Please find below the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what you are looking for or if you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We never wear black or at least not all the time like most tour agencies ask their guides/drivers to do. We want to be not to look professional.
Our cars are not black either. Most agencies have black cars to make customers feel they get the luxurious treatment. Our service to you matters most to us and we like to be clean, well dressed, even in a pair of shorts if too hot (Greece… summer?) so we meet the locals wherever we go looking just like you to do.
We are a small but very flexible private tour agency even with last minute situations. We don’t look at the clock and we don’t count money. Lunch (traditional Greek “meze”) is always included (so … no commission based stops for your lunch!) and you can have your extra drinks or snacks too as long as you are considerate and logical. Even half day tours or simple transfers will include some snacks, bottled water or homemade cookies!
No touristy stops unless you ask us too. The driver/guide will stop for a minute or two if he/she feels a rest is needed.
None of us will wait at the airport or hotel to pick you up holding up a sign with the name of our tour agency or your name! You will have a photo & name of the person meeting you and you can also tell us a bit about yourselves, if you don’t want to send a photo. We don’t like mechanical faceless methods but more human and personal ones.
Hope u r ok with our way attitude & we also hope to see u soon and let you have a “taste” of real Greece wthout the formalities but just the professionalism, the politeness and hospitality!
Why a private tour and not a tour with a bus?
A non private coach – mini bus tour costs less (but often not a lot) but you definetely get less basically due to unavoidable limitations due to delays, crowds and flexibility. Our driver/guides are very knowledgeable and provide lots of extras that are not possible with group tours.
The visitors’ comments/reviews below highlight the advantages of a really private tour with a non faceless driver/guide.
“If you want to see Delphi and don’t want to get herded around on a bus with the masses, this is definitely the way to go!”
“Our Eudaimonia tour guide was full of insider knowledge and will go above and beyond to make your trip a success.”
“Thank you both for your hospitality. The trip was amazing and gave a view of Greece I think many people miss out on.”
Why with EUDAIMONIA and not another tour agency?
We are really giving ourselves to the tours and more importantly we enjoy them too.
You get more than you pay for.
We know our way around and make sure you get to see & feel all these things that most people miss out on.
We are really private tour agency.
We get you to meet the locals too.
Our tours are not faceless & mechanical.
You can rely on us even for issues of your holiday that are not part of our tours.
What if we are more than 3 or 4 people?
As long as you are all part of the same party which means friends or family, we will still arrange your private tour (up to 8 people). If you aren’t, it won’t be a “private tour” which is not fair for you. If you are more than 8 people we can’t help you because our tours are planned and organized for small groups of related people. Please contact us and let us know your details and we get back to you asap.
How to create the perfect itinerary?
Of course this depends on may things like available days, budget, what you like, etc. But here are some tips for you.
- Choose a good base (hotel) in Athens so that you have easy access to the sites which are mostly within easy reach on foot or using the tube.
- If you are not a person that spends a lot of time in every site, a 3 day stay in Athens will be sufficient.
- If you like to stay & explore more, there are always the hidden gems that will make you feel less of a tourist and more of a local.
- Try to base some of your days in a region like Peloponnese which is close to Athens/airport (2 hours) and will cover all your needs: archeological sites, beautiful towns, islands, beaches & swimming, mountains, landscape, old monasteries, gorges, wineries, and of cource great non-touristy food!
- Islands? It does not have to be Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, etc. Don’t get the boat, it takes ages and you waste your holiday time. If you do want to visit the distant islands get the plane.
- Visit islands without wasting time in the Saronic gulf (south of Athens). They are great islands and some of them (Hydra & Spetses) are very cosmopolitan and amazing! Just a couple of hours away.
- Go for off season holidays. Avoid mid July to end of August to avoid the crowds & the bad service. Unless you have done your homework really well and know where to go even at high season and still enjoy the magic of Greece.
If you need help to plan your trip, we will try our best to help you out.
Should we make our own arrangements for travel insurance?
We highly recommend that all our passengers look into purchasing a travel insurance as you never know what might happen to interrupt your travel plans or even your return home/work. Your travel insurance can cover important expenses like hotel costs, medical bills, and of course flights. Should things go wrong you can end up with a very expensive holiday instead of a great holiday.
What is the meaning/definition of EUDAIMONIA (our logo)?
Happiness, welfare, the state of having a good indwelling spirit, a good genius
Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯mo’níaː]), sometimes anglicized as eudaemonia or eudemonia /juːdᵻˈmoʊniə/, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, “human flourishing” has been proposed as a more accurate translation.
- That bursting feeling in your chest when you travel. When it all feels right.
- The constant change in travel often puts our senses in overdrive and the highs are higher than ever.
When is the best time to visit Greece?
Mid July to end of August is high-high season but it depends where you want to go. Some areas, and without missing anything of what Greece has to offer, are just fine to visit at high season. The ideal months are May-June & September-October. the rest of the months are great too and you will be unlucky to visit on the few days that the weather is unsuitable. If you are not sure, just contact us.
Why you should visit Greece at least once in your lifetime?
Greece is at the top of the ultimate list of 20 countries you should visit once in your lifetime based on the listings and polls of the popular sites Lonely Planet, Telegraph, Business Insider, Thrillist, and Rough Guides.
Greece may have undergone an economic crisis recently but it still remains a premium tourist hub, which owes both to its historic cultural heritages and natural spectacles such as its beaches, mountains and islands.
Greece has been endowed with natural beauty in every possible form. The grandeur of nature’s beauty extends from the colossal Aegean to the cloud covered peak of Mt. Olympus.
The historic capital of Greece (i.e. the ever bustling city of Athens) may be the most famous place but there are plenty of other equally fabulous places to visit as well that you will need some extra help to discover and explore anxiety free. This is where Eudaimonia Private Tours comes in to make it happen.
How intense are the walks and activities of our tours?
Most of our tours will require at least a moderate level of fitness and are suitable for active people. For example, visiting places like Delphi, Sparta/Mystras, or Mycenae all include some up hill walking. From our experience people of all ages manage with no problems. Some tours involve some extra hiking or add-ons that you can always skip.
Feel free to contact us and we would be happy to advise you further as to the suitability of each tour before booking.
How flexible are the Eudaimonia tours?
We do have set itineraries, but since we are operating only private tours, we are very flexible. At the same time we aim to make the whole experience as unhurried and relaxed as possible. We will often add extra visits or activities which are dependant on the time of the year and weather conditions. Reading out visitors reviews you will discover that some of these extras are free and happen spontaneously, again because we are not dealing with crowds and that allows us to offer the extras easily.
Are the departure dates guaranteed?
What are the minimum and maximum group sizes for any of our tours?
Are the tours suitable for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair?
Unfortunately the answer is no. Even the non difficult tours will require walking or hiking up hill and on uneven surfaces or getting into a relatively small boat/ferry, etc. If your situation is not exactly a disability, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to advise you further as to the suitability of each tour before booking.
How intense/difficult are the walks and activities of the tours?
What is included in the price of each tour?
What is exactly the Traditional Lunch (“meze”) that is included in all the day tours?
Meze or mezze (/ˈmɛzeɪ/, also spelled mazzeh or mazze) is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic more often than not drinks. They are small dishes, hot or cold, spicy or savory. They can be seafood dishes such as grilled octopus, along with Greek salad, garlic bread, kalamata or other types of olives, fava beans, fried vegetables, melitzanosalata (eggplant salad), taramosalata, fried crusty cheese called saganaki, and sheep, goat, or cow cheeses. The alcoholic drinks drinks are usually ouzo or tsipouro.
Meze can be a very small single dish with a drink before lunch time or a selection of larger dishes which can be the lunch itself. Of course someone can have beer or other soft drinks.
What does our "Free Consultation" include?
By booking any day or multiday trip and you are arriving at Athens city or Nafplio town, you are untitled to Free Consultation for your holiday.
You can contact us directly with your questions
We cannot promise that we will have all the answers and you can aks about traveling to any place in Greece.
We can provide some very useful and money saving advise.
We will answer all your travel questions and help build your itinerary.
Depending on the information you will provide us with, we can help with key tips, advice on scenic routes & hidden gems, etc.
We can provide help about where to stay, eat, safety@night, transport, etc.
Is Greece a safe place to travel, for solo passengers or women?
Is there free time on the tours?
Are airport or cruise ship transfers included?
Is accommodation included?
Which are the methods of payment?
You can pay using:
- most major credit cards (2% booking fee applies to credit card bookings)
- Paypal (4% booking fee applies to Paypal bookings)
- Electronic Bank Transfer – bank details will be provided (you should tell your bank that you will pay the charges for sending the money)
Bookings are confirmed by e-mail with details about the tour, trip or transfer, meeting time and place.
What type of accommodation should you expect?
Is there WC on the vehicle?
What are the age restrictions?
Is there wifi while on the vehicle?
Yes. The same goes for most of the places we visit like coffee shops, tavernas, sites, etc. Most of the overnight stops will also have free wi-fi internet available.