Upon recommendation from a friend who used PK Travel in the past, I contacted them with regard to two days of tours of Athens and possibilities throughout Greece. Ultimately, we found that PK Travel is a very excellent family run business and would highly recommend them.
As we planned our Greece trip, our main contact was Potoula, who was extremely professional, knowledgeable and managed to answer all of my detailed questions each time I asked. She helped us put arrange a customized and flexible itinerary that was somewhat abnormal, particularly given our 3:45 AM flight arrival in Athens. Because we desired to begin our experience of Greece immediately, Potoula scheduled a pick up at the Athens airport at 4:45 AM. Our driver (Konstantinos) was arranged in accordance with our requests, based on the recommendation of a friend.
Our driver, Konstantinos, was superb. We could not have asked for anyone better. His English was excellent and his Mercedes taxi was in great, clean condition (with a video player for highlights of the sites we were visiting). He was clearly passionate about the country of Greece and all of its history and wonderful qualities, and was a wealth of knowledge about everywhere we went. He had a wonderful sense of humor and we enjoyed spending time with him. He was flexible in our requests, realizing our jet-lag challenges from arriving at 3:45 AM from London.
Our first day began with a trip to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, to watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea, an incredible beginning to our visit in Greece. Afterwards, he took us to a local bakery that was wonderful, with many local delicacies. We picked our breakfast and coffee (which he bought for us) and took it to eat next to Lake Vouliagmeni, a great spot. We then proceeded to Athens to tour many of the famous sites, such as the Arcropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's arch, Constitution Square, Olympic stadium, changing of the guard at Parliament, drove through the Plaka, etc. He also recommended a great restaurant for dinner for the evening. He was very knowledgeable, knew the shortcuts around the city, and found the most efficient ways to get to the sites, sometimes walking us through to the right people to allow us entrance. After allowing us to tour the sites, he was always waiting with an air conditioned vehicle and fresh cold water!
The next day he scheduled a pick up for us at the Acropolis at 9:30 AM (our hotel was right near there), and he was very prompt, with cold water waiting for us. We began a great day of touring the countryside, beginning with a view of the Corinth Canal, and refreshments nearby (Konstantinos bought fresh sultanas to snack on for us, similar to raisins), then onto the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, and up near the Corinth Arcopolis, treating us to more locally purchased fruit afterward. We then went to Nemea ot visit a local winery (Palivos), where we were the only ones visiting, with a private tasting on their beautiful patio. While we tasted wine, Konstantinos went to a local shop and purchased fresh bread and cheese for us to snack on with the wine tasting. We enjoyed the wine and company of Konstantinos and the winery hostess so much, buying full glasses of wine, and then purchasing 6 bottles to take with us! Next we went on to Mycenae, an historic archaeological site with a history back to 2,000 BC. Finally, we were then taken to Nafplio, an historic coastal town on the Argolic Gulf, very similar to the Caribbean Sea. After driving through the town, we enjoyed a great lunch at an outdoor cafe on the sea.
We are grateful for all of the help of Potoula and the expertise of Konstantinos. Separately, because of our great experience, all of our transfers to the airport (three others) were scheduled with PK Travel (for which Konstantinos, and one of our other drivers, Dimitri, helped arrange).
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