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“Athens with Christos”

Spiros Taxi & Tours
Ranked #9 of 172 Transportation in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Spiros Taxi & Tours are available for private day tours and transfers all over Greece. Ride in a brand new E-class Mercedes Benz or van. Knowledgeable drivers fluent in English. Safety and comfort. Tours, airport & cruise ship arrival/departure. Some of the tours offered are: The Athens Tour, The Delphi Tour and many more. Spiros is also available for 2, 3 or 5 day tours. You can customize your own tour.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Athens with Christos”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We just returned from a Mediterranean cruise. Prior to the trip, we booked 2 adults and one youth with Spiros for Athens. Spiros responded promptly and made the arrangements so easy -- to include picking up Acropolis tickets in advance so we wouldn't have to worry about lines. Everything was arranged by email and here was no need to prepay. We were met promptly at the port by Christos who took us on our 8-hour tour of the city. Christos was a wealth of information and we really enjoyed the tour.

Christos realized I take a lot of photos so he pointed out some of the best photo spots for me, patiently waiting as I trekked a distance to some of the places. We spent an enormous 2 1/2 hours at the Acropolis site while Christos waited with the car. Even over that long period, I never felt he was irritated or trying to rush us. Prior to returning us to the port, he showed us a fabulous local restaurant with the best feta and tzatziki sauce I've ever had. Not only did he show us the restaurant, he told us before we got out of the car since the place served enormous portions and he stopped us from likely overspending.

As a really nice touch, Christos gave us a cell phone with his number programmed so we could call him if we lost our way or needed any help when we were apart -- that small touch added a great degree of comfort.

After we left the Acropolis, he picked up some ice-cold bottles of water for us and gave my daughter a very nice Athens tourism book with lots of great photos. As the day wore on and we were getting tired, he allowed us to change the itinerary, at our request, and took us on a nice drive through the coastal region prior to returning us to the ship exactly as requested.

I would recommend to anyone to use this service, and if possible, request Christos. I know we will be using Spiros Taxi the next time we need a tour around Greece.

Visited May 2013
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Yuba City, California
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“Athens Greece and country side”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We had the grear pleasure of having Spiros Taxi Service show us Athens and much of the country side around Athens. The tour was very easy to book on line. From the beginning I knew I was in good hands. Makis was our guide. I could not be more happy with his knowledge and the fact that he wanted us to have the very best time possible. I would not hesitate to use this service again. Fun, knowlegable, professionable in every way. We had the best meal in a rual town outside Athens. Incredible lam chops.

Visited May 2013
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13 reviews
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“Spiros Taxi Service key to success and enjoyment of trip”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Having Spiros Halkides for touring Greece was key to the success and enjoyment of our recent trip to the Peloponnese, Delphi and Attica. It would have been difficult, for my husband and me, on our own, to have found, accessed and seen all that we did in the time that we had.

Spiros’ service was very professional from start to finish. He responded immediately to our initial request for information and then telephoned to discuss and finalize details of our itinerary. Since he lived in the US for some time, Spiros speaks perfect English. His car, a fairly recent model Mercedes, is in beautiful condition, spotless and very comfortable.

We found Spiros to be a very charming person and a wonderful driver; we were always totally at ease and relaxed with him. He knows his way very well around the Peloponnese, and the Delphi and Attica areas. He is very knowledgeable about Greek history as well as current social and economic issues in Greece, and he loves and enjoys his country. He exclaimed about the beautiful scenery as often as I!

Spiros was always very accommodating to our wishes but also suggested places to see that we had not known of and considered: archeological sites as well as stunning Greek towns. He was always willing to stop for me to look at wild flowers and trees and to take photos of the countryside and of the many picturesque towns hanging to cliffs. His recommendations for restaurants during our trips were always excellent; we had some fantastic seafood and the best charcoal-grilled goat.

When visiting countries we enjoy touring the countryside and stopping to see small towns and villages. We find bus tours generally not satisfactory because they do not provide sufficient time for any depth of exploration. Renting a car and driving oneself is a preferable alternative. However, having a knowledgeable local driver is definitely an excellent option, allowing for very relaxed and comprehensive sight-seeing. Spiros certainly provided that, and, at a very reasonable cost.

We highly recommend Spiros’ Taxi service and look forward to perhaps being able to use it again in the future.

Visited April 2013
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Evansville, Indiana
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“Makis is fantastic!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Spiros Taxi Service was very easy to get in contact with and to set up our itinerary. There was no deposit required, and you pay as the tours are completed. We booked 4 services with them: 2 airport transfers, Delphi day trip, and Peloponnese day trip. When arriving at the airport, Makis was waiting with a sign with our name. On the ride to Athens, he was very kind and informative. On the Delphi and Peloponnese tours, he was friendly and took us through the countrysides, giving us information along the way. He took us to the best restaurants and bakeries, in non-touristy areas. When at the sites, we were allowed to roam freely and meet him at the exits. He gave us tips and pointers to use throughout our stay in Athens. He also crossed as a great photographer! We highly recommend the Spiros service, and especially our driver Makis! He has an incredible personality, very funny and easy to talk to. There was never a dull moment. For more details of our enjoyment with Makis, with pictures, check out: www.poorpeoplecantraveltoo.blogspot.com

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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“a fount of advice, information - and great fun”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

It might seem extravagant to take a taxi for day trips to Argolis (the north-eastern Peloponnese) or Delphi but with Spiros it is well worthwhile. Not only do you travel in great comfort and the pace you choose but also he is a fount of advice and information, ranging from how to get around archaeological sites and what you will see (he usually lends a guide book) to where to buy great fetta cheese. He is patient, has a great sense of humour (a New Yorker for 40 years) and was responsible for us having two great days out. He makes it clear that only licensed tour guides are allowed to take people into the sites, but he does everything but escort you in person.

Visited April 2013
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