Elias Papadopoulos Private tour guide in Nafplio, Athens, Olympia - Greece

Elias Papadopoulos

Guide profile:

Born in Thessaloniki in 1974, I grew up in Nafplio where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I settled in Komotini, Thrace to study Law at university. It was there that I had the amazing opportunity to experience the multicultural Thrace, a prefecture in the north-eastern borders of Greece.

After having spent a few years in Athens practicing Law, I made the decision to leave the hustle and bustle of the capital and move back to my hometown, Nafplio, where I started my own business as a lawyer. At the same time, I decided to follow academic studies in a field that has been of keen interest and true love to me since I was a child i.e. that of History- at the University of Kalamata, South Peloponnesus and at Panteion University of Athens.

Blessed with the luck to be living in one of the most beautiful Greek cities, I was often given the chance to offer «guided tours» to friends that would visit Nafplio on holidays. It was the great pleasure deriving from this experience that urged me to transform what was the work of an amateur into my profession.

Nafplio, Argolis and the wider area of Peloponnesus are full of archaeological sites and places of cultural interest. Each one of them provides us with the opportunity to talk about different historical periods -from prehistoric antiquity to the present -and about the relationships of continuity and discontinuity among the successive civilizations that thrived in this land.

My personal viewpoint focuses on the historical context in which human civilizations are born, on the social conditions rather than on dates, on the way of living of common people instead of the victories of generals and emperors and places great importance in geography and climate.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Kenya C.

Excellent tour guide, highly recommend him. Polite and extremely knowledgeable. We were a group of nine 4 adults and 5 children ages 9 -18. He made it fun and interesting for all. Elias was great!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Guided tours at the archaeological sites of Pepoponnesus: Mycenae, Tiryns, Epidaurus, Olympia, Nemea are just on the top of the list...

Walking tour through the old city of Nafplio

Mystras: the jewel of Byzantine Peloponnesus

Parnonas: explore the mountainous Peloponnesus and the stone built villages

Athens: Acropolis, museum of Acropolis, National Archaeological museum, walking tour through the centre of the city

Entrance fees are not included, please contact for availability before booking

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Tour guide interests:

Reading, cooking, traveling

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Kenya C. 15 Jul 2017

Excellent tour guide, highly recommend him. Polite and extremely knowledgeable. We were a group of nine 4 adults and 5 children ages 9 -18. He made it fun and interesting for all. Elias was great!

5 stars Christopher B. 26 May 2015

My wife and I booked Elias for three days to tour Epidavorus, Mycenae, Old Nafplio, Mystras, Sparta, Nemea and Corinth. Elias was an enthusiastic and wonderful guide. His English is flawless and he's extremely knowledgeable about the history of his country and genuinely pleased to share that knowledge. He's also happy to offer tips on local shops and restaurants as well. If you are touring the Peloponnese I highly recommend him.

5 stars Stefan B. 14 May 2015

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