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“A unique company for a unique look at an amazing city”
Review of Athens Insiders

Athens Insiders
Ranked #2 of 45 Food & Drink in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A different way to discover the multiple faces and the little known treasures of Greece through the eyes of a local. Filled with unique insights and sharing a never ending love for the country we live in, we are committed to revealing to you the real Greece that we admire. Providing private and tailor made travel experiences we escape from rigid itineraries, stepping out the beaten track and sharing with you amazing hidden places and first-hand insights into our country, our lifestyle and our cultural heritage. You can choose from unique themed tours or just design your unique itinerary!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We used Athens Insiders for two tours over our three day stay in Athens prior to a cruise for our family with three children ages 14,13 and 11. The company was quite professional and responsive and customized tours and transfers to meet our needs. They have tours that are unique and make for a stimulating and enjoyable time so that you can explore and learn without the typical tourist experience.

We did the treasure hunt and the flavors of Athens tours. Kosta lead out treasure hunt and was wonderful with our children and had a creative game for us to see the City and learn while on a hunt to solve a puzzle. The kids remained engaged and learned much along the way and we saw sights that many would miss without our guide's insights.

George was our guide for the flavors tour. He was very animated and knowledgeable and we become instant friends. He is highly like able and extremely knowledgable about Athens and food. You will learn much and experience flavors and shops and markets that you would never see without having a "insider" at your side.
He was simply great with our family and he provided an experience we will never forget.

I would book with this company without hesitation and you will be able able to take in all Athen's has to offer with their amazing and innovative tours. Really something quite special.

1  Thank rgpedsmd
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InsidersAthens, Manager at Athens Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Dear rgpedsmd,
Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
We are so glad we where able to offer to you and your family such a wonderful time in Athens. Revealing our city and life in the most fun and interactive way is one of our main concerns; especially to our young visitors.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in Greece some day soon.
Best regards

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Reviewed May 30, 2016

Insiders provide much more than an ordinary tour with a canned talk and a few attempts at humor. Insider guides are like intelligent well-educated friends who really care about creating the experience you want with great flexibility and generous sharing of their time. I took two friends on the political and economic tour and we all agreed it was the highlight of our experience in Athens. If you book one tour in Athens, this is the one. They are expanding to Mandarin and German speakers so spread the word. Both Insider guides I met made extraordinary efforts to assist me. Thank you!

1  Thank Gayle K
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InsidersAthens, Manager at Athens Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Dear Gayle K,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
It was such a pleasure spending time with you and revealing to you our beloved and multifaceted Athens.
Hope to have you back in Athens soon.
Warm regards from the whole team.

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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to Athens for our honeymoon. We had the "Flavors of Athens" four-hour private walking tour. It was amazing! Our guide George was a chef and a Greece native. We cannot say enough about him. He tailored our experience to things we were interested in. As we were passing certain historical sites, he gave us a brief explanation at each one, which we loved! He took us to the local pastry shop, a Greek coffee shop where we were able to watch how Greek coffee is made. He had us try different types of olive oils and explained how it's made and how to tell what really good olive oil is. My favorite part: George took us to the meat, fish and vegetable market in Athens! As a chef, he told us how to tell if the meat, fish and vegetables are fresh or ripe. I love to cook, but I had no idea about these little tips you can use before you buy. We tried local fruit, nuts and olives. We also had an amazing kabob. George took us to the best specialty cured meat shop where they brought out all of their special meats and cheeses. He explained how they were prepared and we were able to mingle with the locals eating there as well. They even offered us some of their food to try. We finished off the tour with Ouzo and a variety of dips.

I highly recommend the "Flavor of Athens" PRIVATE tour. It wouldn't have been as good if it was a group tour. He tweaked our itinerary for the day to what we were interested in. If you have the opportunity to request a guide, ask for George! He is laid back and is all about making sure you have fun. We did! We're still raving about him.

1  Thank Jennifer J
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InsidersAthens, Manager at Athens Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Dear Jennifer J,
It was so great having you on our Flavors of Athens food tour.
We are so glad that you enjoyed this delicious tour and you had such a fun time with George. I will surely pass your appraising comments to him.
We would love to have you back in Greece again and offer you exciting experiences that showcase our culture and way of life.
All the best.

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Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This is the best way to get a personalized taste of the authentic Athens. We did a private half- day food tour. Stop what you're doing and book this tour right now! You won't regret it. Our tour guide Yorgos, met my wife and I at our hotel and we walked to a nearby bakery to sample some Greek spinach and cheese filo pastries. Everything we tasted was delicious. He picked out the best items on all the menus for us to sample. What we really enjoyed was very few of the restaurants had any English on their menus or signs, and we didn't see any English-speaking tourists, so we knew the restaurants were very authentic. We got to sample the very best traditional Greek foods in their unadulterated states. We must have gone to 5 or 6 restaurants/shops and by the end of the tour, we were so full. I should also mention that Yorgos's English is perfect. There was a lot of history in every place he took us - for example, we went to the oldest coffee shop in Athens and we also got to sample olive oils.
In addition, he took us to the various markets to show us the fresh meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, etc. We had some time after the tour and he also showed us some political street art. If we had a question about Athens, he was able to answer it and he didn't sugar-coat his answers like a lot of the other Greek residents do.
We learned so much and had a lot of fun. This was one of the best experiences of our lives. We HIGHLY recommend.

1  Thank drew m
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InsidersAthens, Manager at Athens Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Dear drew,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are really happy that you enjoyed our tour and most of all that Yorgos catered successfully the tour to your wishes.
We look forward to having you back in Greece soon and embarking on another exciting experience with us.

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Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had a wonderful tour with Marialena this morning, a half-day tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. First of all, when we arrived in our hotel, we were pleasantly surprised to find a little welcome bag demo Athens Insiders! Such a nice touch. This morning, Marialena picked us up at our hotel and spent a great half-day with us. She told great stories, really engaged the kids (ages 9 and 5), and made it an unforgettable experience. We also added on the iPad virtual reality experience at the Acropolis, which the kids loved. Great tour - highly recommend!

1  Thank ErininFrance
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InsidersAthens, Manager at Athens Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Dear ErininFrance,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.
We are so happy you and your little ones had such a good time with us.
We wish to have you back in Athens soon and offer you for once more a unique and fun experience.
All the best,
The Athens Insiders Team

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