giota dritsaki Private tour guide in Athens, Katakolo, Olympia - Greece

giota dritsaki

Guide profile:


My name is Giota, i am a professional tour guide with over 15 years of experience and i would love to share my passion for the greek culture with you. My city, Athens, has over 100 museums, over 30 arqueological sites, amazing neighborhoods, sandy beaches, typical restaurants, so many things to see and to do!Together we can organise the tour that you have always dreamed of, according to your interests. I was born and raised in Athens, i know the city inside-out and i would be glad to show you not only the touristic part but also the real Athens of her citizens!

Please contact me to check my availability before booking.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Graham P.

Giota was an excellent guide, who has a pleasant and natural manner. She gave us lots of historical information, interesting stories, and pointed out many interesting and lovely stories about her personal experiences living in Athens.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

cultural tours of athens and katakolon. All over Greece upon request.

If you are in a hotel i can meet you in the hotel's lobby, if you arrive on a cruise ship i can come to pick you up from the port. For first-time visitors in Athens i propose a 4 hour tour of the Acropolis of Athens (the ancient athenians sacred rock with the Parthenon and the other monuments of the 5 century bC), the new Acropolis museum (a brand new and amazing museum), a walking tour of the city(to see the most important buildings and monuments) and Plaka (the typical old Athens neighborhood with monuments, shops, restaurants). You will get a good impression of the greek capital. For visitors who have already been in those places I would recommend the cape Sounion or the National museum, and if you share your interests with me, there are a lot of options!

Transportation by tour guide:

A walking tour is a fantastic way to discover the city but we can always use my a/c car (extra charge and baby seat available, maximum 3 persons), or mini bus, tourist bus for groups, limousine upon request.

Tour guide interests:

I love traveling -everywhere-, cooking -especially pasties-, dining -the best places-, shopping -i found the most amazing work shops, boutiques, jewelers, meeting new people -from all over the world! I love children and i can adapt the tour to make it more appropriate for them to avoid boredom, they will love it! I look forward to share my experience with you and to take you to all the amazing places of my city!

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Graham P. 07 Apr 2019

Giota was an excellent guide, who has a pleasant and natural manner. She gave us lots of historical information, interesting stories, and pointed out many interesting and lovely stories about her personal experiences living in Athens.

5 stars ALICIA G. E. 21 Sep 2018

Ha sido una experiencia genial.Giota ademas de ser una guia estupenda y explicar la historia de Atenas de forma amena y divertida, nos ha aconsejado muy bien sobre otros sitios. Un español impecable.No se le puede poner ninguna pega! Muchas gracias!

5 stars Yuiko O. 18 Mar 2018

Giota was the best tour guide we have ever had. Her knowledge was extensive and her personality was very warm and friendly. We would highly recommend her to anyone who like a comprehensive tour in Athens or anywhere in Greece.

5 stars Paulo M. 07 Oct 2017

Our guide Goita was excellente. A perfect mastery of the language (Spanish and Portuguese). Knew every corner of Athens and Delphos. Explained to us the history of Greece and its wonderful culture, demonstrating a broad knowledge of history, art, religion and architecture. Congratulations, we are extremely happy and feel at home.

5 stars lin L. 16 Sep 2016

Am delighted that we chose Giota for our introductory tour of Athens. It was a fantastic 1.5 days tour. She was very professional, gave all the facts that were just enough and not excessive. Most important, she was such a lively cheerful guide that it made the whole tour so memorable. Despite the weather being so hot, we enjoyed walking the city with Giota. Waited years to visit Athens and have no regrets, thanks to Giota. We will be back and it will be Giota again!

5 stars Reagan T. 25 Jun 2016

Giota is an incredible guide! She arranged tours for our group of 6 for a day and a half in Athens and my only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. She is a wealth of information and became a kind friend. Giota arranged all of our transportation while we were in Athens. She was fun to be with and I hope to use her services again when we go back for a longer visit. You will not regret booking with her!

5 stars Katie K. 21 Mar 2016

Giota was amazing. I booked her because of the reviews, and I am so glad I did. My daughter and I visited Athens and hired Gioto for three days. He knowledge, passion and love for her country shines through, plus she is lovely to be with. We felt relaxed, in very safe hands and had a wonderful time. Book her, you won't be sorry.

5 stars Suhrid S. 20 Sep 2015

Giota was a great guide with deep insight on history and immense patience to handle a group of twelve different minds with varied queries.

Most importantly she is a fine human being with utmost honesty.

I would strongly recommend her as one of the best guide i have come across.


5 stars James S. 16 Sep 2015

We can't say enough about what a wonderful tour guide Giota turned out to be! From the moment she greeted us till we parted hours later a a beautiful cafe she suggested, it was a true pleasure to enjoy her company and and learn from her passionate knowledge of Greek history. The time with her was one of the great highlights of our trip to Greece. Thank you Giota! Jim and Carrie. Newport Beach, CA

5 stars wagner F. 25 Jul 2015

Giota foi o ponto alto da nossa excursão em Atenas. Deixamos a visita a acropolis para o último dia para termos uma visita guiada e ela deu uma verdadeira aula da história grega misturando fatos reais as lindas lendas gregas criando a atmosfera surpreendente onde 4 hs pareceu 10 minutos. Recomendo a todos, português perfeito. Fala também francês espanhol ingles e obviamente grego. OBRIGADO por toda atenção e carinho. Fique com os Deuses gregos!!! Σας ευχαριστώ (obrigado em grego)

5 stars ARTURO F. 25 Jul 2015

Giota es un excelente guía y persona, habla perfecto español y si regreso a Grecia que me gusto mucho , la volvería a llamar . Somos familia adultos, adolescentes jóvenes y todos estuvimos contentos . Felicidades a Giota

5 stars Luisa N. 20 Jun 2015

Giota is a wonderful tour guide plus a well educated professional in touch eith her Grecian roots and knowledgeable all around. She took our family around Athens as if we were long time friends. We felt comfortable around her and enjoyed her detailed explanations and tips. Giota and our choffeur were a dynamic duo and we can't wait to return to Greece and plan new adventures. BTW, Giota's Spanish is almost better than mine, and I'm from Puerto Rico. Efharistó, Giota! The Nadal family.

5 stars Adam F. 10 Jan 2015

Giota is a great person and guide. She was on time and prepared for all three tours we booked and communicated with us the whole way. She loves the Greek history and was glad to share it with our family of 5 (kids 14/12/9). I almost feel like I could take others on a tour of those sites now after that wonderful experience!

We did the Acropolis & Acropolis museum, National Archaeological museum and a day trip to Mycenae/Corinth/Nafplio over the course of 3 days.

5 stars Michael A. 21 Dec 2014

Giota was absolutely fantastic and great with children. We spent 4 days with Giota in Dec. both in Athens and on day trips out of Athens. We have 3 boys (7, 11 and 14) and she went out of her way to make sure they stayed interested and had a fun time. She is very knowledgeable and her understanding of ancient greece was very broad and kept both children and adults engaged. Her english is excellent and we would thoroughly recommend her to either a party of adults or a family.

5 stars Richard G. 07 Oct 2014

Giota was terrific! We spent the entire day touring Athens, Cape Sounion and more. Her English was easy to understand and her knowledge of the area was incredible. Outstanding guide! Thank you Giota.

5 stars Alex F. 19 Jul 2014

Giota me parecio excelente guia, con explicaciones muy interesantes y diviertidas que nos tuvieron encantados durante todo el dia de recorrido. Gracias!

5 stars Wendy S. 18 Jul 2014

Giota was really nice and very informative.

She kept the tour interesting- even for young adults. We visited the Acropolis and this is a large site with many temples. We enjoyed our visit much more with a guide than if we had just wandered around by ourselves. She made sure that we had plenty of time sitting down in the shade so we did not get too hot or tired.

She also organised airport transfers for us with a nice comfortable minivan.

I would highly recommend Giota.

5 stars Fredrik L. 04 Jul 2014

Giota was very professional och pleasant during our guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. I would really recommend a guided tour, since you learn so much more compared to walking on your own.

5 stars andre T. 26 Jun 2014

Giota was an outstanding guide in Athens, best private tour I ever had. She even helped us to arrange another tour and airport drop off upon our request. I recommend her to anybody, she is really knowledgeable in all languages she is licensed to tour and knowledgeable about every aspect regarding touring.

5 stars John M. 14 Jun 2014

Giota is an excellent tour guide. She offered great advice on the sites to tour, amount of time to allocate for the tour and timing of visits to avoid crowds. She is very knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. Her command of the subject matter is detailed - she offers insights and observations, not just facts. She was exceedingly generous in offering to photograph my wife and I at various sites and positioned us for best shots. We enjoyed her company and wholeheartedly recommend her.

5 stars Maryellen H. 25 May 2014

Giota was a wonderful guide we felt as though we were walking in Athens with a very knowledgable friend.

5 stars Steve S. 20 May 2014

Giota was the best tour guide we have ever hired! Her knowledge of the City, the Country, the people, and the sites was encyclopedic. She went even further than being a tour guide, she took care of us. She took many steps to assure our well-being during and after the tour. She anticipated our needs and fulfilled them before we even asked. She arranged dinner to be delivered to our hotel, she called to ask how we were doing the day after the tour. She held my wife's shaky hand as we climbed the

5 stars FERNANDO A. 02 May 2014

We found Giota in this site and for us she was more than a guide, she became a good friend that showed us everything about the Athenas´s history "Zeus Temple, Acrópole Museum, Acrópole (city), good stores and etc..", and at the end we have lunch in a typical Greek restaurant. In the other day we visited Vouliagmeni´s Lake and Cabo Souniou "Poseidon Temple". She speaks a perfect spanish and sometimes we spoke in Portuguese too. We recommend.

5 stars Christian S. 24 Apr 2014

A great tour for our family of four of the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis! Giota told the story of these places to us in such an interesting way and with so much fascinating detail that all of us including our teenage children were captivated. Her historical knowledge was excellent and our many questions were very well answered. When we asked, Giota helped us to find the best way back (through the Agora) and a great restaurant for dinner. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

4 stars D S. 30 Aug 2015

We really had a great tour with a Giota. She was very knowledgeable and brought the history and background of the Acropolis and Parthenon to life. We were glad to have toured the Acropolis museum first as it gave us a good background poo n what we would see at the Acropolis site.

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