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“Great way to see Athens!”

Private Greece Tours
Ranked #2 of 296 Tours in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our private tours are exactly what you need so as to avoid the monotony of typical tour itineraries and the chaos of big tour groups. Our private tours take you to places and areas that big buses can't reach and offer you the flexibility to stop anywhere, anytime for whatever reason (photos, lunch brake, health needs etc). We are happy to offer you the rarest luxury of our times, individuality, in very competitive prices. You will just sit back and enjoy the personal attention given by your guide who will be willing to satisfy your requests with professionalism and courtesy.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great way to see Athens!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We used Private Greece Tours in June of 2013 when we stopped at Pireaus for 1 day with our cruise. From the time I booked, Nikos was always very prompt in all correspondence. We were met on time at the port by our driver Kostas and Eva. We went to the Acropolis right away to beat the lines. Both Eva and Kostas were very knowledgable about the city and the sites we would be visiting. We were also provided a cell phone in case we decided we would like to be picked up earlier than expected from each meeting site. We were traveling with our 3 teenage sons and so the phone came in handy as they did not want to spend as much time in the Acropolis museum as we did. Every stop we made, Kostas was right on time to pick us up. We also received a great recommendation for lunch from Eva and she walked us to the place and spoke to waiter who gave us excellent attention. There is so much to see in Athens and this is truly the best and only way to do it. We found this to be much cheaper than booking through the cruise line and we had a 16 passenger Mercedes van all to ourselves. We saw the changing of the guard at the Parliment at the perfect time. At the end of our tour we mentioned that we wanted some Baklava and Kostas drove us to an excellent place. The tour can be amended to whatever you would like to see or not see. We really enjoyed the day we spent with these two and made our visit to Athens a great one!

Visited June 2013
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Leicestershire
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely first class!!!!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

From my first e-mail enquiry to Nikos, to being returned to the cruise liner, this tour was a first class experience. Our driver... Lambross.... tall dark and handsome, not to mention smart, funny, knowledgeable, attentive and very good company ( I want him for a son-in-law :-)). Covered the myriad of Athens streets without a hitch, in a comfortable immaculately clean, air conditioned Mercedes. How the drivers get out of some of these tight spots is amazing, the hill overlooking the city in particular. My sister and I had booked the full day tour so were able to see most of the main sites and Lambross told us so much of the history of Athens it was a wonderful day. We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday so no rush hour traffic and bonus...changing of the guard involved a whole company of soldiers. We had a lovely lunch in a recommended restaurant cheap and very tasty...especially the cold beer (the temperature was 37) it seemed to amuse the locals to see us pour sprite into the beer....shandy must be an English thing. I'm only sorry we were too tired to finish off the day with a visit to one of the museums....next time....Thank you so much privategreecetours and particularly Lambross. Hope to see you again

Visited June 2013
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South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Taxi ride not a tour”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Using the reviews on Tripadvisor we booked various tours in Greece all of which were great except for our tour of Athens. While we knew that we'd have to pay entrance fees we didn't expect to dropped off and left to find our own way around, or in the case of the Acropolis pay a separate tour guide a further 20 Euros. If we'd known this up front we would never have booked with Private Greece Tours, who as a matter of interest were the most expensive of all the tours as well.

Visited June 2013
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nikos_loukas, Owner at Private Greece Tours, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
If you had actually used the reviews on TripAdvisor, as you say, you would have noticed that reviewers clearly write that drivers don’t escort you in the sites and that if you wish for a private tour guide to do so you will have to pay extra for the service.

Not only did you not read the reviews but you also did not read the e-mails I sent you in which from the very beginning it is clear that drivers do not enter the sites. How much clearer than this can anyone state it?! The information was there, all you had to do was read it!
Instead of that you write that you didn’t know this up front and protest that if you had known you would not have booked this service.

It is not Private Greece Tours’ fault if you do not read the information you receive. Unfortunately in the end Private Greece Tours integrity is questioned because you wish to blame others for your shortcomings. This is plainly unfair.

Nikos Loukas
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Manhattan Beach, California
2 reviews
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“Great Private Tour Of Greece. www.privategreecetours.com”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

First class experience with wonderful service thanks to Nikos Loukas and great guide (Lambros Petropoulos). Included three day trips (city tour, wine country tour with private tasting, and isle of Aegina tour plus half day evening tours of the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. We also booked airport transfer to and from our hotel. Our guide was so great he made our trip to Greece amazing.
www.privategreecetours.com.

Visited June 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Best Tour Guides in Athens”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had an excellent day with our tour guide, Eleni, and driver, Ponos. Eleni was very knowledgable about every site we visited and kept the kids interested in the history of Greece. I asked her to recommend a place for lunch that had the best gyros and she did not disappoint. The food was amazing as well as the service. Do not hesitate to book with this company. They are honest and deliver an exceptional tour. Of all the ports our ship stopped this was by far the best guided tour we had. Thank you so much!

Visited June 2013
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