Ronna SimonsUnited States
George was excellent and gave us a perfect tour. I would highly reccommend George as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your reference at my tours. I am happy to share my knowledge on the history, culture and traditions of Crete and Greece! Hope you had excellent holidays in Greece and Crete!
George is an extremely knowledgeable guide on WWII in Crete. He went out of his way to deliver the tour we wanted, including battle sites on the coast and mountain locations used by escaped POW's. He generously shared all his research with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad I helped. The Battle of Crete is an important chapter in our modern history and the efforts of both civilians and soldiers during those difficult days should not be forgotten. Having this in mind I try my best to deliver a tour that gives a good understanding of the battle, not just of events and dates, but of the experiences and everyday feelings and thoughts of those involved in the battle.
Hilary SwirskyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you enjoyed your stay in Chania and Crete!
Dennis EkerUnited States
George gave us a great tour of WWII in Crete. He has a great depth of knowledge on the subject and really seemed to enjoy sharing it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to take you around WWII sites in Chania. Locals cannot forget the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom.
John SaltielUnited States
This was a great hike and George was an excellent guide. He not only is an experienced hiker who know what to look for and how to assess the people he guides, but he also has an outstanding knowledge of the history of Crete.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a great day exploring Agia Irini gorge! I tried to give as much information as possible in a few hours and clarify any questions! Crete has so much to explore on the landscape, culture and history!
John SaltielUnited States
George is extremely knowledgable about the history and culture of Chania. Never would have learned as much as we did if we tried to do this on our own. Also, Always willing to stop to let us take photos. Great food recs as well. Very worthwhile tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Chania! Next time stay longer, there is so much to see!
This was our first experience with ToursByLocals. Was impressed with the whole process . Our Guide George was an amazing young man very experienced and knows all the History of Crete especially the WW2 action on Crete we saw it all he had researched my Fathers Battalion and gave me all the information his tour is very good. Well done ToursByLocals
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words! I am happy that I helped to show you around! We have to keep the memory for those who came to give their lives for freedom!
Darlene TrowerUnited States
George was a good tour guide. My only problem was the small car he used to take 6 of us to town, other than that it was a very good tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed the tour! The type of car is mentioned on the tour details, but I understand that you expected something bigger. This type of car is ideal and cost effective for families.
Guida professionale e competente; l'escursione è organizzata in ogni dettaglio e George è preparato su ogni argomento; molto bravo anche con i bambini. Grazie per la splendida giornata.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: È stato un piacere camminare con te! Spero che tu abbia avuto un piacevole soggiorno a Chania! It was a pleasure to hike with you! Hope you had a pleasant stay in Chania!
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!