David JacobsohnUnited States
Nota was great. I am in my 40s and my son is a teenager and we were very entertained with all her knowledge for 1 and a half days. We did the Delphi tour one day and the Acropolis / Agora tour a half day. She is punctual, knowledgeable and very friendly. We asked a lot of questions about history and she was able to answer all of them. She really made our stay in Athens very memorable. I would recommend her highly!
One of the most impressive museums in the world - seldom will you find artifacts over 6000 years old - but they have them here ! Nota very capably walked us through the multiple floors with an engaging and educational approach to highlighting and explaining the key treasures in this museum !
What a unique and strategic location for ancient Attica - very neat to see how it contributed to Greece's military and naval history - Nota was very helpful in explaining it's historical importance !
A very interesting tour highlighting the critical importance of Corinth in Greece history - Nota helped us to really understand how it fir into the ancient world !
We took five trips with Nota in two weeks in Greece and were consistently pleased with her ability to relate interesting history, technical and local stories together - very well done !
Nota has deep knowledge of Greece and it's history and shares those stories and insights in very good english.
Sam LteifUnited States
This is the first bad review I have ever had to write. We have been traveling with our children for 7 years. We always start our visit with a private professional tour to orient ourselves to a new city. We look forward to learning some history, getting tips for dining and shopping and guidance on how to best spend our remaining time. That did not happen with this tour...the guide was on time and pleasant but did not give us anything more than we had already read about in our tourbook.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sam I am sorry to hear that you did not really enjoy our tour of Acropolis and Old town. It was my pleasure to be your guide at your first arrival in Athens. I really want to apologise and I hope you have nice memories from Athens. I wish you could come back for a deeper and more alternative presentation of the city. There are many ways to experience a place. It is very helpful for the guides to get some guidance from the travellers about their interests and likes. Sincerely Nota
Andrew B.United States
My wife and I had scheduled a tour with Nota weeks in advance, but as the day approached, the forecast was for significant rain in Athens. I emailed her, and we changed our date and our destinations--flexibility that I appreciate about Tours by Locals. Nota gave us an outstanding tour of the Acropolis Museum and the Agora. Without a such good guide, we could never have fully appreciated the Agora--it was here that Socrates spoke with his followers';it was here that Athenian democracy was born.
Ellen JacobsonUnited States
Nota was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was flexible in taking us to other city highlights as a previous guide had shown us through the Old Town a few days before. My son and I both enjoyed her company for coffee at Zonar's and during our tour of the Acropolis.
Eugene McHughMECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
Susan MahlerUnited States
Nota, well-informed and very pleasant, made our visit to the Peloponnese a highlight of our visit to Greece. I loved the balance of history of the famous heavy-stoned Lion Gate and a wander away from the crowd, where she was as knowledgable about the tiny plants growing in rock crevices, as ancient Mycenae history. She and her able driver Vangelisco made a long day go by in a flash for our group of 4. The van was extremely comfortable and plenty of A/C Nota is a guide I would recommend, very favorably.
Anita SeamanMount Vernon, WA, United States
Nota was an awesome tour guide. We enjoyed our trip to Poseidon's Temple and it amazing views and had a cappuccino in the coffee shop at the bottom of the temple. We then stopped to see the Vouliameni lake and learn about it healing waters. I would totally recommend Nota who is also an experienced Archaelogist to any one who is interested in any of her tours. She is absolutely wonderful.
Glynne StanfieldUnited Kingdom
Excellent introduction to the history and architecture of the Acropolis intermeshed with local knowledge. We learnt enough that we had self guided tour of other areas the following day. Great relaxed manner. We really enjoyed it!
Robin McNeillUnited States
Nora was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any question we threw her way at the Acropolis and the old town. She pointed out some great vistas and angles for striking photos. We enjoyed our tour!
Glenn LibbyUnited States
Nota was a fountain of information. She made the Acropolis and museum come alive. I highly recommend her tour.
Timi CochranUnited States
Alexander ZaharoffUnited States
Nota was an outstanding guide. Her english was excellent, she brought both the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora to life. We are a family of five with grown kids from 22 to 29 and all of us found the tour educational.
Timi CochranUnited States
Kris ReynierUnited States
Great experience - Nota's knowledge and the way she tied the tour and her narrative together made for an enriched experience of the Acropolis Site as well as the museum. Communication was excellent before the tour and her English was very good. Would select her again!
Dennis EkerUnited States
This was our second tour with Nota and we had a great time. She worked with us to adapt the schedule to our needs and gave us a great tour.
Dennis EkerUnited States
Nota was great. She worked with us to design this custom tour and was extremely knowledgeable about about both Ancient Greek history and modern Greece as well. Really enjoyed the tour.
Janet RathertUnited States
The tour with Nota was the highlight of our visit to Athens. It isn't just that she is incredibly knowledgeable but also how she weaves the information together that makes her tour so meaningful. The history of Athens came alive while looking at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum through her eyes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, you make me feel so happy! All the best
James TongUnited States
Very knowledgeable of Ancient Greek history since she is actually a trained archaeologist. Great guide to take you through the downtown and Acropolis region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you enjoyed Greece, glad to be part of your experience
Jen WelchansUnited States
William SmithUnited States
Good tour and guide. We enjoyed it.
Nota is a fantastic guide with incredible knowledge of Athens history and culture. I took my parents on her tour on their first trip to Athens in many years. Having Nota as a guide was like seeing the city with an old family friend. The tour was fascinating and engaging, and Nota was flexible as to how we spent the afternoon.
Christian GillisUnited States
Nota was wonderful. She did a fantastic job of describing the historical periods of Athens to start the tour. She added a lot of color and detail to those periods utilizing the pieces in the museum and the temples and structures on the Acropolis, as well as her knowledge of Greek history and mythology. She was great with our teenage kids, who had fun discussing mythology with her. She is engaging and has a casual way about her that makes conversation easy. We highly recommend her.
Maureen FrankeUnited States
Nota was very knowledgeable about the history of the Acropolis. She was able to give us a very detailed overview of the history without overwhelming us while highlighting fascinating information we would have likely have missed on our own. Both my 22 year old and my 15 year old also enjoyed the tour and we all highly recommend Nota! She also was very helpful in suggestions to make the best use of our limited time in Athens.
Diana MooreUnited Kingdom
A great guide, very friendly and considerate. Nota was extremely knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the tour
Carl GersonUnited States
Nota was great, very knowledgeable and showed us a lot of the city we would never have seen without her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl Live uour words! I hope you and the girls be happy in Greece
Frank GunnUnited States
John HartUnited States
Nota was a terrific guide for our Acropolis and Old Town tour! We really enjoyed her detailed explanations on all the ancient sites as well as the history of Athens. Our tour of old town was informative and enjoyable as we explored several different neighborhoods. Nota also provided helpful recommendations for places to eat and other activities to fit our remaining time in Athens. She is also a wonderful photo taker!! Overall a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Nota!
Maryanne BifulcoUnited States
Nota was a pleasure to deal with. We needed to adjust our start time and she easily accommodated. She was extremely knowledgeable of Athens and the Acropolis and was able to explain the significance of the sights in a way that was meaningful to our youngest daughter - age 13 as well as the older members of the group who had more insight into classical antiquity.
Excellent tour! Nota was very knowledgeable. Thanks!
Sandeep MirchandaniUnited States
Nota was big hit with our precocious 10-to-12 year old kids.
Monica Beisel (Harvey)United States
Nota was terrific. We toured the Acropolis and the Roman Agora. She was flexible with our schedule and was able to engaged my very tired teenage boys. Highly recommend tours by Nota:)
We had our tour with Nota on the 9th of May. Nota was very flexible and could adjust to our needs and our time requirements. She was very punctual at the same time. The tour was very informative, but at the same time Nota managed not to overload us with the information, but kept us all interested, including our daughter (teenager). She simply brought the stones to life for us. Nota is an enthusiastic guide and a wonderful personality. Highly recommended!
Brian ThielUnited States
Nota is an exceptionally knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide. Highly recommended. For our six hour walking tour of Athens she had plans for a defined tour and was open to our requests for certain sights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank both of you. You had a lot of energy and helped me as well!
We had a wonderful time with Nota. She has very extensive knowledge of the Greek history, she presents it in a very charming way and she is a wonderful person to be around. We learned a lot about so many different and interesting subjects. We strongly recommend a tour guided by Nota.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Petra youv are so kind! I really hope I see you again sometime
Penny von SpreckelsenUnited Kingdom
Nota is very knowledgable and informative. She was extremely thorough and we both enjoyed the tour and felt we learned a lot.
Albert HendrawanUnited States
Ramya RamrajUnited States
We took the National Archaelogical Museum tour with Nota. She is a wonderful guide with lots of information to share. She took us systematically through the various time periods and kept us engaged. Museums can be a hard place with plenty of dry information for kids; however our 10 year old daughter was able to enjoy some of the important artifacts in the museum. Nota helped us all appreciate the differences between the archaic and classical styles of Greek art.
David BrodellUnited States
Thanks Nota for the wonderful tour of the Acropolis and surrounding neighborhood!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David you were a great company! My regards to everybody
Leslie MacFadyenCharlotte, NC, United States
Great tour! Nota was incredibly knowledgeable and flexible in allowing us to see everything we were interested in on the tour. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leslie, i hope I see you again
James MoellerAZ, United States
Nota is a licensed tour guide in Greece. She was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. She was always able to answer our tangential questions and was helpful in selecting a lunch location with very good food. Our driver was equally friendly and was helpful in dropping us at the best locations. I would highly recommend them.
Kathleen WilsonUnited States
Nota was a wonderful guide who is both extremely knowledgeable and personable -- I highly recommend engaging her services! We originally wandered over to the Accropolis on our own, but without understanding the signficiance of the ruins we were viewing it was not a very satisfying experience. So I booked a tour with Nota, who was gracious in accommodating our last-minute request, and really made the site come alive for us. Lovely person who did a great job adapating to our needs -- highly recommended!
Ral WestUnited States
Very knowledgeable about Greek history, and certainly enhanced our enjoyment and understanding of the Acropolis. English was pretty good, but she did struggle to find the right words sometimes. Our tour ended after 3.5 hours due to a scheduling conflict. We would recommend this tour and Nota as a guide!
Nota was a truly excellent guide. We had the best time. Her knowledge and talk was first rate. I'd happily recommend her to anyone. Thanks Nota.
Barbara MorrisUnited States
Nota is a fantastic guide. She is knowledgeable and passionate about Greek history and culture. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
Jason LeeUnited States
Jason LeeUnited States
Robert BroseyUnited States
Nota was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend her.
Ed RandelUnited States
We could have walked around Athens and seen everything by ourselves, but we would have missed out on all of the stories and history behind what we were seeing. Nota has an incredible depth of knowledge and really makes you understand the time period and what was going on at that time while you walk through the city. Great tour guide for your time in Athens!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for spending the day with me!
Gary GilmoreUnited States
Nota was excellent!! Prompt,friendly, knowledgeable, and insightful. She apparently loves what she does and we loved her.
David LippmanUnited States
Nota was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.
Larry SartinUnited States
Personable and informed tour.
We had an amazing tour of the Acropolis and Ancient Agora. Nota was incredibly knowledgable and made these ancient sites come alive with the stories from the classical and other periods and Nota helped me really understand the people, culture and civilisations of Ancient Greece. We are travelling with our two teenagers (14 and 15 years) and Nota was brilliant at keeping them interested. Nota was so friendly, with such an engaging personality, and I highly recommend her.
Dennis EichenlaubUnited States
Norta is very knowledgeable and obviously enjoys what she does. She gives a clear explanation of what we are seeing, and also ties it into the larger history. She was paid attention to our interests and customized the tour to what we were most interested in seeing. She chose an excellent driver. Norta is a good communicator. I made an assumption that could have created a last-minute problem. She detected my error promptly and explained what I had to do to correct it. No worries - just a good tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really Thank you Dennis for your kind words! I know you are busy everyday now. I hope you enjoy every place you go!
Susan KasleUnited States
Nota was excellent--very knowledgeable about the Acropolis and the museum. I would highly recommend her.
Judy McDermottUnited States
An excellent guide, one of the very best of the many guides i have employed over decades of international travel. Nota is knowledgeable, personable and able to tailor the tour to the client.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jack, all the best to you! I hope you are enjoying Greece even more!
George K.Raleigh, NC, United States
Nota took three of our group on this tour. It was scenic and easy-going trip; perfect for the end of two-weeks of travel and tours. She was great fun to be with and selected an outstanding lunch spot. We would feel very comfortable in recommending Nota for any touring in Greece. She was excellent in all respects.
George K.Raleigh, NC, United States
Nota was an outstanding guide and companion for our group of six. We added a drive up Lycebettus Hill to the tour which gave her further opportunity to orient us to Athens and its history before continuing to the Acropolis. Nota was extremely well-informed, engaging and humorous and she was very patient with a group of huffing, puffing seniors. She led us to an excellent lunch spot in Plaka and her recommendations for dinners proved excellent. We give her our highest recommendation!
Susan HoffmanUnited States
Thank you,Nota, for an illuminating tour of the Parthanon.
Dana HarperUnited States
Patricia VlahakisUnited States
Nota was a good guide, however, after paying $234.00 (US) for a two hour tour of old town and Acropolis, we had to also pay 20 euros each to get into the Acropolis. Nowhere in any email that I received, did it state that the Acropolis was to be an extra 80 euros. I was very disappointed, and it really put a damper on the trip. When your expecting to have everything already paid for and then have to fork out more money on the spot, it was very upsetting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously.We have investigated this matter and confirm that the additional costs for entrance to the Acropolis were disclosed correctly by our guide in the 'What's Extra' section of the booking form as we would expect. We will endeavour to continue improving our communications in future to make such details even clearer.
Nota was amazing, really a great profesional. She was totally knowledgeable and explained us so well about Greeks and their culture. I totally recommend her .
Bradshaw LangstaffUnited States
The Delphi trip with Nota was excellent. We saw a lot and learned so much. We also had a lovely lunch with an incredible view. This trip was a highlight of our three week Greek tour. Definitely a must-do day trip out of Athens. There were quite a few people up there but we felt special and cared for in our comfy van.
Bradshaw LangstaffUnited States
Thank you Nota! Her knowledge and skill enabled us to have an intimate visit to a very popular site. Lots of detail about all eras of the Acropolis and environs. Walking the ground that I have been studying for years was wonderful and all I had hoped it would be. I heartily recommend Nota for an Ancient Greek excursion.
James VitelliUnited States
Nota is a tremendous guide. She was flexible with our schedule and generous with her time. Our guided tour of the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis itself far exceeded expectations. We informed her in advance that we were most interested in these sites from an archaeological standpoint and she provided us with a deep understanding of the history, politics, art and mythology of everything we were seeing. Nota made us feel like students and not tourists which is exactly what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great family, great words! I thank you all so much!
Dennis SponerUnited States
We highly enjoyed our day with Nota. She took us on an amazing tour of the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum. She was punctual and attentive to our needs. She also gave us insight into the local mindset and history. We had a great day with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis it was so nice to have you as my guests! Thank you
Patricia BoltUnited Kingdom
Very friendly and helpful. We very much appreciated Nota's knowledge of Athens. We were impressed by Nota's insight and the information was extremely helpful. The tour enhanced our experience of the Acropolis and the old town. So glad that we took a guided tour as it brought the ancient stones to life. We would recommend nota and use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patricia, I enjoyed learning from you too! Thank you very much , enjoy your life!
Eileen EadsRaleigh, NC, United States
What a wonderful tour by such a knowledgeable guide! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Nora. She has a depth and breadth of information that added so much to our experience in Athens. We will long remember all we learned during our time with her and can recommend her without reservation!
Lucia LetkovaCzech Republic
This tour was great. Nota is very easy to like. She set a good pace for the tour -- she kept us moving, while still giving us time to let our surroundings sink in. A visitor does not need a guide to feel the significance of the Acropolis, but she gave us details which helped us absorb the history much more fully. She also was helpful in suggesting additional sites to visit. In the Acropolis Museum, her insights were very useful to us and we appreciated her sense of humor.
Michael FellerUnited States
We toured The Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum earlier today with Nota and she is a fantastic guide! She weaved her knowledge of history, religion and archeology throughout the tour and showed us all of the important Acropolis sites, and answered our questions about other areas throughout Athens and pointed them out from the top of the Acropolis. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in Greek history. Thanks, Nota!
Charles PhilipsUnited States
Nota is an outstanding guide. This the second time we have had the pleasure of her taking us around Athens. Her knowledge of the historical sites is outstanding.We recommend Nota highly.
Thomas MatsonUnited States
Nota was fabulous!
Susan AndersonUnited States
Nota is a 5 star tour guide. She knows everything about history, politics, culture, architecture, language, and art. Her love of the Acropolis and all the buildings pours out in her descriptions. She is pleasant, gracious, and proud of Greece, past and present.
Jonathan SerrieUnited States
Nota was able to customize a tour to fit our tight schedule, including transportation from our hotel and drop off at the airport. She brought the Acropolis and other Athens sites of interest alive with her expert knowledge and kept the attention of our 12-year-old son. An excellent experience all around!
Kenneth S.United States
Great tour, explained the sites in detail. Nota is very personable and adaptable. Our tour had a couple of people added on at the last minute. Took us inside the Acropolis Museum and pointed out highlights.
David B.United States
Our scheduled tour of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae with Nota S was a highlight of our trip to Athens and Santorini! Our guide was extremely intelligent, well versed, flexible, easy to communicate with and quickly grew to understand our family's interests and areas of focus. I can't overstate the value and insight of using a guide through these areas which brings the history, culture, time-line and lifestyles of these areas into the experience of seeing the architecture and sculptures that remain
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear family thank you very much for these great words. You gave me two wonderful days!
Susan SchaffrathUnited States
Nota is an exceptionally knowledgeable guide who was able to answer all of our many questions about Greek history, culture, and archaeology. Our time in the Acropolis Museum was utilized well, as Nota focused our attention on the most interesting and significant exhibits. It was a great prelude to visiting the Acropolis itself. At the end of our tour, she suggested a terrific local restaurant, and offered advice about our remaining time in Athens. All four of us on the tour were extremely satisfied.
Carey ParkinsonUnited Kingdom
Nota was delightful - interesting and informative without lecturing. Superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi great guests! Thank you so much for remembering me! Lots of regards!
Jay BacraniaUnited States
Our tour really made our time in Athens worth it. Nota was punctual, quick to respond, and easy to work with. But even more important, she was a wealth of knowledge on so many different topics. My wife and I were impressed at Nota's ability to make everything come alive rather than just convey dry facts. We made our way through the Acropolis museum, Acropolis, and the Agora with Nota. Her expertise made the entire place come alive with stories and facts from so many different eras.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so generous! Thank you very much, I appreciate it. It was a long day for you! Give my regards to your wife
Kenneth W.United States
Kenneth W.United States
Kenneth W.United States
We were in Athens for 3 days and had hired Nota to guide us through the archaeology and history of ancient Corinth, the Athenian Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and the Acropolis and Ancient Agora. We engaged Nota because of her archaeological background, which proved invaluable. She was generous with her knowledge in an easy, conversational style. Her knowledge and expertise were encyclopedic and her style personable and professional. We also enjoyed a walk through the bazaar-like sections of Athens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth it is very kind of you to take time and write about our tours. You had a very demanding itinerary and it was a pleasure to meet you
Kathryn AuUnited States
Nota gave us a wonderful tour of the Acropolis and museum, adjusting to the limited time we had available and to the physical abilities of our group. We received excellent historical background, were guided to the best spots for photos, and felt we were always in good hands. Thank you, Nota!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I am so happy that everything went so well for us. I wish you best of luck and good health
Allan SmithUnited Kingdom
A first-rate guide who provided the perfect way to introduce a long and complex history in an easy-to-understand manner.
We found Nota's tour to be excellent and so much appreciated her depth of knowledge and detailed responses to our many questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, have fun on your trip!
Keith HodgesUnited States
Fantastic customized tour by a well informed and articulate tour guide. We got rained out in the morning and she rescheduled for the afternoon; very accommodating. I highly recommend her and if i come to Athens again, will call upon her again.
Linda BrockwayUnited States
Very knowledgable, clearly has passion for the subject matter. A bit reserved and overly engaging witha personal and energetic group
Nota is a fabulous guide. We had a great time and truly enjoyed her interesting commentary. Our group ranged in age from 7 to 75 and everyone agreed that we enjoyed the Acropolis and the beautiful Acropilis museum more because of her. We definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi!!! Thank you very much, you made that day a lot of fun!
Richard BealeUnited States
Nota was a wonderful guide to complicated city. Her knowledge of Athens from ancient sights to current events was especially enjoyable. She had things very well timed out, so we could see as much as possible. Being able to see ancient ruins at street level and then from the Parthenon hill gave us much more perspective on how the ancient's developed Athens. We had an enjoyable lunch in a neighborhood restaurant and a chance to rest from a great deal of walking. We appreciate Nota sharing her knowledge.
Joel RichardsUnited States
John ThompsonUnited States
Nota was a very pleasant guide with great knowledge of the sites we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi I am grateful to your kind words
Chester DobsonUnited States
Raymond RamseyUnited States
Nota was a walking encyclopedia of information as we toured the Acropolis Museum as well as the surrounding area. She has a wealth of knowledge and was most accommodating during our visit in Athens. I would highly recommend her for any tour you want to undertake there.
Frederick M.Mahwah, NEW JERSEY, United States
we were a family of six and we all adored Nota in the end her knowledge was so powerful and her manner considerate and practical
Tim RichardDallas, TX, United States
Great tour - Nota spent a lot of time with us and adjusted through the day to make sure we had a great time!