Vicki BookUnited States
Chantel arranged for electric bike rentals which was very smart as there are hills in Athens and also much heat in the summer. She was very knowledgable of the city and took us on a wonderful tour, explaining the sites along the way. She also recommended a great restaurant that we totally enjoyed and returned to as well!! Thank you Chantel for the great tour and company!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your great review and for a great day! We witnessed the clouds (of the forest fires) over Athens on this tour. I am happy to say that I am safe but my thoughts are with those victims. Thanks for your concern!
Lori IorioUnited States
Chantel took us to neigborhoods in Athens that we would have never found on our own. They were all so unique and she was so insightful and friendly. In between landmarks, markets, and lively streets, she brought us to a charming cafe where we ate bougatsa (delicious!), a lovely lunch with a great acropolis view, and a great wine shop for tastings and buying. My parents who had been to Athens before had never been to any of these places and absolutely loved the tour like the rest of us. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your awesome review! Much appreciated.
Chantal was an amazing host! Patient, knowledgeable, friendly and very welcoming. She engaged in very open and natural conversation, and was able to educate us on herbal plants throughout he hike, as well as talk about what life is like in Athens. We arrived on a 40 degree day, so cut the nature walk short, but spent more time in the natural pools and at lunch which were both amazing! Definitely something we never would have found as tourists, and found them so energizing yet relaxing at the same time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! It was great to get an insight in what life is like in Down Under! All the very best to you.
Jeffrey AppelsonUnited States
Chantel was really great and knowledgeable! My wife and I really enjoyed our time with her and our tour through Athens. 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your rating and review! It was a pleasure to spend the day in Athens with you.
Eric GernathUnited States
We were disappointed by Chantel ability as a guide. The tour that we booked included a visit of the Acropolis. In the description it was mentioned that Chantel would not accompany us but that she would provide information regarding the site. She provided very little information and gave us no material that we could take with us during the visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry to see that the tour did not live up to the expectations. I admitted my mistake (made at the beginning by not providing sufficient info prior to your visit of the Acropolis) and I apologize. I will make sure this won't happen again.
Christine BradyUnited States
Prompt, informative, provided unique experiences, great sense of humor and it was a great day in that we really got to see Athens other than the usual tourist sites. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, thanks so much for your eloquent words! It was a delight spending the day with you, off the beaten track! All the very best to you both.
Our tourguide Chantel K. was great! She had a lot of knowledge about both ancient and recent history. Showed us around Athens in a very comfortabel mini van and took us on a walking tour in the area around the Acropolis.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Very much / hartelijk dank! Het was fijn zo'n geweldige Limburgse groep kennen te leren!
Scott BaymillerUnited States
A nice tour of the Acropolis, Roman and Greek Agora, Mars Hill, and the Plaka neighborhood. Chantel is very nice, speaks excellent English, and is willing to adjust based on our wishes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your review. It was a pleasure to get to know your lovely family.
Bruce ParisUnited States
Chantel was such a gracious guide for us in Athens. Very knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited, plus she went out of her way to make our tour enjoyable. She even stood in line for us while we had lunch so we had our Acopolis tickets with no wait. Meeting location was easy to get to and allowed for much of the tour to be done by foot. She even drove us back to the port to our ship. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greetings! Thanks so much for your review and rating! It was my pleasure. Wishing you all the best from Athens, Greece.
Chantel was great. Very friendly and helpful. She organized the day the way we wanted it and was flexible when we wanted to speed up or slow down. Her English was great and she was easy to understand. Her price was very reasonable too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Richard MagidUnited States
Everything about our time with Chantel and the food and wine tour was perfect. We learned so much, tasted so many different local foods, explored different neighborhoods and markets and felt like we spent the day with a very smart friend. I highly recommend this tour as a way to explore some different sides of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! Ευχαριστώ! I am feeling grateful. I really had a wonderful time with you too. You were fantastic company. Wishing you a marvelous time in those other places in Greece.
James SariUnited States
Chantel was very knowledgeable about Center Athens. She answered questions from architecture to floral. We are seniors and she kept the pace quite manageable. Chantel adjusted the tour to make best use of the time. She also made suggestions for sites to visit on our own. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this review! It was my pleasure spending this glorious day with you in the city of Athens! All the very best to you.
Henry StoverUnited States
we really enjoyed the experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I also really enjoyed getting to know you 2 on our Athens off the beaten track tour.
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Ken LandisUnited States
Chantelle is delightful and knowledgeable. She picked us up from our ship exactly on time. She was flexible and gave excellent suggestions. We had a great tour of Athens hitting all the high points and then went to the temple of Neptune and had a great seaside lunch. The day was excellent and we'll be sure to call her again when visiting Greece.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so very much! I thought you were delightful too! I am looking forward to meeting you next year in Greece. Warm Regards
Libby DurfeeSan Diego, CA, United States
We had a wonderful day with Chantel. She exceeded our expectations in doing the things we asked her to do ... and didn't waste our time on touristy things we asked her to avoid. Her English was perfect, she was very personable and timely. The food tastings we had were fun, unique and very memorable. It was a perfect day in Athens!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for this sparkling review! It was great meeting you on this very special day. Greetings!
Robert BroseyUnited States
Chantel's Off the Beaten Track is highly recommended for first and second timers to Athens. My wife and I really got to experience the Greek culture many tourist do not get to see without someone like her. Highly recommend to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU again!
Robert BroseyUnited States
Chantel is OUTSTANDING! We highly enjoyed her tour. She is very knowledgeable of various Athens areas and can create a tour for you. This tour she took my wife and I to many great places an average tourist would not find. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa and Robert: you were so much fun to be around with! It was my real pleasure to get to know you! All the very best to you and thank you for this review!
Mark DavidsonUnited States
Chantel was knowledgeable, friendly and fun! She taught us things about her hometown we did not know. Recommended. I was using a cane, and she adjusted the tour to accommodate that fact. .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for sending through feedback and rating! I am really glad you liked the tour. Greetings!
Jennifer ParisiUnited States
Chantel was a great guide! She new so much about the history of Athens and we enjoyed being "off the beaten path". Thank you Chantel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too! It was great meeting all of you. Warm wishes from Athens
Nicholas FlemingUnited 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.
This was an informative and exciting afternoon excursion. Chantel, was prompt, picking us up at the hotel to safely drive us through mad Athens traffic. Chantel was genuine and personable, sharing her life and experiences in Greece. She had a wide breadth of knowledge about the locales she took us to. Her education in agriculture and botany taught us a lot during the nature hike. Kayaking on the sea was a blast, we saw flying fish! I recommend Chantel to any traveller visiting Athens
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review! Meeting you was very nice. Hope to see you again.Warm Regards from Athens!
Jonathan BloomUnited States
WOW!!! We're we lucky today with our amazing guide, Chantel. She was absolutely fantastic. We learned so much from her about Greek history, culture, and current ways of light. Chantel is a very delightful person. She more than met our expectations on our tour of Athens. You would be very lucky to be able to reserve a tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for your flattering words. It was a true pleasure getting to know 3 LOVELY persons from the state of Vermont. What a glorious day. Warm wishes from Athens!
Andrea SchuchUnited States
Chantel arranged 2 very nice transfers/tours for us while keeping in mind our smaller children. She was very communicative and prompt with answering any questions we had. She was knowledgeable about Greek history, mythology and politics. She pointed out many things along our travels that she thought would be of interest to us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea Schuch, Many thanks for your review! It was a true pleasure meeting your lovely family. Despite of some difficulties that were out of our control I am glad you enjoyed the experience. Warm regards to all.
James MordyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! The pleasure was all mine! Many greetings to all 3 of you and enjoy your time in Greece.
Melissa CarrollNew Zealand
This was a knock out tour and our very favourite. Chantel you were a star and our kids loved you. You exceeded our expectations and you brought Athens to life for us. Your knowledge on food outlets around the city was outstanding and we will never forget it. We enjoyed your company and your style and our only criticism would be, we arrived back at the ship stuffed. What a day!! A huge thank you from the Carroll family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million! Feeling grateful that I got to know you and your lovely family! Kiwis rock! Many warm greetings to all of you. From the "Big Olive". :-)
Marcia ReynoldsUnited States
Our tour with Chantel was one of the BEST tours we have ever had. She showed us the REAL Greece. We swam in Vouliagmeni Lake(spa fish lake. HIGHLIGHT-a place most "tourist" do not know about. We hiked and saw vegetation and looked at wildlife. We found capers and prepared a wonderful lunch at Chantel's BEAUTIFUL home. Everything was DELICIOUS. Then we swam in the the Mediterranean Sea. Kayaked around the swim area. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. Would go again in a heart beat. Chantel listens to your needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW! Thank you so much for the outrageous review! It was my great pleasure to spend a glorious day with you in the Athens Riviera! Hope the capers will be edible in a while. Ha ha. Many greetings to all!
Marcia ReynoldsUnited States
SUPERFANTASTIC GUIDE. Loved everything we did. This is a great tour. You will not be disappointed. Chantel is there for any questions and open to any suggestions. We saw it all. Swam, hunted capers, nature walk, swam in a natural hot spring, kayaked in the sea. Words can not express how much fun my family had with Chantel. If you are waiting for an exciting tour of Athens- this is the tour. You are able to cater your tour to what YOU want to do and see. THANKS A MILLION, CHANTEL.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for the sparkling review! You were also fantastic people and it was a real pleasure spending 2 glorious days in Athens and the Athens Riviera with you! I wish you all the very best.
Robyn NanceUnited States
We only had one day to visit Athens. Chantal did a wonderful job making certain we saw everything we could while providing wonderful historical information as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Enjoy your time in Europe and hope to meet again one day. Warm Regards from Athens!
John KovalchikUnited States
Chantal was very personable and knowledgeable. My wife and I were very pleased with her tour. I wondered if the rate was worth it for a few short hours in Athens, but it so very much was! Anywhere I go I want to know the history and to experience the area as a local, no tourist traps! Chantal rates an A+!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your great feedback! It was my pleasure spending the day with you. Enjoy your stay in Crete.
Chantel is a pleasure to be with. Took us to a charming taverna where we learnt some of the secrets of the Greek cooking, and that was amazing. Then continued the tour. Chantal is very flexible, and understands how to deal with our sized groups. She is patient and understanding. All in all, a very pleasant, flexible and knowledgeable person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the awesome review! It was my pleasure to be with a group with really beautifull people, including a STAR. All the very best to you.
William ColpUnited States
Chantel was GREAT! She met us precisely on time and was a joy to tour with. She let us spend more time as needed and less time where we weren't interested. After lunch she gave us options based on our time available and what we had shown interest in. This was truly a tour adapted to us personally. We loved it! Chantel was very knowledgeable and took us to a wonderful location for lunch. If you don't require someone certified to take you through the antiquities, we highly recommend Chantel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thanks so much for this rating and review!!! I am really glad you liked your time in Athens. Greetings to all of you from Athens.
Elizabeth LindleyUnited Kingdom
We asked Chantel to help us fill the time between arriving in Athens on a very early flight and leaving on a 5:00pm ferry. She did a really fantastic job. We had a swim and were nibbled by fish, then walked through a nature reserve finding interesting plants and birds (and a tortoise) and finished the morning with a picnic. For the afternoon Chantel arranged for us to go on a sea kayak trip with another really great guide before she took us to the ferry. We couldn't have felt better looked after.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful rating, right after our tour ended! I enjoyed both your company and these outdoor experiences in the glorious Athens Riviera very much myself. Have a great time on Kalymnos and take care!
Linda S.United States
Chantel provided us with a very useful orientation tour to Athens. We got to see places we would not otherwise have found and learned how to get metro tickets to the airport! We walked through many neighborhoods. We took a break in the morning to watch a special Greek pastry being made, which we were then able to purchase and eat. We had lunch at a Michelin star restaurant with a view of ruins. She also gave us great information on what would be happening over Easter weekend that was very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so very much for your fabulous review! I hope we meet again in Athens some day. Many greetings!!
Beth HorineUnited States
Chantille was wonderful... very accommodating to our children's needs and level of comfort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much! It was a wonderful experience for me too. To get to know your lovely family ...on bicycle. Hope that we can welcome you once more in glorious Greece! All the very best, Chantel
Thomas TachovskyUnited States
Chantel is an excellent guide. Her deep grasp of Greek history complemented her Dutch perspective and greatly enhanced our experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! The most eloquent feedback I ever saw. Thanks VERY much!
Salvador LopezUnited States
She picked me up at the airport and showed me a great time around the Acropolis. We had laughs and I got to enjoy a wonderful experience. It was like having a friend. She was a great tour guide that allowed flexibility and historic knowledge without the overwhelming class lecture. I took in some sites by myself to enjoy alone and soak it all in. She dropped me at my hotel after. She was GREAT!!! Thank you, Chantal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sal, Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again one day in Greece! All the very best!
Chantel was very easy to plan with, quick to reply when planning, very flexible, on time, and understood what we were looking for. All in all, perfect!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erik and friends, it was my great pleasure! Thank you! You are no old men, I saw you can outdrink any 20-year old. Hope our paths will cross again in Greece or Norway. Ya mas, Chantel
David JonesUnited States
Chantel provided an excellent tour for my wife and me. She was knowledgeable, pleasant, flexible, and interesting. We had been to Athens several times before, some really wanted to get out of the city for sightseeing. Chantelle took us briefly to the Acropolis then to Cape Sounio. We toured the Temple ruins there and then had a delightful lunch. After lunch Chantel took us to our cruise terminal back near Athens. We had a very enjoyable day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the day and the 5 star review. Many greetings to the 2 of you!
Anne KlarUnited States
Chantal was charming, knowlegable and fun to be with. I had booked her on a one to one basis so we were not only able to see Athens in a unique way but get to know eachother. We had some excellent spanakopita and other food tastings along the way. I highly reccomend her for a tour of Athens that is more than the typical tourist attractions and will give you a unique view of the city. Thank you Chantal and I hope our paths will cross again. Anne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Anne! It was a very special day indeed. Hope to see you again as well.
Fred LewisUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Chantel. She is very knowledgable about Greek history, and also very insightful about Greek politics and economics as well. The tour was a delightful introduction to the beautiful city of Athens. I would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the 5-star review!!! It was a true pleasure to show you Athens and I am grateful that we had more time as we had thought initially. I sure hope you had a nice 2nd day in Athens and the stunning Athens South coast. Wishing you a fabulous time in Italy too. Kindest Regards, Chantel
Brenda HarrisUnited States
Chantel spent her birthday with us and did an excellent job of showing us all of the things we requested. The scenery along the coastline is absolutely gorgeous and the lunch stop with the view of the temple was fantastic. Her knowledge of the area is vast, and she is very informative. We were able to see the Acropolis early before the heat and crowds which was very much appreciated. We avoided the crowds all day long. It was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your fab review! I thoroughly enjoyed the special (birth)day with you and hope to see you again one day in Greece! Greetings, Chantel
David HaytonTrinidad and Tobago
4 and a half out of 5. My wife and I had a very interesting tour with Chantal who was a very pleasant companion. She was not a licensed guide for the Acropolis and so could not go inside it and explain things as we went along, though able to give us some information to assist us before we went inside. David & Linda
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review! It is clearly stated in the tour description that I do not enter the Acropolis site with you but that you will get info prior to entering. From now on I will explain even more before travellers enter the Acropolis site. Warm Regards, Chantel
Melanie AshmoreNew York, NEW YORK, Ireland
Fantastic! My Mum and I spent the day with Chantel discovering Athens (our first time) and it was so much fun! She's a fantastic guide - so smart, informative and showed us many off-the-beaten track sites (little Greek island village etc) and of course we got to see the main Acropolis etc. Tour was catered to our needs - my 82 year Mum took some rest breaks and she was super accommodating and kind. Definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your kind words. Thanks once more!
Melanie AshmoreNew York, NEW YORK, Ireland
Fantastic! Loved the Coastal tour with Chantel where we went swimming in a thermal/therapeutic lake, kayaking at the beach (followed by a delicious lunch) and then for a beautiful hike above the lake. Chantel is wonderful - so knowledgeable (particularly on all of the plants and birds on our nature walk). Would definitely recommend the tour! Also I love to be active and went with my Mum who is 82 and it Chantel was able to cater to both of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!! It was wonderful to get to spend the day with 2 very energetic people in the stunning coastal Athens area. All the very best.
Chantel was truly excellent. She brought the city of Athens and its incredible richness to life. Thanks for taking us off the beaten path and for making our Athens stop truly memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A big thanks for all 4 of you! It was such a pleasant experience for me to get to know you. Many greetings from Athens
Randall ShermanUnited States
This was our third time in Athens. Chantel was by far the most informative and knowledgeable guide. Additionally the trip down the coast to Cape Sounio was really beautiful and Chantel new a wonderful restaurant on the sea, where we had a delicious lunch. We highly recommend Chantel whenever you're in Athens. She is a pleasure to be with! Thank you Chantel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooooo much! You just made my day! Greetings
Nathan NalvenUnited States
Disappointed, not very organized, didn't give a lot of information
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Whilst I try my very best to maintain high standards, I've obviously fallen short this time. I apologize. Because the tour date was a year ago I cannot vividly remember what happened at the port, but I suspect we got off on the wrong foot that day with the taxi drivers. Please be assured I have taken your comments on board and will use them to improve the experience in the future. Nowadays I do not arrange transfers from the port to Athens anymore, for instance. Thank you for your feedback!
Donna WoodsUnited States
We had a wonderful day! Chantel was very friendly, knowledgeable, and help out with my 87 yr old mother. She went way out of her way to get us 90 miles north of Athens and bring us home. We will use her again when we go back. Also don't forget to tip these wonderful guides for their time!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna & family. Thanks so much for your sweet words and 5 star rating. Awesome. I had a wonderful day with you as well, and I really cherish the precious moments with your mom. Hope to see you when you come back to Greece!
Robin FlorinUnited States
Chantel was on time waiting for us ! The tour of the Athens was fun all around the Parthenon and a beautiful lunch on the water ! A enjoyable excursion with lots of Athens history .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thanks very much for your review and rating of the tour. Sending you my warm regards from sunny Athens, Greece!
Jacqueline Orton (Bass)United Kingdom
Chantel was excellent. Such a lovely lady, and so enthusiastic and flexible. We had a great day. Many thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! It was a true pleasure getting to know the two of you! All the very best from Athens.
Greg FathSewell, NJ/08080, United States
Chantel was awesome! She customized the tour as she got to know me and made sure to point out all the different sights and their meanings. She took the time to explain everything and was very patient when I may have asked the same question multiple times. She is extremely knowledgeable and it is very apparent that she loves her city. I guarantee you will have a tremendous experience if you book with her. She is top notch!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you for these extremely flattering words, Greg! It was my great pleasure to cycle, drink, eat and chat in Athens with you. Hope you had an awesome time seeing the islands afterwards! All the very best.
A true professional guide with relevant knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the extremely insightful meeting!
Susan SchaffrathUnited States
Chantel substituted for our original guide and gave us a highly customized tour of the "real" Athens. She was flexible and open to suggestions at the beginning of the day and during our time together. As someone who is not a native of Athens (or Greece), she brought a perspective on contemporary Greek life that was informative and unique. We didn't feel as if we were on a tour but rather as if we were exploring interesting parts of Athens with a knowledgeable host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your tour rating and review. Warm greetings to you all.
Lisa NeumannUnited States
Chantel was excellent! She picked us up right at our cruise terminal and drove us to all the sites. Although she was not able to go into the Acropolis with us (and we were aware of that ahead of time) it was so nice to have a personal tour of such a great city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for leaving a great review. It was my pleasure to get to know you! All the very best to all of you!
Elic CalhounUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your 5 Star Rating! Much appreciated. Warm Regards from Athens, Chantel
Even though we contacted Chantel on a very short notice asking for something very precise (sea kayaking), Chantel answered us very quickly and managed to organize a very nice day during which we did both hiking and sea kayaking. She was eager to answer our questions and to share her knowledge while the kayaking trip was safe, adventurous and perfect! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much! Hope to see you again in Greece in Summer. Warm Regards to the 2 of you!
Charles BeckmanUnited States
Chantel K. was our guide and she planned a great day for us in Athens and environs. She met us promptly at 8am and we toured Athens and she pointed out important landmarks as we drove. We stopped for photos at the Olympic Stadium and then on to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We wanted to see the temple of Poseidon and asked her for a typical luncheon which was fantastic. A small restaurant on the Mediterranean on a beautiful sunny day. It was a fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind words! I am really happy that you enjoyed it so much. My warm greetings to all of you!
Daniel ZigrinoUnited States
Chantel was an amazing guide for our day in Athens. She was very knowledgeable about anything we asked, and provided a lot of information as we walked around the city. We had some specific shopping requests, and she made everything happen so easily to find the items we were interested in buying. We had a fantastic lunch of local dishes. We also did a tasting of cheeses, olive oils, and ouzo at another location. We would not hesitate to hire her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thanks a lot for the review and rating!!! It was a delight to meet you both.Danny, you impressed me so much with your Greek and right pronunciation that you had learned just for this trip. Warm Regards from The Big Olive.
Linda SchmidtUnited States
Chantel was a fabulous tour guide. Took us to places in Athens that we would not have found on our own nor in a guide book. She was personable, knowledgeable, and we learned a lot about Athens and Greek culture from her. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the fabulous review!! It was wonderful to spend the day with you in those vibrant neighborhoods of "The Big Olive" :-) All the very best!
Bibi WithersUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this feedback! You and John were lovely travelers, we spent some very nice days together!
Bibi WithersUnited States
Chantel was an excellent guide; she shared her knowledge of the sites in and around the Acropolis in a clear and understandable way. And the next day she took us on her off the beaten track tour which gave us an excellent appreciation of Athens beyond the famous ancient sites. My husband and I are 'foodies' and she took us through markets, to restaurants for lunches, and to shops specializing in Greek delicacies for tastings. She read us well! A most enjoyable two days with a lovely person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this feedback! You and John were lovely travelers, we spent some very nice days together!
Anne LaVelleUnited States
Chantel was lovely and very knowledgable. She had an amazing grasp on Greek history and was very informative. Had great lunch and really enjoyed for time together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne! You, your sister and daughter were great travelers and cyclists!
Dieter FranzUnited States
Chantel provided us with a wonderful experience of Greece. Although the tour focused on classic Greece, the tour allowed us to see many pieces of modern Greece. Chantel's knowledge of both the history and the current situation made our tour very memorable and beyond that, she was a very good driver. Her selection of a restaurant for lunch near Cape Sounio was very appropriate. Needless to say, her English was flawless.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for the very nice words! It was my great pleasure to get to know you and organize a trip for you in Athens and the wonderful Athens Riviera! All the best to you!
Michael WilliamsUnited States
Chantel delivered an incredible day in Athens. I have been there many times and didn't want to go back to all the tourist spots. She took us on an insider day visiting small museums and to the Monastraki flea market and a lunch on the roof of a four star hotel. Just a delightful person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Michael! It was my great pleasure to meet 4 delightful persons and get to spend the day with them. You made me laugh so hard. A big hug to you all!!
Frederick M.Mahwah, NEW JERSEY, United States
Chantel was a doll, a very tall and lovely doll We- us a family of six -- and Chantal had great fun exploring the tastes and smells of Athens for good measure we were even taken to a Culinary Art Museum, a definite first The Murphy, Coughlin and Cheresnick families
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind words. It was my pleasure organizing this trip for you. All the very best to all of you!
Myra KellerUnited States
Spending the day with Chantal was a delight. From the moment we met her we were totally comfortable. Chantal is knowledgeable and helped make our visit to the Acropolis very enjoyable. We loved driving to Cape Sounio and seeing areas outside of Athens. We had a wonderful lunch at a Taverna near the Temple of Poseidon and a swim in the sea nearby. We would highly recommend Chantal as a tour guide. Thank you Chantal!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too for the great review and rating!
We had a wonderful day with Chantel. She was an excellent tour guide and in spending the day with her, we were able to gain a better understanding of the current political and economic situation in Greece and a first hand account of how the Greek population is being affected. The historical aspects of our tour were incredible of course and the opportunity to have a light lunch together in a typical taverna, accompanied by the local retsina was very special! Thank you so much Chantel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your rating and nice words!!!! I am very glad that you enjoyed all these aspects of the tour. It was my great pleasure to meet you all! Warm greetings from Greece.
Stefanie CarliUnited Arab Emirates
We had a great day with Chantel. The best place was surely the lake......)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the feedback of the Discover Coastal Athens Tour! I appreciate it very much. Warm greetings to all of you.
Rebecca RiceUnited States
Chantel was a perfect guide for our family of eight. Because we had grandchildren she adjusted the tour to fit their needs while not sacrificing the rest of us. She always had a point of interest for even the smallest person in our group. Chantel chose a phenomenal restaurant for us and we enjoyed her company for dinner. She is the perfect professional guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rebecca, thank you so much for this review. The pleasure was all mine. I will never forget your wonderful family, including your 2 knowledgeable granddaughters. Also our dinner with the famous TV-chef who joined us at the table made our experience truly unique. Be well!
Beverley AmbergUnited States
We had just one day to spend in Athens, and we feel so fortunate that we got to spend it with Chantel! Before we even left home, she helped us find a reasonable hotel near all the major sights. She picked us up after breakfast and dropped us off at our ship in the afternoon. She parked her car (with all our luggage) in a protected lot and took us on a wonderful walking tour (with stops as needed!). She gave us so much great information about ancient and modern-day Athens, and she is delightful, besides!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverly, Thanks so much for your 5* review! You are also delightful so the pleasure was all mine. I am very glad you enjoyed your day in this breathtaking city. Warm Regards from Greece!
Ingrid KayUnited States
WE loved our day with Chantal. It was one of our best stops off our cruise.She was a fantastic guide and was wonderful with my 12 year old son. She was very efficient, full of knowledge and made our day so interesting. She picked us up by car at the port and drove into Athens and we visited amazing sites with her.We also took the metro which was a fantastic experience and and ate delicious souvlaki and greek salad at a local restaurant. I highly recommend Chantal as a professional guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a tons for this amazing review. I very enjoyed the company of you and of your adorable son. Hope to meet you again in Greece! Wishing you all the very best.
Chantel was amazing and helped us have a custom tour that met our needs exactly! We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this review and rating! It is highly appreciated. Greetings to all of you from Greece!
Highly recommend Chantel. She was on time, on point and on schedule for our first time tour around Athens. We only had 4 hours, however she managed to guide us to the areas we liked away from the regular tourist things.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this rating and review of the Athens off the beaten track tour! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully we meet again. Many greetings/groet!
Cathryn RheinerUnited States
Chantel is an excellent guide. Her wealth of knowledge is very impressive and she really cared about ensuring that we saw everything we wanted to see, including some of interesting places most people do not go. We would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a great Athens overview tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thanks you so much for this fantastic review! It was a real pleasure to get to know you and spend time with you in this wonderful city. Sincerely, Chantel
Lois ThikollUnited States
Regarding our day in Athens with Chantel, she is delightful. Her English was perfect. We enjoyed our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lois, thanks so much for your kind words. It was my great pleasure spending time with you and showing you breathtaking Athens! Greetings to all of you!
Alison MellorUnited Kingdom
a great tour for our group of ramblers from the UK and US thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a very pleasant, sunny day, with wonderful people. With the group of ramblers we discovered "hidden" Athens and walked away from the crowds.
Don M.United States
We specified certain wants and must do sites for this tour which Chantel developed for us. Every picky request was fulfilled precisely and timely. She was punctual, and made the whole day timed to perfection, arriving at the ship pier exactly on going and coming. Her English is perfect. The car was clean and a pleasure. She is a safe driver. The tour was even timed to avoid high traffic. We have been on many many tours, and can easily give Chantel the highest possible rating on any and all counts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for this fantastic review! Spending the day with you was a real pleasure and I sincerely hope we will meet again, somewhere, somehow! Warm greetings from Athens, Greece.
Lucie Anne I.Canada
Chantel was very flexible in adjusting our tour schedule to better take advantage of the time we had together. She is knowledgeable about the area & even shared her favourite bakery with us! This tour helped us to get oriented for the next couple of days that we had on our own in Athens -- thank you Chantel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! It was a pleasure to meet you.
Alan ErnstUnited States
Chantel was an ideal tour host for our party of six. Her knowledge of the geography, culture and rich history made for an enjoyable day in Athens. If ever we return to Athens we would consider our first contact to be Chantel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greetings to you wonderful people from Pennsylvania Dutch Country! Thank you very much for this great review!!! I would love to be your host next time around.
Scott J.United States
Chantel was professional and personable, and coped with some trying circumstances beautifully. Our hotel was off the beaten path located in the middle of a booming market place, inaccessible to her vehicle. She made adjustments, helped us get our luggage to the hotel, and never lost her charm while doing so. Her tour to Cape Sounio was a welcome respite from many urban tours we took. I would highly recommend Chantel for anyone touring the Athens area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You just made me very happy with your kind words! I spent a lovely day with you and I hope to meet you again!
Jeffrey MarshUnited States
A great tour. Chantel knew Athens and the surrounding area very well. Her comentary on the ruins was great. Her English was very good. She also knew a lot about the local plants and how they were used for cooking.
Jeffrey P.Chicago, IL, United States
Tod BeebeUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Chantel. She is very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to accommodate our needs and interests. Would love to work with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was lovely to spend the day with you. Hope to meet you again here in Greece!
Enjoyed this tour with Chantel Very informative and the kids related well to her
Donald DilksUnited States
Our tour with Chantel was like being guided by a friend or family member, she is very personal and flexible with the agenda, also a great driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review and rating!!! I had a very good time with you too and I truly hope to meet you again. Perhaps we should discover the gorgeous Athenian Riviera next time and add in some wellness & food elements? Warm Regards from Greece to 2 wonderful people in the city of Anna:)
Carol ZirkleUnited States
Chantel was an excellent guide. She gave a great tour of Athens and went with us to the Acropolis. She modified the tour to meet our needs. Chantel was personable and very knowledgeable about everywhere we went. She did an amazing job in Athens and then drove us to Cape Sounio and finding a beach that we were able to swim in. She found a local bakery so we found try some Greek pastries
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your feedback and your kind words! It is much appreciated. just like the hand-made strawberry sweets. So yummy!
Aaron MorseUnited States
Chantel was personable, knowledgeable, and very helpful. We had a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aaron, Thank you very much for your 5*-rating and review! Warm Regards from Greece to your nice family!
We HIGHLY recommend Chantel as your tour guide for Athens!!! Chantel gave us a great history lesson and tour of the Acropolis, the Agora and Old town pointing out the vegetation along the way. We then drove to Cape Sounion for a beautiful view of the coast, ate an amazing lunch at a sea-side restaurant and swam in the Agean Sea! Thanks Chantel for our wonderful and very memorable day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thanks very much for the 5* review! It was my great pleasure showing you Athens and its beautiful surroundings. Thanks again!
James FolzUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Chantel. She was very knowledgeable about Athens and the surrounding area. Very friendly and fun to our children. She also helped us select a wonderful local restaurant for lunch, what a wonderful meal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating and review!!! It was a real pleasure to get to know your lovely family and to show you Athens and Sounio. Thanks again and hope to see you again here in Greece!
Louis PennerUnited States
Chantel gave us an excellent and very interesting tour. I would highly recommend her to others. She has our highest rating
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words!!! It was my pleasure too to meet you and spend a wonderful day with you. I sincerely hope we will meet again one day in this fantastic country!
Mahesh NachnaniUnited Kingdom
Chantel was a great, friendly guide. She was cool and composed with sense of humour through out the warm day with 6 hours of walking. She has ability to understand your need and will only give you the information depending on your interest although she has very detailed knowledge on her subject. Her pace was according to our needs. Very professional. This was one of the best experience. Keep it up Chantel. Dr Nachnani United Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mahesh Nachnani, Thanks very much for your kind words! You are too kind. It was my great pleasure to get to know you and your lovely family. Hope to see you again some day in Greece, the birthplace of Modern Medicine :-)
Chantel guided us on a walk up and around the Acropolis. I wanted a guide to give memorable anecdotes and insights on the long history. Chantel was very friendly, knowledgeable and provided practical advice and insights about Greece. I think, however, she could add a lot more stories and anecdotes from history.
The day with Chantel on this tour was one of the most enjoyable ones that we spent our our vacation. We felt that we were experiencing the real Greece in that she was an expert in the flora and fauna of the natural environment. She spoke English beautifully and was so knowledgeable about all the wind plants and herbs. The lunch that we share was truly extraordinary. She also was excellent with our ten year old son. For any person that enjoys nature and cooking, book this tour...
Carmela MondelloUnited States
Chantel welcomed my daughter , her BFF and myself at the port and she was so charming and lovely. We took a subway ride to Athens and she was extremely informative. We toured Athens (Acropolis and all the other sites) and she knew exactly how to keep the girls engaged. Spending the day with Chantel was like visiting with your girl friend. We had a great lunch . The day was low key but extremely well informed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review! It was a real pleasure to spend the day with you and show you breath-taking Athens!
Michael TraversUnited Kingdom
Fantastic! We normally get official guides every year, which are good but need to give the dates of every conquest and exactly what they where wearing on the eve of battle. I can't be bothered with that. Chantelle understood our sense of humour gave us enough detail about all we asked without the need to test us at the end with the GCSE EXAM. It was like having a friend of a friend take you round the city. Very enjoyable and a great star to our visit. HIGHLY recommended. We will use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this great rating!!!!! I enjoyed showing you this breathtaking city and I will send you that GCSE EXAM by e-mail message. LOL. Hope to see you again next time in Greece!
Leslie HaasUnited States
New to Athens, this was a great way to see the Acropolis and get oriented to the city. Chantel offered advice regarding other places to visit during my brief stay. I enjoyed the pace of the tour and we had beautiful weather for January.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leslie! It was a real pleasure meeting you and showing you Athens. Hope to see you again in Greece!
William FabianoUnited States
We really enjoyed spending the day with Chantel! She did a great job of keeping us interested and entertained, and shared her knowledge and love of the city. Great value and great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to get to know you and show you this breathtaking city! Hope you had a nice rest of your vacation in Greece.