Athens Tour Driver
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Greece offers a fascinating blend of new and old, ideal climate and nature's treasures. Discover it all with our Private Tours! Our objective is to provide you with a private and personalised tour of our world famous destinations with a friendly, knowledgeable and flexible driver. Enjoy your custom Athens tours or Athens shore excursions with English speaking drivers. We are here to share the history of our country, our fascinating stories, the myths, experiences, blend you with our culture, experience the Greek hospitality, give you a taste of our Greek cuisine and most importantly, have fun! We use luxurious, smoke-free, fully insured Mercedes sedans and minivans and specialise in taking you to places where big coaches cannot! Our 25 years of touring experience should give you a positive impression of Greek hospitality. Thank you and hope to see you in Athens Manos and Dimitris Taliadouros
Piraeus, Piraeus Region, Greece

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Caryn R
Jersey City, NJ9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
My husband and I did a day trip to the Acropolis, Corinth and the wine region of Nemea with Dimitrios. We had an excellent day and highly recommend this company to others when you’re in Athens. Everything was smooth, Dimitrios was very knowledgeable and we have a fantastic day!
Written September 27, 2021
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I am glad you enjoyed your tour as much as I did. Thanks for the positive review!
Written January 15, 2022
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AFrazLakeStevens_WA_
Lake Stevens, WA.23 contributions
Apr 2011 • Friends
When we first decided to plan our own private tour, off the cruise ship, in Athens we outlined what we wanted. First and foremost we knew we needed to find a tour group who had a good reputation and would understand and comply with what we wanted to do. We didn’t want some canned experience of being told where to go, when to look and what to remember. We wanted our own experience. That’s hard to do with 12 people, even if they are all friends, as we are. But we found the perfect company: Manos Taliadouors and Athens Tour Driver.

Paige met us as we disembarked the ship. She was bright and lively and, luckily for us, spoke beautiful Greek, which she liberally translated into English for us. Her first step was to reconfirm everything we’d asked about in our email correspondences as we were planning the day-stop with Manos. Yes, yes yes, was the response to our every request. Knowing time was short before we had to return to the ship, we set off. Paige pointed out sites we would not have seen had we taken this journey on our own; recently built pavilions that housed the different Olympic games; the yachts at the piers (and how even they were not immune to the financial and economic hardships of the region). Giorgos willingly pulled over for pictures at an opportune time and in response to our gasps at the beautiful scenery.

Our first stop was the new Acropolis Museum (just opened two years ago). What an amazing place! We could have spent a year there viewing 1,000s of years of amazing history, but we couldn’t wait to get to the Acropolis itself. So, in rapid fashion, we undertook the gentle *but slippery* climb up to the Acropolis –it’s a good idea to wear firm fitting shoes with some traction on them. At different intervals you just must turn and drinking in your surroundings, imagining yourself back in time and among people going to view the National Gardens; the temple of Olympieion; to see a play; or to seek counsel at the temple of Athena, the Parthenon. So many amazing memories we made in just a short afternoon.

Upon our return to street level the Mercedes Van, Paige and Giorgos were there as promised waiting to take us on to the next untold delight, lunch in the heart of the city, the Plaka district, at a locally owned restaurant. Lunch was fabulous and presented new sensations for our taste buds. I don’t think we were too shy about trying any of the local dishes which were presented to us; or the beers. After lunch Paige directed is through the streets for our last 90 minutes before we had to be back to the ship. A little shopping, a little ice cream, and of course a little Ouzo; we bought a few bottles at Brettos, dubbed the oldest distillery in Greece. Google this place before you go, if you get a chance. So amazing!

The afternoon ended all too soon but not before we learned that Paige writes a blog for: Nileguide; look for the Athens link. This was wonderful to know as we felt we wanted more of Athens which time would not allow. Given that Easter was the following weekend, we enjoyed extending our time there “virtually” by reading Paige’s blog and learning about Holy Light.

Many many thanks to the proprietor of "AthensTourDriver", Manos Talidourous at for selecting such wonderful people as Paige and Giorgous; we felt as if we were in capable hands and very much got a sense of the flavor of Athens throughout our stay and beyond.

A. FrazierLake Stevens, WA. USA
Written July 1, 2011
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GGandJohn
Miami, Fl4 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We booked a private 8 hour tour of Athens on May 23, based on the great reviews here on TripAdvisor. Manos responded to all emails quickly and in a very friendly manner. He gave us a suggested itinerary and we were allowed to request any changes. Upon arriving at port we were met by Demetris, Manos' son, in a nice, clean Mercedes. He was friendly and very knowledgeable, smoothly narrating everything we saw as we drove through the city.

Before we entered the Acropolis he gave a quick and interesting history on the structures we were going to see. The lines were crazy and unorderly, but the site was very enjoyable despite the huge crowds. He took us to the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenian Stadium and several other sites and museums. He perfectly timed our passing by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to see the changing of the guards (and their amusing uniforms). We requested a stop at a good place for souvenir shopping and he swiftly took us to the perfect place.

There were two highlights to our tour. The first was the stop at the Chapel of St George. After a fun little hike up the path at the top of the mountain we were stunned by breathtaking views of Athens, including the Acropolis. We got some great pictures! and it was a relaxing break. The second highlight came when we asked Demetris to stop at a restaurant where we could get delicious, authentic Greek food. He knew exactly where to go (can't remember the name). The service was excellent and they offered to let us try a sampling of all their top dishes. It was enough food for six! It was so delicious and amazingly only 19 euros.

We were only in port for 10 hours, but Demetris was very punctual and we managed to get in the full tour and arrive safely back at our ship. This was an amazing experience that we will always remember fondly.

Thank you Manos & Demetris!
Written January 13, 2015
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Demetris and I appreciate your very nice words about our services . Hope to see you again Manos
Written March 13, 2015
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ALadyNCal
Laguna Niguel, CA264 contributions
Nov 2011 • Couples
I emailed SEVERAL guides prior to our cruise to accommodate our party of five adults (which meant taxi cabs weren't feasible). My husband, our two elderly Moms, a friend, and I were greatly looking forward to seeing the Acropolis and our half day tour of Athens. Manos had good feedback on TA was very responsive via email. I confirmed three separate times before we arrived that our tour guide would spend 4.5 hours showing us around. The itinerary was completely set by Manos -- based on seeing the Acropolis and the city tour as he suggested. I had stated that we did not want to return to the cruise ship, but that we would spend our afternoon at the Plaka. I repeatedly asked that our tour would still be the full length even though we weren't doing the 30 minute return to the ship. I was assured YES, his driver will take care of us and we will have a 4.5 hour tour. After all the confirming is it hard to believe how WRONG our one and only day in Athens went.

Pick up was prompt at 8:30 and the driver (not Manos) was waiting for the five of us in a BUS that would seat at least 12-15 people! I was looking forward to heading directly to the Acropolis to beat the crowds. His 'agenda' was different and instead he did a short 'drive by and glance at Athens' tour for roughly 30 minutes. He was very friendly and I tried to dismiss the fact that we didn't go straight to the Acropolis.

It was 9:30 when we arrived at the Acropolis. He let us off and instructed us to meet him back at the bus in 90 minutes. OK, we did. Then he drove five minutes down the hill to the Plaka, it was 11:10 and he was ending our tour! OMG If you pick up at 8:30 for a 4.5 hour tour, you should be sightseeing till almost 1 pm! I told my husband we would just pay less because we clearly did NOT get what was promised. At this point, we had spent only one hour with the actual guide -- the rest was walking around the Acropolis while he was off having breakfast or something.

Guide would have none of it and claimed it was our fault because we didn't want to see the museum. The museum doesn't require a 'guide'! It was around the corner and we could walk around there without him -- just like with the Plaka. He got Manos on the phone and my husband and he had a huge drawn out discussion (for 20 minutes!). Manos would NOT admit we had received less than we paid for and adjust the price. We were not willing to pay the full price for such a short tour. In the end, Manos said we HAD to pay the full price because that is what the BUS RENTAL costs! No customer service at all and would not be flexible. I was very upset. I had asked many questions before arrival and could not believe we were in this situation.

Bottom line was my husband said that if we had to pay the full price then the guide had to KEEP DRIVING. Guide finally understood whey we were upset when we told him that our email states we would be with the tour guide for 4.5 hours. The guide said "that never happens"!

Now, of course, the guide is not interested in finishing the tour. He drove us around for another 45 minutes hardly talking to us. Very very frustrating. LOW POINT OF OUR TWO WEEK TRIP. We had hoped for a wonderful day of sightseeing with our Moms (75 + 80!) and Manos completely ruined it for all of us.

We have had tour guides in Italy, Turkey, and South America. This is the first time we have any kind of issue. We are well traveled and did our due diligence -- we shopped guides, communicated our expectations, and reconfirmed what we were getting. MANOS completely let us down and I am sorry we chose him. I was going to rate him a ONE but decided to be kind and give him a TWO. Manos can dispute our story, but I have all his emails and four family members that can confirm everything. Hope future visitors have a better experience than ours.
Written February 1, 2012
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Dear traveler I am commited to quality service for all my customers.Therefore I appreciate positive and negative reviews !! I am shocked to discover that my bus driver wanted to end the tour before the agreed 5 hours.Rest assured I will not use his services in the future !!Next time you or your friends visit Athens I will give you a 50% discount . Kind Regards Manos
Written February 3, 2012
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MichelleB
London, UK6 contributions
We set up our tour with Manos and we were delighted with the advise he gave us and the price. All was well until the day before the tour I emailed him to re confirm the trip only to be advised that due to the Greek taxi drivers strike he could not help us. Don't miss understand me - we understand he has a right to strike for his own reasons and we respect that. What we do not appreciate is he failed to advise us. It was me that tried to contact him by email, and tried to ring him by phone ( no answer). And as a result of which he emailed us at 6pm the night before the tour to advise he could to fulfil his obligations. He said he didn't know until the day before that.....my argument is why didn't he advise us as soon as he knew. Our cruise docked on Pireus at 7am 13 hours after he advised us. We had no time to make alternative arrangements. Very poor communication. Would not recommend.
Written September 13, 2011
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Dear Traveller The Taxi Association decided, the evening before your arrival ,to continue the strike inefinitely! Seaports and airports were picketed !
Written September 16, 2011
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Ali K
Manama, Bahrain1 contribution
Sep 2012 • Couples
We have read a lot of great reviews about Manos on tripadvisor, so we contacted him and booked a tour. We arrived by cruise, and our driver Stelios was waiting for us in the parking lot. Stelios was very friendly and made us feel welcome. He showed us all of Athens in just a few hours. For those arriving by cruise ship, I highly recommend taking a private tour, you will be able to see everything, since the cruise excursions take a long time in each place and you won't be able to see a lot.
Written November 11, 2012
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gekgraphics
Portland, OR5 contributions
Sep 2010
In September of 2010, my wife and raveled for 3 weeks in Greece. We spent 9 days on the mainland and hired the services of Manos Taliadouros as a driver while traveling to North central Greece. We went from Athens to Olimpia then Delphi, Meteora, then on to Zagorohoria, to visit the Vikos Gorge to do some hiking. Manos also picked us up and delivered us to the airport on separate occasions.

Manos was an excellent driver and very knowledgeable about Greek history and Greek mythology. He helped us before the trip to make arrangements and had good suggestions as to what to see along the way.

We would highly recommend Manos Taliadouros.
Written June 12, 2011
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Yodiebodie
25 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Our private tour was amazing from start to finish. Way before the hoards of tourists from our ship got on their buses, we were whisked off by Nektarious who was there to meet us as soon as we got off our ship. He was gracious and accommodating as well as informative and knowledgeable. We had a great time. Thank you!
Written April 18, 2015
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We appreciate your nice review ! It was Nectarios' pleasure to tour Athens we you Kind regards Manos and Nectarios
Written July 9, 2015
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KWTruman
Jacksonville, FL1 contribution
Jun 2014 • Couples
My wife and I only had one day in port on our cruise and we wanted to see all the sights of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon (Cape Sounion).

By booking through our cruise we could have toured one or the other but not both. However, we found out about this service through a family friend (who had also used them the year before); and we are so glad we did.

Our driver Apostolis (Toli) was great; and made sure we were able to see everything we wanted--And More! He was on time with our pick up and did not try to rush us back to the ship even when we started to get close to the departure time--it was clear he wanted us to see as much as possible.

To do this Toli was not only knowledgeable with the history of the sights but more importantly the logistics (i.e. what time of day to see the various sites) so we didn't waste anytime sitting in traffic or back tracking. He also took us to places that the tour buses couldn't due to their size.

Toli had a very good sense of humor and seemed to genuinely be interested in our backgrounds and interests. He spoke very good English and was more importantly a good listener. For example, my wife mentioned early in the day how she loved Belgian dark chocolate, so unbeknownst to us, on the way back to the ship Toli pulled over and bought several different types of Greek dark chocolate and gave them to my wife as a present to compare (BTW, my wife now loves Greek "health" (dark) chocolate).

We look forward to returning to Athens one day to take Toli up on his offer to have lunch at his favorite neighborhood restaurant.
Written June 15, 2014
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Thank you for your nice comments about Tolis
Written June 28, 2014
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Ashley P
Bethlehem, PA47 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
We were so excited to see Athens was one of the ports for our 12 day cruise in August and we wanted to make sure we found the best tour guide to show us around their city for the day. We found Athens Private Tour Driver on this site and quickly emailed Manos about details of a tour. Manos is very nice and quickly answered all of our questions before we left for our trip. That day, Manos' son Dimitri picked us up at the Piraeus port and quickly started to show us the views of the city. We loved each and every overview we stopped to see. Dimitri was very knowledgeable about his city, but also was very relatable which makes a tour so much better. We saw everything that the city has to offer such as Temple of Zeus, the Royal Guards, the Acropolis, etc. We had talked to Dimitri about our love for gyros back in the States, and we loved that he took us to a local gyro place for lunch. It was so good and afterwards we had some free time to see the last sites and the environment. We had the best day, and half the reason is because our tour guide was so awesome. We will return and use this company again.
Written August 31, 2013
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Many thanks for your kind words about Demetris and my company ! Hope to see you in Athens in the future
Written October 3, 2014
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