Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Athens-Greece by Tour Guide Vassilios V. (Guide #2136)


Ivan Smith

New Zealand
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Tour: #149311, Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon Layover tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Excellent tour and guide. Spot on time. New unmarked clean car. Expert knowledge, with local flair for those places only the locals know. Great advice for lunch overlooking the ocean. Totally recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again!

Jodi Schwegman

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Vassilios was a fabulous tour guide for our day in Athens! We didn't have a lot of time to see the city, so Vassilios tailored a tour for us to see all of the major sites, in Athens. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city, and provided us with a vast amount of information. He also recommended several restaurants and areas of the city to visit, which we did. We were very pleased with his recommendations! I would highly recommend Vassilios as a tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again Vassilios

Charles Bidondo

El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Our tour with Vassilios was memorable and enjoyable. His sense of humor and his knowledge of the city and his country were so appreciated. He was able to take us to all the highlights of Athens in a manner to avoid as many crowds as possible. We visited sites that we might have otherwise skipped and would have missed an amazing opportunity to learn more about Athens and the Greek culture. Lunch was a highlight! Thank you, Vassilios, for making the day so special and one not to be forgotten.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again Vassilios

Ellen Siegel

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your private tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding our services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Pasquale Frappampina

United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Vassilios is a true professional! Although the weather in Athens was poor, he did everything to give us a great tour. We asked him to take us for lunch to one of his favorite home style restaurant's, and he did. The experience and the food was great! I would recommend Vassilios to anyone looking for a first rate tour of Athens!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future! Vassilios

William Akin

United States
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Tour: #233558, Best of Athens in 6 hours with Mercedes Limo Minivan Tour (4 up to 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Guide was very knowledgable and gave us a lot of information, was always where he said he would be to meet us and always asked what we wanted to do/see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your kind words, hope to see you soon again in near future Kind Regards Vassilios

Tracey Sanford

United States
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Tour: #252539, Private Delphi Tour (The Oracle) with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again Kindest Regards Vassilios

Erika Trauger

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Vassilios was the perfect Host and covered the most famous historical sites, everyone comes to Athens to see. We certainly enjoyed our local lunch stop (a table full of authentic Greek food!). Thank you again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again Vassilios

Joanne Wood

Australia
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Tour: #233558, Best of Athens in 6 hours with Mercedes Limo Minivan Tour (4 up to 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

We had one day to see the highlights of Athens before flying to Santorini the following day. It was a whirlwind tour, especially after travelling for 33 hours to get to Athens the day before. We saw all the popular sights and Vassilios was knowledgeable and patient. He also took us to a lovely place for lunch. We had a great day. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon on your next trip to Athens Kind Regards Vassilios

Debra Roy

United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Loved this tour. Amazing guide and driver! Very knowledgeable and took us to a fabulous authentic restaurant. Definitely recommend Vasillios!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again! Vassilios

Robyn Yearsley

United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

Vasillios was excellent. We were cruising to Athens and could have booked an excursion through the ship. But we thought we'd give Tours by Locals a chance. Vasillios helped us get a city pass and dropped us off at multiple sites. The van was in great condition and comfortable in the heat. In between sites he talked history, answered questions and explained logistics for the sites. His choice of lunch spot had great inexpensive food. We saw much more than the ship excursion. I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future Kindest Regards Vassilios

Sushil Bhardwaj

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

A truly memorable day savoring the flavors of Ancient and Modern Athens and its surroundings capped by a trip to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon after a lunch by the Aegean Sea at an authentic Taverna, where freshly caught grilled Dorado was the star. Our ToursByLocals host: Vassilios is an exemplary Ambassador citizen devoted to his city, his country, its language and its impact on the rest of us. A Fountain of Knowledge: his keen observations and humor made for a uniquely unforgettable trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for travelling with me and for sharing your experience with other travelers. Hope to see you soon in near future again! Kindest regards, Vassilios

Jan Schokker

Netherlands
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

we have had a perfect day in Athens and see a lot.

Bhavin Desai

United States
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Tour: #149311, Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon Layover tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

This was our second tour with Vassilios after we completed first tour of Athens & Corinth Canal. Our flight was delayed by an hour from Crete for this afternoon tour but he was very patient and waited for us at the airport. He showed us beautiful parts of Athens that one cannot imagine as we drove to Temple of Poseidon. At our request, he even took us to local super market so we can purchase some Greek delicacies the way locals do. It is our pleasure to recommend Vassilios to anyone visiting Athens.

Bhavin Desai

United States
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Tour: #15922, Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Vassilios is amazing guide and great human being! He is obviously very proud of his Greek culture and history and it clearly shows as he conducts tour and guides you through various places. He has a good sense of humor and is great with kids which makes it easier for them to ask questions. He is also very courteous and professional driver with very clean Mercedes van to allow you to relax during long drives such as one from Athens to Corinth canal. I highly recommend Vassilios to anyone visiting Athens.

Linda R.

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Vassilios is a professional driver and made sure we were at the key sights ahead of the major summertime crowds. As he notes, he is not a licensed guide and can not enter the sites. He provides a good video in the car on the way and best of all he maximizes your day. You will see all the important sites and some terrific off the beaten path sites as well. He brought us to a local restaurant for lunch - best meal of our two week trip. Very nice luxury van. Highly recommend, great value.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for travelling with me and for sharing your experience with other travelers. Hope to see you soon in near future again! Kindest regards, Vassilios V

Adrienne Brautigan

United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

We are a family of 7 (age 9 - 70) and Vasillos was awaiting our arrival from our cruise, escorted us to his Mercedes, and showed us a video about the Acropolis before we arrived. He got us there quickly so we beat the crowds, and gave us just the right amount of time to explore. He gave us a guidebook and waters. We saw the Museum, Olympia stadium (both terrific!), and some beautiful city views. Our lunch at a Greek restaurant was 100% delicious + reasonable. Super friendly. Highest Rec possible!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am thrilled to hear such good feedback. I hope to see you again soon for another great experience in Greece! Best Regards Vassilios

Adrienne C.

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Vas was our driver that drove us to Delphi and he was so willing to go with the flow. Our tour of Delphi lasted a full hour beyond what we expected and we needed to end our day at the airport rather than the Center of Athens. He was happy to meet our needs. He stopped at a beautiful town for us to see and took us to a delightful restaurant for lunch. Vos is a safe and delightful driver!

Janice Davis

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Do not look any further...Vassilios is absolutely the most perfect choice. He catered to our wants and had incredible choices for us. So glad we got to know this outstanding man!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for for your kind words Best Regards Vassilios

Jon Dickinson

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

We loved our tour with Vassilios! His knowledge of Athens and the historical sights were key in making the best use of our time while there. He helped us beat the crowds at many sights and then made sure we had a delicious and authentic Greek meal. He was so personable and fun to be around. You won't go wrong with his tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Hope to see you soon in near future again. Kind Regards, Vassilios

Adrienne C.

United States
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover Private Tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

After too many hours on an airplane it was terrific to be picked up by Vas and taken to the highlights of Ancient Greece in an air conditioned car and a very knowledgeable guide. My plane was 4 hours late arriving but Vas waited for me and worked it all in! I greatly appreciated it!

Honey Frasure

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Vassillios is a gentleman and a scholar! We did the best of Athens in a few hours. It was fantastic and V knew all the answers to our questions and more knowledge than we could think to ask. Respectful and courteous, I never had to open a door in or out of his beautiful well equipped town car. I am a foodie and there is no words to express the tasty culinary home cooked delights and very hospitable host at the family run Greek food restaurant that we stopped for lunch. Yummmy! Bravo Vassillios A+++ tour

Annette Harrison

Australia
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

We had a very enjoyable day with Vassillios. He had us at all the sites before the bus loads of people arrived which made it easy to get around and enjoyable. Vassillios was knowledgable and very easy to spend the day with. Many interesting conversations were had. We highly recommend Vassillios, we certainly got to see the most of Athens in one day. And the restaurant we went to for lunch was amazing.

Nigel Palmer

Australia
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Tour: #301315, Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Christine Brady

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Guide was prompt, knowledge, accommodating, had a great sense of humor and was highly regarded by the both of us. Continually asked if we had any questions and we would recommend him for a fabulous private tour! He did a fantastic job of representing Athens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot for your kind words, hope to see you soon in near future again Kindest Regards Vassilios

Robert E. Mitchell

Henderson, KY, United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Vicena Poulson

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

We can't say enough about Vassilios. We've had the privilege of having him as our tour guide three times!!! We would never consider using anyone besides Vassilios. He is so knowledgeable, and has a way of making Athens intriguing and memorable. The authentic Greek lunch was also delicious. Plus he has an incredible sense of humor. We are looking forward to our next trip to Athens and can't wait for Vassillios to show us around again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY MUCH for your wonderful review Best Regards Vassilios

Sarann Kraushaar

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Lisa Bowles

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Vassilios was excellent! Picking us up and delivering us to each destination as well as the BEST lunch we had while in Athens!

Benjamin Wiener

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Vassilios was an excellent guide. With local insight and worldly knowledge, he helped create a memorable experience for our family. We highly recommend him!

Margaret Dockeray

Canada
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens & The Athenian Riviera Private Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 25/18

An excellent tour of Athens with Vassilios with stops at the Acropolis to visit the Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum and a photo opp at the Temple of Zeus and The Panathenaic Stadium to name a few, before enjoying an extremely delicious authentic Greek lunch at a great local restaurant. A wonderful tour with a wonderful driver.

Douglas Kallman

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Vassilios delivered exactly what he promised. He met us on time at the airport with a sign with our name. He drove us to all the promised sites in a clean luxury Mercedes. He showed us a short video about the Acropolis and gave us direction to tour this and other sites on our own. Vassilios took us to a nice spot for lunch. His tour description was clear that he was not a licensed guide and could not accompany us into any of the attractions.

Janet Ambrose

Lewes, DE, United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 13/18

Our tour was outstanding!! I knew Athens would be interesting, but our guide made our experience so delightful that I have to name Athens as my favorite stop on a 2 week journey. Not only did we see the usual highlights, but we experienced the local sites and flavors on our wonderful tour of the truly beautiful side of Athens. I had no idea of the incredible beaches and magnificent water vistas we experienced today. We also learned so much about life in Greece through our engaging conversations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Larry Gaynor

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 12/18

We decided to take the Attica tour instead of Delphi since we had 7 hours. Best decision. We visited many areas including Jewish synagogue, Olympic stadium, Poseidon monument, St. George church on top of mountain and amazing Greek Riveria where had fab lunch on the sea. Vassilios well informed and non-stop knowledge of the area, history and anything you want to know. Tour was in new Mercedes sedan. Since licensed driver, does not enter sites with you but dropped us right at the entrances. Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Yen Lee Loh

Malaysia
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Tour: #10396, 2 Days Multiday Tour - Delphi and Meteora monasteries, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 7/18

We are so lucky to engage with Vassilios & Markos during our 2D1N in Delphi & Meteora. Vassilios is very friendly, telling us a lot of the Greek History and Greek language. He is really a funny guy. Before & during the trip, he will recommend us the best hotel & restaurant which is not very expensive and within our budget. The most important is he brings us to all the historical places & the best place for photos shooting which is marked down all our memories there. Thank you Vassilios & Markos.

Steve Bolen

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens in few hours!, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Vassilios was wonderful as was the tour. His knowledge of Ancient Greece, his humor and his kindness made, for the four of us, the perfect day to experience Athens as a whole and the sites we visited in particular. He carefully prepared us before each site visit with interesting insights into the times, the people and the impact not only on Greece but the ripple effects that affect us all. We finished the tour with a deeper appreciation for what we had seen and a fond connection with our new friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Govardhanen Gopal

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Vassilios was a great guide and drove us to Delphi. He was very amiable and easy to talk and kept us all engaged very well for the entire duration of the trip. I would recommend using him your tours when visiting Athens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Kathy Tober

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Kathy Tober

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Kathy Tober

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Vassilios is magnificent in all ways.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Dorothy Dortin

Greece
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Tour: #301315, Special Customized Private Daytrip to Isaris, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Vassilios was a God send. Very personable, funny and gracious. We felt comfortable and safe with him from start to finish. He was invaluable at the village, translating our questions and answers as our Greek is spotty at best. How lucky that I clicked on his bio first! He is deserving of a 5 star rating for sure. To quote Vassilios, "it was a super duper" day for our entire family. We send him our gratitude and good wishes. The Dortin Family Dorothy Daren Michelle

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour in Athens Greece! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding my services. Hope to see you soon in near future again. Sincerely, Vassilios

Brenda DuFresne

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Vassilios was a fabulous driver and guide for my tour of Athens. He took me to all of the incredible sites of this beautiful city and filled our time with delightful history and stories about Athens. I truly enjoyed his delightful personality, his sense of humor and genuine hospitality. I highly recommend him!

Misty-Marie Jensen

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens & The Athenian Riviera Private Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

What a wonderful day!! All the highlights with all the knowledge that he had made the day something more than I expected. I would absolutely recommend anyone to book with him!! Thank you for making my Athens experience so very special!! :)

Vincent Chia

Singapore
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Our full day tour of Athens and Cape Sounion with our guide, Mr Vassilios was truly spectacular! My wife and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously, whilst taking in the rich historical sights, sound and taste of Athens! We would also like to commend our guide, Mr Vassilios, as he was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. He also brought us to have a scrumptious seafood lunch (upon our request) at a quaint tavern by the Aegean Sea! Cementing and creating a truly memorable experience for us! :)

Nancy Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #15925, Best of Athens & The Athenian Riviera Private Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

Vassilios was terrific!! I cannot recommend enough!! He was so knowledgable and did everything within his power to make the trip comfortable for us. He even recommended the best restaurant in the Plaka....not budget-busting but delicious and plentiful, not to mention the friendliness of the workers there. I was 100% pleased

Ronald Kratzer

United States
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Tour: #15925, Layover Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing with Free Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Hazel Greenfield

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (The Oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

We took the Athens tour with V the first day which was wonderful and we all decided the Delphi tour was not the right one so we went with him to Corinth and saw the canal and the ruins and all sorts of fabulous places. His knowledge is so extensive and he took us to places with magnificent vistas, little villages on the sea, and we stopped at a great restaurant. Book an Athens tour with V and a second one. By the end of Athens, you'll have a better idea what you want. V will improvise the best tour!

Hazel Greenfield

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Vassillios gave us a wonderful tour. He knows his stuff and he knows tourists because he recognized after the Acropolis tour that I was not feeling great from jet lag, sun, and climbing. He reorganized the trip and we did quiet things so I could start feeling myself again and then finished everything on the itinerary. He is a fountain of information and we learned a lot, enjoyed ourselves and appreciated how skillfully he improvises!

Jennifer Fischer

Sylvan Lake, MI, United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Greetings from Houston! YOU made our Sisters vacation to Greece memorable for a LIFETIME. Prior to our trip, we prepped to learn about the Greek culture and history. However, what you shared with us on the all day tour, we could never have found in a book!!! We particularly enjoyed stopping and having lunch, it was fabulously delicious!! But more so, speaking with you as if we were having lunch with a close friend was very impactful for us; creating a memory of Athens that shall never be forgotten.

Patricia Cicala

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

We had a very nice day and enjoyed all of the attention paid to our requests. The Lunch was one of the highlights of our day. The food and atmosphere were incredible. Also the ability to time us perfectly with some of the other sites was wonderful. We truly enjoyed our tour and would recommend it to others. Vassilios was a wealth of knowledge and his pride in Greece and Greek Culture was so refreshing. It is wonderful to be in the company of someone so passionate.

Aimee D.

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

We made a good decision getting a private tour of Athens and Vassilios was wonderful. Comfortable car, courteous and informative driver and he really knew his way around avoiding traffic and tour lines. Drove us to some interesting places and a great local restaurant to have lunch. Highly recommended.

Debra Dickerson

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Vassilios was an awesome tour guide! His knowledge not only of the city and its history, but also of all of the sites, including: best times to go to certain places to avoid the main tourist times (from incoming ships, etc.); to what we should pay for and go inside to see vs what we should take a look at from the outside; to which roads to avoid at which times do to traffic patterns was invaluable. We could not have seen, done and learned so much without the assistance of such an experienced guide!

Craig Napier

Australia
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

We had a lovely day with Vassilios. His knowledge of the history and mythology or Greece was great and all his tips on how to view attractions were perfect. It was nice to see the area through the eyes of a local and take a drive through some of the back streets to see the real Athens. Our tour also included a drive to Sounion to visit the temple of Poseidon which included a drive along the Greek coastline which was beautiful. The local food was beautiful as well.

Susana Bowling

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Was in Athens for the first time and traveling alone. Having someone who knew where to go and be efficient with time was important. Vassilios provided an excellent, secure service, was knowledgeable and had become more than a driver , a friend by the end of the trip. I will be using his services again if I make it to the beautiful Athens in the future. My only suggestion, if traveling during high season, visit the Acropolis in the afternoon after 6, less people, less heat and great light for photographs

Gia Crecelius

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

We had an amazing day in Athens. Vassilios took us to all of the major sites and we were ahead of the crowds the entire time. He was friendly and did a great job explaining the history and significance of all the sites. We are so happy that we saw Athens with Vassilios!

Andreas Eickhoff

Germany
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover Private Tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

Vassilios is a great tour guide! We (family with boys 14 + 12 yrs) enjoyed every minute of our visit of Athen. Vassilios managed everything from the pickup, luggage, driving, sight seeing and information. Even so we only had about 4.5h from the pick up and drop off at the airport we saw all important historical sites. Of cause it was beneficial that it was Sunday and there was no traffic. Thanks to the great commitment and knowledge of Vassilios it was a very memorable experience. 100% recommendation!

Liat Bainvoll

United States
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover Private Tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

My family and I had a wonderful time on this tour! It is very efficient and allows you to see all that you might want in Athens despite having a short visit. Our guide, Vassilios was very knowledgeable and even showed us videos and books for further detail. I would 100% recommend for all those who have just a short time in Athens.

Mark Greiwe

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Perfect tour! Vassilios was excellent! He knew all the ways to avoid the crowds and how to use the time wisely. I highly recommend him.

Carmen Figueroa

Marietta, GA, United States
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Vassilios was great and shared so much about Athens even though we had a short time with him. He got us to the Acropolis/Parthenon which was amazing with plenty time for us to visit on our own then drove us by the coast on the way to the airport. We enjoyed getting to know Athens through our conversation with you and plan to visit again. Thank you for helping us make the most of our time.

David Spiegel

United States
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Tour: #10396, Panorama of Athens, Private Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

All I can say is WOW!!! Vassillios was the best, most caring and knowledgeable guide we have ever had! His sense of humor, flexibility and outgoing style made the day amazing. He even took in stride taking my wife to the eye clinic for a issue she had. He treated us like family......when we return to Athens we will spend another day with him...

Lance Lim

United States
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Tour: #15922, Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Excellent tour! He obviously knows his history and is very learned. He gave us multiple tips and brought us to an excellent Greek restaurant. I would not hesitate to recommend him highly!

Cory Calendine

United States
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Tour: #149311, Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon Layover tour with (1 way From or To) Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Vassilios - Greek-born, lover of his country, genuinely excited to share his knowledge of current and past - was the perfect companion to display the complexity and beauty which is Athens today. Travel the Athenian Riviera. Experience the local culture. We will be back...if we are so lucky.

Frances Leung

Hong Kong
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Vassilios was professional, courteous and extremely informative. We learned much about Greek history, culture and life and while touring in his well kept and nicely air conditioned Mercedes. He also took us to enjoy some delicious and authentic Greek cuisine in a lovely neighborhood. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone visiting Athens. Thanks for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frances Thanks a lot for your suggestion is a great idea for people with your culture but there are 2 big problems 1. if they visit 1st museum then at Acropolis hill is very crowded 4000-9000 people! remember when you left the Acropolis hill? 2. Many people they want to skip museum because as they say they dont like museums! Kindest Regards Vassilios V

Kelly Traver

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Vasillios was with us all day and showed us all the important sites, many of which we would probably have missed if we were doing it ourselves. (We have been here twice before and without realizing it we had missed some very important places.) Vassilios was very knowledgeable and flexible and our two kids, ages 19 and 24 yrs learned so much from him (as did my husband and I) Highly recommend.

Patricia Oberholtzer

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 28/17

Our guide took wonderful care of our needs and wishes - A wonderful day in a beautiful city.

Marvin Katz

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Vassilios is a complete joy to spend time with. He is very smart, personable and a genuinely nice person. As to his abilities as a tour guide, I rate him a 10 out of 10. Vassilios is extremely knowledge about all things Greek and gave us an incredible tour of Athens. I would without hesitation recommend Vassilios to anyone seeking a tour of Athens.

Sandy Gogel

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Vassilios was VERY informative. He answered all our questions enthusiastically and was very knowledgeable of Greece. I would HIGHLY recommend him for ANY tour of Greece as he was flexible to make sure we saw what we were interested in. VERY relaxing and fun tour.

Ana Castillo

Mexico
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 24/17

We really enjoyed our tour with Vassilios! He is very nice, warmth, funny and showed us all the most important places in Athens during our short Cruise stop! He really had the hability to involved the kids in the tour and make it fun for all! The tip for skipping lines with the full ticket and the restaurant he took us for lunch were big highlights! Thanks and hope to see you in a near future!! We'll be back!

Denise Selati

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Full Day Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 22/17

A great tour--- knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent guide....

Brian White

New Zealand
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Absolutely the best tour with a highly professional and well informed driver.

Craig Farquhar

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Vassilios was just a great driver / guide. He truly made us feel as if we where a part of his family showing us his hometown. Not only did he know how to avoid he crowds and traffic but he knows his history and where to have great local food and drinks. If you want to get the experience of meeting a true Athenian and the pride he has in showing you his city then Vassilios is your guide. This is our first time to Athens and the memories he helped us create we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, C&P

Winnifred McKee

Canada
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

This was a wonderful tour of Athens! Vassilios picked us up early & we were on top of the Acropolis before the crowds arrived. He also explained how my husband who uses a walker could be brought to the top by the funicular. We then went to the amazing Acropolis museum, Temple of Zeus, 1896 Olympic Stadium & changing of the guard, followed by an absolutely wonderful Greek meal at a local inexpensive family restaurant where we sampled 8 Greek dishes. V. was very pleasant, interesting & helpful - excellent!!

John Odonnell

United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Everything promised and more! He is outstanding!

Lisa Wangler

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Darrell Vincent

United States
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Tour: Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Apr 18/17

Great guide,great tour

Darrell Vincent

United States
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Tour: #230588, Athens Full Day with Mercedes Limo Minivan (4 up 7 People), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Our personalized guide was very good , and knowledgeable

Jean Gash

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #15925, Layover Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing with Free Airport Transfer, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Apr 3/17

My family and I have taken 6 tours now with Vassilios and have enjoyed every one!! First, Greece is an amazing country, with friendly people, amazing food, tons to see and learn. I recommend that everyone visit this wonderful place. And seeing the country with an experienced guide such as Vassilios is a must!! You take away so much more from your visit when you hear about the life of the people...both past and present. Thank you, Vassilios!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY MUCH

David Tyson

Bolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #18537, Athens Airport Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

Gary Teska

United States
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Nov 2/16

Too much driving past scenic sites. Driver was speeding most of the time, and wouldn't turn on the air conditioner in order to save gas. Everyone in our party was hot and nauseous. Driver was sometimes informative, but often suggested how the USA and it's people are morally bad, and caused the turmoil in Greece. Driver was very opinionated and arguementive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour was carried out exactly as described and as booked by the customer. A 500 kilometer trip back and forth of about 9 hours is bound to drive one past a lot of scenic sites. Driving at 110 kilometers in a 130km zone is not speeding. Air Conditioning does not turn on or off in a climate controlled vehicle. Sorry my tour didn't meet your expectations but I don't understand the illogical allegations in the review, especially when everyone else in the party had a great time. Regards

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to publishing every rating and we do not edit the traveler's comments. We have, as always attempted to establish contact with the traveler to discuss the rating; however, in this case unfortunately, neither ToursByLocals nor our guide have been able to rationalize why the above comments were made.

Sarodom Vichayabhai

Thailand
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

An excellent way to spend the day in Athens,Greece. Our family of four had a great time, and Vassillios our driver and tour guide was very informative and was able to guide us around all the important sites in Athens, plus took us to try a great restaurant that showed the authentic taste of local dishes. Highly recommended - 5 Stars Indeed!

Steve Lough

Canada
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Oct 4/16

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Vassilios and he took us to all the places we hoped to see and more. We had a long day with a lot of driving to reach all the sites but the day flew by. Vassilios is respectful, knowledgeable and a fun person to spend the day with. He shared his knowledge of Greek history past and present in a very engaging way. A true professional, but also someone you would want as a friend. Thank you Vassilios!

Diane Korczynski

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Our time went so fast, and yet Vassilios was able to take us to so many exquisite sites in our 6 hrs with him. Have to say we enjoyed the Acropolis the best and the wonderful art museum, but we were also taken to see the Olympic Stadium, temple of Zeus, old town Athens, the very impressive changing of the guard and even had time for a snack at a local taverna! Must mention that aside from his wealth of knowledge, Vassilios was an incredible driver!! A wonderful day!

Pamela Shortreed

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 12/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much, hope to see you soon again

Pamela Shortreed

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 10/16

Kenneth Fischer

Fremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Vassilios made our day in Athens very efficient and took us to many unique places that were not offered by the ships tour. His insight on modern Greece was also very insightful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again (please copy and post again because you forgot to put STARS !

Amanda Whitney

Australia
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Tour: #15881, Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 2/16

Vassilios is an excellent guide. He is very passionate about his country and its wonderful history. A lovely gentleman to spend time with. Booked Vassilios for Airport Transfer and 2 Tours for our short stay pre-cruise. We saw the main sights of Athens and then headed out of the city to Cape Sounion. Had a great seafood lunch on way back to Athens. The perfect way to spend our first day in Greece.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again!

Amanda Whitney

Australia
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Tour: Athens Airport Transfers, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 1/16

Great Service. Driver was waiting at Airport, a very welcome sight after our trip of 26 hours. Vehicle was immaculate and drove us straight to Hotel. Great sense of humour and very informative during our short trip. Terrific stress free way to start a holiday.

Carol T.

Australia
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

Vassilios was an excellent guide. Very passionate about his city and very knowledgeable on the history of Athens and the masterpieces to which he took us. We traveled as a group of 4 from Australia with it being our first trip to Greece. This was our first booking with Tours by Locals and we were very pleased with both our guide Vassilios and the company as far as ease of booking and communication. We would highly recommend Vassilios as an excellent guide when you are on a tight one day visit to Athens.

Erik Schmall

United States
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Tour: Athens Airport Layover private tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 20/16

Vassilios was great. It is always nice to have a tour with someone who loves the city as Vassilios does!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Marla Grant

United States
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Tour: #15925, Extended Half Day Athens Private Tour and Sightseeing, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

I deliberated for a while about spending money on a private tour but decided it was the wisest thing to do since I'm only in town for a couple days. Vassillios was the perfect guide and driver - knowledgeable, engaging, on time and willing to alter the itinerary and help me get to a couple places I really wanted to see - all the while making sure I was oriented toward my hotel. Best of all he gave me great suggestions for my last day -inside info that I would not have know about beaches nearby. Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again

Paul Lundin

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

He has a great knowledge of his city and his plan for the day was perfect. He gave us enough time, but still kept us in front of the crowds. He shared wonder information, insights, and plans about the sites before we entered and answered every question after. Highly recommended. Would definitely book another tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again! Vassilios

Mary Schwebach

United States
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Tour: #233558, Extended Half Day Athens Private Limo Mercedes Minivan Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

Very knowledgeable. He loves Athens and made the tour very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this tour and this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much, hope to see you soon in near future again

Steve Barnes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

Vassilious was very knowledgeable and helpful across a wide range of subjects. He worked well with the limited time we had available.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Wouter Prinsloo

South Africa
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Tour: #233558, Extended Half Day Athens Private Limo Mercedes Minivan Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

Vassilios was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and accommodated the questions and requests of our group of 8 people. He made our visit to Athens very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again

Chung Kei N.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #149311, Cape Sounion Tour Layover tour (Free Transfer), Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

Vassilios bought us to the beautiful coast outside Athens, which cannot be seen in other Athens City tour. He knew many secret places, and with lots of jokes. The tour was very happy and I highly recommend this tour to all others who have been visited to Athens and want to see something else. Finally, the most important thing is, Greece and Athens is still SAFE!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future! Vassilios

Neal Weinstein

Scotttsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future. Vassilios V

Melanie Betts

United States
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Tour: #10396, Athens Private Shore Excursions, Athens Full Day Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

Prompt, knowledgable and courteous. He ensures we arrived at the sites at the least busy times. We beat the crowds everywhere. By shahing his personal experiences, we enjoyed a delightful day in Athens and look forward to returning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again Vassilios

Sondra Cochran

United States
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Tour: Argolis (Peloponesse) Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Naflion Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Jun 7/16

Vassilio was an excellent guide and driver. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the sites that we visited and answered all of our many, many questions. Very easy to talk with and he made it clear that he would go at our pace. Just an all around pleasant and informative tour. We would highly recommend him - you will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon in near future again! Vassilios V

Cameron Findlay

United States
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Tour: #15991, Delphi (oracle) Full Day Tour - Trip, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 30/16

Vassilious is a great find. We had spent the day before with him in Athens and Corinth, and our second day we went to Delphi. He's very knowledgeable, and warm and funny. One nice feature, since it's a two-hour-plus drive to Dephi, is that he has History Channel or National Geographic videos in the car about Delphi, Alexander the Great, and other relevant topics.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future Vassilios V

Cameron Findlay

United States
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Tour: #15922, Full Day Athens and Ancient Corinth Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: May 29/16

It was a pleasure to spend two days with Vassilios. The first day we visited Athens and Corinth; the second we did a day trip,to Delphi. Vassilios is knowledgeable about ancient and modern Greece, very proud of his country, justifiably, warm and funny, and very flexible. He had planned to take us to the Acropolis Museum on the first day, but as we'd already visited it, he had other, excellent suggestions. On both days he took us to absolutely lovely restaurants.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope to see you soon again in near future Vassilios V