The tour was fascinating, Aegina is stunning and we got to see parts of the island would have had difficulty reaching alone. Sandra is a fabulous guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for this lovely review ! I really enjoyed showing you Aegina
Catherine MetzgerCincinnati, OHIO, United States
Sandra was awesome. She helped us figure out how to get to Aegina from Athens. She was waiting for us on the dock. She thoroughly shared her island with us, showing us things we had no idea were there. She went out of her way to teach us about olive and pistachio harvesting. It was fascinating and I'm so glad we went to just that island instead of all three Saronic Islands. It's a beautiful island and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with Sandra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is an awesome review and I had a lovely day with you. Thank you !
Sandra is a great guide - enthusiastic, informative & generous with her time. We were able to follow our interest in historical sites, exploring the chapels on the hillside at Paleachora, seeing a convent & the monastery of St Nectarios, & the ancient Temple of Aphaia. We finished with lunch at a beachside cafe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you so much for this lovely review !
Debi LeekoffUnited States
Our private tour of Aegina surpassed our expecatations. Sandra K. was our guide for the day and her knowledge of the area was amazing! Thank You Tours by Locals. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is such an awesome review ! Thank you for being so appreciative. Thank you all too for being such a fun group. It was lovely spending the day with all of you and I so enjoyed doing new things. Greetings to everyone. Hope that you’ll all come back to Aegina again xxx
We were so happy that we had Sandra as our guide in Aegina. She is very knowledgable, extremly nice and she showed us many places in Aegine that we wouldn't see if we would travel by ourselves. Great and interesting tour and great guide. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! You were all lovely and I enjoyed our day together very much.
Christine MahonUnited States
If you are in Athens please take a day to take the ferry to Aegina Island- you will not regret it. We would never have been able to see all we did if it wasn't for Sandra with ToursByLocals. I set up the tour before leaving the U.S and had no idea what to expect. Sandra was waiting for us at the port and then spent the next 3-4 hours taking us all around the island- even to remote places that other guides do not take you to. She was extremely knowledgeable and took time to answer all questions we had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Christine for this lovely review. Showing you and your girls Aegina was a great experience for me. I loved it that you all enjoyed the tour so much. It was a fun and happy day but also very meaningful. Love to all of you and to Papoe Niko too ❤️
Rasheed BaqaiUnited States
Sandra really did a great job customizing the tour based on conversations with her. This is really what this type of tour option should be about. We enjoyed easy access to the convent that would have been more difficult if we didn't have a local person to help us navigate. Probably the highlight aside from the many ancient sites is the time to spend at the beach in the afternoon. Do ensure to mix the fun with the history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review and many thanks to you and to all the family for a lovely tour.
Howard LanderUnited States
This was a blast. Sandra showed us the best of Aegina Island. Her low key and friendly persona were perfect for what my wife and I wanted, and we had a great time. Once we traded What's App info, Sandra replied to all my messages and helped us arrange exactly the correct time and tour for us. Well worth doing, particularly if you like to hike.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a blast too. Thanks for being such lovely company and thank you too for this lovely review xxx
Margaret GuzikUnited States
Sandra showed us so much. Lovely hike through the Byzantine churches. Arphaia temple was amazing. I can't believe UNESCO has not protected the island! Hardly any tourists. Quite an extraordinary experience. It was all fantastic including the lunch stop!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for being absolutely lovely yesterday ! Thank you so much too for this great review.
Kenneth LiebmanUnited States
We spend a lovely afternoon with Sandra. She met us at the ferry landing and drove us to all the highlights of the island. We found her approach both informative and well paced. I particularly appreciated that she let us decide on the pace and even the length of day generously offering to take us to as many sites as we wished. Her manner was comfortable and friendly and she really seemed to enjoy sharing her love of Aegina with us. I highly recommend Sandra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !
Negin FarasatpourUnited States
Sandra was great. I traveled with my kids and she showed us around and was courteous and helpful. I recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nikki ! It was lovely being in the company of you and your wonderful children ❤️ You can find the sanctuary @ Vrouva farm Aegina.
Stephen GramUnited States
We had a very enjoyable and informative tour with Sandra. She met us at the ferry dock as we arrived in Aegina and took us to a variety of interesting sites on the island. There is no way that we could have had an equivalent experience on our own. We particularly enjoyed the hike at the hillside village of Palea chora with it's myriad small churches and the awe inspiring temple of Afaia. After our tour, Sandra accompanied us to a local kebab restaurant and helped us order a delicious and inexpensive meal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this great review !
We did the tour today with Sandra K & absolutely loved it. She is fun to be with & takes you off the beaten paths. I am not sure what we expected but it was a fantastic day. Cannot recommend Sandra high enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for this great review and for a fabulous day ! I hope Meteora was awesome too
The tour was an amazing experience! The guide was overly helpful and courteous with transportation and offering multiple times to do more than was advertised. She is a very lovely individual and knows a lot of interesting facts about many things especially to do with the island. I would highly recommend using this tour guide! Very easy to speak with,and not everything in the tour is in the city so you get to see more of the island! If we ever come back to Aegina, we'd love to book another tour with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, this is a lovely reference- I am very touched. Thank you ! And thank you both for being so appreciative and enthusiastic. I had such a fun and memorable day. I really hope you’ll come to Aegina again ! Wishing you both all the best with your future plans.
Amanda BrennanUnited Kingdom
We had a lovely tour of Aegina with Sandy. It was very comprehensive and she gave us the opportunity to explore this beautiful island. Sandy is very personable, knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. We saw Byzantine churches, explored stone villages and visited The Temple of Aphaia, which is absolutely spectacular, amongst other things. We would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely review ! I’ll keep the map in mind - it’s a very good idea, thank you. We could perhaps have had a longer break up at the temple of Afaia. I usually end tours off with lunch in Perdika ��
Youssef AndrawsDubai, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Tim HackettUnited Kingdom
Sandra was very friendly and pleasant. She took us around most of the island and when we wanted to stop or go further she was happy to oblige. The only downside was that she in her words " couldn't remember dates" . I did feel that her historical knowledge was not as in depth as I would have liked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a very enjoyable day. You were so knowledgeable and well read Tim, that often I didn't fell I could add anything to what you already knew. I didn't say that I don't know dates, I said that I'm bad with dates. What I meant by that is that remembering dates is not something that's easy for me. Wishing you all wonderful weather for the wedding !
Lester RosenUnited States
Fantastic day and wonderful experience. Sandra could not have been more accommodating and knowledgeable. She really went the extra mile to ensure a great experience. Prior to going we exchanged a few emails on logistics and she was very responsive. If you have a short time to see one island out of Athens. I can not recommend Sandra and Aegina highly enough. She is the nicest person as well. She really knows her island and you not only see a great deal but never feel rushed. Best day of trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is such a lovely review that’s it’s made me quite tearful. Thank you both for a lovely day, it was a pleasure introducing you to Aegina ! Thank you too for taking the time to write this, even though you’re still on holiday ! I hope that the rest of your trip is wonderful too !
Bonnie ReedyUnited States
We had such a fantastic time on Aegina with Sandra! She is very knowledgeable and customized the tour for our interests. We loved the taste of real life Aegina she gave us (we didn't want the tourist treatment). I highly recommend for anyone considering a visit to Aegina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this lovely review. I absolutely loved being your guide, our invigorating walk, your enthusiasm and your appreciation. I had a great day !
Ina BiedermanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ina for the great rating. Thank you both too for your lovely company. I really enjoyed spending the day with you
Nancy HallettUnited Kingdom
Cathleen HawthorneUnited States
Sandra guided us on a lovely walk in the hills of Aegina. We hiked to an old stone village we would never have found alone. Sandra pointed out the local plants and their smells, tastes and uses. Along the path there were beautiful views f the countryside and the sea. We requested and truly enjoyed having one of dogs along. On our way back to our hotel she stopped to show us pistachio trees being picked, private beaches and some of her favorite restaurants.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this lovely review. Spike and I had a perfectly wonderful afternoon with both of you too. I hope that you had a good evening in Aegina Marina !
Great tour. Sandra is very nice and adapted the tour to our needs and wishes. She knows really a lot about the island and has always some extra little funny stories to tell us. We definitely recommend this tour with Sandra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this lovely review ! Spending the day with you and your wonderful family was so much fun. Thank you all for a memorable and happy day ��
Jose Ramon SanchezSpain
Un día inolvidable con la guía Sandra. Muy preparada y está pendiente de todos los detalles. Combina muy bien el tema cultural con el ocio, El tema cultural lo domina perfectamente y te hace la visita muy agradable , amena y divertida. Sandra es encantadora y cercana, Y hace todo lo posible para que te encuentres a gusto, como en casa diría yo. Y la isla es maravillosa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review Jose! (I google translated it) Dailies, Stella and I had such fun too. It was a perfect day. It would be lovely to visit you in Spain, where you can be our local guide �� All the best to you and Eduardo !
Allyson ParzeroUnited States
Our tour around Aegina with Sandra was Awesome! She crafted the perfect 'off the beaten path' experience for myself and two friends. We started the day with a long hike, moved on to an incredible lunch, followed by a gorgeous secluded beach where I swam and napped. Such a beautiful island and Sandra is the perfect person to help you experience this little slice of heaven!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You ladies were awesome too. You were the best company a tour guide could wish for. Thank you too for an unforgettable, perfect day ! And thanks for this great review.
Todd MonroeUnited States
met us at hotel and guided us on and off ferry to a great island adventure....picked an excellent spot for lunch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this great review Todd. You were all great company and I had a wonderful day with your group !
Omg! Sandy was so great! Even though it rained during the hike, she knew where we could shelter to stay out of the rain...and helped our 6 year old to laugh and joke about it. Amazing hike and really fun and interesting person. She really knows Aegina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for this super review and for being such easy going, fun company !
John P.United States
Sandra provided us an excellent tour of Aegina. She was waiting for us as we got off the ferry and drove us around the whole island pointing out all of the sights. She is very knowledgeable and was also very flexible on our itinerary. We had a fun day, I would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you ! I really enjoyed showing the three of you around and I had a lovely day too !
Ronald SchliftmanUnited States
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Sandy is a delight, 23 years on Aegina, knows the island, including history, flora, fauna, people, just everything you want to know. The tour took us from ancient Greece, thru the Byzantine period thru to modern day Greece. Great island to visit, only 45 minutes by high speed boat from Piraeus. My wife and I enjoyed the entire day and would recommend higly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had such an enjoyable day with both of you - thank you for being so much fun. And thank you too for this great review !
Justine H.United Kingdom
I would highly recommend this tour. Sandra is friendly and knowledgeable and we were instantly at ease in her company. Aegina is a beautiful island and this was an excellent way to visit the key sites and view the countryside as well as the coastal roads. The views along the way were lovely. Sandra is very accommodating and will tailor the tour to your wishes. We were out for the full 4.5 hours. For our family of four I think this was good value, Sandra even hired a bigger car to ensure our comfort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Justine for your kind words. It was a pleasure sharing Aegina with such a lovely family.