Olympic Day Tours by Niki Vlachou

Olympic Day Tours by Niki Vlachou

Olympic Day Tours by Niki Vlachou
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Niki Olympic Tours is a destination management company, based in Ancient Olympia with a branch in Athens. Founded by Niki Vlachou who is a licensed tour guide for the whole of Greece since 1997, it is a company that organizes guided tours, shore excusrions, educational and religious tours, but also offers private travel planning for the whole of Greece and the islands. We choose the best tour guides, vehicles, restaurants, hotels and activities for our geusts and do our best to tailor each request we receive, to their needs and preferences.
Olympia, Elis Region, Greece

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2024

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Autum R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We recently returned from our vacation to Greece and it was nothing short of amazing. Niki was very responsive, informative, & professional from day 1; she took the time to answer my many emails really helping ease the stress of planning a trip. Her expertise and understanding of the industry really shine and will not disappoint. We did the Classical 4-day tour of Greece and the Cape Sounion tour, utilizing guide services in Mycenae, Olympia, & Delphi. Our transportation was very luxurious and our drivers Christos (4 day tour) & Patrick (Cape Sounion tour) were awesome and really became part of the group. They pointed out many points of interest along the drives, provided stories of historical events, answered our general questions about Greece, and really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. This was the first trip that we used guides to tour sites and museums and I will say that was 100% the best money spent, there are so many things that we would have missed or overlooked. The guides really brought the sites to life and provided an entertaining and very educational look into what we were seeing, again highly recommend.
Written September 18, 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing our company to tailor you Greeces trip itinerary and for posting this review for our services. We always try our best to offer the best experiences possible to our guests and we are very happy to hear that we have succeeded this goal with your trip. Hope to have you visit us again in the future.Sending your our love, Niki and the rest of the team!
Written September 27, 2021
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Nancy R
New York City, NY111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Niki helped my husband and I organize a month long trip to Greece. She suggested additions to our itinerary that were off-the beaten path, which were wonderful. She organized knowledgeable guides for every location we wanted guide services and arranged a car and driver (the wonderful Kiriakos) for our visit to dispersed locations on the Peloponnese and mainland. She was extremely flexible, modifying our itinerary many times, as our needs changed, including mid-trip. We had a wonderful time and recommend Niki and her company wholeheartedly.
Written December 23, 2021
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Thank you for all your trust Nancy. It was great meeting you in person after all this long email correspondence on your travel planning and I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed everything.
Written January 23, 2022
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Soula Tsiabardas
Montreal, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Niki from Niki Olympic Tours is phenomenal. Her passion and knowledge of Ancient Greek history and of the astonishing archeological sites of Greece is bar none. I had the pleasure of meeting Niki a few years ago on a 10-day tour during a Classics trip of Greece’s many monumental sites. As she walked us through such astonishing history her enthusiasm painted a nostalgic picture of the past. Niki is an expert in her trade!! Now you can enjoy the many virtual tours she has organized, featuring different presenters from her team of specialized guides on various topics and locations of Greece and Greek history. A little bit of Greece during this difficult time to keep you connected.
Written March 23, 2021
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Thank you for your wonderful coments. Its such a pleasure to get back to action this way and to emeet past and future visitors of Greece. Hope we meet in person again soon!
Written March 26, 2021
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CeezTheDay
South Padre Island, TX316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Olympic Tours by Niki Vlachou is the absolute BEST travel planning company! Our group of nine friends trusted Niki and her team to arrange private tours for us in every port during our NCL cruise in Greece. Instead of overpriced, impersonal ship excursions on crowded 45 passenger busses, we enjoyed personal and private Niki tours by luxurious Mercedes vans. EVERY guide was friendly, knowledgeable, patient, kind, flexible, and fun! All of our drivers were top notch and our vans went places that the big busses could never go. Seriously, we have traveled to over 60 countries and done countless tours, but none have surpassed the tours that Niki arranged for our group. In my opinion, you cannot find a better company if you want a trouble free and fun-filled adventure in Greece. We enjoyed outstanding day tours in Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Olympia, Corfu, and Santorini. Niki even arranged the Olympia Overall Experience, a six hour tour that included a home meal where the hospitality and food were extraordinary. They also set up transfers to and from the airport in Athens. Every detail was perfect and it was so nice to travel with our friends in a small vehicle (especially in times of Covid-19). Our guides were always there to greet us the minute we left our ship with their bright smiles and their Tom Brooks signs. My only regret is that Niki and her team cannot arrange my tours all over the world. We are already dreaming of a future multi-day adventure exploring Northern Greece with our Olympia guide Ioanna. If you are going to Greece, on a cruise ship or independently, treat yourself and your travel friends to private travel planning by Niki Olympic Tours. You will be so happy that you did!
Written October 3, 2021
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Oh Tom and rest of the party..how wonderful this review of yours is. How motivating for all of us here at Niki Olympic Tours to keep working hard of tailoring unique and custom made tours for our wonderful guests like you and your friends! I really would like to thank you form the button of my hart for the trust you showed to our company for organizing all of your Greece tours and really hope that you do come back soon. I promise that myself and Ioanna and the rest of our team, will set up the most amazing Macedonia tour you can dream off. Till then, stay strong and healthy, WE ARE ALL SENDING YOU OUR LOVE!
Written October 10, 2021
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JNSA
Charlotte, NC61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Mycenae organized for us by Niki. Our guide was Ilias, a historian, and he was both highly informative and entertaining. It was our first morning in Greece and really set the scene for a wonderful holiday. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Greece to spend time in the beautiful Peloponnese and visit the amazing archeological sites - Niki's tours are a great way to really appreciate the wonder of these places.
Written September 30, 2021
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Thank you on behalf of Elias! we are happy to hear that your have enjoyed your Mycenae visit with him!
Written October 10, 2021
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Hugo A
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My wife and I and friends recently participated in the Athens Walking and Food tour. The tour was organized by Niki's tour company, Olympic Traveller, and it was led by tour guide Dorina. Needless to say, it was a fantastic tour and kept us busy walking and eating great Greek specialties for four hours. The tour was well organized, we learned a lot about history, culture, and provided us a great opportunity to enjoy Greek food and beverages. Dorina was a very professional tour guide who knew her subject matter, was energetic, and took pride in telling us about Athens and Greece. I wish that we would have had more time with her. She was one of the best tour guides we have experienced .
We highly recommend this tour. You will be tired and full after eating delicious food, but well worth it.
Written September 28, 2021
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Thank you! on the behalf of Dorina and if all of us working behind the scenes, thank you. Its always a great reward for us to see how much our guests enjoy the tours we organize for them!
Written October 10, 2021
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GinaGMSP
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Niki provided a great tour of the archaeology site. She was very informative, knowledgeable, and created a visual of the site during ancient times. We did an early morning tour with Niki and are glad we did as the site was not very crowded then (mid September).
Written October 3, 2021
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Thank you! It was great meeting you and showing you around. Hope to see you again one day.
Written October 10, 2021
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George A
Guilford, CT20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
My wife and I planned a trip to Greece (mainland and several Aegean islands) for May 2020. Niki was so responsive and helpful working with us by email and text to plan our itinerary and arranging private tours and a driver at many sites, both with Niki and several of her associates. Then the pandemic hit and we had to cancel our trip but Niki has stayed in touch with us. We started participating in Niki's free virtual tours starting in March 2021 and got to meet Niki and her colleagues by Zoom. They are all so knowledgeable, friendly and articulate. The virtual tours have been great. We look forward to being able to re-schedule our trip soon and are even more excited about taking her tours in-person.
Written April 13, 2021
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Thank you! There is always something good coming out of something bad. It was real pleasure meeting you virtually and hope to meet in person very soon!
Written July 7, 2021
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Robin D
Tacoma, WA392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Simply the best tour company we have ever dealt with. Period.

We are currently ending our third week in Greece. Thanks to Niki and her colleagues we have had an amazing time. Planning for this trip started pre-COVID and was obviously interrupted. But, once travel again became practical we reached out to Niki. Throughout the entire process she was incredibly responsive, friendly, and helpful. She came up with suggestions, but we never felt pressured. We came away with the feeling that we had planned the trip but Niki made it happen. It has been the trip of a lifetime, and we have Niki and her company to thank.

Now, briefly about the trip. Three nights in Athens, with guided tours for two of those days. Then, a driver, Demitries, for four days to escort us from Athens to Epidaurus, to Mycenae, to Napfilon, to Olympia, to Delphi (with a certified guide to meet us at every stop for a half day tour) and back to the Athens airport for a flight to Paros, a ferry to Naxos, another ferry to Santorini, (again with certified guides on each island) and another flight back to Athens airport, a chauffeured transit of Athens, a ferry to Hydra, and now a ferry back to Athens in the morning. All made possible by Niki. Once we hit Athens tomorrow (and after or COVID test - again arranged by Niki) it is on to other destinations outside of Greece.

Everyone that Niki chose as a driver or a guide, every hotel she recommended, every site that was recommended, every restaurant that was pointed to, was extraordinary! We were treated like we were old friends, and now after all the planning and e-mails and back and forth I guess we are. You absolutely cannot go wrong with choosing Niki to help you!

If you intend to be in Greece for a day, three days, a week, or a month, do yourself a huge favor and reach out to Niki and her company for help. You will thank yourself (and Niki)!
Written April 29, 2022
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Thank you for this wonderful review. It was more than fun working with you on making this trip happen and from the very beginning I could tell that you were experienced travelers, since you knew exactly what you were looking for and that made it easier for me to make the appropriate arrangements for you at each place. The bets part was meeting you in person and spending some quality time with you. You are considered new friends now and I really hope that we see each other again soon!!
Written May 23, 2022
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Stacy
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Niki connected us with an excellent private tour guide (Katerina) for the ancient site of Mycenae, the Treasury of Atreus, and the Mycenae museum, on the Peloponnesian Peninsula. She was extremely knowledgeable and really made the site come alive for my husband and I and our two teenage boys. Going through a museum with a tour guide is the best, because they take you straight to the most important and interesting items. And Americans should know that official tour guides in Greece are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and formally trained - having one with you for is like having a college professor along. Really worth it for these ancient sites.
Written August 20, 2022
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Thank you for pointing out that the guides in Greece are certified and trained and that absolutely makes a difference in the quality of services they provide. We are happy to hear that you had a memorable tour with Katerina in Mycenae.
Written August 24, 2022
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