James HeacockUnited States
Went to ruins, museum, a bee farm, olive oil farm and a local beach. Very nice day. We were six and the van could probably hold up to 12. Andrew was very pleasant but was not a registered guide at the ruins therefore our group was on our own at Olympia and the museum. Overall excellent day.
Curtis BatesCanyon Country, CALIFORNIA, United States
This was an excellent trip. Andrew takes you around to the sites (Olympia, oil farm, honey producer, etc.) and the experts tell you all about it. Olympia ruins were worth the trip alone. We had a great time going through the ruins and the museum. The oil farm (lead by the owners son) where he explained how the oils are grown and harvested was excellent. The tastings of olives and assorted olive oils was great. And then we had a meal that was delightful. The honey farm was a fine ending to our tour.
Sue Ellen MorrisUnited States
Andrew was great and showed us all over Olympia which we had never visited. He made sure we sampled local produce and even gave us a bottle of his olive oil.
Teresa Elizabeth M.Apalachicola, FLORIDA, United States
Andrew could not control the weather but gave us tips of where to visit first. More of driving service vice guide service. But his olive oil suggestion is the souvenir highlight of my trip!
Deborah HeizerUnited States
Andrew was very personable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour that we had. Chlemoutsi Castle was wonderful. We greatly enjoyed the monastery and the thermal bath. We were disappointed that we could not go to the winery for a tour and tasting. When we worked with Andrew to set up a tour we wanted to do, we told him that we were not interested in going to the beach. When he told us today that usually the winery did not let him bring tours, we were surprised because we thought the winery was definite.
Leslie GrodinUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Andrew! What a fantastic tour guide. It was so nice to spend the day with someone from the area (he has lived here 35 years). He had great information to share with us not only about the scheduled sites, but about the places we passed by on the way. He really wanted our experience to be a good one. Highly recommend spending the day with him when choosing your tour!
Enrique TorresUnited States
Probably would have been helpful to have a guide through Olympia, although at that point we were a little tired of tours so others in the group may have been frustrated as it would have made it a longer tour. The highlight of this day was the honey farm. Everyone loved it. Also, our guide took us to a place for free wine and olive oil tasting. That was great as well.
Michael S.United States
Jeffrey MerkowUnited States
Andrew is a very nice man and a pleasant tour guide. That said, our tour came to life, thanks to the private guide that we hired to escort us through Olympia. Andrew had very little to say on our tour, and when he did, he didn't like to use the microphone that was available in the van. There were only eight of us, and yet it was difficult to hear him at the back of the van. The sites we visited were fantastic and the day was enjoyable. We wish our guide would have shared info, as we traveled.
Patricia BennettUnited States
This was a fantastic tour. We enjoyed spending the time with Andrew. Can't wait to go back!
Cindy JohnstonUnited States
Although, Andrew is not a licensed tour guide, he provided an excellent tour for the day. Very passionate about his country and traditions!
Rochelle GuessUnited States
Great tour of both history and culture. Really enjoyed the honey farm and olive grove/vineyard.
Eugene PolaskeUnited States
Just wanted to let you know that Andrew was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable of his area and accommodating. We would definitely recommend him for your tours
Darlene KernerUnited States
This is the second tour we have taken with Andrew and he out did himself. The new tour vehicle is top of the line. We highly recommend this tour.
Lenys BigaUnited States
great guide! Knowledgeable. Unfortunately cannot company you inside the ruins for tour.
Stella WangUnited States
Olympia was a must-stop during our trip. We booked this tour with Andrew who was a very nice driver and he accommodated us with extra guest from our group since he got a big van. He even gave us a bottle of home-made olive oil! However, as Andrew was a driver only, he was not able to provide guided tour and we had to walk around ourselves with our own imagination. This was a good tour if a driver is all you need.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stella, I'm very sorry that you were unaware that I am a driving guide, I have this stated on all tours. Glad you enjoyed being in our area and received at least my useful live commentary on board but unfortunately I am not licensed guide therefore I was not permitted being in the archaeological site with you. Kind regards Andrew
Terrie CliffordUnited States
Adrienne R.United States
Andrew provided a great day for us in Olympia. His bus was brand new and he was so friendly and knowledgable. The best part of the tour was our trip to a local honey farm. Such a great experience. We also stopped at a hotel to visit the beach which had a gorgeous view. Such a great day, my entire party of 10 enjoyed the experience.
Shirley WeisUnited States
Excellent guide! Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful.
Aaron LeongUnited States
Kathy GibsonUnited States
Andrew met us at our cruise ship and we had a lovely drive to Olympia, visited the site, and then to a terrific honey farm and finally a stop at the beach for photos. Andrew was very personable and flexible. My only comment, which was not his fault but mine, is that I wish I had booked a private guide at Olympia in order to better understand the history. I would certainly recommend Andrew to other visitors!
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Michelle NesterUnited States
Andrew was an absolute gem. He took us to Olympia, the beach, and a winery. It was amazing. Andrew took care of all of the arrangements, and was so kind and considerate. I would book another tour with Andrew in a heartbeat.
Peter YongUnited Kingdom
Gerald PhilsonLakelland, FL, United States
Andrew, is the King of Olympia. He is extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with, he shares our values of history which made learning about the area so great He recommended a restaurant which was a local favorite and was not crowded with tourist and the prices were very reasonable. The highlight of the day was a special trip to a family operated Bee/Honey farm where we met and spent time with a most charming family, In fact when we returned to the ship We share Andrews name with another couple
Becky M.United States
Andrew is wonderful! He drove us to Ancient Olympia, of course, and also to a lovely winery and small local bee farm. We stopped at an ornate Greek Orthodox monastery on the side of a hill, ate at a 3rd generation owned and operated restaurant, and drove through small towns. Andrew is friendly and knowledgable, I highly recommend him!!
Michelle S.Little Elm, TX, United States
Our tour with Andrew exceeded our expectations! He did a wonderful job maximizing our short time in Olympia. He is extremely knowledgeable about the sites and history of his country. We look forward to booking with him again in the future!
Lori LandryUnited States
Andrew was a complete joy! He took us to a Olympia to see the ruins, to a honey farm (which was an intimate group of 6 of us) where we tasted honey on homemade traditional Greek fried dough, and he took us an olive oil farm, where we saw the olive oil production, sampled Greek wine and food, and participated in Greek dancing. It was a wonderful day and Andrew was the perfect host. He brought us olive oil and soap that he makes as well, which was a very nice touch. It was a fabulous day!
Danielle SpanoUnited States
My family and I had a wonderful time with Andrew. He was so flexible and customized the tour exactly how we wanted it so there was a little bit of something for all four of us :) we did the most extraordinary honey tasting (who knew that could be so much fun!) which added an extra special authentic touch to our trip. I would highly recommend planning your day with Andrew, as no cruise ship excursion could ever come close to being as enjoyable!!
Julie StudinskiUnited States
Tour was great! Andrew was more than accommodating to our family. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome! Special treats to the Honey Farm and beautiful view from the Monastery. special touches with the olive oil! Would Highly recommend to anyone!! Top notch!