly. Tracy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tracy, thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure meeting you and I hope I'll see you again! Best regards, Nikos
Kevin C.United States
Nikos was an outstanding guide for our tour of Corinth, Epidaurus & Nafplio. He was very knowledgeable, and he provided great information about the history and culture of the area. His English was excellent. We greatly enjoyed our day with him. We would certainly recommend him to anyone who would like a personal tour of the Nafplio area. This was certainly one of the best days of our visit to Greece. Five star!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, thank you for your feedback and I hope we'll meet again if you ever decide to visit again Peloponese!
John CoakleyUnited States
Nikos was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the history of this ancient ancient civilization was extraordinary Nicos was 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for your feedback and I hope I'll see you again next time you visit Nafplio! Best regards, Nikos
Angela MastrianoBrewerton, NEW YORK, United States
This was an excellent tour. We had an enjoyable day with Nikos. He was very accommodating. We really enjoyed his company and the the combination of tours was great. I highly recommend Nikos.
Robin McNeillUnited States
Wow! What a great tour! Vasilis' friendly, easy conversation style made the day really fun and informative. We especially liked the descriptions on the tricks used to trap their enemies in ancient times. We loved the stops we made in the old town. The local grocery store and wine lesson/tasting were enchanting. And pausing in the old town to enjoy a Greek coffee and delicious traditional loukoumades (think donut holes!) with our guide was a unique opportunity to observe and discuss Greek life around us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, thank you so much for your direct feedback and I am really happy that you enjoyed your tour! I hope you'll have a nice time during the rest of your trip in Greece and I hope I'll see you again next time you'll visit Nafplio! Best regards, Vasilis
Gary SawyersUnited States
Very charming, knowledgeable and helpful guide. Accommodated a number of last minute changes and provided a memorable day for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, thank you for your feedback and I hope I'll see you again!Best regards, Nikos
Misty JenningsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberto, thank you for your review! Best regards, Nikos
Sharon JenkinsUnited States
Nikos was delightful and informative. We booked this tour after a week in Tuscany, not knowing what to expect. The wines were all different and surprisingly delicious. Very happy with Niko's guidance and his gentle personality. I imagine any tour he puts together would be fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, I am really happy that you enjoyed your wine tour in Nemea! Thank you for your gentle feedback and I hope I 'll see you and your team soon again! Best regards, Nikos
Janet FoggUnited States
Excellent service !!! Our group was thrilled with the knowledgeable and friendly service. Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thank you very much for your great review! We always try our guests to live the best experiences with us and to show them the beauties of our place! Best Regards, Vasilis R.
Diane M.United States
Nikos was a perfect guide in every way, clearly in love with his part of Greece, proud of its history, very well-informed. His tour plan was great, he conducted us to many sites, in historically chronological order, very thorough, 2 days' worth of fascinating & beautiful & memorable sites within a few hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, I want to thank you and Suzanne for the amazing time that we spend together. It is always a great pleasure being with people who want to learn the history of my region. I really hope that I will be able to meet both of you again in the future!
Julie SauterUnited States
A fantastic morning, highly recommended! Nikos was patient, helpful, responsive, and offered local history and advice in addition to the fascinating main event: bees! The local Beekeeper was such a sweet (pun intended) man with a knack for teaching, a calm demeanor and a great perspective on his work. Tasty samples and our walk in the fields made for a wonderful interlude in our time in Nafplio. We will treasure our new knowledge!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie, I personally and Gianis (or John) want to thank you for your nice comments and for the great tour that we shared together. Our warmest regards from sunny Nafplio
Erik ZentmyerUnited States
Had a great tour, but not with Nikos. We had Vivy guiding and Mary driving, and both were amazing! We spent a fantastic time at Mycenae and at Epidaurus as well as a nice walk around Nafplio. Couldn't be happier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erik, All the people that we worked for your tour- I, Vivi and Mary- want to thank you for this wonderful tour and for the chance of meeting you and your friends/ family. Speaking for myself I wish I could have more time with you, but as you know and according to the Greek laws I was not allowed to accompany you inside the archaeological sites since I am a local guide and not a licensed one like Vivi. Thank you once again for the great time that we had together.
Misty JenningsUnited States
We had a fantastic day in Nafplion thanks to Nikos. He was waiting for us when we got of the ship even though we were early. We started our day with beekeeping, this is wonderful. We learned so much and the honey was great. Next Nikos gave us a walking tour of Nafplion and gave us the history of the town. We learned so much and so many interesting facts! We had lunch of gyros at a place he picked and it was wonderful. Next was wine and ice cream tasting. Both great. Best tour guide out there! Thanks Nikos
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Misty for selecting us and for giving me the opportunity to explore together the beauties of my place. I really hope that I will have again the chance in the future to spend together a tour in other “hidden” culinary options of Nafplio.
Andrea P.United States
Nikos met us promptly at the pier and we went on the walking tour of Nafplio and he was extremely informative and friendly. It was a wonderful start of our day and we would highly recommend the tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for the beautiful day that we spend together and for your nice comments. I am looking forward to meet you again in the beautiful city of Nafplio!
Jackie BainUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Nikos. Great food and friendly proprietors. Nafplio is a lovely town!
Lorinda (Rindy) SauveUnited States
Nikos was a great find. He picked us up on time and off we headed to the sites of Nafplio. He was born on the island so he was able to take us to some places that other drivers wouldn't know about. Very informative and knowledgeable. Our tour was during the heat wave of June 2017 so it was very hot, the car was always cool waiting for us and water was there if we needed it. Definitely recommend him for your tours of Athens and the surrounding area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Lorinda, I want to thank you for your nice comments. As a local, I always try to provide all the “hidden and unknown” spots of my place to my guests. And this is always my purpose, even if we had to deal with the unexpectable heat wave. Thank you once again for joining our tour and for the wonderful day that we spend together.
Lisa GerchickUnited States
Nikos did everything right. He met our group of four with his air-conditioned, immaculate car. He is charming and well-dressed. He had plenty of cold water for us. He drove us to both Mycenae and Epidaurus, giving us information all along the way, then back to Nafplio, where he was eager to show us more. His tour is worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Lisa, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I want to thank you for the nice time that we spend together and for giving me the opportunity to show you the beauties of my region.
Martha G K.United States
What's not to love about a tour that combines walking (sightseeing, with a little history, too) and eating, so that the calories won't matter!This is a low-key introduction to Nafplion, in the company of a delightful and knowledgeable guide, with the benefit of visiting food establishments a tourist might otherwise miss.A great one was the GroceryNafplio, only three years old, where the delicious cheese is made by the owner's father.And don't miss the fabulous Greek yogurt-unlike anything in the USA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Martha, It was our pleasure meeting you and we want to thank you for your nice comments. We always love meeting people who want to explore ( and taste ) the beauties of our city. We wish you all the best and we promise that more Greek yoghurt and cheese will be waiting for you once you visit Nafplio again in the future.
John RogersUnited States
We LOVED our tours with all three of our guides organized by Tours by Locals- Delphi, Meteora, and Corinth and Athens. Language skills are were great and they did a great job connecting with our group of college students.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU so much Mr. John. It was our pleasure and honor to meet you and your students and we really look forward to meet you again in Greece!
Ellen FieldsUnited States
Nikos was fantastic. He was very sweet and very accommodating. We unexpectedly had to change the timing of our tour and he did a great job moving things around to give us a wonderful experience. I would recommend him very highly as you will be lucky to have him as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Elen, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I was the lucky one having you as my guests and I want to thank you for this great time that we had during our Food Tour in Nafplio.
Debra M.United States
What a day! Group of 20 friends all enjoyed this trip immensely. Nikos and Elias met us at the cruise dock and whisked us away on a beautiful private coach to see Mycenea and Epidaurus before the crowds descended. Such interesting commentary, Greek history came alive for us! Our lunch stop was in a quaint local restaurant at a village beside a church built partially in a cave. Day ended with a walking tour of Nafplio with plenty of time left over for exploring and shopping. BOOK THIS, YOU WONT REGRET IT.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Ramona, we want to thank you once again for joining our tour and for the wonderful day that we had with you and your friends. To explore together all the beautiful sites of our region was the least that we could do for such a wonderful group of people. Our warmest regards from the historical region of Argolis! Nikos and Elias.
The tour and our guide Nikos were definitely 5 stars! Nikos was always waiting for us, his knowledge was terrific, he looked after us very well! The tour went for longer than expected & he took us for an extra drive around Nafplio to show us some sights. The next day he drove us to Athens for our flight & made sure that we got there with plenty of time, his consideration ensured that we had a relaxing time without having to worry about anything, we would recommend this tour company without hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Kate, I want to thank you for all the wonderful time that we had during our tour. My services were the least I could do for such polite visitors who were interested to learn the history and traditions of my place. Thank you once again and I hope that you had a wonderful trip in the rest locations of Greece.
Lisa DavidsonUnited States
We had a fabulous tour with Nikos in Nafplio and the Peloponnesus region. We had a private guide/driver in our car for most of the tour including lunch, and a very small group tour at a fabulous winery (our 3 plus 2 others) where she spent a lot of time with us and did many tastings. I highly recommend this team. They can tailor make the tour for you, but trust them, they know where to go and what to see. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the culture and history.
Christina TellezUnited States
This was the perfect outing to discover Nafplio. Nikos was a very accommodating tour guide. We had originally to stop at a winery for one of our destinations. When it turned out that the winery would be closed Nikos quickly offered a substitution. He took us to an ouzeria and we could not have been more pleased. My parents weren't looking forward to it but it wound up being the highlight of the day! Nikos really made the day enjoyable and I would recommend this to anyone looking to explore Nafplio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was all mine after having the opportunity to meet you and your lovely family. I also had a great time with you and I want to thank you again for this wonderful day. Thank you Christina!