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“No other way to go!”
In only a few words it would be difficult to describe how my and my family’s life was indelibly effected by our experience with Eudaimonia, and most particularly, with Nikos. Having said that I would need to wax on for a bit. To start with, this was the first time in many years of travel together as a family, that we opted to utilize the services of someone else in the process of travel and sight seeing abroad. Typically it is I, whom on our trips, navigates the terrain; on foot and one the road. Having recently been diagnosed with a condition that often leaves me feeling exhausted and significantly limits my ability to walk for long periods, I had decided to look into alternate options. We as a family have always shied away from formal tour guides and tour-based experiences due to notable reasons. Primarily, as a family we tend to be more private people and often would prefer on vacation to spend our time together, intimately enjoying each other’s company; not having to negotiate the preferences of a large tour group. Additionally, rather than have our sightseeing experiences become more about “the facts and figures” of the moment and location, we would much prefer to allow the moment to unfold in the wonder and beauty of the spontaneous encounter, either with the people and or the land that has welcomed us into its arms.
Having discovered Eudaimonia on Trip Advisor, reading a review of someone else’s experience, and how the services provided under the attention and care of their driver, had such a positive impact, I decided to investigate. Immediately as soon as I established email communication, I felt reassured that my needs would be understood and our particular interests would be prioritized. This could not have been more true. As our trip and experience in Greece evolved over time, so enamored we became, by the safety, convenience and efficiency of our newly discovered traveling means and the wonderfully pleasant, amiable and most accommodating nature of our driver, Nikos, soon to become friend, that we extended our plans under his guidance making for the most memorable and intimate experience of Grecian culture, food, the land and it’s people. The options all along the way, to personalize our trip, to alter our plans, and/or to temporarily detour into an impromptu inclination, allowed our trip to enfold more effortlessly and efficiently; spending much more time taking it all in, rather than feeling expended. As anyone with traveling teenagers knows, it can be difficult sometimes, accommodating their often precarious temperaments, especially while vacationing: it could be a challenging undertaking to be in the car with a teenager for long road trips. Not only did our son feel at home, but we found him often more readily inclined to do more and venture further than we would typically expect: testimony to the effort our driver made to have him feel comfortable and a part of the journey.
Any and all reservations we may have had prior to engaging in our private, self-guided tour experience, quickly vanished within the warmth and glow of our epic journey into the heart of Greece. Not wanting to miss the many seminal places of both legend and history, and most importantly, wanting to experience the place Grecians call “home”, and of which they are so rightfully, delightfully and invitingly proud, there could have been no other way that this could have so seamlessly and joyfully unfolded, even in a dream, than with our newly discovered friend, Nikos and the marvelously unique service he and his company provide.
We had an amazing guide during the two days we spent with him in Athens. We saw the popular sites but he also gave us a taste of ‘the real Greece’ and gave us an experience that we will never forget. He talked to us and found out what we were interested in and then took us to places that suited us perfectly. For example I like ‘old style’ Greek cuisine so he took us to a brilliant place off the beaten track which you’d never find by yourself. We like boats so he took us to see a range of vessels from an Ancient Greek boat to a modern warship and other craft of historical interest. These are not in guide books or easy to get to so it was a unique trip. His English is perfect – he speaks it like a native and he has a great sense of humour so he was fun to be with too! He is very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects, we had some very interesting conversations with him and learned a lot about the places we saw and about Greek culture. He gave us a unique experience and we are planning to book with him again when we make our next trip to Athens. Thank you!
Great country, great day, great trip!
It was a great experience, and our family – me, my husband and our teenager son- were really happy that we made a choice with Hosios Loukas monastery. Delphi was a fascinating place, and we were glad to come there early in the morning and enjoy the charm of the place without crowds of tourists running around. We made a slow walk up enjoying the countryside with blossoming trees and majestic ruins around us. The museum on site is very informative!
The monastery of St. Loukas was a place where you can realy experience a feeling of being here and now: calm, spiritual, yet friendly atmosphere.
And few words about our guide. It looked like he really enjoyed our excitement and really minded what we liked – architecture, landscape or food. He shared a lot of knowledge during the trip, and it made it a very special one.
We enjoyed our maiden Greek trip with help of Eudaimonia’s great lady guide.
It was thoroughly enjoyed with our all five senses…. And our sixth sense says that we will come back again
The driver for this self-guided tour was extraordinarily helpful and friendly. He was informative and answered our questions . The lunch was delightful and in a small town on the plaza at a town near Hosios Loukas. He was careful to drop us off and pick us up and convenient locations which enhanced our tour. His driving was safe and beyond reproach. I would highly recommend this tour.
Highlight of Greece
Zackary: I stumbled upon this trip when looking for things to do in Athens and the surrounding area. The experience was great as you are able to travel away from Athens and see a bit of the Greek countryside and more local areas. Nikos and Yota are wonderful hosts and will work to accommodate you in any way so you can get the most out of your trip. We opted for a home cook meal the first night we were there which cost extra but is well worth the money. Yota is an amazing cook and baker and we didn’t find anywhere else that had baklava as good as hers. If you opt for the meal you will not go hungry we had leftovers for the next day. The islands are both beautiful. My personal favorite was Hydra. The apartment tree house has one bath and two bedrooms, one with a full bed and one with bunk beds. There is a full kitchen so you can cook if you want and the balcony view shows one side of Ermioni peninsula and the main port.
Samantha: “The best baklava I’ve ever had”. My personal favorite island was Hydra. Thank you both for your hospitality. The trip was amazing and gave a view of Greece I think many people miss out on.
This tour was wonderful! Both Delphi and Hosios Loukas Monastery were fascinating UNESCO sites. Our guide Nikos from Eudaimonia Private Tours was great! Very thoughtful and informative. We enjoyed him so much, we booked a private tour with him for a second day of touring Lousios river & gorge, villages & monasteries οf central Peloponnese.
We had an amazing day with memorable experiences on this excursion. Our guide, Nikos, was friendly and knowledgeable and truly delivered on showing us this amazing area of Greece. We stopped at the Corinth Canal and several monasteries, where monks gave us individual tours, complete with coffee and “tsipouro”. We also stopped in several mountain villages where we were able to hike around old alleyways and had an authentic Greek lunch at a local coffee shop. We traveled a different path than we did on the way in and were able to see a gorgeous forest and river. The best day trip of our vacation by far! Highly recommend to anyone looking to do something outside the beaches and islands!
I had a great time with Nikos visiting Corinth canal, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus. We had a great lunch in a town near Epidaurus very local place with no other tourists. In addition to the locations, there were stops for photos with impressive views. There is enough time to see all items in each location. We included a visit to Corinth ruins with additional cost and time but it’s worth it!. Nikos will contact you promptly after reserving so that you can plan and arrange the tour. I enjoyed everything about the tour and really recommend it.
Our hosts were very gracious and we had a wonderful time with them. Thank you so much for all of the great sights we saw.
The home that we stayed in was very comfortable. We had a great selection of breakfast items in the refrigerator to choose from. We would definitely recommend this trip for other travelers.
After visiting the Zappeion Palace and Gardens, Nikos and I went to various locations around Attica. We visited Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (National Opera and views and soon-to-fully-open National Library), Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion, Technology Park in Lavrio, Lake Vouliagmeni and snacks / sunset at Glyfada before returning to Athens. Another great excursion to see old and new, man-made and natural.
The highlight of our holiday was our stay in Ermioni with Yota and Nikos. Their Greek hospitality was outstanding. We were given the opportunity to visit ancient ruins that the average tourist misses. The trips to Hydra and Spetses were magic. The swimming at the islands was beautiful in warm pristine waters and both islands had their own charm. The home cooking was delicious and Yota really went out of her way to ensure that we received the full Greek experience. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough for anyone that wants to experience the real Greece.
Booked the tour a couple of days before arriving in Athens. The drive to Delphi is about 2 hours. We stopped at a small town on the way up I think that the tour busses stop there on the way down. Nikos dropped us off at one end of the main street so we could do some shopping and get some coffee and walk through the town. He met us on the other side of the street to continue the trip. The scenery was great since he took the back roads to avoid the traffic on the highways. Once we got to Delphi, we agreed on a time and place to meet after we completed our tour. The Delphi site is amazing, as are the views. I would suggest going all the way to the top to see the Stadium first as it is a bit of an uphill climb. And if it’s hot and you have already been steadily climbing up hill, it can be a trek. Once you see the Stadium head down to view the rest of the site–and the views on your way down are made for photos and selfies. Once we finished, we met Nikos and then went down the road to the other part of the site–where the temples to Athena are located. This is the site of the temple usually used on all of the advertisements I saw for Delphi. There were only about 5 people there touring including us. Nikos dropped us off and we arranged a signal for him to come get us when we were through. I don’t think the busses go there since there is hardly any parking on the side of the road. Once we left there we headed toward the Hosios Lukas Monastery (Holy Luke). On the way we stopped at a cafe/bar in another small town that had an outside area for drinks and snacks. Both were excellent. The owner kept bringing out various dishes for us. There were other locals at the bar and the weather was nice, so it was a great place to stop. The Monastery is definitely recommended. It is still an active monastery the sanctuary is amazing and has been untouched since built in 953. The views are also great. We sat and had cappuccinos and pastry before leaving. Nikos’ son drove back and we got to the hotel in time to relax and head out for dinner. We mentioned to Nikos that we were planning to go to the market the next day in Athens to get some fresh figs while they were still in season. Unfortunately we never made it. However, when we got back to the hotel, Nikos had dropped off a Thank You note and package. Inside were fresh figs!
This tour with Nikos was great! Aside from the trip to Delphi, we stopped for lunch in a small village that doesn’t see many tourists and visited the Monastery of Saint Luke — another off the beaten path gem. Nikos is full of insider knowledge and will go above and beyond to make your trip a success.
What a wonderful experience! Nikos maintained excellent communication with us before the tour and was extremely prompt and generous with his time, insight, and resources throughout. We were able to see and experience lots more than just the ruins of Delphi due to Nikos being accommodating, open, and willing to show us areas and facets of local Greek culture, food, and drink we never would have experienced in the same way otherwise. 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! Thank you so much, Nikos!
Dec. 19, 2016 was a spectacular private drive with Nikos into the northeast Peloponnese. We visited Corinth (canal, old city), Mycenae (3000 year old ruins), Nafplio (amazing scenery and buildings), Ligourio (lunch and ouzos), and Epidaurus (theater and ruins). Lots of olive trees and citrus groves here. I was looking forward to this excursion the most and I was proven right.
Evening was souvenir shopping and dinner.
Nikos gave myself and two friends a wonderful private tour from Athens up to Delphi and, our favorite, the Osios Loukas monastery. He picked us up and dropped us off where we were staying. We arrived at Delphi well before the tourist buses got there, which made it feel like we had the place to ourselves. A nice change of pace from Athens! After spending a couple hours there he drove us to small village where we had several plates of delicious mezzes. Then we continued onto the monastery, which was absolutely stunning. The setting was very serene and was the perfect place to enjoy a cup of Greek coffee and some home made desserts. We couldn’t have asked for a better day! Thank you so much Nikos!
Thank you for a wonderful trip!
Day Trip to Delphi, Hosios Loukas, Lunch – Excellent
Our guide treated us to a top notch day trip to Delphi, Hosios Loukas (monastery), and an authentic Greek lunch. He also added in a quick side trip to a great little Greek town for some coffee. The guide was professional, knowledgeable and friendly, and transportation was clean and roomy.
A beautiful day trip with EUDAIMONIA Private Tours to Cape Sounion
Our guide, picked us up a the cruise port terminal and our adventure started, He got to know us and made some excellent suggestions based on the conversation. We have a nice swim in a private spa lake, a good cup of Greek coffee on top of the new Library complex, We have a great trip to the Cape Sounion and traveled back for and end of the day sampling of Greek foods in Athens. He dropped us off at the ship with plenty of time to spare.
We highly recommend using EUDAIMONIA Private Tours, why travel with big crowds. Our guide personalized service was excellent and we will use him again to travel in Greece.
Great day with Nikos
We had a wonderful trip with with Eudaimonia and thought Nikos was a wonderful guide. We went for a wine tasting, visited the Planitero village, the cave of lakes, had a local Greek lunch, went on the Odontotos train (which had amazing views), and saw the Corinth canal. Nikos kept us fully entertained and told us a lot of interesting information throughout the day. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in doing something off the beaten track and far less touristy than the typical tours you might sign up for.
Best two days of our trip!
We loved our trip with Eudaimonia so much that we actually booked a second day with them (last minute). We had an outstanding tour guide and great conversationalist. The sights were amazing and, after a month of traveling, we can say with confidence that the two days with Nikos were the highlight of our trip. We would recommend Eudaimonia to anyone going to Greece!
Perfect day; Mystras, Sparta, lunch at the top of the mountain and beyond!
Mountain Villages of Peloponnese, Monasteries and Greek Lunch
Excellent Private Delphi and Hosios Loukas Monastery Self Guided Tour from Athens with Lunch
AMAZING TRIP to the Mountain Villages of Peloponnese , Monasteries & Lousios River Private Day Trip from Athens
Excellent private tour
Awesome, Personalized, Private, Off-The-Beaten Path Tour in Athens, Greece
So much fun
Wonderful Day Trip with Nikos!
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