A great tour, not too long, not too short, with both historic and cultural highlights of the area. Guide was knowledgeable, friendly, excellent vehicle. We thoroughly enjoyed Mycenae and Napflion. Highly recommended.
John GoodmanUnited States
Leia was an excellent guide for our group of 6 adult family members. The weather was rainy and she made every effort to make our visit comfortable by bringing umbrellas for everyone and driving as close to the ruins as possible to provide some background before we got out. She has excellent English and is a cordial and accommodating person. We highly recommend her!
Theresa W.United States
Telia is a personable, knowledgeable, and organized tour guide. She was very flexible and did not rush us through our day. She shared wonderful stories of Greek lifestyle and patiently answered many questions. She was an excellent driver. Telia also hired Effie to guide us through 5 ancient sites. They worked well together as a team. Effie was fantastic and explained things at our level. We would highly recommend both Telia and Effie for any trips in the Peloponnese region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am still trying to stop being emotional with this review of yours. It is such a beautiful thing to have travelers like you and your friends, that you can enjoy life, enjoy friendship, enjoy vacation and grab every chance that you have been given! So smart! Thank you so much all 4 of you but especially you Mrs. Terry that you have gave me the chance to meet you. I will officially name you :"my best travelers for 2019"! Please do come back. Now you have friends in Greece waiting for you return.
What a great day! We loved the caves, what a unique experience boating through the caves, glad we went there. Next we went to Gerolimenas, truly a hidden gem. Had arguably the best food of our trip at the restaurant in the hotel there. What really made our day was Aristoteleia, she was so much fun! We learned a lot and laughed a lot. Especially when she described what happened when her grandmother found some butter in the fridge!! It's olive oil only for any self respecting Greek Grandmother!!
Mark WallbomUnited States
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Paul GloverUnited States
Aristoteleia was fabulous! She was so knowledgeable about the area. She had many interesting stories to keep us entertained. I would highly recommend her tour. Aristoteleia went above and beyond to make the day very memorable for our family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: From the very beginning you have been so kind and nice to me! Smiles, kindness, easy going to everything! Thank you for your precious company, thank you and your beautiful family!
Kathleen CosgroveUnited States
Teleia was absolutely wonderful; she had to deal with 3 of us having canes. She took us to a spot where we had a wonderful overview of Olympia with very little walking and great photo ops. She found a great parking space to take us to the Museum at Olympia. The honey farm was fascinating and a stop we all loved. The views from the Monastery of Panagia Kremasti were beautiful. What a wonderful day Teleia planned for us, and her consideration for our needs made it so special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Kathleen, It was really fun to spent time with you all. Thank you for your kindness and your sincere smiles!! I enjoy your company so much, I felt like being together with family! Thank you too!!!!
Marilyn RudolphUnited States
We had a wonderful experience with Aristoteleia. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, prompt and helpful. I highly recommend Leia as a guide. We really enjoyed this tour and had a wonderful day with Leia. Definitely time well spent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs. Marilyn, I hope to see you again one day. Have a great day ahead. Kind and friendly regards Aristoteleia N.
John SchislerUnited States
Charming, entertaining, wonderful stories. She made a visit to Kalamata worthwhile
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh,thank you very much for everything! What a beautiful company you have!
David H.United States
Aristoteleia is a different type of guide in that she is non-licensed so can't go into the sites. She compensates by providing solid context in good English during the drive from site to site and then providing a personalized guide book so you can tour the site on your own. She's enthusiastic, sincere, personal, friendly, and dedicated to ensuring you have a good time. The van was clean, she provided water, & we heard every word she said to us while driving. She responded to all our questions about Greece
David H.United States
Aristoteleia is not a licensed tour guide so she operates differently. Since she cannot go into tour sites, she arranges for a local to conduct the tour. The guide she chose for the Monevasia tour could not have been better. She was part of the excavation of the city so was giving us numerous personal insights enriching the tour in perfect English. "Lelia" arrived with a great van in an enthusiastic, positive, and endearing manner to drive us to/from the site from our ship providing context as she went.
Lory SarloVenice, CA, United States
It was a great tour exploring Olympia. The tour or the honey farm was fantastic and enjoyed by our 11 year old daughter. The winery tour was also great with food pairings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dearest Mrs. Lory, thank you very much for your review and your good comments! I enjoyed also the time with you
Linda MooreUnited States
We have been fortunate to be on many tours all over the world, but not one surpasses our day with Aristoteleia in Olympia!!!!!! She guides with a keen attention to how she would wish to be toured. The minibus was perfect for our group of 8, She gave a superb history of the area as we drove to the Olympic site and museums. She had prepared a guidebook for when we were touring in the archeological site. Her choices for experiencing the honey farm and the winery were two of our favorites! AWESOME DAY!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Linda thank you so very much! You have created such a beautiful family! All 8 of you so kind and full of smiles. You and your husband, you just offer hugs and love to anyone around you. Being around people like you and your family is the reason that I really adore my work. I wish you the best. Do not hesitate to remind me to send you the cream or anything else you might need.
Susan BrownClearwater, FL, United States
Teleia is a fabulous tour guide and lovely lady. We visited Oitylo Bay, Mani, boated through the Diros Caves, and drove through the beautiful mountains of Gythion. A thoroughly wonderful day with a most knowledgeable guide who really gave us a picture of the history and people of the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs. Susan for all your kindness and smiles. People like you make our work extremely easy and so enjoyable! Thank you for choosing my home region as your summer destination!
Amisha SoodyallWESTVILLE, KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa
Our last stop of the cruise. A good day in Katakolo. Not much to do except the Ancient city, Olympia. Our guide in Ancient Olympia (cannot remember his name) was just the best. An easy day with our guide and a relaxed day.
Bette BatsonUnited States
Teliea was fun to be with, had lots of interesting information and was very accommodating to our group. Her additional information for Olympia was great, allowing us to go at our own pace, which was great for our group of 6. She was very agreeable to alter our itinerary to meet our needs.
Wai Chun ChanUnited States
We have a very good guide who delivered tons of knowledge with regard to the ancient Olympic games. We are happy with Aristoteleia that she introduced us to a local farm and as well the monetary. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you very much Mrs. Wai for everything! Your big group was amazingly kind and smiley
Aristotelia did a superb job. She was on site ahead if time. She is exceptionally well informed of the ancient history. She was quick to adapt the trip schedule to accommodate the interests of group members. Her car was quite comfortable and roomy. We were all delighted with the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your interest in my country's history! Your thirst of knowledge was amazing. Thank you Canada for everything!
Alice McCannUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs. McCann, I appreciate it!
She was very sweet and charming, a very knowledgeable guide, can't ask for more. It was unfortunate that the Basilica was not open on our tour time but she gave us info on it on the following day we can visit it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for everything.
Seung YangUnited States
She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She prepared booklets with info, pictures and maps where we entered without her. In Navplio, she parked the car at the highest point of the town and walked down thru the beautiful part of the town. We found out that she has to walk up the hill to her car after tour. She showed us many view points. She also gave us a bag with sample of ouzo and olives. It was amazing tour and she was one of the best guides we've ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Seung Yang, you were an amazing company! I had also a beautiful day with you, because you knew what you needed and you were always so so kind and happy! Thank you for everything, and do come back!
Asunga DunuwilleCOLOMBO, WESTERN, Sri Lanka
We are family of four with two teenage daughters. Our tour guide Aristoteleia on time & was excellent . She explained the relevant historic details to keep all of us interested. She also gave us enough time to look around always gave a hand in the photographs. This tour usually starts from Kalamata , but we started in Sparta , hence there was additional time which was well used as we were also able to visit Mystras monastery. Overall the tour was highly satisfactory.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Dr. Asunga and the beautiful family. Thank you for your time and I hope to see you again one day soon. Do not forget to send me our photo. Friendly friendly regards Aristoteleia N.
Harry H.United States
Teleia is fluent in English, knows Greek history very well, and is personable. It was a delight to spend 4 days with her. She is not a licensed guide, so she would tell us the history of an ancient site while driving there and then let us see the site on our own while she waited outside. Signs are in English, and this was even better than having a licensed guide with us, as we did on 3 other days. I am not sure that the visit to the honey farm was worth 50 Euros, though. You may want to skip that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning dear Mr. Hicks Thank you very much for all these good words of yours and I appreciate your review about the Honey farm. You are absolutely right about the cost and we will take care of this a.s.a.p.! Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Aristoteleia N.
Aristoteleia and the tour she had planned was hands down the BEST EXPERIENCE. My group of 10 ppl who only had a few hours till we had to be back on the ship in the middle of November, seriously couldn't have been happier with the tour we picked with Teleia! She was on time, ready, communicated perfectly and was fun to be around. The bee keeper, Olympia, and the winery are a must! My favorite tour/day of our trip. If you are going to Katakolon, Greece look no further....BOOK THIS TOUR NOW!
Carla VarrialUnited States
Tellei was a great guide for our brief time off the cruise ship in the port of Gythion. Her English is excellent, she was entertaining, and a great driver, and very knowledgeable about Greek history. We spent out time in the medieval town of Mystras, and then she recommended a place by the wharf for us to sample authentic Greek "street" food for a late lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with her, and highly recommend her as a local guide.
Ron BrownUnited States
She was so kind. Always smiling and making sure we were learning about her Country. Highly recommend.
Lenys BigaUnited States
She is an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, interesting, and very entertaining. We highly recommend her.
Martin GenauerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Martin for your rating. I had a great day with all four of you! I want you to know that all these kindness of yours, and all these smiles are very much appreciated. Have a wonderful life! Hope to see you again one day! This time in Kalamata..... Friendly friendly regards
She was prompt, personable and flexible. Aristotelia picked us up (5 adults) from our villa in the hills near Kalamata for our full day tour. She told us stories on the 2 hour drive to the Olympia site, offered options for how our day was to proceed, willingly listened to our suggestions. Our "side" options to visit a winery and apiary turned out to be the highlights of the trip - spending time with our guide was the best! Aristotelia quickly understood our sense of humor, and her English was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were the best company ever!!!!!!! Return back whenever you want!!! Now you have friends in Greece!