Gia CreceliusUnited States
Again the highlight of our trip through Greece. Spiros is a fantastic guide! We thoroughly enjoyed his very knowledgeable tour through Akrotiri—he really made the site come alive for us and it is not to be missed in Santorini. Our private afternoon speedboat ride was incredible. When you see how crowded Santorini is during the summer, having a private boat and drop off at the ship's tender is such a luxury. We hope to see you again soon Spiros!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again sooo much..it's always a pleasure to give tours for so classy visitors ;) The next time you'll come I will hold the kraken to have a safe trip :))
Michael JimenezUnited States
Excellent guide, excellent tour. Spiros was great. He coordinated lunch on a good restaurant with a great view and also took care of the wine tasting visit. He also took care of our transportation needs on a very nice van. Spiros will go at your pace and will never rush you. Oia, Fira and wine tasting are not to be missed.
Russell BrotzUnited States
Seeing Santorini through Sprios' eyes was incredible. He was educated on every aspect of the island and answered every question we had without hesitation. He showed us places that would have been impossible to see on our own. He is the nicest man (as well as his driver-who is very safe!) and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. He even helped us create plans for the rest of our time here! We considered Spiros a good friend by the end of our short time and would HIGHLY recommend ANY tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey...!! Jenni and Russell, thank you sooo much for your super kind words!! Your review means a lot to me. I am sure that you are going to enjoy our island with your positive energy, as well your brave new life..Take care..I will be waiting for you, back to Santorini with your children now ;))
Our guide Spiros is an eminent archaeologist who has worked on the ancient site of Akrotiri. His description of the archaeology and his presentation of digital images as we walked around was superior to any guiding we have had on our cruise around the Mediterranean. We came away with a vivid picture of what life might have been like in the ancient town. Spiros also toured the whole island describing the way of life here. I highly recommend Spiros as the guide for Akrotiri and Santori. Judith M.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm reviews Mrs Judith..Your kind words mean a lot to me..!
Brenda HarrisUnited States
Spiros was exceptional! His knowledge of the Akrotiri excavation site made the tour interesting. We had many questions and Spiros answered them all and added additional information. I highly recommend this tour and tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs Brenda for your super kind words !! I really enjoyed your passion for knowledge and your sharp humour..
Lori EpsteinUnited States
Hi!! We did a private speed boat with Spiros last week while we were in Santorini. It was a great day. He was a great guide. His english was great!!! We went on a tour through the town, we stopped at a local winery. Tasted wine and it was very good. Went on the speed boat and toured around. The day was perfect. I would use Spiros next time we are in Santorini. I am a very big believer in Tours by Locals. I've never had a bad tour!!! Thank you Spiros!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words...!! I have such a memorable day with you, your husband and your lovely daughters and I am so glad that you loved Santorini so much. I will be waiting you back, one of the next summers..
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Not having an experienced guide&archeologist,visiting Santorini can b nothing more than waiting online 2 get up 2 Fira&fighting through crowds.As lovely as Santorini is this reality makes it very difficult however,Spiros IS AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE so quickly left Fira 4 several hour tour,incredible vistas,local towns&Santorini's version of Pompeii-no crowds at all.We had a wonderful lunch local cafe,visiting a winery,drove to Oia at this time had no crowds & then back to Fira where no more crowds existed.
Elaine AuerbachUnited States
A great guide for a fabulous day This was a dream come true. I'd been to Akrotiri before but Spiros made it come alive for me. Spiros met us on time and took us to the ruins right away to beat the crowds coming from our cruise ship. He gave us detailed information. How wonderful to have someone so knowledgeable. My husband, who thought he'd be bored, was fascinated and admitted this was a highlight of our 22 day cruise. Wonderful day and a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Elaine, you were so kind and worm that I really enjoyed our tour a lot.. Thank you for your lovely review, it means a lot to me..
Larry GaynorUnited States
You are in luck to book Spiros as your guide. With his Master's In archeology he knows many unique things about the island along with the secret streets to make getting around fun. We had a 7-hour tour and was perfect as we explored the entire island. Excellent minivan was comfy and he had cold water. Certainly recommend and makes Santorini that much more enjoyable. Oh, Spiros is also a Sommelier so he knows a bit about the wineries and likes white over red. Both were great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Larry. You and your lovely wife, made me feel that I was getting along with old friends ;)
Lois KarpUnited States
I recently took a tour on Santorini with your guide Spiros. He was excellent! A wealth of knowledge and so accommodating customizing the tour just for us. I rate his tour as a 5*+ Thank you for making our tour so special. Lois Karp
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Lois..! Thank you for your kind words..! Oh I really enjoyed our tour a lot !! I will be waiting for you back to Santorini for new adventures ;)
Linda K.United States
Spiros was a wonderful guide in an amazing place! We saw the full scope of Santorini including the less "touristy" areas. Spiros was very engaging and a joy to be with. He gave us an excellent perspective of Santorini's past and present, providing great insight on its successes and its challenges. The island's beauty is incomparable; the views and vistas amazing. Our trip to a local winery proved both educational, tasty and entertaining. Our group could not have had a better day! Thanks again, Spiros!
Spiros was a wonderful guide! Our family enjoyed a great day touring Santorini while in port on cruise and Spiros hit all of the highlights. He is welcoming and informative - the tour of Akrotiri was incredible!! As Spiros is an archeologist and has even worked at the site, the tour of the ruins was surely a highlight for us. This was a wonderful day. We highly recommend this tour! Spiros is a great guide and you will be happy with his service for sure! Thank you Spiros!
Lilliamely KingArlington, TX, United States
Spiros was the perfect guide! Knowledgeable, friendly, full of information about his country. He went out of his way to make sure we saw as much as possible. Santorini was stunning! Would highly recommend Spiros for a private tour.
Gloria StarkmanUnited States
Spiros was extremely knowledgeable and explained things in an easily understandable way. He answered all our questions. One of the best guides I have encountered in all my travels. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend Spiros to enrich your visit to ancient Thira!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much for your kind words!! You have so much stamina and hunger for knowledge, I was amazed..All the best to your children..
Gia CreceliusUnited States
The tour with Spiros was the absolute highlight of our trip. He was an amazing guide and everything went flawlessly, no small task considering how crowded Santorini is during the summer. He did an excellent job of showing us the towns and because of his expert planning, we beat the crowds. The speedboat trip through the caldera was such a delight--swimming in the Greek waters, visiting the thermal spring. Our captain was so accommodating. We had such an enjoyable day--make sure to book a tour with Spiros!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ave Mrs Gia ;) Thank you so much for your super kind words. They mean a lot to me. I will be waiting for you, to bring your families with you this time and we will do many more activities. Thank you again and I can assure you that our captain and his mate were singing the whole time as they were returning me back to Amoudi bay ;)
We had a great time at Santorini with Spyros! He is excellent. We has was so kind that adjusted his personal program so as to have the tour despite our ship's delay. He reschedule the tour and I can say that we had the most we could during the shorter stay! The fact that he is a local saved us time as he knew short cuts and that was an advantage as the island was very crowded during those days. I strongly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Harri, thank you so much for your kind words. I will be waiting for your lovely family, to continue our tour and show you more of our beautiful island.. :)
James MordyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much..I will have my eyes open for blue shutters :)
Donald LeeUnited States
Most informative & entertaining tour we've ever experienced.... bravo to Spiros. Memories to last a lifetime. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Donald..I really enjoyed our tour and your lifestyle a lot..I hope to see you soon back to Santorini
Gina Marciano-SiewitUnited States
I truly can not believe I found Spiros on line. He is the best tour guide I have ever had and he made Santorini the highlight of the trip . His knowledge and ease during the day is just what you want when touring a port of call. We started in Akrotiri and then off to do some wine tasting . We spent time learning the topography of Santorini and where also able to go to Aei to shop , eat and take photo's . Did I mention he has a masters in archeology and is a sommelier, Spiros was a gift from the gods!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow..!! Mrs Gina thank you for your super kind words..But I can assure you that without your enthusiastic temperament we will never had this great day..I hope to see you back very soon
Indrajit C.Guttenberg, NJ, United States
Spiros is a native of Santorini and an archaeologist. He is an excellent tour guide if you want a local flavor and history of Santorini. We covered a lot of ground (more than what we had planned) without over shooting too much time. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Indrajit for your kind words, they really mean a lot to me.. I always enjoy my tours with people that have the background to appreciate the beauty of Santorini.
Susan WeinUnited States
Spiros was a fantastic guide in Santorini! We are very interested in archeology, and he took us for a day tour to Akrotiri, the monastery, the black beach, to see the blue domes, around the island in a very comfortable. car. He is full of information, very very nice, and he even helped us buy water before dropping us at our lodging. I highly recommend his day tour, don't miss Akrotiri!!! We were 5 people from 12 to 85 yrs old. this was the highlight of Santorini!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan !! Thank you so much for your super kind words..I had really enjoyed our tour with your lovely family. I am looking forward to see you again on Santorini or in Jerusalem..Who knows ?Until then, give my warmest Regards to your people, especially to your mother :) and to the youngest artist of your family..Take care
Arturo N.United States
Excellent guide! Do not hesitate to hire Spiros. He is passionate about his job and on top of that he's an excellent photographer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arturo for your kind words !! Viva la Mexico :) !!
Liz MartinezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Liz, I hope you are well, enjoying your life with your lovely family
Jim GillespieUnited States
Spiros provided a great experience for our visit to Santorini. He made his way around the traffic with ease and provided a great tour of the island, monastery, and the city of Oia. Would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Santorini. Jim Gillespie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Jim for your kind words. Until I'll see you back in Santorini, keep enjoying your life..
Moanica CastonUnited States
Spiros is a gem!! Such great communication before our tour and the day of. There was a delay leaving our ship the day we arrived and he kept in contact to make sure we didn't panic about cutting anything short. The historic site of Akrotiri is not to be missed and having someone who actually helped excavate parts of it give you a tour is beyond words. So many great photo stops and history of the Island. And he even pulled some strings to make sure we had a taxi back from Oia to the pier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Moanica thank you so much for your super kind words..! They mean a lot to me ! Warmest Regards to your lovely husband..
Andrea P.United States
Wonderful tour with Spiros! He knows his island very well, and was able to tailor our tour to my interests of Greek history, geology, volcanology, anthropology, archaeology, and plant life. He knows the best places for views and photographs, has a beautifully organized program via IPad which enhances his tour narration. He was very considerate of my safety and comfort at all times, and is an expert driver. Perfect full day tour of Santorini with a scholarly, friendly, excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrea !! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am looking forward to see you again.
Jaime CamporaUnited States
Spiros gave us a very knowledgeable, wonderful tour around the island. He made sure we were comfortable and that we got to see everything on our itinerary and then some. He got us back to the cruise ship with plenty of time to spare. Loved this tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words !! They really mean a lot to me..Warmest Regards
Evelyn AndersenUnited States
This tour with Spiros was by far the highlight of our trip. He is a wealth of knowledge from history to wine, and took the time to answer our many questions! It was a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Evelyn, it was such an enjoyful day for me too..Your kind words mean so much to me..Thank you again for the lovely day..
Galt GrantUnited States
Spiros took us to the Akrotiri excavation site after a brief tour. He is an archeologist and his knowledge of the site and its history was outstanding. We recommend him to anyone, particularly those interested in history
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Galt, thank you so much for your kind words. I am always glad when I guide to the treasures of antiquity people as you, with a great interest and background, people who can appreciate the importance of sites as Akrotiri. Be well, I hope to see you again.
Brenda HarrisUnited States
Absolutely a fantastic day with a fantastic guide. He was so knowledgeable about the entire area. We learned as we enjoyed gorgeous scenery. Spiros is a safe driver and always ensures your safety and enjoyment of the sites. The ability to share his vast knowledge was amazing. We highly recommend him and hope to return and spend another day with him. Thanks so much for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Brenda, Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish I had more time or days to spend with you and your great husband. Believe me, many times since then I keep remember some of our discussion and I start to laugh..:) Thank you once more for the lovely morning/afternoon and give my warmest regards to your Ranger..
Del DutrowFairfax, Va., 22033, United States
I enjoyed my tour so much with Spiros through the archaeological museum and through fascinating Akrotiri on the beautiful island of Santorini. Spiros was a fantastic guide and really very knowledgeable. He prepared me in the musuem for what I was to learn from him upon touring Akrotiri. I felt fortunate to have him as my guide because he is an archaeologist as well and the Minoan civilization has always been a passion of mine anyway. He brought Akrotiri and the Minoan Civilization to life for me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Del, So good to hear news from you! Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed our tour and your knowledge about the Minoan Art and I hoped that you enjoyed that too..All the rest are just details :)
Gregorio BundalianUnited States
Spiros rating during our tour in Santorini on 23Aug2016 deserves the highest rating. He was on time to meet us, flexible to customer's schedule and most of all, a very knowledgeable guide. Our group learned a lot not only about Santorini but Greece as a whole. We would highly recommend Spiros to our friends and to any tourist visiting Santorini. Thank you Spiros
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Gregorio, Thank you a lot for your kind words. I have also learned a lot from your companion and I hope that once in a while you will remember our tour on Santorini. I really had a great time with you and I hope to see you back soon. All the best, Spiros
Nathan NalvenUnited States
On time, personable, very professional
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nathan..My best wishes to your lovely family..
David CapocciaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greetings from Santorini..Thank you :)
Tiffany LoweryUnited States
Spiros was a wonderful guide!! He took the time to show us not only the highlights of Santorini, but also the uncrowded, more quiet places to enjoy his country!! Also, the trip to the vineyard and the wine-tasting was a special treat. My family and I feel so lucky to have spent the day with Spiros enjoying spectacular Santorini!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Tiffany, Thank you so much for your kind words. I tried to show you both sides of Santorini, the local and the more scenic and I was sure that you would enjoy them both. I hope that I will see you soon back in Santorini. All the best to your lovely family.
Kellie RandleUnited States
Spiros was a FABULOUS tour guide! He completely customized our tour to compromise with parents who wanted history and 3 teenage kids who wanted adventure. Our hotel and travel agent tried to push us into other tour guides and "English Speaking Drivers" who would show us the island. However, with all the rest, they are not able to guide you in the Akrotiri Excavations. Be aware! Tours there are about 100 Euros. Better to have Spiros who drives, guides and is licensed to give tours of the ruins.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Kellie, Thank you so much for your super kind words. I wish all the travelers could realize the difference between a tour guide who has studied for many many years and a driver. I am always glad when I guide people with your interests and the background to appreciate the true wild beauty of Santorini. I hope that I will see your lovely family back soon in the Aegean sea. Until then enjoy your life..
Margaret Earlene BennettUnited States
Spiros did a grsat job with our large family group, he was patient, undstanding and communicated very well
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Margaret, thank you so much for your kind words. I am always glad to guide people with a real interest in the ancient world and in the Greek culture. I hope that I will see you soon back, in the hunt of the lost Atlantis..
Linda P.United States
Spiros takes his vast knowledge of wine and Santorini history, combines it with his engaging personality, and turns it into a marvelous tour. Visits to four wineries made the Santorini winemaking industry personal. It was fascinating to hear the stories of local families who battle the brutal Santorini climate because of their passion to make great wine. Each winery, like its wines, has its own character, and Spiros created a tour that showed us several unique faces of the wine business.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs. Linda for your super kind words! It was wonderful to have spent a lovely afternoon with you and your wonderful family! I hope you enjoyed your next days on Santorini as well and I am looking forward to meeting you soon again on the island. P.S Hard to believe, but the THERMOS jug indeed made this morning my ice-coffee even colder..!!
Linda P.United States
A tour with Spiros is the only way to see the archeological sites of Santorini! His vast knowledge of world history and archeology combined with his passion for Santorini and Greece make his tour interesting and informative. His narrative made the ancient city of Akrotiri come alive; we could see the people walking the streets and living in the homes. Spiros is well-organized and professional yet so easygoing that you forget that you are with a hired guide and feel you are being hosted by a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs.Linda 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 and your lovely family soon again. Until then, take care and enjoy life!