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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Athens.  Billy was great.  We couldn't have asked for a better driver. 

Thanks again for your services.  We will definitely pass the word about your company and Billy. 

He was fantastic.

Mary Arlinghaus                                                                      

Just a quick note to let you know how very satisfied we were with our tour. 

Our guide was terrific and our driver performed miracles!!

My husband and I had taken another group to Athens about 10 years ago and we used the ship's excursions.  There was no comparison.  A delightful day with a delightful guide!

I look forward to recommending your services to my clients.

Many thanks.

Katie Comeau                                                                             


I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Athens.  Laura is an incredible guide and Manos was there whenever we needed him.  Thanks so much for making these arrangements for us.  I will definitely recommend you to my friends.

Rhonda Lang                                                                            


Hi Nikos


I am sorry this has taken me so long to write but after we got back from our trip, it was just crazy at work - lots of overtime!  I also experienced quite a bout of "jet lag" it seems and could hardly stay awake at night!


Anyhow, I have been wanting to write to thank you very much for a wonderful tour on October 26.  We really enjoyed Manos as our driver - he was informative, interesting and we really enjoyed his company.  He had quite a time getting us to the Acropolis with the Diplomat being in town and the traffic being heavier than usual but he did it and we had a great time!


Athens was really interesting - so much to see.  It's over double the size of one of our largest cities, Toronto!  I only wish we could have had another day just to wander around Athens and then more time to see the countryside.


I want to thank you for your efficient and prompt replies when we were setting this up and we all felt very safe and well looked after during the whole day. The tour was really interesting and it was a great way to see the many things Athens has to offer!  I will highly recommend your tours in the future and hope to come back and take another one some day!


Could you also please thank Manos again from us and wish him well?

( Brenda, Aida and Trisha)



Trisha McHale                                                                              



We just returned from our trip and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour in Athens. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and everything went very smooth. 

Again, thank you Pam Yarbrough                                                  

Dear Nikos,

First of all, we had the most amazing time in Athens and it's all because of Private Greece Tours!!!!  I can't even begin to explain how incredible the tour was.  Our group couldn't stop saying the most wonderful things about our day in Athens.  Gabrielle was the most knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had the pleasure of spending day with.  Gabrielle was so lovely, friendly, and open to stop and explain anything asked of her.  We were amazed of her knowledge and passion for Athens.  We were able to truly enjoy and see this wonderful city from an EXPERT!!! 

Our driver George was extremely nice as well, always waiting for us with a big smile on his face as we returned to the bus.  I will truly recommend your company to anyone going to Athens. 

We couldn't thank you enough for everything you did for us Nikos, always getting back to me answering all my questions.  Your company is a class act and I will always remember Athens as the most beautiful city thanks to Gabrielle, George and you!

Happy Holidays and Thanks again!!

Bonnie Sheiner                                                                            

Dear Nikos,

We were very pleased with our tour. Mr. George was an excellent driver and was able to avoid most of the traffic throughout Athens.  Vassilios was incredibly knowledgeable. His English was outstanding and we all learned a great deal.  He was also very pleasant and attentive to our group. 

Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Best regards,

Donna Hall                                                                                    


 Hello Nikos, yes, we are back home and reflecting on what a wonderful trip we had in October.  The tour you provided for the four of us was definitely one of the best tours that we took while on our vacation.  

The mini-bus was extremely comfortable and your knowledge of the area was very informative.  We also appreciated your flexibility on the tour to accommodate everyone. 

Thank you again for a wonderful tour and I hope to see you again sometime. 

Donna Wilson                                                                         

Hello.  Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day.  I could not have asked for better trip.  Alex and the guide were great.  Could you please thank both of them again for a great trip thru Athens.  I am unsure how to spell the guides name but would very much like her name so I can mention it in my review of not only your company but recommend her as well. Thank you again for making our vacation time in Athens a memory of a lifetime.

Kelly K. Terrell                                                                          

Dear Mr Loukas, 

Just to tell you how much we enjoyed our tour in Athens.   Our guide, Alex, was excellent!  Even though there were demonstrations he showed us so much and we enjoyed our time with him.  Alex is extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we saw highlights of Athens and enjoyed our time there.  Thank you for providing a wonderful tour of Athens for us.

Please give our best to Alex for us.  We will be sure to recommend your tour to all.    

Thank you again,  Ann Roberts                                              


I just wanted to thank you again for the lovely day we had in Athens. It was wonderful seeing things we had only seen in our history books and now we can say we have been there. Our lunch was delicious and seeing the parade with the changing of the guards was a real treat.

I will gladly pass the word about our perfect day and our wonderful guide, you !

Best of everything

Charlene Smith                                                                                



We enjoyed our visit to Athens.  This was my fifth visit.  My earlier time in Athens was at the request of the US Air Force. 


The weather was good and the crowds somewhat manageable.  Our tour guide did an excellent job of showing us the many sights.  Of special interest was the Acropolis/Parthenon.  We arrived early enough to avoid the major crowds and spend time walking on the ancient grounds.  Peter even got us to the Parliament Building and the tomb of the unknown to see the changing of guards.  The guards were not changed while we were there because a gov. official from the Ukraine was honoured.  At least we were able to see the location of the demonstrations that occurred the next day. 


Athens is a fascinating city but only having a short time did not give us the opportunity to spend more time exploring.  When we return, we will contact you and also recommend to others your tour services. 



Jim McLoughlin                                                                                




I just wanted to say that we had a wonderful tour on Oct. 1st with Petros, he was very knowledgeable and friendly, he even seemed upset when we wanted to end our tour an hour early. 


Thanks again

Kathy Irvine                                                                                     


Dear Nikos,

I just wanted to thank you for arranging our tour package during our visit to Athens.

Demetrius took great care of us and we were very pleased with his knowledge and friendly personality.

Kind Regards,

Eral Dettrick                                                               

 Dear Nikos Loukas,

We took your all day Athens tour on Sept. 15, 2011 with your driver Nicholas.  He was outstanding.  He had everything planned so well for all of our 8 people.  His timing for dropping us off at the Acropolis was perfect, so we missed the big crowds.  Every place he took us was well planned for convenience and comfort.  We all found it so informative, interesting and mind boggling.  We would really have liked to stay longer in the New Museum, and less time for lunch and the Plaka,  but with 8 people to please, that was difficult to do, so hopefully, we will return.  Give Nicholas a great thank you from all of us.

Your arrangements and information for the tour was perfect and I thank you for your taking care of us so well.  I will certainly recommend your company for future travellers.


Josephine Strain                                                               

Good afternoon Nikos

I would like to thank you on behalf of our group for such a wonderful tour.

We thoroughly enjoyed it and found our guide to be most informative and very friendly. I will be posting something on trip advisor shortly.

I just wanted to let you know.

Kind regards,

Lorraine Chatfield                                                                   


I want to thank you for a wonderful tour in Athens.  Our guide and driver were great, and everyone appreciated the cold water on the bus. I will definitely recommend you to anyone else coming to Athens and if and when we return we will use you again.

Thanks again,

David Lebow                                                                          

Good Afternoon Nikos,

Our driver, Elias, was absolutely wonderful.  He was waiting for us outside the terminal as soon as we walked out.  He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, a great driver and very accommodating to our requests, especially when it came to stopping for photographs.  Although we had asked to switch our tour to do Temple of Poseiden first, he wisely suggested we do the Parthenon first because it was early in the morning, we would beat the later crowds and tours and it was relatively cool for 8:30 am.  It turned out perfect for us.  He dropped us off at the handicap entrance and gave us the time to meet him since my phone didn't work.  Prior to arriving, he gave us the history of Athens and the Parthenon.

Afterwards, we drove down the coast and after seeing the Temple, he took us to a nice restaurant on the beach.  Our waiter doted on us, even producing a stain removal spray when my cousin dropped grape leaves on her top.  He made sure we made the 5:00 p.m changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before he returned us to the ship, right on time.  He set a high standard for our future tours in the other countries we visited.

My cousin and I would most definitely recommend your company.  The price was right, you gave us marvelous advice prior to our trip and our driver, Elias, made our day in Athens and Sounion just perfect.  I have already mentioned your company to others, including those on our cruise ship.

Thank you so much for all of your advice and assistance.


Linda Eisenstadt and Kathy Silva                                             


We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful driver/guide Makis (hope that was spelled correctly) was.  We loved our tour of Athens and had a great time.  Thanks so much.  We hope to return some day.

Jennifer Willmott                                                                   

Dear Nikos,

I just wanted to drop you a note regarding our tour of Athens on Sept. 1st. Our driver was Petros and he was excellent with my family. We had such a great day. He was so knowledgeable about the history of Athens and managed to get us to all the points of interest ahead of the crowds. He is an asset to your company and I would highly recommend him and your company.


Lynn DeCristofaro                                                                    

Hello Nikos,  Please convey our thanks to Makis for giving us a memorable day in Athens on August 31.  He was super!  We had no need for a licensed guide--he did such a good job..We appreciated his personal touches--even taking my husband, Pete, into a pharmacy and helping him select a good brace for his knee.  We all think he is a wonderful ambassador for your city and learned a lot about both your history and present day affairs.

Is it ok if I share your website with our travel agent?  She knows how impressed we were with your efficiency and our tour and wants to add you to her data base for future clients.

Carolyn Nicolin

The Nicolin Family                                                                     

Dear Nikos:

I have just returned from my recent cruise and wanted to take the time to thank you for an excellent day touring Athens with Manos.

He was just the very best guide ever!  

His English was amazing, he was always so helpful, polite and went way more than the extra mile in showing us so many sites around Athens.    He also stopped at sites impromptu - surprises that I will always remember such as the cemetery museum near the Jewish synagogue.   Wow - who would have thought (or heard) of it - thanks to Manos I got to see and enjoyed it as a highlight of our day.

Please thank him VERY much for making our day in Athens one we will always remember for a long, long time.


Vi Block (Vancouver, Canada)

Gail and Marty Gottlieb from Florida, USA                                 

Hi Nikos

You are right about the time passing so quickly, and now we are back at work. Still, we have lovely memories and sometime soon I will print off some lovely photos too!!!

The tour with Lambros was very good. He is a relaxed driver, very courteous and with enough information about the locations we visited. It was lovely to walk out of the port, with your detailed instructions in my hand, and there was Lambros waiting. We were thrilled to see the Acropolis before the tour buses arrived and before it was too hot, and later the Temple of Zeus. Also we liked seeing the city from Lycabettus Hill and another highlight was seeing the Changing of the Guard. However, I hadn't done much homework on Athens before getting there and we didn't have a great deal of interest in some of the other buildings and streets Lambros was showing us. I would have enjoyed it if we had visited the Roman Forum, (we did stop for a quick look from above) and a stroll into the Plaka would have been nice but I suppose that is also partly my fault for only taking a half day tour. We probably should have taken the day tour and had a stop to rest and eat, but we hadn't travelled too much before this trip.

Thank you Nikos, and Lambros too, for a pleasant experience of Athens!

Rachel & Ralph Palmieri                                                               

Dear Nikos

Our tour guide Vassilios provided us with a very wonderful of Athens.  First of all, I would most certainly recommend a tour with Vesalius, a very knowledgeable, respectful and trustworthy guide.  We were very captivated by his stories, recall of historical information and answers to all the questions we asked. He was so flexible and attentive to our needs and desires that the day of extreme temperature and long lineups did not cause us any discomfort at all.  His recommendations for where to go and when were very suitable for us.  We feel that we got extremely good value for the price of this tour and if we come back to Athens we would definitely request Vassilios as our tour guide again!!

Please tell him thank you from all of us and recognize his excellence of service to your company! 

Yvonne Perry                                                                                  

Hi Nikos

We very much enjoyed our tour and have only wonderful memories of our day in Athens. Despina was GREAT.  Polite and very knowledgeable.  She gave us a wonderful tour.  We were a large group of 17, and half were kids.  She did a fabulous job as our tour guide and we would highly recommend her and your company to anyone.

Thank you again!

Lori Matin                                                                                          

Hello Nikos

We've just returned home to the USA and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour with George. He was very professional, knowledgeable and flexible with our tour. He had a lot of great suggestions for things to see, timing our visits to sites and just general information. It was a pleasure to spend the 4 days seeing Greece with him. Incredibly we ran into him days later while wandering around the Plaka region of Athens on our own.

Also, the hotels you booked for us were great and the van was excellent!

Thanks again and we will highly recommend you to our friends.

Jason M Tuffs                                                        


Hi Nikos,

I have been meaning to send feedback, but time just seems to get away!  Our time in Athens was WONDERFUL!  To be honest, there was nothing we would have changed.  Manos was great!  He answered all of our questions, listened to our desires, and tailored our tour to fit us perfectly.  The restaurant he brought us to for lunch was delicious and exactly the type of place we were looking for.  We had a perfect day in Athens, thanks to Manos and your company. 

We will be sure to recommend you to any friends or family who will be visiting Athens.

A belated thank you for a great day!

Christine Lyons                                                                                

Our tour of Athens was great! The guide, Steve, was very informative, spoke clearly and showed us the main sights plus some others that we hadn't seen before. 

Very professional and courteous.  We highly recommend your company.

Thank you, Annette Silver                                                            

Dear Nikos,

Sorry it takes me so long to reply, time seems to fly.  Our tour was fabulous.  We had a great time seeing your beautiful country.  Our guide, Myrto, was great.  We really enjoyed her and she taught us so much.  If we or anyone we know ever is going that way, we will certainly recommend your company.

Thank you for an enjoyable tour,

Donna Robinson                                                                      

Dear Nikos,

Thanks for arranging a wonderful tour with Nicholas on July 8th.  He was an absolute pleasure and did a wonderful job taking us around to see the sights of Athens.  Please send our regards to him!

I've written a review with an excellent rating on Trip Advisor that should show up in a few days! I would highly recommend your company for touring Athens!

Thanks again!

Annette Regan and family                                                            


Dear Nikos,


I'm so sorry I never emailed you before with feedback! I meant to do it when I got back home, but sadly time got away from me and I completely forgot.


Honestly, the services you provided were great! My parents and I loved having Spyros as our driver and Despina as our guide. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable and willing and able to answer all the questions we had.


Thank you for making our trip to Athens memorable!


Amanda  Chang                                                                                    

Hi Nikos

Thanks you for your E-mail received today.

We have only just set foot back in Western Australia after our RnR in Phuket, Thailand.

You will perhaps recall that we were not the "run of mill tourists" and required a tour that would encompass the local village life, wine, culture, people, beaches as well as food and panoramic's.

Let me say our tour with Alex was terrific. We had a wonderful day doing just what we had asked for. He has a great sense of humour and made our day in Athens a wonderful one, even suggesting places we had not thought of. The history lessons were also very well delivered making our visit that much more appreciated.

Just to let you know, we have Greek friends who live in Wellington, New Zealand and each 6 months visit your country. They are very envious of our one on one tour and the knowledge we managed to gather. The lunch time traditional Greek food at the small restaurant Alex took us to was amazing.

Just to end, we feel Alex is a great representative of your Company as well as a great asset to you.

Oh yes, we would love to return as all our drivers in the cities of Greece that we visited on our cruise were fantastic. They all far exceeded our expectations.

Please say hello to Alex for us.

Kindest regards

Wayne & Carol Burley

Perth, Western Australia                                                             

Dear Nikos,

I had just finished writing a draft for you, when I received your e-mail this morning. Great minds think alike!

I’m just writing to say a big thank you for suggesting my husband and I do a full day Athens tour instead of the ½ day tour.

We arrived by cruise boat on the 7 July 2011 and were met by Makis. He was on time and immediately made us feel welcome.

Makis was engaging, informative, friendly and helpful. He put us in the right places to see things at the right time (we arrived at the Acropolis early before most of the crowd, and Makis stood us right in front of where the Changing of the Guard took place). We were shown a local place to eat lunch (one of the tastiest and cheapest in all the ports we visited!).

We saw so many attractions in the little amount of time we had available (about 8 hours), many places we hadn’t even known about and Makis explained them all so we could really understand the culture.

We felt fortunate to have such an accommodating guide. We did several other tours in other countries and have to say that Makis was the most positive, professional and enthusiastic guide we encountered. He made our visit to Athens a pleasure and we hope to return sometime in the future.

Makis – thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you and really appreciate everything you did for us. ( Baklava was fantastic).

Kind regards

Mark and Deborah Finnigan                                                             

Hi Nikos,

We REALLY enjoyed our day with you and Anna in Athens.  Everyone enjoyed the sites and Anna did very well with my family.  The daughters and nieces have been telling everyone about our wonderful day and showing photos.

On thing we especially liked was the balance between the hot tiring part of the tour and then the relaxing up to the views on Lycabettus Hill.  It gave us a chance to cool down and recharge.

We will definitely be back to Greece.  I am trying to talk my husband into a Greek Isles cruise next year with a few days in Athens.  We are checking into which ones would be best for my daughter's special needs and special diet.  We thought about the 7 nt. Louis Cruises but they have not responded to my inquiry about if they can handle Chason's gluten-free diet.  If we come back we will definitely contact you.  I like the idea of your Sounion tour that's on the website.

I have also written favourable reviews of you on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor. 

Please tell Anna we said hello and how much we enjoyed our day!

Thank you again,

Theresa Stephenson                                                                          

Hi Nikos,

Sorry for the delay in my response.

The tour of Athens was fabulous and everyone in my party of 9 agreed it was one of the highlights of our trip!  Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and accommodating.  We were able to customize the itinerary slightly once we started the tour, which I appreciated since we only had one day to see so many sights and experience the city. 

I also really appreciate how easy the booking process was and how quickly you responded to my emails.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is travelling to Greece!

Thanks again!

Suzanne Wagner                                                                                    

Dear Nikos,

My girls just sent me a message from their hotel room after their ‘’amazing day’’ (even though they arrived a little late) and made it a point to mention to me that your driver (guide) was AWESOME… so I wanted to thank you very much for your assistance and for Makis (right?)…

I hope to use your services again one day soon…

Wishing your country good luck with the political situation…


Franca Mazzotta                                                                               


Hi Nikos

Thank you for the email. Our trip to Athens was fantastic and I would really like to thank you for arranging our tour with Steven - you went out of your way to help us given the taxi strike and it is very much appreciated.  Steven did a fantastic job taking the 3 different groups and ensuring that our tour was cohesive, fun and informative! 

I think that the time spent at each site was "right" and the order in which we hit each site worked out very well - Please let me know if you have any questions.  We look forward to visiting Greece again!

Best regards

Robyn Choate                                                                        

Dear Nikos,

On Wednesday July 6th, 2011 my sister and I were driven around beautiful Athens by one of your company’s drivers. Our flight arrived in Athens an hour later than planned and we had already booked your tour. Although we were running late, you quickly accommodated us which not only made us feel at ease but it was greatly appreciated. Furthermore, even though we had an hour less to tour Athens (we only stayed in Athens for half a day) our very knowledgeable driver Makis, still managed to give us a full tour of Athens. In just a few hours my sister and I learnt so much about your culture, Athens of today and its history. I fully recommend your company to everyone as it gives people not only a chance to see but to learn! I also fully recommend Makis due to his expertise of Athens, his kindness and his way of making people feel very comfortable around him despite being in a different country.

We truly had an amazing experience and we thank you so much for it!


Michaela & Melissa                                                                           

Good Morning Nikos,


Our visit to Greece is still very close in our minds.  My husband and I speak of it often. The tour with Petros was wonderful, I think actually he was the best part.  We realized once we got to Athens how difficult it would be to see everything in one day. Your tour, with the help of Petros, was able to show us the highlights, and create enough interest for us to want to come back and visit for longer. Petros also recommended a restaurant for lunch that was exceptional, real Greek food, not "tourist Greek food".


Thank you for Private Greek Tours, you helped make our vacation fantastic. I have submitted a review on trip advisor as well - giving you 5 stars.


Give our regards to Petros and his family, as well as our best to you and your family.



Christine Tateson                                                                               


Sorry for the delay in writing about our fabulous tour of Athens.

We enjoyed touring with Nicholas very much. He was engaging, prompt, knowledge and friendly. He guided us but let us design the tour that we wanted. He timed it so well that we were able to see the changing of the guard at the palace which was quite a highlight. Just this evening I referred someone to you for booking his tour in Athens

I will post a copy of this on the web forum where I first heard about you and please feel free to use it in your literature.

Many thanks,

Rachel Perri                                                                                        

Dear Nikos,


We had a wonderful time touring Athens with Manos.  The fact that he was able to meet us as we came off the ship and had parked so close started our day together on such a positive note.


The full-day Athens itinerary you recommended was very much appreciated and definitely served us well.  The well-maintained, air-conditioned car was wonderful.


Manos was very personable and shared with us a wealth of information as we drove through the various neighbourhoods of Athens.  He even treated us to some authentic greek bagels with sesame seeds!


Right from the start, he let us know that if there was anything special that we wanted to see or do to just let him know, and we appreciated his flexibility.


We had fun negotiating the amount of time that we should spend at each site with him.  He was ALWAYS waiting for us when we were ready to head to the next wonderful place.  This gave us a great sense of security, and allowed us to really enjoy our day of sightseeing.


One special stop that Manos suggested was the Kerameikos Museum.  What a beautiful place (with nice facilities).


He also suggested a restaurant in the Plaka area that was most appreciated and eliminated wasted time and confusion on our part trying to find our own way.  That allowed us to spend more time walking around the Ancient Agora.


Starting our day at the Acropolis was amazing, and we were thankful to be able to see it before all the tour buses arrived.


Ending our day at the new Acropolis Museum was spectacular and truly something you, Athens and Greece should be proud of.


This was the very first time that we have ever booked a tour other than with the cruiseline, and we could not have had a better experience.


Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful city. 

Lynn B. Hounslow                                                                                 


 Hi Nikos,

I would like to let you know our tour was excellent and Alex was a perfect tour guide. Please let him know we were very satisfied with the tour and have recommended him on Tripadvisor, the service we found you on.

Thanks again,

Justin Munoz                                                                                 


Mr. Loukas,

Your tour in Athens was the best tour of our trip! Manos was wonderful. We will never forget the wonderful restaurant that he took us to. Margarita always gave us the history of where we were! We would recommend your service to all who visit Athens. Thank you so much. The tour was personal and perfect!


Dianna Shaw                                                                                        

Hello Mr. Loukas,

Please forgive me for responding so late to your message. i have returned to work and have been extremely busy.

Athens was the major highlight of our trip. All of us are history enthusiasts, so we were perplexed about how we could see everything we wanted to see with so little time in Athens!

I cant imagine a better way to take in all of the major sites than to have a private guide. I have to say we gave Alex a tall order...we wanted to see it all! He was right there at the terminal waiting for us when we arrived, expertly prioritized what we should see in order, how much time, etc, provided excellent maps and explained the history and significance of each place, etc. he kept us on schedule so we could indeed see the top sites on our agenda...but he never made us feel rushed. He gave us plenty of time to explore, and then he appeared out of nowhere, with a smile and escorted us to his car, always waiting close by somehow, air conditioned and comfortable!

Alex was very knowledgeable...he explained the historical/ social background of the many areas of Athens that we visited. We were very interested to know about and to see the governmental buildings and area where the protesting was taking place earlier in the week. After our tour there, we feel that we have a better understanding of the Greek perspective. Alex manoeuvred us right to the head of the crowd also, so we could see the changing of the guard and get awesome video of that as well. With such a brief time for lunch, Alex whisked us into a local restaurant, made sure that we got immediate service, and that we were close to the next site. Alex was efficient, very personable, knowledgeable and a skilled driver.

We can't thank you, and especially Alex enough for a wonderful tour and a fabulous experience in Athens. Please feel free to share these comments with potential clients and of course, with Alex as well!

Tobi Schelin, Ruth McSween and Ashley Hamilton              


I have to say that Athens was the highlight of our trip. Margarita was a wonderful guide who gave us the important facts and highlights and made it interesting. Our group was mixed in age and interest but all of us enjoyed our Athens tour. Margarita and our driver were both friendly and professional. If I am ever so lucky to visit Greece again I would not hesitate to use your company and would love to have Margarita as our guide.


Sue Castle                                                                                         

Nikos, our time in Athens was too short! We got a great overview of the city with Nicholas that day. My family had a fantastic time and everyone loved Nicholas. He was well-spoken, funny and interesting. I am hoping to come back soon and tour Greece more extensively. Climbing to the Parthenon with my family was surely a memory of a lifetime!!!  I will gladly recommend you on Trip Advisor where we found out about your company.


John Pettway and Family                                                                    

Dear Nikos,

Francoise has passed this email on to me for my input.


Our trip through Athens with Sakis as our driver was one of the best trips of our whole cruising experience.  He was awesome to say the least.  We were made to feel special from the moment he met us on shore.  His knowledge was everything we could have asked for.  I felt like we were with family.  It was not unlike times when our own families come to our part of the world and we take them to see the sights.


We have already been bragging to others that should they need to tour Athens your Private Greece Tours is the best to deal with.  I truly hope that my Husband Jason and I will be able to come back and spend even more time in our fair city and country. 


Your rates were more than fair and your Driver's main concern for our welfare was very apparent.  He took great pains to be sure we felt safe and secure.  I cannot think of one thing at the moment that needed improving other than it was over to fast.  I could have stayed in Athens for a week or so.


If all of your Drivers are like Sakis then you truly are a blessed person and company.


Please pass on our hello's to him. 


Cheers till next time


Elizabeth and Jason Knudtson




Hi Niko

I just wanted to make sure and let you know what a wonderful day in Athens we spent with Tom on June 24th. He was gracious, knowledgeable, flexible with the plans to best accommodate what would work for us, and took the best care of us out of all of the places we visited while on a 12 day Mediterranean cruise. He was our first guide, so we didn't have anyone to compare him with and he was the best out of all that we had!  

We are so glad we chose your company-it was very worth it and we loved being in Athens.


Courtney Burns                                                                                

Hello Nikos.

Just a brief note to tell you how pleased we were with our tour yesterday!  Petros was absolutely fantastic in every way. Courteous, Professional, Friendly and so knowledgeable.  Not only were the sites more incredible than one can imagine, but having the additional knowledge and passion that Petros shared with us about Athens and the Greek culture was invaluable.   First rate tour, First rate professionals.  We are all in agreement that we will recommend you to anyone we know coming to the Athens area. 

Our most sincere thanks for a day which was beyond our expectations.

Kind regards,

Jeff Hudgins                                                                                   



It does not seem possible that it has been a month already since our visit. I do hope things in Athens are going better now and that the demonstrators have quieted.

We had a very enjoyable and interesting visit of Athens, and very much enjoyed our tour with Makis. We found him to be helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable and he did everything to make our visit comfortable and fun. We enjoyed it very much. He made a great recommendation for our lunch and even helped with our order. It was great.

We enjoyed our visit very much and hope to return again someday.

I would like to also attach a couple photos for Makis that we promised.

Thank you very much

Walt and Joani Knuepfer                                                

    Dear Nikos, I have been meaning to send you a note but time has slipped away from me.

Your day tour service was superb!  I felt that advanced planning and communications was excellent especially your flexibility with the vehicle type/size.  The cost was also very reasonable compared to cruise ship prices and there is no comparison in the quality of a custom tour with a guide like George and that offered by the cruise ship with a bus load of 48 people.

A few comments about George.  What a delightful guide and gentleman!    He was knowledgeable and informative on the sights.  We especially liked the way that he "picked his route and schedule"  through the city on a very busy day.  For example, he sent us to the new museum before going to the Acropolis so that we would know more about that which we were looking upon.  He spoke freely and honestly to us especially to our questions concerning Greek society, politics, and the like.  He made the day for us!  We had four private driver/guides on our cruise of 20 days and he by far was our favourite. 

The van was a excellent selection for us and well worth the difference in cost... I highly recommend this as a standard offer for 4 people as opposed to E class mercedes.  I also would recommend having refreshments on the van of ice water and/or cold soda that can be enjoyed while doing the city traffic. 

My only regret would be that we didn't have anymore time to see some the area outside the city but that will give us a reason to return to Athens some day.

Thanks again for your help with making our day so enjoyable and informative.

Ken Frerkin                                                                                           

Dear Nikos,


Our day in Athens with Manos was wonderful. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very considerate of our interests and fatigue levels. His English excellent!


We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide!


The itinerary was varied and interesting, and we enjoyed a full day while making it back to the ship in plenty of time. I would be happy to recommend your company to anyone visiting Athens.


Thank you, and please extend our thanks to Manos.


Joyce Nussbaum                                                                                    


 Hi Nikos

I'm sorry I haven't written sooner - it's been on my mind, but we're now visiting family in the USA and everything's been very hectic. I want to write something up on one of the public sites, because we were delighted with the tour.

We had three private tours on our last cruise - Makis' was by far the best. He was superb in every way. He tailored our tour to avoid the demonstration in Athens that day, he looked after our little sleeping son while we visited the Temple of Zeus, he was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of the city, and he also seemed to thoroughly enjoy his job. He was a pleasure to spend time with, and we were sorry to leave Athens.

You obviously choose your staff with great care, and you should be proud of Makis. Staff like him will mean your reputation improves even further.

Thank you again for organising our trip. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in booking with you again. Please pass on our thanks to Makis too.    

Best wishes,

Tim, Jen, Peter and Trystan Beech.                                                  


Hello Nikos,

Sorry for the delay in getting back with you. Work tends to take over my world, which is why those wonderful few days in Athens were so precious to me so I could get away!

First of all, my driver was actually Demetrious (not sure how to spell). Hopefully that was who you intended it to be (not Jimmy). He was very knowledgeable and very accommodating to meet my needs. The tours were very good, efficient, and exactly what I was looking for! (this is why I wanted a private tour in the first place)

I was very pleased with how quickly you responded to me each time I emailed and how flexible you were, especially when I changed my plans at the last minute (changed my dates and hotel). I came to you based upon reviews on Trip Advisor and intend to write a good review on there about you also.

Thank you for your good service and I will be happy to recommend you to others.

Until next time,

Darlene Martin                                                                        

Hello Nikos

We've just returned home to the USA and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour with George. He was very professional, knowledgeable and flexible with our tour. He had a lot of great suggestions for things to see, timing our visits to sites and just general information. It was a pleasure to spend the 4 days seeing Greece with him. Incredibly we ran into him days later while wandering around the Plaka region of Athens on our own.

Also, the hotels you booked for us were great and the van was excellent!

Thanks again and we will highly recommend you to our friends.

Jason M Tuffs                                                                               

Nikos - Your service and that of Sakis was perfect for our needs when we visited Athens recently.  Sakis recognized my mother's physical limitations and drove us as far up the hill of Acropolis as possible to minimize the walking.  He was pleasant and informed. 


I would recommend your company, and will post a favourable review on Trip Advisor.


Christy Forhan                                                                                    



George was excellent!  We had a great time.  He was able to show us things that I am sure no one on our boat experienced.  Even though your site said that you just provide "drivers", that is not a true statement.  George was a wealth of knowledge about the history of Athens and we listened and learned much!  He was where he said he would be every time he dropped us off, and new all the short cuts, the best time to be somewhere and the best time "not" to be somewhere.  He was exactly where you said he would be at the pick up and dropped us off in good timing at the end of the day. 

If you know of any websites I can post my comments for people like me looking for a reliable source for an excursion, please let me know. We have now been spoiled and compare your excursion to the ones from the cruise ship.  I will gladly post my experience with your company if you know where I might post.

Best Regards,

Terri Cheatwood                                                                               

Dear Nikos: 

We reserved a ride to the airport from the Hotel Plaka on Saturday, June 11 for 2:00am.  Your driver, Peter, picked us up.  HE WAS TERRIFIC!  We were very pleased that he arrived on time, handled our luggage and showed us the way at the airport. I can't tell you how much we appreciated the service and care he gave us.

Kassandra was very informative too and really took care of us. It was perfect for our needs.

Thank you again for everything!

Carol Yamakoshi                                                                 

Hello Nikos,

Thank you again for accommodating us for a tour today.  Dimitri was wonderful and we had a great time. 

We will definitely be recommending your services to others.

Kind Regards,

Carianne Visi                                                                                  


Thought we would, now that we are back home and going through our photos etc, let you know how much we enjoyed our day in Athens and the skill, kindness and professionalism of Alex who made the day for us. Your call to us Nikos to ask after us was a nice touch and appreciated. We will promote your services as we can. I (Bob) am a semi-retired tour operator and know a little about the industry so appreciate how you operate.

Once again thanks!!

Bob & Lois Crowley                                                                              



JIM TILLMAN                                                                             


I just wanted to get back to you with some comments on our two tours.  THEY WERE FANTASTIC!  Both Petrus and Demetrus were outstanding.  I have taken many tours throughout the world and these two gentlemen were amongst the best.

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our time with them.  Hopefully, one day we will return and work with you on some additional touring.  We also would recommend you to any of our friends traveling to Greece.

Our Best Regards,

Jim, Kathy, Bill, and Jerri                                                        


Nikos, you were terrific. 

It was a spectacular day that I could not improve upon.  Your warmth, caring, professionalism and humor made for a memorable trip.

I would be most willing to serve as a reference at any time.

Thank you for sharing YOUR ATHENS.

Best Regards

Pat Luzier                                                                                     

Mr. Loukas:


Our group of 4 agreed that your day tour in Athens was the high point in our cruise. I would recommend your day tour to anyone. A group of women from my town are going on the same cruise that we had been on and I have sent them the information about your tours.


We though your driver was excellent!


Thank you,

Ron Franczyk                                                                                   


Hi Nikos,

I must tell you that we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Athens!!  George was an amazing guide -he is competent, personable and very knowledgeable!!! 

Everything was perfect.  The day went so smoothly. 

Thank you so very much!!

Phyllis Gecht                                                                               


We could not have been more pleased with our experience. It was truly a highlight of our trip. Elias was courteous, knowledgeable, careful, considerate and he made sure we had an excellent tour. He recommended a great restaurant for us and took some super photos of us as well.

Your personal effort to meet us and talk to us during an obviously very busy day was also much appreciated. Margaret and I both will highly recommend your service to our friends who plan to visit Greece. Our only suggestion is to just continue what you are now doing.

Thank you and thank Elias again.

Your very happy customers,

Rusty and Margaret Workman                                    

Dear Nikos,

Just a note to thank you for helping make our first visit to Athens a memorable one.

We will be happy to refer you to other travelers.  I have given your company a high recommendation to my travel agent.

Our driver took great care of us and his knowledge of the area helped us to enjoy the highlights of Athens.

Thank you for your efforts.

Dave Compton                                                                 


We were very pleased with our private tour of Greece.  It was great to get off the ship and see our name on a placard!!   Manos was an excellent guide – he tailored our tour to what we wanted to do – like take us to a local (non tourist) restaurant for lunch, plus he made sure we saw all the historic sites and filled us in with a lot of interesting information.  His English was perfect – and one of the highlights was getting us to the palace in time for the changing of the guard and on to a shipyard with antique vessels right before our cruise ended (both totally unexpected and very enjoyable).

I understand that it is not typical in Athens to have the guide go to the historic sites, but it would have been more interesting to have someone there to ask questions of.  Manos did a good job of showing photos of what we’d see and answering our questions when we got back.  That’s the only thing I can think of that could have improved our day!  Thanks – it was a great experience!!  We highly endorse private tours by local operators!! 

Linda McCombs                                                                             

Nikos hello again,

I really had a wonderful tour with your company and must say we will remember your company in the future and recommend to our friends . . Both the driver and Despina were wonderful and full of knowledge and help. My only complaint was it should have lasted 2 days !!! There is so much to see in your wonderful city that we must come back again, and if we do we will use your services again. Despina's knowledge of the history, and her tour through the museum was the highlights for me, I love those little stories that only a seasoned tour guide can give.   The only complaint I heard were from some of the women who of course wanted to have more shopping time in the market ! ( although I didn’t hear their husbands complain ! ).  

Say hi to Despina for me and from us to you, a loud Till Next Time !!   

Brad Dodd                                                                                   



I only wanted to add to my brother's note that for such a short time that we had in Athens, it was because of Manos's that we learned and saw as much as we did about the culture and sites.  When we get back to Athens in the future we will definitely call and request Manos to continue our education on your beautiful city!

Thank you for your service.

Dottie Fortwengler                                                                             

Dear Nikos,

All four of us in my party agreed: 

Myrto was excellent.  She was knowledgeable, informative and very passionate about Athens and it's antiquities.  She was extremely pleasant and did her best to accommodate my husband who was suffering with a backache and was having difficulty walking.  

Gregory did a wonderful job - especially considering the traffic!  We were promptly met at the dock and arrived back at our ship at the time we requested. 

We enjoyed our gyro lunch which was inexpensive and delicious.  We could not have asked for more.  It was a wonderful day and our thanks to Myrto, Gregory and your organization. 

We would change nothing and would gladly recommend PRIVATE GREECE TOURS.  


Gail Mickelson                                                                                  

Dear Nikos,

Honestly I would not have changed anything on our tour except the delay we had getting off the ship. Nothing any of us could do anything about.

Thanks again for providing outstanding service, everything that was promised plus a little bit more.

Keep up the good work                                       


Gary Boyd                                                                                      


Thank you for your email.  Quite honestly, I don't think our day in Athens could have been better!  We were so pleased with the tour and with our driver.  I have been telling my family and friends how much I liked Athens and Greece in general and I look forward to going back!  I think the thing that impressed me most about Greece was how friendly the people are.  Thank you so much!

Marcile Fowler                                                                                  

Dear Nikos,

I so meant to email you immediately after our trip to Thank You and Alex for the MOST AMAZING TOUR OF ATHENS!!!

After talking with several other cruise passengers about their tours, we were pleasantly surprised and relieved and so thankful that our tour was very comprehensive, timely, satisfying and the most enjoyable.

Alex was kind, patient, understanding and very knowledgeable about Athens.

He shared the ancient history of Athens, as well as the more modern history, politics and society of Athens.

We could not stop bragging about the wonderful tour we took and many fellow passengers wished that they could have/would have booked a private tour like ours.

I have already recommended your company to family and friends who are considering taking cruises that will stop in Athens.

Please know that in our experience your company and driver absolutely did provide the best possible service.

Thank you so much.


Kristeen Christy                                                             


Hi Nikos,

My sister and I had a wonderful tour of Athens.  After doing a lot of research on tour companies in Athens, I decided on your company and was glad I did.  Manos did such a wonderful job in making sure we saw everything.  We loved the restaurant he took us to for lunch - full of locals - we knew we were getting great Greek food.

I did a review of your company on Trip Advisor and gave your company great ratings.  I will gladly pass on the name of your company to anyone headed over there.

Thank you,

Darlice Lyon                                                                                 


I just wanted to thank you again for our wonderful Half Day Tour of Athens with our driver Manos.  We had an amazing time and really enjoyed Athens.  Manos was so friendly, knowledgeable and really took the time to focus on our interests during the tour.  He’s also a great driver!  If we ever get back to Athens, I will definitely book another tour with your company and request Manos to drive us around. 

Thanks again,

Tiffany R. Guy                                                                             

Dear Nikos,

I just wanted to thank you again and tell you what a wonderful day we had yesterday...and so glad you insisted my mother try to do the Acropolis...she is so excited to have seen it!

Be well,

Madeline Josephs                                                                         


Yes, we returned on Wednesday and have almost recovered!!

Our day with you in Athens was everything we could have wanted (except for an additional day!!).  You had us at the Acropolis before the crowds had descended.  What a miraculous place it is and all that we had hoped for.  You explained everything we saw and took us up to the top of the city for a fabulous view that we wouldn't have been able to get on a larger tour. 

We would highly recommend you to others!!!

Thank you again.

Nancy Lefler                                                                           


George gave us great service.  He wasprompt and very courteous.  His taxi was very comfortable and clean.  He spokegood English. 

We were very happy. 


Gretchenand Bob Dawson                                                             


Hi Nikos,

I honestly can’t think of anything that you need to do to improve your services…everything was great! 

If I have the opportunity to visit your beautiful country again, I will definitely contact you and Manos.

Thanks again for making my vacation a great one!

Debbie Suassuna                                                            

We enjoyed your tour very much, Nikos, especially our freedom to customize a bit. You were most accommodating.  Great lunch!!

I posted a review on the “Trip Advisor” site.

Thanks...Ron Genter                                                                

Hi Nikos, 

I wanted to thank you for the information about the different terminals.  I would have been confused if you hadn't already told me about what could and did occur.   

It's been a pleasure doing business with you.  I appreciate Spyros' patience in dealing with us.  We just had a different idea of how we wanted to spend our day in Athens.  He did a great job in showing us around Athens. 

I certainly will recommend you if I hear of anyone travelling to Athens.  I've left a very positive review on Trip Advisor for you. 

Thanks for everything! 


Sue Glasgow                                                                                 


Eric and i wish to thank Manos for the fabulous day tour to Delphi.....oh delightful.....Manos is a true spirit of heart and soul....awesome guide filled with joy and love for his was perfect.....we hope to see you and Manos again perhaps this fall....eferisto poli

Maria Celeste and Eric                                                                 

Hi Nikos,

Sorry for the delay in communicating to you our extreme pleasure during  our guided tour.  Our compliments to Myrto, our lady quide, who was so very compassionate about giving us the all the information about the beauty and culture of that beautiful part of the world.  She is thoroughly competent, extremely resourceful, abundantly knowledgeable and above all, lovely, kind and friendly.  She made us feel like family and provided us with a friendly atmosphere. 

She and our driver (can't remember his name) provided us with protection and made us feel safe at all times.  They are truly professionals.  My congratulations to them and you as well for this wonderful tour.  I shall highly recommend your agency.  I truly am rating your agency tops (5 stars) if that is your scale of rating.  We are back home and can not stop braggng about this tour.  Though the pictures will be a memory for ever, Myrto will always be in our hearts in that very special warm place. 

Thank you and god bless everyone.  Is it possible to have Myrto's email as I would like to stay in touch with her.

Yolanda Smith                                                                                


Just wanted to send you a note to say thank you very much for arranging today for us. Our guide was wonderful and we had a great day.

Tim Jackson                                                                               

Hi, Mr.Loukas.


It has already been a month since our shore excursion in Athens. Everyone in my group had a great time. The guide Vassily was wonderfully informative and everyone enjoyed our visit to the historic sites and the museum, and the overlook.


We really appreciate how you were able to fit in everything into our busy day. We all wish the ship had docked a little earlier so we could have had a little more time to shop in the Plaka, but given our time frame we felt we got everything in to get a taste of your great city.


We liked the restaurant you stopped at (tasty food at reasonable prices) and I appreciate you stopping at the pastry shop; the baklava was great.


All I can say is that the tour was everything you promised and more; we could not have found a better person for our day.


Thank you  (Ευχαριστώ) so much!

 Your friend Gene Kim                                                             



We enjoyed our day in Athens very much.  Spyros was excellent.  The cafe recommended for lunch was VERY good. 


I don't know how many people request a visit to the planetarium, but our stop there was fantastic.  We were very happy that we substituted this for the museum on the advertised itinerary.  Also, while the main soundtrack for the movie was in Greek, the ticket counter provided an earpiece that allowed us to listen in English.  Our children enjoyed the planetarium very much.


Overall we were very satisfied with your service and will recommend you to anyone who will be visiting Athens.  I plan to review and recommend your company on the Cruise Critic message boards within the next few days.

Thanks!Pat Kopf                                                                  

Dear Nikos, 

It's been almost a month since we returned from Greece but our wonderfulmemories of your country are still fresh. We had a fantastic time in Athensand would like to thank you for an unforgettable tour you organized for ourfamily. We started the tour with quite a limited knowledge of Greek history. Yet, by the end of the day we felt like we knew it all.  

Your tour absolutely exceeded our expectations. We truly  appreciated your knowledge and expertise in multiple subjects as well as attention to our questionsand requests.  

Looking back, I can't even think of anything that could havebeen done better. The tour was simply perfect. We hope that your business continues to flourish and you attract more andmore clients. 

Thank you, Elena Hutton and Co., USA                          

Dear Nikos, 

Thank you for our wonderful day yesterday. You showed us Athen's highlights, and the knowledge you shared  added interest and enhanced our experience.

Success with your enterprise--you deserve it!!

Best regards,

Mollie Cerqueira                                                                           

Dear Nikos,

We had a very nice tour with you. My sister and I can't think of anything that would have improved our tour.  We would not hesitate to recommend you to other travelers to Greece.

Best regards,

Pam Steverson                                                                     


Thank you very much for the tour. Our whole group had a great time. You did a very good job of providing us with information and direction on the best things to see.

All the best to you and if we come back to Athens I will give you a call.

Thanks again,  

Jared Cady                                                                              


We had an absolutely wonderful time with you in Athens last fall (October 2010) 

We loved the whole tour and were especially pleased with you as our tour guide/driver.  You were always professional in everything you did and made us feel very comfortable throughout the tour.  All seven of us still talk about our tour of Athens and how it was by far the best shore excursion of the entire 14 day cruise.  

It was also the best value for the money of our trip. Thank you so much and we will recommend you to anyone who is planning a trip to Greece.

The best to you for all of 2011  and the years to come.

Bob & Sandy Briggson and Friends                                             

Hi Nikos 

We had a great time in Athens.

Your driver was very good and a great ambassador for your country and for your company. He had us at all the sites on schedule and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take the photos and even enjoy a Gyros. 

I would certainly recommend your service for anyone interested in getting the most out of a day in Athens.

Unfortunately I had left for my trip before I received your email and I am sure that we would have got the message to meet him at the Terminal. We lost a little time but for all of us thank you so much as it was great to see my name being displayed amongst all the other drivers and straight to the car. 

Having the Mercedes also offered us extra comfort and space. You should give Manos some Greek jokes to get him talking, as we could have listened to him all day. 


David Bisset                                                                                  

Dear Nikos: 

Now that my husband and I are back in the USA, I wanted to leave you a note to express our sincere "Thank You" for your excellent service and reliability. 

George was outstanding and very helpful.  He made our trip to Athens memorable, easy and enjoyable.  He dealt with the wheelchair and associated problems with flair and consideration, and throughout the day he maintained a very informative, pleasant persona. 

We would recommend both George and your services without hesitation.   

Thank you for making our short stay in Athens one to remember. 

The Hamiltons.                                                                         

Hello from Canada,

We really enjoyed our day in Athens--Spyros was excellent. His commentary enriched our tour and his selection of a restaurant for lunch was a highlight.

It was a pleasure to meet you as well. Many years have passed since my last visit to Athens and for the others it was a first. The venues constructed for the Olympics were impressive and the New Museum of the Acropolis should not be missed.

Spyros was amazing as he guided his car through street better suited to bicycles. Our weather was as perfect as was our day in Athens.

Thank You and Spyros for taking such good care of us.


Brian and Sharon Gill                                                              


Everything about the tour was spectacular.

We thought the narrative of the tour by Vassilios was excellent. We particularly liked his use of maps. He had a book of maps and visual aids which really complimented his narrative. If we are in Athens again we will look you up.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your tour service to anyone. It was one of the highlights of our trip. I would be happy to recommend your tour service!!

Thanks again.

Tom Devine                                                                                     

Dear Nikos,
Just to let you know that we were very impressed with your service. Alex was an excellent guide and made our tour of Athens a truly memorable part of our cruise.

Thank you.
Syd Abramowitz                                                                                 

There is NOTHING I would change.  We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with you.
I have your card and will recommend your company.  

Thanks for a very enjoyable tour and if you ever want to use me as a
reference you are welcome to do so.

Linda Fisher
Morgan Creek Cruiseshipcenters
Travel Consultant

Hi Nikos 

We had a wonderful day touring Athens on 5 October. Please pass on out thaks to Manos, he was great and very informative.

Excellent service. 


Paul Tyler                                                                                        

Dear Nikos,

It was nice to hear from you.
Our suggestion is to give both George and Paige a raise...haha.

They were both great. George was such a competent driver. His driving skills made us feel safe and his knowledge of the city helped us avoid or go around traffic jams. Paige was delightful! Her personality matches her looks! She was knowledgeable and helpful! We loved the itinerary and felt the time at each stop was adequate.

A large part of the success of our tour was due to the early departure from the port and early arrival at the Acropolis. Our visit there was serene and uncrowded. We did pass hoards of newly arrived tourists climbing up the steps as we left.

Kudos to you and your Company and I am going onto Cruise Critic's Port of Calls website to sing your praises.

Thanks you for the wonderful memories!

Diane McCullagh                                                                             


Hi Nikos!   

I am still going through my photos - and pinch myself that I can't believe I was in all those places!!  This cruise was my first time anywhere in Greece, although we have travelled quite a bit in Europe and been in Turkey a few times..... I loved Greece!  especially Athens

--- Despina was a fabulous guide - I know it is difficult herding 18 people around ( in Ephesus we lost one person, I won't even begin to explain that!) --- and Despina did a wonderful job keeping everyone's interest....George the driver was excellent, everyone was so nice and I found Greek people to be very friendly (maybe because   of our Italian heritage?)  ---- Given the time constraints, and the large group we had, I don't think Despina could have done anything else to make it a wonderful day --- had we been fewer people (remember I started with 6!!)

I probably would have asked to go to a quaint taverna - something small and with "atmosphere" --- but since some wanted to shop, some wanted small snacks/salads, some wanted larger meal - the restaurant at the Plaka was very nice --- my husband and myself had nice Greek salads and then got up to wander around and soak up the culture..... 

I would like to return to Athens one day and go a little farther afield - perhaps Sounion (is that the correct spelling?) and Itea/Delphi - but that will be another trip - and you can be sure that I will be calling you.... 

As the Mediterranean cruise season is nearly finished, the Cruise Critic board in that section is very quiet --- I will keep an eye out for people wanting to book for the 2011 season and would MOST DEFINITELY recommend your company.... 

Many many thanks, and I was glad we were able to meet. 

Carol Veloci                                                                                    

Hello Nikos,

Please forgive my tardiness for not corresponding to you earlier regarding our trip, which seems like forever ago.

First let me tell you that we had a private tour company in Italy conduct a tour for us which was highly recommended, and we were quite disappointedSo by the time we arrive in Athens we all were a little skeptical (especially me since I had arranged your tour).

We could not have been more pleased, Firstly Paige and George were prompt and waiting for us as soon as we exited the terminal. Paige was an absolute delight and so professional, with a wealth of wonderful information about Athens. George was the ultimate gentleman who knew exactly how to traverse the many traffic issues that such a vibrant city has at any given hour.

Our day was wonderful!

There is only one recommendation that I would suggest, that is, when you have two people servicing a tour you inform your clients before hand of that.

I thank you, Paige and George again for a great day.

On a personal note, we had some friends in this evening (none of which were with us in Greece and we started the evening with Greek wine. Yum!

Best Regards,

Micki  Greiner                                                                               

Dear Nikos, 

We really enjoyed our day in Athens and felt that we got to see a lot.  We especially loved Debby - she has a great personality and is very knowledgable.  

Thank you for making our trip to Athens memorable. 


Diane Barkow                                                                            


Sorry for the delay.  I had intended to tell you about our experience as we returned home. The service was great.  Akis was excellent.  We accomplished what we thought would be reasonable in the limited amount of time that we had. 

All that you promised was done well.

Thank you,

Jim Masten                                                                                  

We really enjoyed our experience in Athens.  It was one of our favorite stops. 

The lunch experience and food was Fantastic!   I think it was the best lunch we had the whole trip.

Vasilis was an excellent guide.  He was very passionate about Greek history and full of information, in fact after a while my head was so full that I couldn’t listen anymore.  We were very happy to have him though, we would not have known what the heck we were looking at most of the time. 

Thank you for your service and I will certainly let anyone I know going to give you a call

JILL CARROLL                                                                  

Hi, Nikos. 

We made it home Wednesday night about midnight--missed our connection in Newark, so it made for a long day!  I think the jet lag this direction is worse than it was going to Europe, but I'll survive. 

Just wanted to tell you how much we--and everyone--enjoyed the Athens tour.  You were great, as was Pepy. It was just a perfect day.  Seven of us continued the day with Happy Hour onboard the ship, rehashing what a great time we had! 

Please do keep in touch.  It was a definite pleasure meeting you as well as working with you in setting things up prior to the cruise. 

Thanks again! 

Becky Perckins                                                                        

Dear Nikos 

Many thanks to your company and Spiros for making our day in Athens so enjoyable…

I have recommended your company several times on Cruise Critic and I have also done a review of my cruise which includes you company...please find the attached link. I did do some reviews for Trip Advisor but I am not sure if I did your company...if I haven't I will be sure to do one very soon for you.  

Once again a big thanks and Spiros was really great and tell him we appreciated that he dropped us at the Plaka instead of taking us back to the makes a difference when the tours are flexible.

I will continue to recommend you as a tour company...good luck with the future. 

Kindest regards

Yolanthe Simpson                                                                   

So nice to hear from you.  

We had such a wonderful visit in Athens.  I think what stood out the most to me was how personable your company was to work with.  

George was fun and cheerful and made us feel very comfortable.  Vasillis was so knowledgeable and accommodated our special needs in a professional manner.  I was very impressed that you personally popped in to make sure that we were taken care of and introduced yourself to me.  

I worked very hard to try and arrange these tours for my family and I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth everything went.  

Again, your personal interest made all the difference to me. I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.  If you ever decide to visit the US, please let me return the favour.   

Wishing you well. 

Julene Price                                                                           


I have very little to offer other than the fact that we had a great day with Lucas.  He was a good driver, took us to many interesting areas, was very personable and friendly.  We enjoyed him and he seemed to enjoy the day even though it was work for him.  The car was very comfortable and he picked us up on time and had us back at the ship early.  He even stopped and bought fresh figs for us on the way back to the ship.  I still have to e-mail him a picture or two we took while we were together

I have talked to Kathy and Scott Kean, our friends who you personally toured in Athens and I know they were happy.  We will definitely recommend your services to anyone we know who may be going to Greece.

I am very impressed with your personal attention to your clients even if you are not driving with them and your rapid responses to e-mails.  I am sure your business will be successful.  You and Lucas helped make our trip to Athens a wonderful memory.

Best Regards,

Don Sifton


Please accept my sincere thank you for all of the help you gave me during our time in Athens.

Also know that Dimitri was wonderful.  He showed up on time, He was dressed very many of the guides looked to sloppy...He was in a pressed shirt and pants....He knew the language, the area, and the history.He represented you and your company so well.

Thanks again. 

Paul Dunn                                                                                

Yassou Nikos,
Ti Kanis?  It is good to hear from you.
Henrietta, Claudine, and I only have positive feedback about our experience.  You did a wonderful job with our Athens tour; we were able to see a lot and you were GREAT!  Great guide, great sights seen, and great history.  You definitely had a lot of knowledge with all the English words that are of Greek origin and about all the sights. 

Also, the non-touristy cafe you took us to eat was delicious.  Efharisto Poli!!
Kind regards,
Myriam, Henrietta, and Claudine (Murat)                                     
P.S. I've attached the photo we took at the end of our fabulous day.

Mr. Loukas,

Thank you very much for the wonderful tour of Athens on September 6.  It was a major highlight of a wonderful trip.


Sara Anne Nichols                                                                       

Dear Nikos,

It was a pleasant surprise to hear from you again. I am afraid there is nothing I can write you for improving your service. We were all very happy and satisfied with our connection with you. Things that are important are a clean car, promptness, courtesy, helpful information and congenial personality. All of these you had, as well as the other driver and car. We were very happy!

We had a marvellous trip in Athens, where we spent time with my cousins, and in Santorini. We will always remember the warm people and beautiful country.

I am sending two photos.

With best regards,
Areti Helgason

Hello Nikos, 

We remember our trip with fondness and when we show our pictures, make it a special point to recommend your private tours. We have a wonderful picture of Alex with Neil at the overlook.

We liked that Alex was so knowledgeable and supplied commentary, yet also left us to wander off alone. The taxi was comfortable and pick up and drop off went very smoothly. He was very mindful of getting us back to the ship on time, but managed to squeeze in a Greek Orthodox church in Piraeus right beforehand. 

We were also impressed that you took the time to call us and ask how things were going.


Again, thanks so much for a wonderful tour. Feel free to use any of these quotes. 

... one more thing!  We appreciated having the Acropolis virtually to ourselves, BEFORE the huge crush of tourists that morning. 

Take care.. and a hello to Alex. 

Diane Stern                                                                                  


We had an absolutely fabulous time with you in Athens. 

My husband still talks about our lunch at the flea market area.  We loved the whole tour and were very glad we were able to get to that museum at the end when you the other couple to see her parent's home area when they were in the military.  The view vista up that winding hill was terrific and the information you provided about your city was also great. 

A couple of feedback points:  I particularly liked how professional you looked and that your van was clean and spotless.  It's probably hard to remember each family, but my husband asked a lot of questions which was good because it encouraged you to speak a lot.  I don't know if you usually offer that much information but for us it was great.

Getting to the Acropolis early was great, not only because of the crowds, but also the heat.  Your timing on the changing of the guards was also a great moment.  We loved that. 

How's that for glowing? 

Thanks so much and we would not only call you again but recommend you to anyone who asks.  

Dave, Paula and Gordon Friedman                                                

Dear Nikos, 

I first want to begin saying, George was absolutely one of the best and most  amazing tour guides we had during our entire 12 days cruise.  His knowledge of the city and its history was extremely informative and he was able to answer all our questions with such detail.  We got to see so much of Athens, and were given the perfect amount of time to see each site. 

I also want to say that we were so grateful how his helped us handle the theft of my husbands wallet. He drove us immediately to the office  where we had help cancelling all our credit cards. I am truly appreciative how,  while he got us organized with you, he miraculously escorted  the rest of my family to a restaurant next door and helped them order the most amazing meal. They were able to relax, eat and drink while we dealt with the stress of the credit card companies. Even though the theft was unsettling, George did a wonderful job of helping us continue on with our tour and put aside our woes and really enjoy the rest of the day. 

Although George was originally supposed to be only our driver, he took over seamlessly  when our original tour guide had to leave for an emergency. We all felt like George was meant to be our one and only guide that day. Your company is truly lucky to have him.  

Your tour of Athens covered all the sites that a tourist must see and some we didn't know about, which was great.  The length of time at the Acropolis and the Museum were perfect. It was extremely hot in August and we could not have tolerated any more time up there.  George gave us great advice about the exact minute to exit the van at the changing of the guards so we wouldn't suffer heat exhaustion and he made sure we got to some tourist sites before the crowded tour buses. It was the tiniest of details that made him an amazing guide and our tour so enjoyable. 

My entire family of 11 people have nothing but great things to say about your company and George who made our time in Athens so memorable.  I really can’t make any suggestions or recommendations about improving the tour, since it served our needs perfectly,  We really liked the guided tour and information provided along the way and we also liked that we could see the museum, Acropolis and Plaka at our own pace without a guide. It allowed us to spend as much or as little time in the areas that interested us.  

Thank you so much. I would highly recommend your company and would definitely want George as our tour guide not just our driver, if we come back to Athens.  


Debra Bartolotti                                                                        

Hello Nikos 

Athens with your company was the highlight of our trip.   And we still talk about George taking us to a real Greek restaurant for authentic Greek food.  George took great care of us.  

Don't change a thing. We would not hesitate to use your services again, or refer anyone to you. 


 Hi Nikos 

Thank you for your contact.

The only thing I can say is that both are wonderful on their jobs. Highly suggested that you Keep Page with you,  she is very nice person, a super great guide and will recommend her with my eyes close to anybody. 

RegardsAlex Rimeris                                                   

Good afternoon Nikos, 

We were all very please with your service and the service of Lila. We really had a great day in Athens. As you can see, I’m a travel agent and I will give your name to my clients who will go to Athens in the future. 

Best regards, 

Francis Janelle

Conseiller en voyage

Voyages Gaby Carlson Wagonlit                                                    

Just wanted to say thanks for a truly wonderful day in Athens.  George took great care of us, took us to an authentic Greek restaurant in the heart of the city and had answers to every question we had.   For one day at least, we felt like Greeks, and for that, my entire family thanks you.   

Dan Kingsbury                                                                                   

Honestly there was nothing to improve. 

You were our guide and were very much in tune with our needs.  Whatever we asked of you, you accommodated us with a smile.   You made our stay in Athens quite memorable.   

Thank you so much. 

Barbara Steele                                                                                     

Dear Nikos,

It was nice to hear from you regarding any suggestions that we would have to improve your service while we were in Athens.

Honestly speaking everything was wonderful. Our group told the travel agent that we were extremely pleased with everything and gave her all your information so that she could offer it to her clients. If ever we are planning to be in Greece again we will most certainly contact you.

Thank you again for a wonderful tour. 

Carol Sininsky

Nikos / Mannos, 

Greetings from the U.S.  I wanted to quickly write a note to you guys letting you know we have arrived home safely. 

Furthermore we wanted to thank you for showing us around Athens.  We enjoyed the day touring with Mannos.  He was a great driver / guide and was very informative of the different areas and sites that we visited.   After being onboard the Ship and completing most tours along with many others with ship sponsored tours it was a nice break to have something different.  It was much more relaxing and more personable.   

I hope to find some time in the upcoming future to spend more time in Athens and we would definitely use you guys to guide us around and will definitely recommend any of our friends and families to contact you guys if they go to Greece. 

Once again, thank you so much! 

Regards, Marc & Kerry Greenfield                                              

Hello Nikos, 

There are only two words to describe our tour and Billy:  ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING 

Everything we asked for was delivered in outstanding fashion.  Billy was on time and the tour was fantastic.  The sequence of events was also excellent.  Billy first took us to the Acropolis before all of the buses and other tourists arrived.  We had a very pleasant visit in optimum conditions and, as we were leaving, the crowds arrived!! Billy was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and spoke excellent English.  On the way from Pireaus to Athens, he gave us a running commentary of the area, history, politics, economy, educational system, etc., etc. He was as good a tour guide as we have ever had. 

In addition to these qualities, he was also able to fix the van when it broke down and we were looking at having to wait an hour for another van. 

We had an outstanding tour because of the performance of your company. 

I wrote a "journal" of our trip which I passed on to all of my friends.  In it I provided your company name, E-mail address, and my recommendation for anyone desiring a tour such as this.  You may be hearing from some of these friends in the future. 

Take care, 

Joe Kiel                                                                                                 


I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on your tour of Athens!  I was just looking through the pictures again and am so thankful we used your company.  Thank you so much!

Heather Boyd

Manos was a terrific guide and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others! 

He is very proud of his country and was extremely knowledgeable. 

Karen Citron                                                                                        

Dear Nikos, 

It was very good to hear from you. 

I have to honestly say there is nothing I would change about the tour with George andthe young lady.  There were excellent and very informative tour guides. 

I rate your tour, your guides, and the vehicle as first class.   

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful, happy memories of Greece. 


Kay Lee                                                                                              

Dear Nikos,   

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Athens. 

Both my husband and I agreed that our tour with Private Greece Tours was the best out of all the ones we had on our trip (and we had quite a few).   

Spyros was very pleasant and efficient and took us for lunch in a nice Greek restaurant which we enjoyed.  Pepy was very knowledgeable and charming and gave us wonderful tours.  They arranged everything for us very efficiently so that we were able to see everything we wanted to, despite the strike that day.  They switched the morning and afternoon tours around which actually worked in our favour as there were less crowds.    

I will definitely recommend Private Greece Tours to my friends and family. 

Kind regards,Sue Jardine                                                                     

Hello Nikos 

We had a wonderful time with Maria touring Athens.  I cant think of anything that would have made it better.  She did a wonderful job telling us about history, getting us in and out of the sites efficiently and taking us to a nice lunch and shopping. 

Athens was an amazing city.  The people were friendly, the food was fantastic and of course the historic sites were amazing.  It was a trip of a lifetime. 

Thank you for helping make it so memorable!

Best Wishes!

Laura Palk                                                                                               


Thank you so much for making this effort to fine tune your services.

While we were sorry that you could not conduct the tour yourself, we most appreciated that you made sure we would be taken care of.  The change in the itinerary that Maria suggested, going to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon on Saturday, worked out quite well for us. We also enjoyed the stop to see the trireme Olympia on the way.

This gave us the opportunity to go to the Acropolis earlier on Sunday, and enabled us to get to the Acropolis Museum ahead of the crowds. We particularly enjoyed the opportunity to see the changing of the guard ceremony at the Parliament. Maria did a great job of putting us in just the right spot to see it all. We also enjoyed the time we spent in Plaka.  

All in all, we really enjoyed our time in Athens. We only wish that we had more time to spend there.

Thanks again for planning out this visit for us, and our thanks to Maria for making our trip so enjoyable. 


William A. Press                                                                           


We just arrived back in the States and wanted to let you know that Alex was terrific!  He showed us the entire city, explained much of the history, was patient with our daughter - was basically an all-around great guy!  We couldn't have been any happier.  The rest of our trip went great, as we flew up to our friends home in Ioannina, and travelled to Lefkada, Parga, Corfu, Loutsa (?) was truly the trip of a lifetime!! 

Please send Alex our best regards (I tried to look him up on Facebook, but I must have misspelled his name)...feel free to give him my email address... 

If I have any friends who will be visiting Athens, I will definitely put them in touch with you. 

Thanks again and warm regards,

Herb Beron                                                                                               

We had a wonderful time in Athens, and even though the visit was shorter than we had hoped for because of the change in dates, Alex made sure that we saw all the highlights.  When we were on our own (Acropolis, Plaka) he was quickly available and we lost no time in between sights. 

My son was very interested in the politics of the strikes and the economy and Alex was very good about answering his questions, patient and informative.  Alex helped to make the trip not only about touring but about life in Athens.   

I appreciate how helpful you were when the ship rearranged, and how attentive you were to making sure we had the best tour we could given the shortened time frames.   

I would heartily recommend your services to anyone, Nikos.   

Thank you very much for everything.  I hope that all is going well for you. 

Debbie Douglas                                                                                      


Hello Nkos! 

It's hard to believe it's been 2 months already! We think about our trip and especially our time in Athens fondly! We loved how you organized our time to see the special places we wanted to see and especially appreciated the extra effort to drive up to the entrance of the Acropolis for our 2 travellers with limited walking abilities.

Your timing for the changing of the guard was wonderful! Getting us to the Acropolis so early in the morning really helped us appreciate it even more! As for any recommendations, I know we were limited on time and we went to the flea market instead of the Plaka due to timing and high traffic, etc. but in retrospect, the flea market was not our cup of tea....I think we would've preferred the Plaka - next time my friend!

You were very professional, courteous, interesting and we felt very secure with you for our entire day that you would take good care of us in your beautiful city! 

Thanks again! 

Debbie Adams-Hickein and John Hickein                                         


We just wanted to send a quick note and tell you how happy we were with Alex on June 28th.  We had many private tours throughout Europe during our Mediterranean cruise and Alex was one of our favourite guides.  He knows so much about Athens and can really speak at a level that my children (15 and 13) and we were able to understand and find interesting.  By the end of our day, we felt like Alex was a family member from Greece that we had gone to visit, he is such a personable guy.   

He was very professional, knowledgeable, down to earth and fun to be around.  He skilfully (and safely) got us to all of our expected sites and then some additional stops - including being lucky enough to see your President of Democracy as he returned home.  He knew the answers to our questions, but also had lots of information and resources in his vehicle to assist us, which was a very nice thought.      

The tour book of Athens as we departed was also a very nice touch.  


Susan Varra                                                                                           

Hi Nikos and George!
We recently returned from our trip and I wanted to send you a note of thanks for making our stop in Athens so memorable. George was our guide for our full day tour on 28/6/10. Vespina gave us our tour of the Acropolis, and Paige took us all around the Plaka and Athens. Everyone involved were so accommodating to our family. Lunch was delicious, including the shrimps with the heads on! There is so much wonderful history to explore that it would be difficult to have a less than exciting day, but I do believe that our guides helped to elevate our experience even higher than we could have imagined. Our whole family, from my mother who is 72 years old, to my youngest son, Derek, who is 12, were thoroughly entranced by the tour.
Please send a special thanks to George for being so patient with Derek, who was relentless in his pursuit of learning how to properly use his Koboloi! He really cherishes that memory!
I have already given your information to my travel agent who did not have a reputable company in Athens to recommend. She will definitely be sending clients your way!
Lauren and Joe Waldman                                                                      

Dear Nikos...

Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed our full day tour of Athens with you. You are so knowledgeable and accommodating! We all have a new appreciation for the beauty of Athens.

You can be sure we will write a good review on cruise critic and trip advisor.  

Thank you,

Cynthia Rewsuing                                                                           

Hello Nikos,          

Made it back to the States late Sunday evening. Just wanted to let you know that Alex did a fantastic job of taking us around and giving us the past and present history of Athens and Greece. He was very good at perceiving what we wanted to do and did it in a very expedient way, but making sure we did not feel rushed. His timing was great in that we saw the changing of the guard without a wait and even showed us turtle crossing the road. ( I am kidding on the last account, but we did see the turtle).       

After Alex dropped us off, my husband and I went to the Archaeology Musuem, and I even managed to go to the Acropolis Musuem. It was a full day,and I had the satisfaction of seeing everything I wanted to see. Thank-you for your services and helping to add to the overall enjoyment of our trip.

I plan to write some input about the trip on the Wind Star web site and will add your contact and email address if that is OK. 

Hope you have a great tourist season.   

As Always,

Joyce Anderson  Fort Wayne, Indiana                                                


Thank you for 5 wonderful days of sightseeing in the Peloponnese.  We had a great time & will always have fond memories of you, your car, your history lessons & Greece. 

Bonnie & Ellen                                                                       

Dear Nikos: 

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour of Athens with your company. 

Billy did a great job managing the traffic and making sure we had plenty of time to enjoy the sights. 

Thanks much, it was well worth it! 

Mike Binkley                                                                                    

Hello, Nikos, 

Sorry we did not get a chance to meet you.  Maria was a very good and helpful guide and very knowledgeable during our tour of Athens.  She was particularly responsive to our needs as we were travelling with children. 

The gentleman who you asked to take over for you was excellent.  He met us at the pier with Maria, and then kept checking at every stop to determine if everything was going well.   

Thank you. 

Nancy Amiel                                                                                   

 Dear Nikos and Manos,

We just wanted to send you a very warm thank you for the excellent tour you provided of Athens this summer.  Even though the port of entry for our ship was moved, you did an excellent job of keeping in contact with us so that finding you was no problem.  Manos, our driver, was friendly, knowledgeable and adjusted his time lines and tour suggestions to conform to our wishes at the moment.  The car we rode in was a pleasure.  It was comfortable and cool which we truly appreciated since the weather was so hot that day.

We would highly recommend your organization to anyone we knew that was travelling to Greece.  You provide an excellent service filled with Greek hospitality and generosity.  Greece is so steeped in history and the addition of so many cultures and customs, our guide gave us an excellent insight into the blending of old and new. 

Returning to Greece is high on our list of vacations and when we do we will undoubtedly be contacting you to assist with our sight seeing needs.

Thank you for everything, it was perfect.
   Bonnie and Emmett

Dear Mr. Loukas,

Please accept our deepest appreciation for the fine, professional services provided by "Isa", I know the spelling is incorrect, on our recent tour in Athens. Isa was prompt, considerate and very professional during the entire tour. He took very special care of my mother. I will go to your website and see if I can provide a review for our experience.

Thank you for operating such a superb tour business. You make a very positive statement for your country. We look forward to coming again and staying longer.

I have attached a few pictures.

Donna Ware
South Carolina, USA                                                                          

Hello Nikos, 

Just a short note to thank you for looking after us on our recent visit to Athens. We were very impressed with your service, the van and your extensive knowledge of the city. Speaking to other ship passengers in the days after it seems we had certainly made the right choice. Many had relied on public transport and walking around and only got to experience a fraction of what we managed to see with you. 

I have left a review on Trip Advisor that should appear in the next day or so and I hope others will get to read it and experience your wonderful service. 

Thank you again and I wish you all the very best. 

Lane Prowd                                                                                          


We LOVED our day in Athens and Stefano was fabulous.   Absolutely no complaints – we felt we were in good hands from beginning to end.  We do hope that we can get back to your beautiful country and city some day again. 

Teresa Short                                                                                                    

Hello Nikos, 

I wanted to talk to the other people in our group before I got back to you.  It feels like our trip was three years ago instead of 3 months! 

Everybody really enjoyed the service you provided.  We appreciated you being very prompt to meet us at our ship, the van was extremely comfortable and the bottled water that you provided was very nice. 

The cost of the tour was competitive with other drivers we had researched.  We especially enjoyed the restaurant that you recommended for lunch. We thought our tour of the Acropolis was wonderful- our guide was very informative.   

As far as suggestions- nobody in our group encountered any negative aspects of the tour.  Generally our group preferred drivers who spoke clearly and loudly enough for those in the back row to hear and who had a lot of information about the city and its history to share. 

We also appreciated drivers who had an itinerary in mind but were willing to ask us for our requests as well. 


Julie Worger                                                                         

Hi Nikos 

Just a quick note to let you know how very happy we were with our transfer and half day tour, it was a wonderful start to our holiday and the rain was not a problem.I shall and have already- recommended you to friends and fellow travellers and will certainly use you again when we return to Greece, which I trust won't be too long. 

Thank you and best wishes for a good and busy season. 

Pauline Edwards                                                                       


It's funny that you wrote because we were just talking about our trip and especially our time in Greece with Manos. 

I can't think of one thing that would have improved our tour with you.  You let us customize our trip and Sounion was one of the highlight of our whole 12 day cruise. As for Manos, he was gracious and accommodating.  He went out of his way to find my husband a motorcycle store which he appreciated.  He also bought my daughter a coffee that she is still talking about. 

We spent a lovely day with him.  Please tell him hello from us. 

I told our travel agent how pleased we were with your services and I won't hesitate to recommend you if I have the opportunity! 

Thanks again, 

Mary Hart                                                                                                


I apologize for not following up in a timely manner after our trip; I have been busy relocating to a new city to begin my graduate study. Then, in my few spare moments, I been working on 2500 photos from our trip! In short, we had an amazing time with both Elias and Debby.  

Elias was safe, courteous, funny, informative, and very accommodating.  He made us feel very comfortable from the moment we met him.  We enjoyed our stop at Cape Sounion, which was a beautiful, relaxed way to begin a Greek vacation instead of heading straight into Athens!  (Thank you again for that recommendation.) 

Most notably, I must tell you that Elias went beyond his role as our driver when he did research based on a unique request of ours. He located the only remaining Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Shop in Athens so we could get the ONE souvenir for my father that we were sure he would like. After finding its location and hours, Elias made sure we made it to the store on the way to Pireaus.  

We would never have gotten there on our own, and it meant a lot to my Dad that we went out of our way to get his gift.  Thank you, Elias! 

NEXT - Debby. 

Debby was incredible. I speak of Debby often when telling people about our trip.  Debby's depth of knowledge - combined with her warm, genuine personality - made our day in Athens unforgettable. Her perspectives on modern Greece were just as compelling as the history she conveyed.  Also, her information was extremely easy to follow because she speaks in perfect English; in fact, we thought she WAS English until she mentioned being born in Pireaus!   

It is clear that she continually updates her education, and her enthusiasm for the information was infectious! Ancient Greece and Greek Theatre are subjects that I study and love, so talking to someone with her level of knowledge was thrilling.  

For my mother, who hasn't studied Greek history, Debby made her experience of the Acropolis so much richer than it would have been had we seen the sites alone. It was like walking the Acropolis with our very own Discovery Channel host! 

Finally, would it be possible for you to send my thanks to both Elias and Debby?   Please forward this website to them: http://holylands2010.xxxxxxxxx  They can view my photos. They each appear in several shots! 

Thank you for your part in our vacation.  Your company delivered everything promised.  I recommend your company to everyone who asks, and I will continue to post favourable reviews on the Cruise Critic message board where I did research for most of our independent tours. 

Please let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you.   I hope your summer went well.   

Best wishes and continued thanks,

Katie & Kim Cowan                                                                     

Thank you Nikos. 

It is always very nice to hear from you. We appreciate your efforts in ensuring that you provide the best service to your customers.  

We were very very happy with your service and especially the promptness with which you were communicating with us. Your re-confirmations as we got closer to the arrival date was very much appreciated. This gave us a lot of confidence in utilizing your services as we are indeed very far from Greece. Keep up the good work! 

Stefano, the driver, was just great! He was always on schedule and very pleasant and friendly to talk to. He was, especially, kind enough to explain the various sites that we drove by or visited. This was over and above what we expected from a driver and was indeed appreciated by the all members of the group. His command of English was very good.  

We have already recommended and continue to recommend your services to various friends and acquaintances who are planning to visit Greece and particularly Athens. We are passing out the 'cards' that Stefano had given to us as well sharing your website address with them. 

We will not hesitate to use your services the next time that we visit your beautiful country. 

Thank you again. “Efharisto Poli”.     


Calgary, Canada                                                                                      


Thank you for your the follow up e-mail.  We really had a wonderful time and had a lot of positive comments after our tour with you.  I can't think of any suggestions for improvements. 

The van was wonderful and clean and our driver and guide were very professional and friendly. 

We would recommend you to others without hesitation. 

Lori Lee                                                                                                   

There is absolutely NOTHING I would change about my trip. 

Stravos was excellent, punctual, polite, accommodating.  Even the restaurant he recommended remains one of the highlights of our trip.  We were a close group of friends, so we see each other often, and we always talk about our experiences in Athens. 

I did recommend your services to a friend of mine, Linda and Bob Barousse.  I beleive they might have used you, I am not sure. 

We also appreciated your phone call during our journey to check up on us, that was a nice touch. 

If you have the time, I made a photo slide show of our trip…  

Thank you for making our journey so remarkable. 

Yvette Cressend                                                                                      

Hello Nikos, 

We had a wonderful day with Steven.  He was one of the best driver/guides we have ever had in five previous trips to Europe.  He managed to deliver us to the top of the Acropolis and his commentary along the way was outstanding.  He even took us to some unscheduled stops that were much appreciated.   

Thank you once again for a great day out in Athens. 

I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone contemplating a similar tour. 


Charles Sanders                                                                                                              

Hi Nikos, 

We all want to send a special thank you for the wonderful day that we spent with you while in Athens on May 11.  One of the highlights of our trip was to be able to climb up to the Acropolis, thanks to you.  We liked everything about our tour and thoroughly enjoyed our day.   

I wrote the company in Santorini where we had the bad experience with the driver and he refunded our money.  I appreciated his honesty in admitting that he made a mistake.  He said his regular guide was out sick and he thought this guy would work for us.  He was recommended to us from cruise critic, but I will not recommend them to anyone. 

Again, thank you so much for a memorable day in your beautiful city. 

Best wishes to you, 

Janet & Bill OzburnRobert & Mary Hooper                              

Hello Nikos

I was just talking to someone today about my trip to Europe and raving about the private tours we had. 

Your company was top notch and I would highly recommend them to anyone I know who goes to Athens. I keep your emails in my mailbox so I don't forget who you are.

Bill was fabulous, he gave us a wonderful tour, there were no glitches with his service.  He's an asset to your company.

I have many retired friends who are now travelling and if I know they are going on a cruise which stops in Athens, I will definitely give them your company's email address.

I found you on Cruise Critic, which is a great site and I made note on some of the threads about your company.

I live in Miami, so we are now chasing away hurricanes, but I hope to be travelling again soon.

Thank you.
Cathy Maneri

Hi Nikos:

We finally arrive to Puerto Rico and back to reality !!!!! but  wanted to take the time to thank you so much for the service that you provided us, we really enjoy talking to Alex and getting to know your city.

We had a good experience and everything when as programmed, this makes a big difference when your time is limited.

If any of our friends visit Greece in the future I will definetely recommend your services.
Thanks again,
Frances Vincent

Nikos and Private Greece Tours: 

Your exceptional quality of genuine concern and care during our stay in Athens was the best.  I would recommend to anyone going to Athens to hire you for their driver. Your van immaculate, your demeanour charming, your historical commentary on every tour we took with you was so impressive.

Choosing your company enhanced our stay in Athens. I can not sing your praises enough.  

thank you so much again,

Monica Welke

( party of 6 from WI, NY, CA and FL )                                    

Hi Nikos, 

Just wanted to let you know what a fun day we had with George today. He was very professional and we all liked him. We are all coming back again so we will be calling you again.  

Thanks again  Julie Ketcam                                                                   

 We want to share with you all a fantastic day tour in Athens.
booked with

The tour was great value, cheaper than the ship tours, with more knowlege and superb service. No problems with credit card at all, so book, enjoy and do not worry

I need to walk with a stick and was very concerned about coping with the Acropolis, Plaka and so on
We were met at the port in Piraeus by Nikos Loukas, in a lovely air conditioned Mercedes van, suitable for up to 8 people.
Nikos knows Athens so well, he could plan our tour to allow me less walking. The tour buses park some distance from the Acropolis, we were delivered to an easier access.
He knows the timing of each event in Athens and we got to see so much in just 4 hours.

One key feature of this tour is the use of a mobile. Nikos gives clients a mobile phone to call him when they are ready to leave the Acropolis or Plaka.

Best tour ever.  

Regards from your friend in the UK

Sharon and Andrew Young,and  twins, Simon and Robert                  

Dear Nikos: 

Just wanted to say thanks for the private tour you arranged for us on June 1st with Alex.  We had an incredible day, and the mix up at the Acroplolis with Alex waiting so long for us was due to us.  Alex did a wonderful job in guiding us around town  and one day in Athens is not enough.  We hope to return in the future.  We will definitely recommend your company to our friends.   

Take care and thanks again for a beautiful day.  

Linda and Bob Brousse                                                                      

Kalimera, Nikos!

We are back in the USA and reviewing our wonderful visit to Greece. I was so happy to be able to meet you in person! Billy was a warm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide and made our visit extra special (not to mention the few "pop-ins" by you)!  Billy's suggestion for lunch was great, and we had a delicious sampling of Greek culinary treats! Thanks to Billy, we really made the most of our short visit to Athens, and it was exciting for me to see so many of the ruins I've talked about in my Greek mythology course.
I have attached a picture of our group with Billy. Please share it with him.
Eventually, we hope to return to continue touring other parts of Greece. We will definitely keep your email for future travel!

-Best regards,
Cheryl Leopold                                                                               

 Hi Nikos, 

You run an excellent, personal service and that is exactly what we were looking for in Athens.  I've given your email to several people that are heading to Athens, along with an excellent recommendation to retain your services.  In fact, I just gave your email this morning to a friend of mine leaving for Athens on Monday.  Alex was spectacular.  I think one of my favorite things about him was he gave a historical perspective, both ancient and modern.  Everywhere else we went it was only ancient history, and while I am very interested in ancient history, I really enjoy the modern so much more. 

The other thing that we liked was you checking up on how our day was going.  Brian and I were very impressed that you showed up in the middle of the city to see how things were going.  That was a really nice touch to the whole service.  

If you or Alex are ever planning a trip to San Antonio please get in touch. 

And thank you again for a great experience.  

 Annie Monahan                                                                                  

 Hope this is finding all of you well. Our entire cruise was an adventure/disaster as we missed 4 out of 8 stops, among them Santorini. However, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent in Athens. George was truly awesome.  I am slightly handicapped, but George always made sure I was taken care of, even took me on a side trip while the others walked up to the Parthenon (which someday I hope to do). The day was planned to avoid the crowds, and when we compared notes back on ship, saw and learned more than anyone else. 
The only problem I saw was that some places closed early, and we were not able to see them. But we certainly had a full day.

My sister and me would love to return to Greece, not on a cruise, but on land, and see more of your beautiful country. I was truly awe struck!  If we do, I will be sure to look you up.

Hope to keep in touch!        

 JAN - Sue Clingan                                                                       

Hello Nikos,
…Our group of travellers had just gotten together this past weekend to look at pictures, discuss our trip, etc. We had such a wonderful time visiting your city. I was thinking of any suggestions I could give you to improve and could not think of anything. You were very professional in dress and your transportation was very comfortable for getting around.
 We enjoyed all the places we visited and thought we had adequate time to explore each place. 
We all agreed if we were able to travel back to Athens we would certainly use your services or recommend you to others. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful city with all its great history.

Have a wonderful year ahead and we hope to meet again in the future!!
Kim Miller

Hi Nikos,  

Thanks so much for a couple of fantastic tour days in your country!   With only 4 days to spend in Greece, you and your team really helped us make the most of our time.  I personally was able to relax and enjoy the trip more knowing we were being expertly guided to all of the key sites and that you were taking care of the details. In addition to seeing the historical sites & artefacts, we were happy to have the opportunity to learn about present-day Greek life.   My goal was to make this trip a memorable one for my dad because visiting Italy & Greece has been a lifelong goal of his -- and we have all had the trip of a lifetime over the past couple of weeks.   We also appreciate you taking time out today to make sure we made it to the airport safely.  

Wishing you all the best, 

Jason Gibson                                                                                  

Dear Nikos, 

I am now home after a wonderful cruise, in spite of having rain 10 out of the 13 days! It was lovely to talk to you in person, and I have to thank you for sending George to be our guide for our tour around Athens! He is a sweetheart, and provided us with a day that will stand out as one of the highlights of the trip! Everyone in the group enjoyed his suggestions and commentary as we went along. You, also, were such a help in planning and organizing the day, and you can be sure that I'll be recommending your company to anyone I know who is going to be visiting Athens. 

 I wish the best for you always,

Claire Dressman                                                                         

Dear Nikos,   

We wanted you to know how pleased we were with the tour you arranged for six of us in Athens on Sunday, October 25th!  Our van, the driver, and guide, Gabriella, all provided us with a wonderful day of sightseeing.  Even though the sky opened up with "buckets of rain pouring down" on us, we had a great day, and particularly enjoyed a delicious lunch of Greek dishes in the Plaka after touring the Acropolis.  Gabriella was knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions. Thank you so very much - it was a pleasure to meet you and take your tour.


Dianna and Jim Pennington                                                     

Hi Nikos, 

I think everything was fine on our trip.  We had such rainy weather when we were in Athens that I think that was what made it not so much fun.  George was great, just some of our group didn’t like getting out in the rain and it limited what we did. Best to you and we appreciated your services. 

Sandi Reynolds                                                                                

Dear Nikos, 

My friends and I want to thank you for a wonderful city tour that you escorted us on in October.   Not only were the sights incredible, but you made us all feel like welcome guests.  We felt perfectly safe in your car; your driving was professional, skillful, and confident. Your knowledge of the area is phenomenal.  I feel that we now have a much better understanding of the ancient (and not-so-ancient) history of Athens.  The little anecdotes you told us only added to the enjoyment of the day. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful, wonderful day--thanks to you. Please feel free to post my comments on your website.  I would tell anyone who asks how very satisfied we were with your tour. 

Best wishes, 

Ellen Falk Celebrity "Equinox" Ancient Empires cruise,          

 Dear Nikos,

Thank you for your e-mail.  We were quite satisfied with the services of our driver, Gregory and our tour guide, Ms. Gabrielle.  They both performed their jobs quite well.  Obviously, we had more interaction with Ms. Gabrielle.  She was quite knowledgeable and probably her best quality, in my opinion, was her ability to listen and be flexible to our desires for what we wanted to see and do.  Gregory for his part always drove the van safely and to close proximity of our destinations for loading and unloading passengers.  We enjoyed the day doing and seeing exactly what we wanted.Now, if you could have just changed the rainy weather to a sunshiny day, it would have been perfect -ha,ha.I will certainly recommend your tour services to others, and appreciate your request for our comments.  


Dianna Pennington                                                                         


it's COLD here.   how about you?  Happy to tell you that our driver-guide Billy was excellent. very good English. we were very happy that he took us to the Changing of the Guard, we loved the dogs leading the parade. Acropolis museum was very crowded. of course, it was a Sunday. the tour was great. I think this only happened in Turkey, you know those Turkish rug merchants (smile) and not in Athens. we did not like that our driver-guide in Turkey took us to a rug store where they tried hard to sell rugs to us. My recall is that that did not happen with Billy. All in all, very pleased.

My best wishes to you for peace, health, and happiness.  

Joe and Nancy Jerardi,                                                                   

Dearest Nikos,   

My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful day touring Athens with Manos.  He was so wonderful.  We are grateful that we were able to see so much in such a short time.  I appreciate both of you taking such great care of us.   It was a pleasure to meet you as well.  I thought that was funny when you opened the door.  I am honored to have met you. Thank you again, if you don't mind, I will include you in a review that I will post about our trip on a forum called cruise critic.   

Have a wonderful day, and please extend our gratitude to Manos, 


Nancy Miller                                                                                         


Now we are back in Norway, today the temperature is below zero...we are freezing. I read about your election in the newspaper today, another Papandreou in charge , as you told us would happen!I will thank you for our great tour in Athens, we are all very satisfied.I have plans taking my parents to Athens, maybe in April 2010, and I will for sure contact you again!  

Best regards,

Tone Hals                                                                                             

Dear Nikos, 

Sorry for the delay in getting back with you but we were in California with our children for a month…  Your quick and informative e-mail replies were one of the things that definitely attracted us to your service.  Your personal appearance and immaculate car confirmed our choice, and the tour itself was informative and fun, and we thank you for the wonderful insight into your beautiful Athens.   Although we can't make any recommendations for changes we can only point out what first attracted us to you-your very professional website.  It was important that you mentioned your affiliation with the hospitality industry, which sets you apart from the other tour guides.   Feel free to contact us at any time, to use us as a recommendation or for further comments.  Thank you again for making our day a memorable one. 

Best wishes to you for a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. 

Ed and Ilene Gold                                                                        

Hi Nikos, 

I wanted to thank you and our guide Alex for a great tour of Athens.  Alex was polite, informative, and guided us along at our pace.  I'll put some good comments on and 


Richard Smith                                                                                 

Dear Nikos, 

I just thought I would drop you a line to say thank you for the fantastic tour we enjoyed with Manos on September 15th. He was brilliant with a great wealth of knowledge and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day. We will not hesitate to recommend your company if any of our friends are in your part of the world on their travels. 

Thank you once again, 

Janette Tully                                                                                

Dear Nikos, 

It seems a long time since we were in Athens in the sunshine.Your Taxi service was excellent , Spyros was on time and entertaining on the journey to the airportI would have no problem recommending your services to other peopleHope you have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New year. 


Mr. Barry Luke                                                                                   

Good morning Nick, 

Thanks for your note.  It would be very difficult for me to suggest any improvements to your service. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Athens - I only wish it could have been longer! Your service was prompt and professional. I think having that second mobile phone to use to contact you when we were finished at the Parthenon and the Museum was an excellent idea. You made what could have been just another day in a large city very memorable and special for us - thank you again.   After we left Athens we took two tours through the cruise company and a private tour at Ephesus with a company called Ekos tours. The cruise ship tours cannot compare with your personal service - we toured around ancient Olympia with a boring and disinterested tour guide. I kept thinking it would have been nice to have someone with your knowledge and professionalism leading the way. I will pass your name along to anyone that I know that is planning to visit Athens in the future. 

All the best, 

Maurice Hughes                                                                       

Dear Nikos,  

I asked the entire family for suggestions for you.  Their reply was "it was perfect, why would he change anything?"  And so I let you know this.  My 3 children, my husband, and I all enjoyed our trip with you to Poseidon's Temple and then back to Athens where we learned so much from you about the city and even some Greek mythology which we all found to be very interesting.

We would and have highly recommend your services to everyone. 

Rosemarie Sweetwood                                                                     


We had a wonderful day in Cape Sounion and in Athens. We really appreciated your services and our ability to customize the day.I cannot think of one thing to improve and would highly recommend you to
We have great memories of our day in Athens and hope to return and see
more of your beautiful country in the future.

Suzanne MacMillan and family.                                                      

Just a quick note to let you know that everybody in our group enjoyed your tour. We had a wonderful time there. Many thanks. I will definitely contact you when we are visiting again. 

Happy New Year!!! 

Dora Hu                                                                                     


we would like to thank you once again for a great and memorable tour. We will definitely post some comments on the internet and will surely contact you the next time we are in Athens.

Thanks again for a nice experience. 

Pepe Olvera                                                                              

Greetings from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada! 

I'm afraid I have nothing but positive things to say about your services. Some things that come to mind are:very professional, good clear website, good value for the pricekept us organized - got us to the 2 busiest sights at just the right time (Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum)knowledge of Greek history & mythology very goodinformative, friendly, nice clean vehicle We all enjoyed the tour. I would gladly recommend your services. 

All the best!

Linda Gambell                                                                                  

Dear Nikos, 

We were so very pleased with our day in Athens that it is very difficult to think of any way your service could be improved.  We wanted to visit certain sites, and we did, with a few more included, George took us around in such a way that we totally avoided crowds, he was very pleasant and extremely informative about everything - history, culture, food, whatever we wanted to talk about - and I bet he would be a lot of fun to just spend time with.  The van we used was clean, the air-conditioning worked very well, and we appreciated that George did not have to stop for gas on our time.  Visibility was great from the van, nice big windows for each of us!   We had asked to have lunch at a local restaurant, (taverna?), instead of a tourist or cruise tour stop, and we ate at a wonderful place right on the water, near Cape Sounion.  We are a typical suburban American family, but we were all willing to try some new things, and George helped us order a delicious meal. The weather was even wonderful - not too hot, enough of a breeze to keep the air moving. The only glitch we had came at the end of the day, and that was totally my fault.  I had completely forgotten we needed to visit an ATM to obtain Euros to pay for the tour.  It was no problem to find an ATM right by the port and George was very helpful to my husband who was having some difficulty getting the ATM to work properly. Our day was just about perfect.   We were also impressed by your website, and I must add that I was very pleased with your quick responses to all of my inquiries about the trip.  My husband & I hope to return to Athens and Greece, and you can be sure you will hear from us when we do.  And I will continue to recommend your services on Cruise Critic, and other travel sites I may use. 


Laura MattinglyFairfax Station, Virginia, USA                                  


We were thrilled with our tour - it was absolutely perfect and we loved Billy!! We could not have had a better tour, driver and the van was spotless.  It was one of our favourite days of our trip - so glad we booked through you.  I have recommended you to my best friends who are heading to Athens this summer.
Best regards,
Gaber                                                                                     (

Dear Nikos So nice to hear from you.

We still remember our trip with wonderful memories.  Nikos, you provided us such a lovely, comfortable, friendly and professional service. Also, you tailored the trip around our needs. You navigated the busy streets of Athens so easily. It would have been crazy to try to do it alone. There is nothing really I can add. Perhaps this letter will serve as an advert initself.  

Best Wishes, 

Yacoob Moosa & Family                                                                        

Hello Nikos,
I wanted to share with you how pleased the Bright Family was with the tour you provided of Athens last week. They were impressed with you knowledge and thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
"It was superb, above excellent!"
 Mimi Collins
PHONE 773-774-2727
FAX 773-774-8181
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Dear Nikos,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to send you a quick thank you.As we had pre arranged you met us at the agreed time at our hotel.  I was pleasantly surprised that although a native Athenian you speak excellent English.  Your knowledge of the city and surround area is superb!!You provided us with excellent information about the sites we were touring and never made us feel rushed.  While we saw quite a bit in one day, we never felt that we were shortchanged in the amount of time we spent at each site.  It was clear we could take as much time as we wanted, we knew that you would be waiting for us when we were ready to move on.You were articulate, interesting and smart enough to know when no commentary was necessary-allowing us to simply absorb the beauty and culture that is Greece.  You made our day one of the most enjoyable ever. We were extremely please to find you.  We will highly recommend you to anyone looking for a fabulous sightseeing adventure in Athens and surround.  Should our travels take us back to Athens we will happily use you again!

Sincerely yours,
Jerry & Kerry Park
Simi Valley, CA                                                                                   

Dear Nikos,

We can’t thank you enough.  We arrived home yesterday after a very brief trip to Greece.  We had arranged a full day trip to Corinth, Myceneae, Naphlion, and Epidavros as well as a return airport transfer.  It was a pleasure being with you a wonderful person and a great guide!  We have never enjoyed sightseeing as much as we did with you.  We are pretty well-traveled, but this was the experience of a lifetime!  No tour buses to board.  No waiting for the inevitable person who is late because he knows you won’t go anywhere without him.  For the four of us, this day trip was actually less expensive than buying a bus tour.  The airport transfer was probably a little more, but we had a very early departure and no worries about whether or not someone was going to show up.  We have never met a more courteous, kinder, more friendlier person than you.  Also, what a sense of humor!The Athens Metro was the cleanest, safest, and easiest to use of any public transportation system we have encountered anywhere in the worlds.  And what a bargain!Do you notice a lot of superlatives in this message?  We can’t say enough good things about this experience.  Our sincere thanks for all of the good advice.  We hope to return to Greece when we have more time and we will certainly use your services.

Best regards.
Dennis and Candace Snyder, Howell, Michigan
Larry and Barbara Alderink, Saline, Michigan                                     


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