Dimitra was just lovely. We had such fun on our day with her. Starting with Akrotiri, we delved into the history of the island, the ongoing excavations, and the lost Minoan culture. Then we went to the beaches - red sand, followed by black sand ... strange concepts for Australians! A quick stop for lunch, then a whirlwind tour of the Prehistoric Museum to spot the artefacts that Dimitra had been showing on the iPad. Lastly, some wine tasting before heading home to read her book - yes, she gave us a copy!
Anita SeamanMount Vernon, WA, United States
We don't know where to begin. Dimitra was exceptional as a tour guide and if I could give her higher star rating it would be a 10 out of 10. She is extremely knowledgeable and so much fun to be with. Santorini was absolutely beautiful and amazing. I would recommend Dimitra for any tour she had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Anita! We are so happy that you enjoyed your day with us on the island! A big hug for both of you from both Thomas and me!
Barbara NewmanUnited States
Dimitra was wonderful! She is knowledgeable and fun - we visited a winery and had a packed tour of our own choosing. We just wish there was more time- so much to experience. Have Dimitra take you on your tour - she is lovely, an author and such an ambassador for Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So wonderful to have met you Barbara! I hope to see you again soon for a longer experience of the island!
Jodi SchwegmanUnited States
We had a fantastic morning in Santorini with Dimitra and her husband, Tomas! We didn't have a lot of time, so she ensured that we saw major sites, and had a wonderful experience in Santorini. She is extremely knowledgable on the area, and provided us with a wonderful history as we toured.. She also recommended several other towns and restaurants for us to visit during our stay. I would highly recommend Dimitra for a tour of Santorini!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jodi! It was wonderful to have met you and hope to see you soon back to Greece!
Sal PellaUnited States
Dimitra did an incredible job. She provide us with a customized tour of Santorini. We would highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sal! I am so happy that you enjoyed your day on the island!
Kerry JohnsonUnited States
Dmitra and her husband, Thomas, are amazing! They are warm, funny, very knowledgeable about their beautiful island home and did everything they could to make our day on Santorini a memorable one. Dmitra managed to get us a private table overlooking the lovely caldera at Santo Winery for a wine tasting/lunch...wonderful! They showed us all the perfect spots to get those iconic photos and Dmitra's knowledge of the island's history is vast. I would HIGHLY recommend Dmitra to anyone going to Santorini!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Kerry! I am so happy that we managed to make your day a memorable one! Hopefully we 'll meet soon again! Please send our greetings also to Rick, Elizabeth and Steve!
Chaim LevinUnited States
Dimitra is extremely energetic with a very live personality. She is a joy. EXCELLENT guide especially knowledgeable about wines.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to have met you Chaim! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
James TongUnited States
Amazing energy and so well knowledged about not just the culture and history of Santorini, but Greece as a whole. She speaks perfect English and is so warm and welcoming that she makes you feel like you are long time friends. Her and her husband make a great team to take you all around Santorini...finding the best spots to view and photograph all the while telling you wonderful historical facts. Best tour guide in Greece by far!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have met you James, Lily and Angie! We are so happy to have offered you a memorable day of the island! And when we visit DC we woulf definitely love to see all three of you again and maybe meet the new doctor of the family! Until then, all our best wishes for a happy life!
Barbara LeeUnited States
My three sisters and I LOVED our 5-hour tour of Santorini with Dimitra! She is very fun and personable, and she is passionate about her island. Dimitra took us to the most scenic spots on Santorini, just as we requested, and she accommodated our needs perfectly. Because of her, Santorini was our favorite port on our cruise! She is an excellent tour guide! She is also skilled at taking great photos in the most picturesque locations, so now have memories that will last forever.
Frank CoglianeseUnited States
Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide, We enjoyed it immensely! Worth every penny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Frank! So happy to have met both of you!
Kathleen CantarelliUnited States
****Fantastic**** Dimitra is Energetic, knowledgeable, and and extremely caring person. You will love spending your day in Santorini with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathy! All my best wishes for a happy life! Looking forward to seeing you soon back to the island!
John GibsonUnited States
Excellent Tour guides.!!!! Very willing to customize your tour. Thanks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John!
Dennis R.United States
I would give Dimitra 10 stars if I could. She was warm, wonderful, friendly and very very knowledgeable. She prepared , in advance, visual materials to help you learn and understand Santorini's history, culture and its people. She took the time to thoroughly explain the historical sights and their significance to modern day life in Santorini. I highly recommend her for anyone visiting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dennis for your kind words! Both Thomas and I had a wonderful day with Rose and you! You are the kind of guests that make us adore our working hours! We would love to see you again and we hope we will make it to Tampa one day! A big hug to both of you!
Nancy RosenzweigUnited States
Dimitra was the best guide I ever had the pleasure to work with. She took my 11 and 13 year old daughters and me around Santorini. Dimitra listened to our needs and desires and was incredibly flexible and accommodating. She taught the children Greek, made Akrotiri come alive and brought us to compose in an amazing music studio. She is charismatic and creative and made our day magical and memorable. Dimitra has an absolute gift for what she does. Don't miss the opportunity to hire her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have met you Nancy! So looking forward to seeing you and the girls soon back to the island!
Dimitra was awesome , very knowledgeable about the island. Created a perfect tour for our family. Highly recommend her. We learned so much about the towns and island. Thank you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have met you my "Friends" family! We had a great day with you and we are happy that you enjoyed your tour of the island! Hopefully we will meet again sometime soon! A big hug for each one of you!
Thomas AllardyceUnited States
Dimitra was simply fantastic. What a great way to experience Santorini. We highly recommend her!! she was so knowledgeable and so much fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Thomas! A big hug to both of you! Keep on being amazing!
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Dimitra was a very good tour guide on our visit to Santorini. She's very knowledgable and friendly and we had a great time with her. We saw much more than we expected. We highly recommend her as your tour guide on your visit to Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nadav! So nice to have met you!
Laura RicherUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to have met you all Laura!
Leor RoubeinUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Dimitra and Tomas. She is very knowledgeable, and gave us a great overview of Santorini, including lots of history and descriptions of life on this beautiful island. We would recommend, without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leor and Hillary! Enjoy the rest of your stay!
Noel OrozcoUnited States
Dimitra and Thomas made our short visit to Santorini one we will never forget. I had told her prior to my arrival that we wanted to visit Oia, see the archeological site in Akrotiri, and visit a local vineyard. The rest I left up to her, and she did not disappoint!!! What made this tour different from the rest is that they are an actual couple. Thomas is a great driver and Dimitra is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. I would highly recommend them to everyone I know.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Noel! We were both happy to have met all four of you! Enjoy the rest of your journey! Hope to see you soon back to Santorini!
Paul DickerUnited States
Dimitra is not just a fabulous tour guide - she is an amazing, caring person! She guided our group on a cruise excursion from the port to a wonderful winery to the magnificent city of Oia and then set up a truly memorable dinner at Pelekanos in Oia. Most importantly, she helped my older daughter who was feeling ill but so badly wanted to see this gorgeous and unique island! As the result of her efforts, we all had a memorable experience - including my older daughter!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul! Please send my greetings to the whole family!
Gloria LosiUnited States
Dimitra was incredible. She had great knowledge of Santorini and took us around the entire island including the pathways of the town and to a beautiful beach (Kamari). Her husband, Thomas, was the driver so Dimitra gave us all her attention and kept us entertained with information about the island. She has tremendous energy, an engaging personality and was willing to accommodate for changes at the last minute. We would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gloria! We were so happy to have hosted you in Santorini and hope to have tge chance to see you again soon! Greetings also from Thomas!
Antonio AriasUnited States
Dimitra was the best tour guide we had during our trip, even though all the others were great and we gave them 5 stars Dimitra deserve 10 stars. She spoke perfect English beside other languages like Spanish, Greek, etc. Her bubbly personality really made the day for us. We recommend her 200% Thanks Dimitra
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Antonio for your wonderful words! I hope to see you soon back to Santorini! Take care and be happy!
Margaret WittUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice to have met you both! See you soon back to the island Margaret!
Raphael R.United States
Dimitra is a great guide. We all liked her. Thanks,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Raphael! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Linda R.United States
Dimitra was our fabulous guide with her husband as driver for the day. The four of us were in a very comfortable car and Dimitra adjusted the day to meet our touring desires. She really knows the island and made sure we found the photo shots and sights we were seeking. Our daughter found Instagram success through Dimitra! We would highly recommend a day with Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Linda! A big hug to all four of you!
Cristi OrtegaUnited States
Dimitra was very warm and friendly while extremely knowledgeable about the island. We enjoyed a wonderful tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Cristi! It was wonderful to have met you and your family! We hope you enjoyed your dinner as well! A big hug to each one separately!
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
So knowledgeable, so charming! Impossible to be better. My brain hurt!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy that you enjoyed our tour Sarann! Have a great journey and hope to see you again some time soon!
Jacqueline W.United States
Wow! We were fortunate to book this tour at the last minute due to some unforeseen things on our cruise (ie: most tours were not for English speakers!). Anyway, Dimitra and her husband were awesome! Their mercedes van was new and clean. She was ready early so we didn't wait at all. She has a sign so we knew it was her! And she was full of great knowledge! She knew all the best spots to get the best pictures. It was definitely worth it and I would recommend this tour to anyone! Fabulous! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy that you enjoyed our tour Jackie! You are both so easy going and relaxed, that, even though we met you for a few hours, it was like being with friends! Enjoy the rest of your cruise and hopefully we 'll see you soon on Santorini or Napa!
Matt D.Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States
Dimitra was the perfect guide for us while touring Santorini! We had a larger group with a baby and she was so accommodating and helpful with anything we needed. She was very knowledgeable and catered the tour specifically to our group. She also made sure we saw almost the entire island with the limited time we had. Dimitra knew exactly where to go to minimize the amount of crowds and helped secure us some beach chairs on a beautiful black sand beach! If you go to Santorini, Dimitra is the guide you want!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matt the pleasure was mine to have met each one of you and I am so happy that you all enjoyed your day on the island! Greetings to each one separately and a big hug to little Lowin! See you hopefully soon back to Santorini!
Ellen CaseyUnited States
A wonderful tour! Dimitra designs this tour with great care to include everything you might be interested in. A great way to see the entire island!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ellen you were so accurate about what you -and your family -were interested in seeing and doing on the island and we are glad that we managed to customize the tour to your needs and expectations. Hopefully we will meet again soon in the future!
Ellen CaseyUnited States
Dimitra is a very dynamic and captivating guide with thorough preparation and knowledge. She describes facts and events so vividly that the tour becomes a movie. Thomas who helps her with driving is extremely attentive and considerate. They offered to take us to the beach, leave us there for a couple of hours and then drive us back to the hotel in Oia. It was very thoughtful and we really appreciate their friendliness and their effort to make sure we have a chance to see and try as much as possible!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Helen for your wonderful words! It is always a pleasure to have guests with such a positive energy as you! A big hug to each one of you separately!
Dr Ray YerburyAustralia
The most magnificent Island tour we have ever experienced. Dimitra was simply the best guide we have experienced in all our world travels over the past 10 years------ and what was the real reason for our assessment. Dimitra first and foremost asked what we were most interested in and with that understanding, she and her driver husband gave us the most wonderful sightseeing (by both foot and vehicle) tour of ALL the best photographic and picturesque spots almost from one end of the island to the other.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ray for your wonderful words! The pleasure was mine to have had the chance to meet two great persons! Both Thomas and me will be happy to see you again back to the island, maybe for some more days! Enjoy life!
Comprehensive tour with super friendly guides. Good local knowledge and interesting information about local history and conditions. Would recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane thank you for your kind words! We were happy to have met all four of you and we hope to have the chance to see you again, in Santorini or Australia! All the best!
Robert G.United States
Dimitra was fantastic. Knowledgeable, engaged and invested in my tour experience outcome. What a pro and so friendly and fun. It was a full day and Dimitra (with driver support from her terrific husband, Thomas) assured we covered all the Santorini venues I wanted to explore. Historic sites, beaches, Oia, countryside, concluded with a wine tasting at celebrated Domain Sigalas, then a drop off at the airport. Dimitra is a Santorini guide icon! Don't miss the opportunity to explore Santorini with Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert thank you so much for your wonderful words! Both Thomas and me are so happy to have met you and I am glad that you enjoyed our day on the island! Hopefully we will meet again soon as you promised you'll bring your wife also here! :-) Until then, have a great life!
Judith H.United States
She was very knowledgable, managed our different needs and priorities very well. my sis was interested in the life of the people on the island our ill brother in law was sat down in a very comfortable bar with a great view as we walked along the incredable view of the town fe she gave us a sociological history of the area example told us about the battle with the nazis her husband was her guide, he too was prompt, picked us up we elected to go to the archoelogical dig was was fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much Judith for your kind review! I hope to have the chance to see all four of you again! Have a wonderful winter!
Bonita CoveyBrooklyn, NEW YORK, United States
Dimitra was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Santorini. Dimitra took us to many sites, answered our questions and was incredibly enlightening. We had a fabulous day and will recommend her to any of our friends and family who visit Santorini. After the day with her we felt we knew so much about the island we hadn't imagined. She also gave us great recommendations for dinner and shopping!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie and David! I am happy that you enjoyed both our day as well as my recommendations for the rest of your stay! It was great to have met you both and had a wonderful time with you! Guests like you remind me why I love my job! I hope to have the chance to meet again soon! A big hug to both of you!
Philip WarnerUnited Kingdom
A superb tour of a Santorini and probably the best private tour we have ever been on. Dimitra Lola’s was incredibly postiive, knowledgable and enthusiastic. We learned so much that we would not have without doing it and would recommend it to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Philip! Hopefully we will have the chance to meet again soon! Enjoy the rest of your wonderful cruise!
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Shari CurtisUnited States
Dimitra was excellent! She answered my pre-tour questions very promptly and provided excellent guidance. She was ready and waiting for us and the tour was exactly what I asked for. I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shari! It was great to have met you and I hope we have the chance to meet soon again in the future! My greetings to each one of you separately!
Patricia CicalaUnited States
This tour was wonderful! Dimitra was terrific and very kind and accommodated all of our requests. She was also extremely knowledgeable and gave us plenty of good data. Tomaso our driver was also very accommodating. I would recommend this activity to anyone who is going to Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Patricia! It was a great pleasure to have met you and we are happy that you enjoyed your day with Thomas and me on the island. We hope to see you soon back to Santorini!
Richard ClarkUnited States
Perfect and exceeded expectations!
Michael WilliamsUnited States
One of the best tour guides I have used through Tours by Locals. My teenaged kids enjoyed the tour and they are cynical as it gets.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael! I hope you are safe and happy back home! A big hug to each one of you separately!
Steven LevittUnited States
Dimitria and her driver (husband) were amazing. Warm, courteous, attentive, helping us choose our needs and desires with their experience was key to a great day. There relationships with the locals made it even better as you felt like royalty at every place you went. Never rushed, and never waiting, just a perfect day to see Santorini, history, beauty and lots of wine. They make a great team and we had a great day. I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants a special and unique day in Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven for your kind words! Both Thomas and me were happy to have met you and April and we look forward to having you soon back to Santorini. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Greece!
Donald HumphreyUnited States
My family and I were extremely happy that we chose Dimitra to be our tour guide in Santorini. She was extremely knowledgeable and engaged with us, and she has a great personality too. Santorini is an amazing place to see and Dimitra helped make our time in Santorini an amazing experience. Her husband Tomas, was an excellent driver, and their van was very comfortable. When you tour an amazing place like Santorini, you need an amazing tour guide. You need Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Donald for your wonderful words! We are happy that you enjoyed your day! Greetings to the whole family from both Thomas and me!
Jere LawrenceUnited States
One of the best and we have been on many
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jere! Happy life!
Gladell P.United States
This fantastic tour combines breathtaking views and amazing historical facts! We went around with my wife and 3 kids and had so much fun. Dimitra is pleasant, bubbly and very knowledgeable about Santorini. She gave us astounding details about the Akrotiri archeological site and Minoan civilization. The tour is well organized and convenient, despite going to different locations under the summer heat as Thomas drove us around. It's highly recommendable including for families with kids!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We are both happy to have met you all! Thank you very much for your kind words!It is a great reward when we manage to create a memorable day for our guests based on the interests and needs of each one separately! A big hug to each one of you separately and enjoy the rest of your summer!
James MordyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We were so happy as well to have met all three of you James! Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Greece and we hope to meet again somewhere sometime! A big hug to Rhonda and Taylor.
Hector Cruz-RosaUnited States
We were really amazed with Dimitra...she is super knowledgeable, charismatic, totally engaged and focused on her customers' needs at all times. What else can you ask from a professional guide? She is truly a jewel and I assure you that your experience will be incredibly enhanced by booking a private tour with Dimitra! She is worth every penny and you will not regret it. Her recommendations were right to the point, accurate and truly terrific! Thanks Dimitra for sharing this experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Hector and Ilia! It is wonderful to host guests like you in my tours! You are both so positive and eager to explore new places and enjoy what a place can offer, that it gives meaning to the work of a guide! People like you keep on reminding me of why I love so much my job! Have a fantastic time in Mykonos and looking forward to seeing you soon again!
Kathleen M.United States
Dimitra was excellent. My families favorite tour guide! She is very kind and went out of her way to please us. She was super accommodating! My son wanted a gyro. Dimitra went so far as to place a takeout order for us to pick up gyros in order to fit everything in we requested on our tour! Thank you Dimitra for the beautiful memories. You and your husband are fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kathleen! Both Thomas and me are so happy to have met you all! You are a wonderful family and hope to have the chance to see you again soon!
Roxanne HallHouston, TX, United States
Dimitra was great very knowledgeable and very engaging! She tools us all over the island. One thing to note. The black beach is extremely hot. I do recommend water shoes that you don't have to remove You are ok in the water and on your lounger inbetween is a hot foot experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roxanne thank you so much for your kind words! I am happy that you enjoyed our day on Santorini and I wish you to have a great time in Iceland as well! The black beach is indeed getting too hot and it requires shoes or sandals to walk on that!
Steven CollinsUnited States
Dimitra is a very experienced tour guide and really knows the island. She arrived at the designated meeting point ahead of schedule. She is very friendly and personable. She was quite agreeable to customizing the tour to our group (4) interests. The driver (her husband) was also very friendly and helpful. Dimitra took us to some great photo spots and recommended a great place for lunch with a beautiful view, as well as showing us the usual tourist attractions. It was a hot day, thanks for the water.
Sheila RodgersUnited States
We had 4 private tours during our 2 week holiday in Greece. All members of my family felt that Dimitra was the best tour guide by far - even my 12 and 14 year old thought she was amazing. She is a very gifted historian and educator and the passion and commitment she has for her job is evident. She brought Ancient Akrotiri to life! She was also incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the island and gave us amazing input on what to see and do (and where to eat!). Well worth the time and money
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sheila! I was so happy to have met you and your wonderful family! I hope to have the chance to see you all again some time in the future! Greetings from both Thomas and me to all four of you!
Stacy CrnkovichSwan Valley, ID, United States
Dimitra was amazing. She had a vast knowledge of the island and the Greek history. She was great with our teenage girls and played photographer for all the key picturesque sites. We ended the tour at a wonderful local winery which was the perfect ending to an amazing day. I highly recommend Dimitra's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stacy for your kind words! It is great to have the chance to meet wonderful people like you and that makes me love even more what I am doing! I am looking forward to seeing you soon again...maybe at your next journey! :-) A big hug to both of you and the girls!
Lance LimUnited States
Excellent tour with Dimitra and her husband/driver!! Very lively personality and also very obvious that she knows what she is talking about. The restaurant in Oia which she recommended was also very good. I would not hesitate to recommend her for a wonderful time in the Santorini area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lance! It was a pleasure to show you around the island and I hope we have the chance to meet again soon! Greetings from both Thomas and me!
Terry JohnsonUnited States
Great guide. Knowledgeable and wonderful personality. Heartily recommend to everyone. Terry, Fort Lauderdale, USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terry! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon!
Mikael HansenUnited States
We have taken many tours but none as fantastic and enjoyable as our day with Dimitra and her husband Thomas who I was our driver. The only sad part was having to say goodbye! Full off knowledge and with perfect English we look for ward to coming back and seeing them again. Too bad there are only 5 stars for the highest rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mikael and Karen! Both Thomas and me are so happy to have met you! We had a wonderful day showing you around Santorini and we enjoyed so much our discussions! We look forward to seeing you again back to the island-hopefully soon!
Gordon CrespoSan Francisco, CA, United States
Dimitra and her husband Thomas make a great team. No time is wasted as while Dimitra is giving us the tour Thomas concentrates on driving. She and Thomas know the Island well and their love and passion for Santorini is clearly evident. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gordon! It was our pleasure to have met you and shared with you our enthusiasm for this amazing place! A big hug to all three of you and look forward to seeing you soon back to the island!
Martha K.United States
If your plans include a trip to Santorini, get in touch ASAP with Dimitra to book time with her.She's a joy: with a warm, welcoming smile and dancing eyes; hugely knowledgeable about the island, and archaeology in particular; and eager to share her love of Santorini with her guests.From Fira to Akrotiri to Kamari to Oia, her husband Thomas drove us to all the sights - and sites - on the island.It was an introduction that makes us long to return and tour with them again someday!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Martha for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon back to the island for a few more days! Please send our greetings to Alson, Pat and Bruce!
Nancy RevlinUnited States
Fabulous tour with Dimitra L. We couldn't have asked for a better experience on Santorini! The communication was great with helpful hints about catching the cablecar to our meeting place. Dimitra was there waiting for us with a sign and her smiling face set the tone for our exploration of the islands. She was so well informed about the archeological site we visited, but also about local customs, special sights agriculture, etc. Best $ we spent on our trip! Personalized to our interests and energy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Nancy! We are happy that you enjoyed your day with us on Santorini and we are looking forward to seeing you all some time in the future, in Greece or California! A warm hug for all of you! Please send our greetings to Ted, Louise and Russ!
Cindy GuyBreslau, ON, Canada
Santorini is an amazing island paradise and should not be missed. Our guide Dimitra was absolutely the best. Would definitely recommend this tour and especially Dimitra as a guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Efcharisto poli Cindy! I am looking forward to seeing you soon back to the island!
Diane KorczynskiUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with lovely Dimitra and her excellent driver, husband Tomas, in their very comfortable air conditioned mini van. She is obviously an expert in all areas pertaining to Santorini, including its history and current events. We were able to customize our tour thus able to spend time seeing the popular picturesque sites, eg OIA with its famous blue-domed buildings but also we had an incredible visit to a local winery for samplings of a dozen wines - wonderful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane! I am happy that you enjoyed your day on the island and hope to see you soon back here!
Ellen SahharUnited States
It was outstanding....creative, fun, and flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen! I can't wait meeting you two again soon! Enjoy life!
We could not have wished for a more pleasant knowledgeable guide than Dimitra. Dimitra's vast knowledge of the island was very informative. Our visit to the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri was amazing. We then drove the glorious country side and viewed this magnificent island passing through quaint little villages. Oia! what more can I say, absolutely loved it and the small narrow streets and the unique little shops and photo opportunities galore! I would highly recommend Dimitra as a guide & this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol! It is my greatest reward when contributing to my guests`s memorable experience of the island! Meeting great people like you makes my job so much more enjoyable and I would not change it for anything!I hope to see you back here again soon!
Paul LundinUnited States
Dimitra is well spoken, knowledgeable, and fun. A wealth of information that she truly enjoys sharing. We had a wonderful day and experience with her. We would definitely book with her again if in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul! It was a great pleasure to have met you and I hope we have the chance to see you again soon! Greetings to both of you from both our "driver" and me!
Nancy S.United States
Dimitra was excellent. Very informative. Great cheerful attitude and easy to work with. Would highly recommend her. Can't wait to get back to Santorini!! Nancy and Mark
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nancy!My greetings to all four of you! I hope to see you soon back to Greece!Until then let the memory of the blue serenity of the Aegean to relax you! :-)
Kate N.United States
Dimitra was wonderful! She is knowledgeable, fun, interesting and personable. We spent a fabulous 1/2 day with her getting to know Santorini. At the end she directed us to her favorite restaurant and helped us to order the most delicious meal we had the whole trip. We would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kate, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy that I contributed to a memorable day of yours on Santorini and I hope to have the chance to see you soon back here!
John RiceUnited States
A wonderful tour by a wonderful tour guide. Dimitra went above and beyond to make our Santorini experience very special. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you soooo much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure to have met you and hope to see you very soon back to Santorini!
John AthertonUnited States
Dimitra was a pleasure to meet , very fun personality, and very knowledgable of Santorini. I would recommend her to you as a guide. We had a wonderful tour of the Santorini area with lots of local insights . Would love to do it all again ,Thanks Dimitra......
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John! I was happy to have met you and whenever you feel like missing Santorini, we can perfectly do it all again! Until then enjoy your every day as you did on the island!
Richard BealeUnited States
What can I say...Dimitra was a lovely young lady with a vibrant personality and good sense of humor. We only had 3 hours to tour with her, but she made the most of our time and we chose to go to Oia instead of Acrotiri. The trip to Oia allowed to see and learn more about the Island and the lives of those who are there when the tourists leave. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day or more enjoyable guide. Too bad there are only five stars to rate Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful words Richard! I am happy to have contributed to a memorable day of yours on Santorini! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Theodore SeitlesUnited States
Excellent. Knowledgeable. Friendly. Highly Recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ted! I am happy that you enjoyed our short tour of the island! Please send my gretings also to Annet!
Exceptional guide - vibrant personality, reliable, knowledgeable, flexible and a lot of fun. My niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Santorini many thanks to the FABULOUS Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to have met you both Judy!!! I am looking forward to seeing you back here soon and share some more great moments with you! Until then make sure you enjoy every single day!!!
Russell SheddPrescott, AZ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Russel it was a great pleasure meeting you! I am happy to have contributed to a memorable day of you on Santorini and hope to see you soon back here!
Chester DobsonUnited States
outstanding tour. Complete tour of the island. Exceptional choice for dinner. A delightful and easy to understand tour guide who obviously lives Santorini and shows it to perfection.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Chester! I am happy that you enjoyed your day on Santorini! May we all meet again soon! Until then, enjoy every single day!
Dimitra & Tomas took us 4 silly Aussies around on Monday 21 September. We had the best time, both seeing the island & with Dimitra & Tomas. Dimitra was very knowledgeable about the island & offered very good, better suggestions regarding my proposed itinerary which involved a lot of eating & drinking. Highlights was the town of Oia & Sigalas winery. We were tempted to miss our ship & take up Dimitra's offer of accommodation!! I would highly recommend Tours by Locals, especially Dimitra & Tomas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dearest Aussies!!! Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure to have met each one of you separately! I am happy that you enjoyed our day on the island and looking forward to seeing you back here for some more days! Until then, enjoy life!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars Andrew!
Jennifer BakerUnited Kingdom
Oh my goodness what a fantastic guide. So full of life, enthusiasm, joy and laughter. So much knowledge of the island. Would highly recommend. Fab comfortable vehicle. She is a star, and stylish with it! Xx
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! What a fantastic review! Thank you soooo much Jennifer for your praise! I am so honoured and happy that you enjoyed our day on the island! I am looking forward to seeing soon back here! Until then, enjoy every single day of your life as if you were on Santorini!:-)
Bradley MuroUnited States
We had an amazing time with Dimitra. She met us at the port when our ferry arrived and hopped on board for minibus we were taking around Greece. Our first stop was the ruins of Akrotiri. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the site and gave us a great two hour tour of the excavation. After that we walked to a local restaurant on the beach and had a wonderful lunch. Then it was back to the minibus for a tour of the island. I would highly recommend her to anybody visiting Santorini.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bradley! Give my greetings to the whole family! I hope you had a blast around Greece and Norway!
Philip BascleUnited States
Again, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the toursByLocals guide Dimitra. I have used the service in Rome, Venice and Florence on past trips and have always had very interesting and qualified guides, and Dimitra was another great example. She and her husband tailored the time to our wishes, and exposed us to some areas we would not have visited if not for her. Her english is excellent and was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting and had love for what she does.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Philip! I am so happy that you enjoyed our tour of the island and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon, on Santorini or, who knows, maybe in New Orleans! Our greetings to both of you!
Robert SmithMount Airy, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Dimitra's tour was one of the best ever. She tailored it to fit our requests and showed us many scenic areas of Santorini. She also provided interesting information about some of the things we did not have time to see on this visit to Santorini. THANKS, DIMITRA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was wonderful to have met you Robert! I am happy to have contributed to a memorable day for you and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Sangeeta PatelUnited States
Dimitri is an amazing tour guide! She gave us an amazing history lesson about the island of Santorini including the eruption that lead to the formation of the caldera. We visited Akrotiri, the blue dome church in Firostefani and Santorini Winery. Wherever we went, Dimitra gave us history lesson. You can tell how.much she loves her home! Tomas is a terrific driver an the van was air conditioned which is a must in August!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sangeeta!It was wonderful to have spent the morning with you and your wonderful family! I hope you enjoyed your next days on the island as well and I am looking forward to meeting you soon again on the island or anywhere else in the world! A big hug to each one of you and an even bigger to little Sheila!
Patricia SpraguerUnited States
We were four people and all enjoyed the tour very much. Dimitra was excellent in showing us the sites, assisting us with restaurant and transportation. We highly recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Patricia, I am happy that you enjoyed your day on Santorini and I hope to see you again sometime somewhere in the world! Could you please let me know also the reason for the 4 star rating? Is there something you missed in order to be able to correct it for my future guests?
Jo Ann LechmanUnited States
I had limited abilities. Dimitra presented options that I could comfortable do. Her knowledge and presentation was exceptional. I had a very pleasant morning with her. I felt I got a positive true impression of the country and residences - not a tourist version. I highly recommend selecting her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy Jo Ann that you enjoyed our day on Santorini! All the best to you and your loving ones! My greetings from Greece!
Tanya ShkarovskyUnited States
Great tour! Dimitra is very very knowledgeable and prepared. She answered all our questions. She tailored the tour to our needs. Awesome English. The tour was a delight. Thanks again and we will recommend it to anybody.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tanya! My greetings and a big hug to your fabulous family and especially to your little "dolphin"! I hope to see you soon back here or, who knows, in a U2 or Aretha Franklin concert! Enjoy your lives!!!
Christina DI LoretoUnited States
Our 6 hour tour of Santorini was the best part of our vacation because of Dimitra. She is so informative, educated, speaks perfect English (as well as three other languages) and her delightful personality makes her ever more amazing. Her love of her island home was apparent throughout the entire tour. We were able to customize our day trip to our individual needs based on her recommendations and thoughts. You will fall in love with Santorini during your tour with Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina,I am so happy that I contributed to a memorable day on the island and I am looking forward to seeing all of you again soon back here. Please give a big hug to Gloria, Remington and Steve! Enjoy every single day!
Alex HadjiyaneUnited States
Dimitra was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional during our tour. She made our family comfortable and we came out of the experience knowing much more about Santorini history. I wound highly recommend Dimitra to anyone looking for a fun yet educational experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alex! It was great to have met you all and I hope to have the chance to see each other soon again! Have a wonderful time in Crete!
Anthony Mancarivero beach, FL, United States
Dimitra, was the best guide all week( and the others were fantastic!) She and her driver, Thomas, were a delight. They made the tour not only knowledgeable but also fun. Her professionalism is tops and her commentary on the history of Santorini answered all questions and gave us new insights to the Ancient World. I recommend her to anyone visiting this "slice of heaven".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ray, it was a great pleasure to have met all of you and I am happy that your day ended up being special and memorable! I am looking forward to seeing you again back here!My greetings to all of you!
Patricia WisemanUnited States
Our tour with Dimitra on May 17th, 2015 was just fantastic!!! We spent the entire day touring Santorini and all its sweet spots, including a wonderful lunch right on the ocean with fresh fish and great charm. All of the spots we traveled to see and walked through were amazing including the hidden away red beach. All I can say is that you will be so lucky if you are visiting Santorini and have Dimitra as your guide, she is positively the best!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patty it was a great luck to have the chance to meet all of you! I really hope our life paths give us the chance to meet again sometime in the future, somewhere in the world! My greetings to the great team of the amazing four!
James MaioranoUnited States
The best. She (and her husband - our driver) knew every inch of the island. They were both wonderful and gave us the feeling that we were with friends. Would highly recommend Dimitra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much James! I am glad that you enjoyed your day on the island!
Myrna RiveraUnited States
Dynamic Dimitra knows every inch (and every person) of Santorini! She is well versed in Greek culture, history and knows where to find the best vistas of the caldera. We really enjoyed our day with the Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Myrna! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your days on the island and hope to see you soon back here!
was the luckiest person on behalf of my parents to have DIMITRA as our tour guide in SANTORINI.. DIMITRA have shown the ability to assist us before and also during the tour. Her capabilities are shown with commitment and full of passion.. My very thumbs up to her for having her as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kelvin for your kind words! I loved my day with your parents and their friends and I am looking forward to seeing you as well soon on the island! Until then take care and enjoy life! My greetings from Greece and a big hug to your parents!
Tracy AllardCoppell, TX, United States
We absolutely adored Dimitria, she was perfect for us. She was incredibly knowledgeable, holds multiple degrees, and was incredibly charming to boot. When she picked us up, she asked what we'd like to see and do and then adjusted our agenda accordingly. We then bumped into her the next evening on our flight to Athens and she gave us some valuable information for that part of our trip as well. We can't say enough good things about our experience with Dimitria and highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tracy! I am so happy you enjoyed both Santorini and Athens and I hope yo see you soon again back here! My greetings to both of you!!!
Dimitra is a delightful young lady with a very bubbly personality. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great instinct regarding the personalities and interests of her clients. In our case, one person in our party has walking difficulties and requires the use of a wheelchair at times. Dimitra was able to design a wonderful tour of the island, keeping in mind the restrictions. She went overboard to make sure that everyone had a good time and experienced all the wonderful sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Herb! It was a great pleasure to have met all four of you! I hope you have some wonderful pictures to upload! I will look for your webpage to admire them! Greetings to all of you!
Alan ErnstUnited States
My only regret is that there are only 5 stars to rate this guide, because she deserves higher! My wish was to explore the historic village of Pyrgos in the hills of Santorini, Dimitra customized the tour to fit our request and then delivered an exceptional experience! All four of us can't stop talking about our Santorini visit and it is all because of Dimitra! We had loads of FUN with Dimitra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review Alan! I am happy that your day on the island was a memorable one and it is a greater pleasure to have contributed on that! My greetings also to Stephanie, Bill and Carol and I hope to have the chance to see you again sometime in the future!
Judith FeldmanUnited States
We really enjoyed spending our day in Santorini with Dimitra. She is very knowledgeable, and fun to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Judith! I hope to see each other, sometime, somewhere in the world soon again!
Bryan GerstelUnited States
dimitra is just a delight..energetic, organized,most informative and a pleasure to spend time with wandering around santorini..you could do no better than have her guide you around...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan, thank you for your wonderful words and most of all for your positive energy and great company during our short tour of the island. I hope to have the chance to see you again,back here or anywhere else in the world. Until then, enjoy life!
Shelley EichnerUnited States
Dimitra was a great tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made our visit to santorini memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley I am so happy that you enjoyed your day on the island and I hope to see you soon back here for some more memorable moments! Until then, enjoy every single moment of your life!
Dennis RosePennant Hills, NSW, Australia
Dimitra was a wonderful guide. Fully attentive to our desires to see Akrotiri and the museum in Fira. Dimitra was very knowledgeable and knew her archaeology. Apart from which she was a delightful companion. Our experience in Santorini with Dimitra was a highlight of our Mediterranean cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a great pleasure meeting you both and I am happy that you enjoyed your day on the island. Hopefully we will meet again some time soon in the future! I am looking forward to that! Until then, enjoy life! A big hug to both of you!
Terry ConnellyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Dimitra! Her vibrant personality and historical knowledge made the day very interesting and very enjoyable! Her wealth of touring experiences were evident as all of the locals commented to us that she was "the best"! She really could be the Mayor of Santorini! Patti and Terry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review Patti and Terry! You were both wonderful and I enjoyed our day together as if I was with friends! I hope to see you again soon!
Three cheers to Dimitra!!! She was anxiously waiting for us as our ship was delayed that day. She is an expert and gave a brief history about the place before we started our tour. She speaks good English and explained all our queries patiently. My wife felt very friendly with her and my children liked her "Bravo" for the answers I gave for her questions. The best part was that she took us to some places which are not commonly visited by tourists and are very exotic. Thx from Latha, Sweta, Bharat & Sreeni
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sreeni, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have met you and your family and I hope to see you soon back here or anywhere in the world! Thank you very much and give a hug to Latha, Sweta and Bharat!
Dimitra was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to have met all of you ladies!!! Looking forward to seeing you back here soon!!!