Karen Steinke cariddiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen for the great rating and the great day Enjoy your visit in my beautiful.country and maybe see you again some day :) All the best .....
Brad EmershadUnited States
We had an amazing time with Kostas! So happy we booked him instead of a cruise excursion. He took us everywhere on the Island and showed us so many great things. I loved it that he took us to spots at the opposite times as the tour buses so they were not crowded. He is really kind and spoiled us every step of the way from providing cold drinks to cleaning the sand off my feet at the beach-he was outstanding. We ended the tour with a sunset dinner sitting at the best table at a lovely restaurant. Amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great day Brad and great review too :) Thank alot for your very nice words and the beaitiful memories All The Best and have a wonderful winter!!!
David LermanUnited States
Below is the email we sent to Kostas, our guide to Santorini, a few days after we got home. He was entertaining, had a great grasp of the English language and showed us a lot. I definitely rate him a FIVE.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Τhanks alot for the nice review David !!! Enjoyable and adventurous day with lots of laughs Have a nice winter and all the best !!
Aaron ZuegeUnited States
Kostas was a combination of friendly, knowledgeable, and very humorous. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone! You will feel like you have a new friend while getting a taste and tour of the entire island of Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Aaron for the great time too !!! Adventurous and enjoyable day with you and your family I will be glad to meet you again some day in the future All the best !!!
Frances RecordUnited States
Our tour with Kostas was wonderful! I recommend taking this tour with Kostas or any tour you want with him. His english is good and he is a friendly person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frances for the nice review I had a nice time with you and your family and hope to see you again some day All the best
Brooke WrightUnited States
Kostas was amazing! We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend this tour and this guide! He was very prompt with pickup times and knowledgeable about the island. He showed us all the necessary "touristy" things as well as showing us some more "local" things. Our group of 5 had a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brooke I had a great time with you too(especially in Oia lol) Have a nice winter and all the best !!
Kosta must have showed us just about everything there was to see in Santorini - in good humour and comfortable transport. We were a group of eight and had a day that far exceeded expectations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael !! Enjoyed everybody's company too that day Nice weather ,nice company to a unique and beautiful island :) All the best
Elaine WeissUnited States
I'm not sure 510 characters is enough to rate not only Kostas, but Santorini as we saw it through his eyes. He was not only an informative and wonderful guide, but very entertaining as well. He covered every inch of his island and managed to fit in a few wine-tastings along the way! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a shore excursion which limits your time. He makes use of every second!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very glad i read your review Elaine !!! Thank you very much for your nice words I like that you all feel comfortable with the island and enjoy the way i show you around Hope you enjoyed your visit to Greece !!!
Susan Howard-SmithUnited States
I would highly recommend Kostas as a guide in Santorini. He was easy to communicate with, flexible in scheduling and prompt. He is very knowledgeable and helped us choose what to see. His van was very comfortable as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Kostas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan for the nice review !! Glad you enjoyed the time with me and also glad you had time for some last moment shoping All the best :)
Jane DouangUnited States
Kostas was a wonderful guide for our family of 5 & he is very personable and friendly to our 3 kids 14, 12 and 9 years of ages. He took us to views from soaring cliffs, whitewashed churches topped with bright blue domes without feeling like you're on a tour. We went to the Black and Red beach's . The ride was very comfortable with much needed AC. We really enjoyed our time in Santorini & would recommend it to anyone. Don't hesitate to hire Kostas as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely familly !! Thanks Jane for the great rating and your review and glad to read that everything went well on your short visit to Santorini Your kids were great and make our explore more enjoyable All the best
Melanie TrevinoLITCHFIELD PARK, AZ, United States
Kostas was such an incredible guide! His knowledge and love of Santorini was clear to see & feel during our full day tour with him. We learned so much about this breathtaking island, ate local delicacies and drank wine from a local winery. We saw both the Red and Black beaches, met Marco Polo, and meandered through the beautiful midieval castle of Emborio. It was a day we will never forget...and I will never stop teasing Elmo for what happened after his first taste of Ouzo! Thank you for the memories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely time with your familly Melanie !!! We had a great time and for sure i will tease Elimo too about his first ouzo shot next time we meet :) Take care and thanks alot for the review and the nice time
Roxanne K.United States
Kostas was a wonderful guide. He was personable, friendly and engaged our teens well. He shows you the sights and gives you a taste of the local life without it feeling like a you're on a tour. That may sound odd but he makes you feel like he's just a friend just showing you around. When we were able to disembark earlier than expected he arranged for someone to meet us until he was free. We liked him so much I recommended him to my friends who are going in September and they are using him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roxanne for your very nice review Glad you enjoyed my company as i did yours Nice i met you and your kind familly We have more places to visit next time :)
Nicholas NickoleUnited States
Costa was on time and very knowledgeable about the history and sights of Santorini. My wife and I had a very enjoyable day and would recommend this tour with Costa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you mr Nicholas It nice to hear you had a good time as i did too :) Have Safe flights and a nice summer !!
Chad GlanzerUnited States
Best tour guide we have had in s long time. Very accommodating to what your group wants and extremely knowledgeable about the area. Our family would highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chad !!! It was nice i met you and your familly and had a good time Enjoy the rest of your stay to our beautiful island and have a nice summer
Phillip EhlersUnited States
Kostas was great. He is funny and entertaining, and he knows his way around Santorini. There are a lot of steps and slopes (which, of course, are just part of the terrain). Highly recommend for a GREAT tour of Santorini -- don't forget the watch the sunset!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Philip for your kind words !!! That was a beautiful day and i am glad you gave me time to take you to the beach so you enjoy drinks and swiming.... Have a nice summer !!!
Koki ArringtonUnited States
Great tour, wonderful tour guide who was very professional and personable who guided us around the beautiful island of Santorini. He took us to the many important sights, but also showed us the areas where we were able to see every day life of people who lived on the island. It was an experience to be remembered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a beautiful day indeed Koki :) I enjoyed and felt comfortable with your family Thanks for the really nice review All the best for the new year !!!
Lisa RobinsonUnited States
We had the BEST time with Kostas as our guide! He was very informative and was accommodating when we wanted to make an extra stop or take more pictures. He even made reservations for us at a restaurant that had an amazing sunset view (he picked the table) and authentic Greek entertainment complete with dancing and plate breaking! He even showed up at the restaurant while we were there to make sure we were being taken care of! If I could have given him more stars, I would have!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for the review :) It was a great day for me too and as you were staying on the island longer than a day i was able to suggest the greek night to that beautiful place Have a great summer and all the best to all !!!!!
Cynthia WalkerUnited States
Showed us all kinds of cool things and was very patient and flexible with what are tour requirements were. If I were ever to come back to Santorini - I would ask for Kostas again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia Nice i met you and your familly and had a great time together!! Have a nice summer and hope to meet you again Always take care
Rosely W SingerBrazil
Great guide! Great tour! Great day! The guide is a great person! Very pleasant company! He knows a lot about Santorini 's history and its way of life! My husband and I had a wonderful time! I highly recommend this guide and a tour !!! Thanks!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosaly for the great day too!! I am glad you enjoyed the day with me and hope to meet the whole familly next time :) Have a safe flight back home and have a great summer !!!!
Spent a great day on Santorini with Kostas. He realy knows the island, its history, its traditons and its geology. He is a great host and a great exemple of the famous Greek hospitality. He showed me many of the highlights of the island like Oia, Black Sand Beach, the lighthouse and much more. As I was on the island in the off season, he had to adapt the tour a little bit, and he did a great job here as well. Kostas is a truely gifted guide, and I can but warmly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christoph for your great review!! It was my pleasure to meet you and take you around to my beautiful island Gladly the weather was very nice so i am sure you got great and colory pictures Wish you all the best and hope to meet you again Have a safe flight back home
Catherine MajorsUnited States
Great trip. Very informative and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Catherine for the rating and the review Its was a lovely day for me too !!
Sarah WillsUnited States
We love kostas! He was so funny and personable and easy to talk to. He made sure we saw everything we planned to see. Everyone knew him locally, and treated us special. Worth every penny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a beautiful day with an enthusiartic young couple! Great weather,nice company and enjoyable tour . Thank you Sarah and John !!!
Ana Paula GouveiaBelgium
Our visit to Santorini had 2 special highlights. One was Santorini itself, Oia and all the areas we visited with Kostas, which ticked off Santorini from our bucket list and was the most enjoyable and pictorestic part of our tour. The second highlight was Kostas. We had an amazing and fun day with Kostas, seeing many great spots in and around Santorini, including tasting some great wine and snacks at Maria's place, which we highly recommend as well. Do not hesitate to choose Kostas as your guide !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day for me too Paula :) Its really nice to hear you enjoyed my tour and thanks for the great review!!! Take care and we might meet again in Santorini All the best
Michael VargasUnited States
Kostas was terrific. He was very knowledgeable of Santorini, but even more importantly, he was attentive and accommodating to our group. It was a private tour that had 8 people and Kostas continually checked that the pacing was good and the sites were on target. We started in Oia and beat the cruise ships so we had ample time to see this spectacular town. He tailored remaining locations according to our priorities. Kostas was so flexible and personable. He gets my my highest recommendation. Thanks Kostas!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael too for great day. As a local I know ways to avoid the crowds and find places which are interesting for our visitors. Glad you enjoyed the day with me and hope to meet again. Nice to meet you all! Always take care
This was our first ToursByLocals tour and Kostas was a wonderful guide. He was genuine, friendly and made us feel at home within 5 minutes of meeting him! He took us all over the island showing us the best spots for pictures and the most breathtaking views! He was very knowledgeable and shared little fun facts with us throughout the day. He also took us to an excellent spot for gyros which were delicious. We would definitely recommend Kostas to anyone visiting Santorini. Efcharistó Kostas!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very glad you enjoyed the day with me on my island Danielle It was nice to meet you all and visit my places in that windy but beautiful day Take care and thanks for the great rating and review
Mary Jane PetrickUnited States
Kostas was wonderful in every way. His enthusiasm for Santorini and showing us the best time was evident from the moment he picked us up to the moment he dropped us off. His recommendations for the day we were on our own were superb. He showed us how to use the buses and even made reservations for us to have dinner where we would have the best view of the sunset. I recommend him to anyone who wants to see Santorini through a locals view.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary Jane and Tom for the enjoyable tour too Hope you enjoyed Athens as well and got the best memories from our beautiful country
LuCyndi RamirezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you LuCyndi for the rating and the review I always do my best so i make sure everyone is with me will have a good time It was nice to meet and spend some time with you and your daughter to my beautiful place Thanks for suggested me to your friends too :) Take care
Geri BandUnited States
Most amazing day with Kostas!! His energy and passion for Santorini is not to be missed. Went to local wineries, shops and towns. The highlight of our stay in Santorini. Thanks so much Kostas for the great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Τhank you too Gery for sharing your day with me It was a great time for me as well and really enjoyed your company to my beaitiful place Have a safe flight back home an a nice summer
Dale StarkesUnited States
The tour of Santorini was well done. Kostas did a nice job talking us around and has a good knowledge of Santorini. He showed us enough in six hours that we want to come back again and really spend more time in the late summer when the crowds are not so much. When we landed Kostas did not tell us to take the cable car to the top of the port. He did not have his phone on so we wasted about 30 minutes tying to get in contact with him. But for that problem I would have given him five stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dale for the review and the rating You are right about my phone as i had some issues with the sim card(i explained you once we met at the top) If you double check to my emails you will see that i was very detailed about the meeting point and the time(at the top of the cable car at 09:00) I was there at the scetzuled time Glad though this insident didnt effect the tour and we had a great time with you and your familly Thanks again and have a nice summer
Shannon L.United Kingdom
Great tour of Santorini to see the full island in a day. Kostas is friendly and knowledgeable. He was very accommodating to issues we had with our ferry arriving late and he still gave us our full tour. His vehicle is clean and comfortable and he knows the fastest routes around the island, by car and foot! Thanks Kostas!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shanon It was a great day for me too and i am glad that we finally made it Enjoy the rest of your stay to our beautiful country