Teresa H.ADDISON, IL, United States
The only way to see Santorini...with Dimitris P. When we return, Dimitris P. will be the guide we will choose. He treated us like family from the very beginning. We were able to see some of the REAL Santorini...from a beach with a beautiful, seemingly endless strip of perfect sand to a mountain top monastery with a sunset view of the entire island and caldera. The entire day was an endless joy of discovery that felt as though it was only made for us.
Teresa H.ADDISON, IL, United States
The only way to see Santorini...with Dimitris P. When we return, Dimitris P. will be the guide we will choose. He treated us like family from the very beginning. We were able to see the Akrotiri Site and Museum with Dimitris and (H)ellen. One of the high points of our vacation! To have seen it without them would have been like visiting blindfolded. The site came alive for us amid the ruins. Afterward, we saw an amazing sunset from an uncrowded location that pointed due West for the best pictures ever!
Carl S.United States
Dimitris customized our tour as we desired and gave us a great tour. His suggestion to include the Argyros winery for tasting and light lunch was excellent, and we enjoyed the unique local wine variety. He arranged an excellent guide for us at Akrotiri archeological site, which should not be missed.
Steve G.United States
Dimitris was great and the tour was excellent.
Kathleen ParrPortland, MAINE, United States
We loved our day with Dimitris. He's friendly, charming, interesting -- he had great stories about Santorini and the Cyclades, and helped us make the most of a "winter's" day in September. Great driver -- and you need that on a hilly island covered in switchbacks. The best, easiest and most interesting way to experience beautiful Santorini. Thank you, Dimitris.
Melvyn FeldmanUnited States
Absolutely amazing guide! We saw the best of Santorini and avoided all the major crowds! Demes was able to drive my family of 6 in a wonderful air conditioned van which worked perfectly for the senior and junior members of our family. We explored the best of Oia and the wine tour was perfect! Will definitely call on Demes again for our next trip!
Nancee Davis-SharkeyUnited States
Very knowledgeable about the area. Pleasant and wonderful to deal with. Covered everything we wanted to do and then some. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Lori IorioUnited States
Dimitris was amazing- friendly, funny, knowledable and efficient. We did the whole island in 6 hours including an amazing lunch at the black sand beach- his recommondation. Hit Oia before the cavalry of tour cruise buses showed up and had some free time and delicious gelato. Akotiri was amazing to see and our tour guide there did a great job and made it very interesting. Drove up to the highest point for amazing view and then off to a very charming winery where we got to sample 5 wines. GREAT day!
Paul AustinUnited States
We really enjoyed the tour with Dimitris. Our time was cut a little short due to issues with tendering from the ship however, he did his best for us to get the most out of it. He is extremely knowledgeable about the island and the local wine. He is a sommelier and his expertise in this was shown. I would recommend this to excursion to anyone. Thank you Dimitris!
What a super day we had with Dimitris. He is very personable, easy to be with and very knowledgeable. He was happy to personalise our tour. We went to the various island highlights, with fabulous views; enjoyed a lovely fresh fish lunch at a local Greek restaurant ( non touristy). He organised a tour of Akrotiri for us and also arranged a terrific wine tasting. As a Sommelier he was able to enhance that experience to a new level. We can thoroughly recommend Dimitris. You will not be disappointed.
Elisabet FleischmanUnited States
Dimitris was a most entertaining, savvy, full of energy raconteur of Santorini's history and present. He drove us everywhere, planned a wine tasting at a fine winery, and even gifted us some fresh pastries before dropping us off. A lovely day with a local in a very special and not easy to see without a guide location.
Robert SaltzmanUnited States
Dimitri is a great guide. Very personable, knowledgeable, experienced & considerate. Highly recommended,
Kelly WilliamsUnited States
This tour was absolutely amazing. Dimitris was wonderful. I would highly recommend taking this tour. Dimitris took us to incredible sights and never once did we feel rushed as you do with large tour groups. He was funny and made the trip very enjoyable. He stopped at places we requested and we had a fantastic day. He gave us local tips of places to eat and shop to avoid the large cruise ship congestion. If you do one thing in Santorini book this tour. You will not regret it. Just amazing.
We went on a private catamaran tour during our stay in Greece. It was the highlight of our trip! Our ship crew was made up of Captain Giannis and Nicolas and Olga. They were such wonderful, friendly people and couldn't have been more accommodating. This was an amazing way to experience the Mediterranean Sea and all of its beauty! If you are considering a tour like this, I highly, highly recommend this tour company!!! I would give this tour 10 stars if I could, our crew was the BEST!
We had an excellent day touring Santorini with Dimitris. Besides the spectacular views, our wine tasting at a local winery and education Dimi provided was excellent as well as the awesome lunch we enjoyed (fresh fish cooked just for us) at a local restaurant by the black beach. I would highly recommend this tour with Dimi.
Susan NashSummerfield, FLORIDA, United States
Dimitri was very helpful and knows the island very well. Took us to all the best places and avoided tourist traps and crowds. Took us for lunch to a real Greek restaurant on the seaside, it was excellent. I highly recommend this trip to see Santorini.
Susan NashSummerfield, FLORIDA, United States
Great trip!! Crew was awesome, friendly and very informative. Meal onboard was the best we had in Santorini. I would highly recommend this trip. We did the 10:30 to 3:30 trip,it was warmer for May trip.
thank you Dimitris for the great tour , the guide is very friendly and knowledgeable
Stamatina Babaniotis BourretUnited States
Dimitris was a fantastic guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to ensure we saw each area we had requested. We were very impressed and would highly recommend him to everyone.
Eden FederUnited States
On behalf of Eden and Scott Feder - These are the reasons for his score: 1.He showed up on time 2.The vehicle he used was very clean 3.He was extremely personable 4.He was very knowledgeable of the island of Santorini 5.He got us to our various locations on time 6.My wife and I loved his stories and his very positive and engaging nature
Lori LandryUnited States
Dimitris was fantastic! He gave us the royal tour of Santorini. He had our day planned but was totally open to anything we wanted to change. He took us to Oia which we loved, to a beautiful vista to take pictures, a lovely winery where we got a tour of production, wine tasting and food pairing, and then he took us to a beautiful place to have a local lunch by the sea. He made sure to get us to our destinations using side streets and was one step ahead of the traffic! He was a wonderful guide!
Phillip D.United States
Dimitris was the most enthusiastic guide I have ever encountered. We were a group of 8 adults and the tour that Dimitris designed for us was spot on. The wine tasting was the conducted with professionalism and flair. Best of all, the air-conditioning in the van was super good! Book this guy ... you will not regret it!
Gabriella OlsonUnited States
Dimitrios was fantastic! So personable and knowledgeable, and he gave us a great comprehensive tour of this beautiful island. Can't recommend this tour enough!
Ronald T.United States
He was extremely knowledgeable of the wines in the region and the best restaurants. He avoided the largest crowds in showing the breadth of the island's attractions. We had a large group, 11, which he handled well.
Anne ForbesUnited States
Dimitri was the perfect guide for us in beautiful Santorini. He was prompt, attentive and speaks perfect English. We were able to see most of the island in six hours. We love Oia town and took some amazing photos & enjoyed a delightful cafe sipping coffee & eating delicious local patries with a breathtaking view to die for. We visited a family run store & tasted bread w/caper leaves, feta cheese, olive, all made by the family. We enjoyed a wine tasting at Boutari Winery. A wonderful day w/Dimitri!
Craig FarquharUnited States
Santorini was truly amazing and a big part of that was because of our guide (now friend) Dimitris. He knows the area so very well and took care of every need and requests we had. Although we only had a short period of time to see so many sights, he made it happen. I would recommend him highly and look forward to booking time again with him in the future when we return to Santorini.
Laurie FraszUnited States
What fun Dimitris was on our trip through Santorini! Everything went beautifully. He is entertaining, funny and I learned a great deal! He is quintessentially Greek- classic! Group of 6- great vehicle. Highly recommend.
Dimirtirs was a lovely and helpful guide, his passion and genuine love for what he was doing came through in everything he showed us. Can't recomend him highly enough. If you want to see Santorini in comfort and style, call demitris!
Susan MelvinUnited States
"Jim" was a great guide who was flexible and understanding of the itinerary changes caused by the coup attempt in Turkey. We know that the guides and Tours by Locals staff worked extra hard to communicate when wifi was not available and signals not good. We had a fabulous day on Santorini, including the old and the new. The caldera, a swim and trip to the beach and some shopping. Thanks to all.
Theodora MichailidesUnited States
Dimitri was friendly, well informed and flexible.
Brett KoretzkyUnited States
The best tour!! We learned so much about the island and enjoyed every moment! Dimitris was so knowledgeable and passionate. We fell in love with Santorini and would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get the local flavor, not just the popular tourist spots.
Stefanie N.United States
Dimitris was a warm, knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor and love for Santorini. The highlight was lunch at an authentic tavern on the water where the locals go. We appreciated his willingness to speak candidly about what life is really like in Santorini. He gave us recommendations as friends, not tourists.
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
Demetris is a very enthusiastic about Santorini, which makes him a great guide. We visited Akrotiri, where we were introduced to an archaeology specialist for this large site -- under cover -- that predates the Greeks. But we also saw Oia, and spent time at a winery, tasting Greek wine and eating. A great day.
Melissa David HarperUnited States
Dimitri was freaking awesome!!! We had a fantastic day with him seeing the island of Santorini! He is so knowledgeable about the history of the island. We also went to a local off the beaten path restaurant, no tourists and fantastic Greek food. Wine tasting was awesome too and had some shipped.
Kristen YoungUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Dimitris or "Jim." The weather was not agreeable, but Jim was prepared with an extra jacket and umbrella. Despite our disappointed faces when it began to rain, Jim continued to explain the history of the island with enthusiasm and still guided us to the best views - including one which I doubt most tourists even know is there. He wasn't pushy and was careful not to move too fast for us on the slippery pavement. We returned to the cable car right on time. Great guide!
Ursula BevanUnited States
Salim VisramToronto, M4C5L3, Canada
Dimitris is a very friendly, enthusiastic and flexible tour guide with considerable background knowledge of Santorini. He also knows Santorini like the back of his hand and so was able to show us the beauty of the island from many locations. Thank you, Dimitris for a wonderful time.
Tamara ZambranaUnited States
Touring Santorini with Dimitris was a wonderful experience. He was on time, very professional and customized the tour to our interests, also giving us time to explore independently. I definitely recommend Dimitris as your tour guide in Santorini.
Linda BrockwayUnited States
Great fun, very engaging and accommodating. Makes it all very personal. Great guy. Great stories
James HayesUnited States
Dimitris did an outstanding job guiding us on the Island of Santorini. He is very knowledgeable and candid in his comments regarding the island and its culture. He helped make our stay on the island very enjoyable. I highly recommend Demitris.
Kelly BrownUnited States
Dimitris was very passionate. His explanation of the island's history and culture was very intriguing. He first took us to Oia, the most incredible white and blues city carved into the volcanic rock. Then he took us to a very special active winery where we experienced a great tour and some nice wines. From there we visited Miss Anna a local who grows, serves and sells her locally grown foo. We ejoyed the sun dried tomatos, Kave and several other special samples. We bought a few items to take home.
Anthony VazzanoUnited States
Our party of 6 had a great tour of Santorini by Dimitris. We arrived by ship, he met us in Fira. He drove us by AC van to the southern tip of the island, to the Akritori dig, which was fabulous, 3700 yrs old. We visited a roadside cafe, a monastery, a winery with wine tasting, then on to Oira for shopping and pictures, then Fira again. He was knowledgeable, courteous, fun. We had a great time. Highly recommended. We were driven in comfort, avoided traffic, made the ship on time easily. Very convenient
Margaret AltazinUnited States
We were more than satisfied with our guide, Dimitris. There were 6 of us and we very comfortable in his air conditioned SUV. He planned a 6 hour tour for us which was perfect. He even fixed it so that we were in Oia for an amazing wine tasting at sunset. Magnificent!!!! I highly recommend Dimitris as he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful, and did I say cute?
Raul GonzalezUnited States
This tour with Dimitri was exceptional. Santorini is a beautiful island, but Dimitri's passion for it makes this tour a wonderful experience.
Robert Hubbardlakeland, MINNESOTA, United States
Santorini is as stunning as anywhere in the world and Dimitris is as an enjoyable guide as I have ever run across. He had all the expected tour facts and information but also a sparkle in his spirit that made the day truly special. In the guide books it looks like you don't need a guide and you probably don't...I would say that Santorini without Dimitris would have been a fine day but with Dimitris it was spectacular. I highly recommend him. Dimitris, thanks for a great day.
Mario MendezUnited States
Dimitri was outstanding.He made it highly informative and enjoyable. Thank you
Sean M McCarthyUnited States
Dimitris is second to none. He did an outstanding job leading us around Santorini and hitting all the important sites. He picked us up in a Mercedes van that was brand new and led us around for 5 hours, his knowledge is great. I would highly recommend Dimitris for your Santorini tour!
Steve BairdUnited States
Dimitris was excellent. Very knowledgable and personable. Great day on Santorini.
Chris BrownUnited States
outstanding guide who was so helpful with one in our group who had limited mobility. he has a deep knowledge of the history and customs of santorini.
Peter ChaseUnited States
Our guide Dimitri was excellent. He planned a nice tour and was accommodating when we asked to add another stop to the itinerary.
Robert KesslerUnited States
Dimitris was very generous with his time and showed us sights that are not discussed in the tour books,e.g. vineyards with vines barely above the ground producing marvelous grapes/wine. Had a nice visit with a family that owned a vineyard and produced much more.
Frank HamiltonUnited States
Very enthusiastic and personable. Quite knowledgeable.
Dimitris was extremely knowledgable and very friendly. He was a wealth of information and showed us so much of this beautiful island. He had thoughtfully planned out our tour, making the most of the time we had, we traveled the whole island and never felt rush. We were able to see and try local delights and ended out tour at a local winery to try some wonderful wines. Our tour with Dimitris was one of the highlights of our Cruise in the Med. Our short stop in Santorini was well worth it and we will back!
Dimitris was an excellent guide. He showed us around in the best and enjoyable way he can. He made things light and interesting for us and made sure we are not bored.
Dimitris was an excellent guide, showing us so much of Santorini, picking us up at the Cable car exit. driving us to Akrotiri, then back showing us the highlights of the island. Very knowledgeable,excellent English, and helpful showing us some special places.Made our day in Santorini very special.
Brett BouldinSpring, TEXAS, United States
Dimitris obviously loves his island of Santorini! In 5 hours he drove us to each end, up, down, and everywhere in between. We literally saw everything! He told us stories the whole time and kept us very informed and entertained. We highly recommend Dimitris as your Santorini guide!
Rosalie N.United States
A full day of exciting activities covering most of the island of Santorini - we stopped for a snack where we met Dimitris' aunt and enjoyed the views of the Mediterranean, then we visited two wineries, one of which also had an art gallery housed in a long underground cave. Chef Vassilios and I made some delicious tomato fritters, Greek salad and a pork dish, all of which made for a delicious lunch. I recommend Dimitris as your guide for a great day in Santorini!
Frank CarrubaUnited States
Francine AltmanUnited States
Our tour of Santorini given by Dimitris was truly AMAZING. Thank you so much for an informative, yet leisurely tour. We especially loved the old winery. Thank you again Dimitris, you are great, The Altman's and the Corso's
Steve JindalUnited States
great guide, excellent job, highly accommodating, highly recommended.
A most exceptional day - breath taking scenery, history and a very accommodating guide. Dimitris meet all our needs which wasn't easy for our party of eight. We would highly recommend this tour for those wanting a local experience with a passionate & caring guide.
Dennis GatelyUnited States
Dimitris provided a wonderful introduction to Santorini and many of its splendid views and activities. We are a group of 8, mostly family members, spouses and friends. Dimitirs was attentive to each of us and gave us a fantastic tour of the island. I highly recommend Tours By Locals and especially Dimitris 6-hour tour of Santorini. You will not regret choosing this tour!
Larry PotterUnited States
The guide was excellent and adjusted the tour to meet our requests. HIs english was perfect.
Ting Tina ChenHong Kong
Dimitris is warm and kind hearted, and his notion of seeing as well as tasting Santorini took us to a wonderful organic farm at the start of the tour which, is a lovely surprise. His knows the island well and is guidence is very thorough, often giving us the opportunities to see the sights in different angles, and his keeness in showing us the best of Santorini resulted in the tour running 45 minutes over time, for which we are highly grateful.
Marilyn VarcoeUnited States
As always you provide high quality guides. Everyone enjoyed Dimitri very much and would certainly rate him a 5 overall. It was a diverse group with many different needs and he handled them well. We all enjoyed the experience with him. Please convey our appreciation for a wonderful day despite the horrible crowds! Thank you
Linda TerrillUnited States
Prompt, pleasant, informative. Willing to let us customize our tour. Good sense of humor and a nice Scottish lilt to his English.
We really enjoyed our tour in Santorini with Dimitris. We visited places on the island that was not available with the cruise. Amaizing views of the caldera. Wow!! Also, we visited a small farm and tasted the local products hum! Thank you Dimitris!!
Doris S.United States
Dimitris is a wonderful guide; so knowledgeable, easy to understand, and willing to provide unique experiences off the beaten tourist path. Our group of 6 thoroughly enjoyed touring with him.
Vernon BryantUnited States
Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vermon! Hope to meet you again soon in Santorini :))
Carolyn SavikasUnited States
I was traveling with 7 friends on a 10 Day R.Caribbean cruise and this was everyone's first visit to Santorini. Dimitris is both knowledgeable and charming and we felt the tour was focused on us. We toured the entire island seeing places only a local would know including a private winery and a restaurant off the beaten path with great food and a breathtaking view. Everyone agreed this was the best tour we had in those 10 days and we would highly recommend Dimitris.
Nancy ProctorUnited States
Dimitris did a very good job giving us a beautiful tour of Santorini. We had very limited time because we were on a cruise ship. Dimitris was very knowledgable, friendly and courteous. We were able to tour the whole island and visit with local farmers, produce makers and a winery. We have fabulous pictures of our day that are as good as if not better than postcards. We truly enjoyed our tour. Thank you Dimitris!
Bruce F.United States
Dimitris provided us with a wonderful day full of different sites and activities that really enabled us to understand and enjoy all that Santorini has to offer. While our tour was scheduled to be seven hours, it actually went way beyond that time. Dimitris was extremely knowledgeable regarding all of the sites we visited. We especially enjoyed visits to two distinctly different wineries. The tour was well paced with breaks to eat and drink. We highly recommend Dimitris for an outstanding tour of Santorini
Karen HumbertUnited States
We were on a 12 Day Cruise and stopped in Santorini for the day. We had private local guides at each stop and although all of them were excellent, this was our favorite. Dimitris was just superb! He took us to a beautiful winery where we learned all about the wine making process in Greece and then we sampled the most delicious wines I have ever had. The winery was beautiful and welcoming. then we went to the town of Oia and Dimitris was the perfect tour guide. We had a fabulous lunch!!!