Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Athens-Greece by Tour Guide Joan K. (Guide #27432)


Steven Rogers

United States
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Tour: #405162, Athens Hidden Gems, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Feb 5/20

We only had time for one tour with Ioanna. This was a great one. We got to see and understand a part of old Athens we never would have on our own. She is full of local knowledge as well. We loved this tour. I would call on her again.

Ole Tokvam

Norway
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Tour: Athens Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Nov 17/19

It was just perfect! My wife and I had a private guiding for 5 hours on sunday. Visited all the main sights and Joan/Ioanna knew everything and was a very very good guide.

Julius Kwasek

United States
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Tour: Acropolis site and museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Oct 30/19

We really enjoyed our tour with Joan. We did two 4 hour tours on 2 consecutive days. Joan is a beautiful person who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Athens and its historic sites. Together, we visited several areas that were definitely off the beaten path. Joan's tour was definitely worth the money. We will be in Athens again next year and look forward to having another tour with Joan

Julius Kwasek

United States
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Tour: Hidden Gems and Ancient Agora, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Oct 29/19

We really enjoyed our tour with Joan. She is a beautiful person who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Athens and its historic sites. Together, we visited several areas that were definitely off the beaten path. Joan's tour was definitely worth the money. We will be in Athens again next year and look forward to having another tour with Joan

Ewa Stahel

United Kingdom
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Tour: #405857, Acropolis and Ancient Agora Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

A wonderful tour with Ioanna. Very knowledgable, friendly and very skilful in sharing her knowledge.

Howard Barish

United States
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Tour: Athens family tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Oct 4/19

Ioanna was beyond fantastic and one of the best things I booked for our trip to Athens. She is pleasant, knowledgeable (PHD in archeological studies), flexible and knows the city very well. We wanted a mix of history, art, food and local flavor and she delivered on all accounts. Even had suggestions for future stops in Greece that we were going to make. I couldn't recommend her enough and will certainly contact her if we are back in Greece again.

Marcia St. Claire

Canada
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Tour: #405857, Acropolis and Ancient Agora Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

i chose joan because of her MA and flexibility in developing a tour that met the needs of my daughter seeing athens for the first time and my 4th time. she took lyn to see the acropolis and arranged to meet me an hr later. lyn raved about how much she learned for days. when i joined i was impressed w/ joan's ability to meet my needs since we both have MA's (my greatest frustration is knowing more than my guide). joan gave me a great gift -- she filled lyn's thirst for knowledge highly recommend

William Q.

United States
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Tour: #660665, Acropolis Site and Museum evening tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

Ioanna was very knowledgeable, pleasant and patient. We had a wonderful walk with her up to the Acropolis and through the museum. We would highly recommend taking her evening tour, as it was less crowded at that time.

Timothy Watson

United States
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Tour: #405116, Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Anders Boisen-Thoegersen

Denmark
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Tour: Athens Customized tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 16/19

Colin Pomford

United Kingdom
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Tour: Athens Family Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Sep 7/19

Gene R.

United States
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Tour: #405857, Athens city tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Great Athens walking tours with Ioanna! Very knowledgeable, passionate about Athens and history, energetic and very accommodating. Highly recommend Ioanna if you are looking for a wonderful experience!

M Lynne Takaguchi

Australia
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Tour: #405162, Athens Hidden Gems, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

We were looking for something a little different for Athens. Joan's tour, "Athens Hidden Gems' we highly recommend. She walked us through the maze of streets, explaining the ruins and their relation to Athen's history. Beautiful areas that we likely wouldn't have found on our own. And definitely wouldn't have understood the significance of the ground we stood on. She recommended a few restaurants that had good authentic Greek food, at our request. We also stopped to taste Good mastic and ouzo. Wonderful

M Lynne Takaguchi

Australia
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Tour: #405116, Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Joan was our guide for the "Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum". She was excellent. Her knowledge of the ruins was in-depth and insightful. From details on the Ancient Athenians to modern history of the Acropolis. She was engaging and very fun to converse with. She even knew which stones to avoid, due to the slippery nature of the marble. All our questions were answered. She brought the site to life for us and made sense of how all the pieces fit together between the Acropolis and Museum. I recommend!

Timothy Watson

United States
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Tour: #660665, Acropolis Site and Museum evening tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

Our cruise group of 6 decided to use Tours by locals for all local tours versus using the cruise ship tours. Best decision ever! - Joan did our tour of the Acropolis and museum & it was amazing. I can not imagine viewing any of this unguided, much less with tons of people and a headset on. Her knowledge was obvious, but her ability to explain it to our group was priceless - her picture taking was a added plus! - My family has used Joan for two tours & plan to use her again! Thanks Joan!!

Helen Randall

United Kingdom
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Tour: Group Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, Thank you so much about your kind words. You were all great and I enjoyed my time with you!It is lovely to guide such positive people. I would appreciate if you made your comments public. Thank you all!

Ora Tsukrov

United States
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Tour: Athens Family Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 23/19

We had amazing time on the tour! Very informative and interesting, my two sons were participating the whole time. Answering questions and learning new facts. This tour is a must for your visit in Athens.

John Reed

United States
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Tour: #405163, Acropolis and Museum Family Friendly, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Ioanna is fantastic! The organization of the tour, her depth of knowledge, and storytelling are extraordinary. My wife, 12 year old daughter and I had an amazing experience. Fully recommended!

Rebecca Hovater

United States
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Tour: Private Athens Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 14/19

Ioanna was a wonderful guide. Very friendly and helpful! We loved our day with her and would highly recommend her! She was very knowledgeable about everything we did and we also enjoyed discussing culture and activities in Greece vs the USA. My husband and I both said we got more out of Athens by having her guide us time wise and information.

Andrew Cousens

United States
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Tour: Athens Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Date: Aug 8/19

Having toured with Ioanna the day before, we had high expectations, & and she exceeded every one. She and her driver picked us up at our hotel in a nice, comfortable (well-air conditioned) car, & regaled us for 4 hours on the finest points of modern architecture, historic ruins, government, education, food & other attributes of the City & country she so clearly loves. The food! From the best gyros, to a fabulous Greek antipasto, to melt-in-your mouth loukoumades (donuts), it could not have been better.

Andrew Cousens

United States
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Tour: #660665, Acropolis Site and Museum evening tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Ioanna is among the best of the best. She was naturally intuitive of our interests, and paced our climb up the Acropolis to accommodate the extreme heat, as well as the fact that we had just arrived in Athens following nearly 24 hours of travel with little sleep. We fully forgot our fatigue as she skillfully guided us not only to the top, but back in time through a narrative of loving and warring Gods, architectural feats & the rise and fall of ancient society. If we could give her 10 stars we would!

Jeffrey Siegel

United States
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Tour: #660665, Acropolis Site and Museum evening tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Ioanna was very accommodating and adjusted our tour to our wishes. Her depth of knowledge was very obvious. Her enthusiasm was evident and her respect for the sites we visited was refreshing to see. Her storytelling relative to the ancient gods was spot on aided by her s subtle sense of humor. Highly recommended!

Carole Wilmot

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #660665, Acropolis Site and Museum evening tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Ioanna was an absolutely fabulous guide. The pace she set was perfect. She kept us captivated throughout the tour with a good balance of important historic facts and interesting anecdotes.

Andrew Platt

United States
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Tour: #405857, Acropolis and Ancient Agora Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

My family of four (including two older teenagers) had an outstanding tour of the Acropolis and Ancient Agora with Ioanna. She is very knowledgeable and personable and since none of us were students of Greek history or mythology she was able to answer our many questions and really give context to what we were seeing in an engaging and entertaining way. I highly recommend Ioanna.

Eric Sample

United States
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Tour: #405116, Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

Federico Albrecht

United States
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Tour: #660665, Acropolis Site and Museum evening tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 22/19

Very informative and at the same time very entertaining. We wish we had more time with her

Peter Rubenstein

United States
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Tour: #405116, Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Our tour of the Acropolis with Ionna was the highlight of our trip to Athens! Like any great guide, Ionna knows a ton about the sites and can convey that information in an engaging way to adults and kids. Our 2 young daughters (ages 11 & 9) were highly engaged during the tour. They actually had FUN! We toured with several ToursByLocals.com guides on our vacation and they were all wonderful. But, we all agreed that Ionna was the best!

Barbara Eller

United States
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Tour: #405116, Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Joan was wonderful; patient, full of knowledge & fun. I highly recommend requesting Joan for your tours. I give her a 5+ out of 5.

Gia Crecelius

United States
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Tour: #405116, Private Tour Acropolis Site and Museum, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

If you are in Athens, make sure that you see the Acropolis and museum with Ioanna! As an archaeologist, she is able to provide such interesting and engaging commentary and she has a way of making history come alive. She is punctual and thoughtful and just a pleasure. This is our second tour with Ioanna and will definitely book again the next time we are in Athens!

Greg Bowden

United States
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Tour: #405857, Acropolis and Ancient Agora Private Tour, Athens, Attiki, Greece    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Ioanna was such a pleasure! Professionally she was on top of her game had every story, every fact at hand! Ioanna also took care of the sites directing others to stop touching what they shouldn't have. Personally Ioanna really looked after us, ensured we had shade, water, rests, toilets and anything else we needed. This was a fantastic experience that we all enjoyed and we know the huge difference and contribution Ioanna made to that experience. Highly recommend!


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