Harry HartUnited States
Panos was simply outstanding! Incredibly knowledgable, friendly, and my wife and I were able to tour the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the ancient Athenian Agora at our own pace. He was an important part of an incredible day and I would highly recommend him should you ever need a guide in Athens!
We feel so fortunate to have had Panos P as our guide in Athens. Apart from being very knowledgeable and culturally rich, Panos was very personable, with infinite kindness. He was attentive to every wish and whim we had and was quick to mold the tour to suit our desires. He was also very forthcoming with information and activities after the tour. Right away, we felt we have met not only an excellent guide but also a friend! Great experience, great guy!
Panos was an incredible guide: knowledgeable, kind, enthusiastic, and professional. Notably, he provided a fantastic experience for my entire family, including our three kids (12, 10, and 7 yrs old). He led us all over the acropolis as well as the acropolis museum--both are must see places in Athens. We also appreciated his insight into the local area: where to hike, where to eat, some of his favorite places. I'd give him 10 out of 10 if possible.
Christopher HitchinsUnited Kingdom
Panos gave us an outstanding tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis museum. His enthusiasm and depth of knowledge about both history and classical art shone through. He was brilliant with our 3 children (aged 6, 11 and 13) and kept them engaged throughout the 4-hour tour. He was also a lovely guy to hang out with. I would highly recommend Panos to anyone visiting Athens.
Even before the tour started Panos was already communicating with me regarding our needs, so he was able to tailor fit the tour based on our group mix, which consisted of a few seniors and children. He was very patient with the little ones, which made the tour interesting for them. The tour was very educational, and we learned a lot about the city and its people - past and present. He also gave us some restaurant recommendations which were very helpful. 5* for sure!
Norma CasabonaUnited States
This was our group's 2nd day with Panos, and the love affair kept going! We learned, we laughed, and by the end of the day, we didn't want to say goodbye!
Norma CasabonaUnited States
Panos is everything you want in a guide: knowledgeable, with great passion for the subject matter, a natural teacher who makes learning fun, and a great ease and humor with people of all ages & backgrounds. Our large group was unanimous in their enthusiastic 'thumbs up' for Panos. We will be recommending him to all our friends who may be planning a trip to Athens in the future.
John SchislerUnited States
James WoodsUnited States
Christopher FlemingUnited States
Panos was amazing! A combination of history, philosophy and local culture made for a perfect introduction to Athens and Greek culture and history. You will never have a better tour than by Panos.
Robert PoeUnited States
I would highly recommend Panos
Richard WorlUnited States
What an excellent tour by Panos!!! I had an amazing day touring Athens. My guide was super smart, funny, engaging and made learning history a heck of a lot of fun! A walking tour is a great way to learn the city as well as learn about the city and Panos is the best.
We had the best experience with Panos! He was amazing and so knowledged. Our children said it was the best tour they have ever been on!! Highly recommend!
Brian LewisTrinidad and Tobago
We arrived by cruise and Panos was waiting at the port, he took us to his spacious Mercedes van. He took us to the Acropolis and we followed him up the mountain. Panos shared his knowledge of the Acropolis and the ruins. Panos made it fun for the kids too. After the ruins, we visited the cafe in the Museum and took a 5 minute walk to a charming area with cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. We had free time there and then back to the ship. Thanks Panos for an unforgettable day in Athens!
Tatiana EfimovUnited States
It was an amazing tour! Panos is one of the best guides we've met , and we had our fare share as we travel a lot. Very enthusiastic and energetic. His story line is very lively and is interesting for bot adults and kids. The tour was very informative. He told us some information that you won't be able to read online without researching. We had our 9 year old son and he was engaged through the entire duration of the tour. It was a great experience all around!
Gina BahrUnited States
Excellent guide and tour! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day - Panos made it very interesting and entertaining and was very thoughtful of our needs and welfare of the group. We really appreciated all his efforts and knowledge. Excellent English, very good with kids!
Parul BlizzardUnited States
Panos was the BEST tour guide that we've ever taken from Tours by Local. He was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and actively engaged with our family on the tour. Our young daughter has a love for Greek mythology and he included many stories in the tour and allowed her to participate in telling a couple of myths. He was so patient and answered many questions from her. Panos has a great, friendly personality, and is easy going. We learned so much and had an amazing time with Panos!
Alice BensonUnited States
We would have given Panos a 10 if that was allowed. He was excellent! Warm, friendly and so incredibly knowledgeable! He made the history come alive and knew so much! We'd highly recommend him!
Joseph PaneUnited States
If you need a guide to see the Acropolis and Athens itself, then you need Panos. The man is very passionate about his city and it's history. There were 8 of us on the tour ranging from 16 to 56 and he kept all of us engaged.
Scott BerlinUnited States
Panos is a fantastic tour guide who I recommend very highly. He was interesting, energetic, flexible and very, very knowledgable. I had spoken with numerous other guides and all wanted my family to fit into their pre-conceived notion of how our day should be laid out. Panos was the first one who basically asked me what we wanted to see and how we wanted the day to go and it was fantastic in every way.
Susan TomaroUnited States
Panos was absolutely amazing. We had 9 in our group of varying ages /interests. He kept us all entertained/ interested in what he had to say. My husband has mentioned several times how much he enjoyed the tour. He doesn't comment on many things! Panos was respectful, articulate, and incredibly knowledgeable of the subject matter. A few older woman stopped him and asked directions during our tour. He could not have been more polite and helpful which spoke volumes of his character. Highly reccomend!
Amy MarshallUnited States
Our tour with Panos was just wonderful! He gave us so much insight into history, culture, mythology and the city itself! Lots of precious information! Panos is so knowledgeable and tells so vividly (good English!) we could have listened for many more hours! He really wanted to share his enthusiasm and love for the city with us and was so great at including our 14 and 16year old teenagers. Great job! Very personal! The tour was our highlight, and yes, Panos, you're right: Nafplio is an enchanted city too!
Cindy ChenUnited States
Panos did a fabulous job engaging the whole family, especially our two teenage daughters. We enjoyed his stories of Greece history and current events. Going in the afternoon made the tour pleasant allowing us to avoid the cruise ship crowds.
Jason KochUnited States
Panos was fantastic. Very energetic and knowledgeable. My 16 & 14 yo were completely engaged the entire time. Can't recommend highly enough.
Madeleine GuentherUnited States
I don't know if I could properly express how wonderful Panos was! Our trip to Athens was wonderful, but this tour was one of the biggest highlights. We had a fairly large group, with 2 small children, so I am sure we weren't the easiest group, but Panos went above and beyond to accommodate and interact with all of us. We learned so much and felt as if the Acropolis came alive for us. We cannot rate Panos and Tours By Locals high enough!
Leslie BrownUnited States
We loved our time with him. He did a fantastic job for the adult and the 11-year-old in the group. We both came away more informed and in love with the Acropolis and Greek history.
Jennifer KirbyUnited States
Robin LorenziniUnited States
8 of us spent an amazing afternoon with Panos learning a treasure of knowledge about Greece Culture both ancient and current. His knowledge base is very deep and broad. The time flew by because of Panos' enthusiasm and gracious caring about our interests and comfort. I can not recommend him highly enough!
Panos did a superb job. He is extremely knowledgeable, provided very valuable insight with respect to Greek society and was great company. Thank you!!