Adam ProbstBuffalo, NY, United States
George was a great guide. Very supportive and accommodating to a wide range of hikers we had in our group of 11!!! Very knowledgeable, not only regarding the gorge but also in a wide variety of Greek historical/political topics. Great experience!!! ps...(don't miss the 'air conditioned wall' 50ft before marker-11km!!!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide your group at Samaria! I talk a lot, I am glad I was not too boring. Hope your stay in Crete was a memorable one!
Eric GernathUnited States
George is an excellent guide.he is knowledgeable on a variety of topics and very friendly. We had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a great time! Hope you enjoy your stay in Crete and Chania!
Robin LoflinUnited States
George was absolutely our kind of tour guide! We had the best time with him showing us around Chania. We drove to the gorgeous beach of Elafonisi. On our way we had to stop for goats crossing the road! We relaxed at the most beautiful beach ever! On the way back we stopped at a church in a cave. Along the way, George pointed out many interesting sites and facts. Thanks, George!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you had a memorable experience in Crete! I think you need to come back and see more of Greece, Crete and Chania! Hope you have an excellent holiday throughout your Europe tour! It was a pleasure to meet you!
Matt D.Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States
George was the perfect guide for us in Chania! He was very knowledgeable and you could tell he really has a passion for history and area of Chania. We had a very short amount of time on the island and George catered the tour to really maximize our time there. He not only helped us see a lot of Old Town, but also took us to great outlooks for photographs. George was very responsive which made meeting up for the tour a breeze. If you're looking for a Chania tour, George is the guide to go with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a pleasant stay in Chania and had the chance to discover this little gem on the Mediterranean sea! There is still lots left to explore and see. Hope to see you again, this time with more time to spare and visit locations!
Jeff CrosbyUnited States
June 2018 - Our (wife and I) first trip to Chania/Greece. Scheduled a walking tour of Chania with George. He was accommodating, a true history buff and a great guide; he even showed us an excellent restaurant for lunch. A very memorable part of our trip and thankful for the tour of Chania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! It's a pleasure to have guests discover real Crete and have an awesome time in Chania. I hope you enjoyed visiting Elafonisi beach too! There is so much to discover in Crete in terms of history, beaches, hiking, culture, and food! I wish the best for your travels!
Nicola WigmoreUnited Kingdom
George is a fantastic guide - educated, knowledgeable, patient and aimiable. He takes his job as guide very seriously and is excellent. Yesterday he took us to the Samaria Gorge which is a beautiful hike. He took time to point out areas of outstanding natural beauty and ensured we kept on schedule. My dad did the walk at 80 years old! and George was very patient and understanding with him. We would highly recommend George as a private tour guide. Thank you George and Toursbylocals ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that your father managed to finish this gorge at 80, on his birthday! That means a lot to him. Nevertheless, I generally do not recommend this hike for people around his age or for kids under 12 years old! Agia Irini gorge is the second most beautiful and much easier hike to do in west Crete. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Crete and Chania!
Trudy KrauseUnited States
George was great. He made the experience excellent with his knowledge of the Gorge, Crete, local culture and history. He was super friendly and we felt like family at the end. The Gorge itself is quite a hike -13 km and he made sure we stayed on time and were safe all the way. He also made sure we paused to appreciate the true beauty of the Gorge and he pointed out many things I am sure others totally missed. This is definitely the BEST way to go! Thanks George.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words! It was a pleasure to hike with you. I hope you have an excellent stay in Crete and enjoy the cultural and natural beauties of the island!