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“Fantastic experience”

Private Greece Tours
Ranked #2 of 266 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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our experience with Private Greece Tours was excellent from beginning to end. We were a group of four: my husband and I, in our late 50s; our daughter, age 20; and my father, age 83. We took the 4-day tour, then the full-day Athens tour, with Nikos as our driver, guide, teacher, and host. He shared his knowledge of Greek history, culture, literature, agriculture, politics, economics--and all with wonderful good humor. He arranged for us a private guide, Christina, for our day at Delphi and Eleni for our day in Athens. Their expertise and knowledge were dazzling, and they so enriched and deepened our experience of these places. They both tailored their tours to our wishes and interests and showed us hidden treasures we would not have found on our own. The hotels and restaurants Nikos had chosen were also special; each place was different in style, and we enjoyed the variety. And everywhere we went, the people of Greece were welcoming and gracious, eager to share their country with us. It was only 5 days, but it was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you, Nikos, for a fantastic experience.

3  Thank Efharisto2014
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were fortunate to choose three different private tours with Private Greece Tours and were delighted with our choice. Our tours were: full day Athens and Cape Sounion, half day Corinth and full day Delphi. We had Spyros as our driver for all tours and couldn’t have been happier. He was fantastic! His local knowledge and great personality brought Athens and surrounding areas to life for us.

Not only was this a great way to see Athens and go out of the city, but it was an extremely comfortable way to travel. The air-conditioned comfortable car, conveniently waiting whenever we had finished at a site, was most welcome, especially on some of the hotter days. We were picked up and dropped back to our hotel each tour.

Without a doubt Spyros really contributed to our overall experience, his anecdotes, local knowledge, political and historical information were brilliant. He even knows the best local places to eat! He was outstanding!

In our initial planning, we found Nikos very responsive and prompt in answering our emails and organising our tours. Very easy and professional to deal with.

For our tour of the Acropolis we had requested a guide. Kassandra was fantastic also. She was very vivacious and knowledgeable. A great choice for a guide, we’d recommend her.

What we also really enjoyed about our tours was we felt we were able to set the pace and choose what we wanted to do, rather than following someone else’s schedule. We never felt rushed and still managed to fit in exactly what we wanted. We knew what each of our tours would include but Spyros was happy to give us as much time as we needed at each point. We knew how much everything would cost from the outset, with no surprises, all done professionally.

We highly recommend Private Greece Tours as the best way to see the sites of Athens and beyond. Thanks Nikos to you and your team for providing such a great experience. We can’t wait to come back and take another of your tours!

3  Thank andreaandsam
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We used Private Geece tours for several trips while in Greece - Metora, Delphi, Athens and Corinth. Both Petros and Spyros were absolutley outstanding. I recommend them without any hesitation. Their knowledge of history, culture, politics and current events was fabulous.
Working with Nykos to set the trips up was a pleasure.
You will not go wrong with Private Greece Tours.

2  Thank Maggie K
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

This was a great experience to complement our cruise through the Eastern Mediterranean back in July 2013. This was our first time through Athens let alone Greece.

Nicholas was our driver, and he was right there outside the terminal when we got off the boat.
We had scheduled a 6hr tour of Athens, but our cruise at the last minute only allowed 4hrs. Even with this last second change, Nicholas was awesome. He first took us to the Acropolis (this was a lot of walking) so we could beat the traffic, and gave us time to visit the nearby Acropolis Museum. Although he couldn't go with us to guide us, he did give us a lot of info of what to see. Before he left us, he gave us a phone to communicate with him when we were ready to head on to the next stop. Nicholas truly spot on for taking us early because as we left, the line to get in was ridiculous along with the crowd of people waiting around the ticket center.
After this, he took us to see the Panathenaic Stadium, where we got out to take some quick photos. Then we quickly drove by the Presidential Palace and the Prime Minister's home before stopping at a nearby shopping district with many souvenir stores and flea markets; this may have been the Plaka district. Even after being bombarded by several restaurant owners, we ended up going to the restaurant closest to where we got dropped off to quickly eat some genuine souvlaki, which was amazing. Unfortunately, we were rushed for time, and had to quickly head back to the boat. We all really wished we had more time to see other places or even spend more time at the Plaka district.
Nicholas was great and so accommodating. It was worth the private driver in a clean and air-conditioned van (much needed in July) that was stocked with drinks for us to enjoy. He was also full of information and was a great guide for our first experience in Athens. Bottom line I do highly recommend this tour. The driver is experienced and knows where to go and knows how to get you back to the boat on time. It's also a personal tour, so you don't need to worry about finding your guide among the herd of other cruise members. And you can hear what the guide is saying. The driver may not take you through the Acropolis, but I truly enjoyed just taking the time with my family taking pictures and occasionally perusing our own book to understand what we were looking at. This was a great tour to take.

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We can highly recommend Private Greece Tours. We wanted to see as much of Greece as comfortably possible in the short time we had there. We decided on a Argolis-Olympia-Delphi tour. Nikos was professional in every way from the planning stages of our trip until we were dropped at the airport to go home. It can be a bit scary planning, booking and paying for a tour like this after finding it on the internet but I can assure you Nikos does the right thing and in fact goes out of his way to insure you have a great holiday with all the details taken care of. The car was comfortable and the journey at all times felt safe and well managed with Nikos at the wheel. The information he gave us for all the areas we visited was wonderful. He obviously knows and loves his country and it's history well. We found late November, early December a perfect time to visit Greece. Many times we had significant sites all to ourselves and never waited in a queue. There were a few showers but mostly beautiful days with a comfortable temperature.

1  Thank LesleyK917
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