Today we had the distinct pleasure and privilege of being guided through the Acropolis Museum and Acropolis by Nadia Pavlikaki. Nadia demonstrated and displayed a passion for history, archaeology and the people of Greece and this was evident through the lessons in history that she shared with us. Nadia provided us with a small private group tour which was informative, rich is history and painted the perfect canvas for what was the history of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece and its people. This tour was truly one of the best tours we’ve ever taken. Nadia was warm, friendly, engaging and a wealth of knowledge. This Acropolis Museum and Acropolis tour has certainly exceeded all expectations and we highly recommended Nadia if you’re in Athens looking to tour. Warmest regards,
We recently had the opportunity to do an Acropolis tour with Nadia. We made arrangements long distance for a private tour, but when Nadia had the opportunity to add three more guests she was kind enough to ask if the additional guests would be ok with us. She was very considerate and we did enjoy the 3 extra tour guests who ended up living only a two hour drive from our home. Anyway, we had a rather cold and windy day, but Nadia's sunny disposition made the tour a happy experience for all. Our tour was in the afternoon, and Nadia was still right on time and ready to go, even though she had done a tour for school children that same morning. A wonderful guide and you can be certain that she will treat you right. Very kind and considerate! Bob & David
Robert Greer / David Viney, Desert Hot Springs, California, USA
My wife and I recently took a six hour tour of Athens' main sites with Nadia and all I can say is that we were blown away by how great she was. That is a long tour for someone to have to guide people through but she was energetic throughout and so knowledgable about everything from mythology to history to architecture. She really is an amazing tour guide and really a great person, as well, that you will be more than happy to spend time with I’m sure. She was really very reasonably priced as well in my opinion. If you are spending your time and money to get to Athens, a good guide is really worth every penny to get the most out of your short time there. When we return we will definitely be in touch again to do another tour with her, as there are many areas of Athens to explore.
Mike Wihby, Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A
My husband and I spent two consecutive mornings on private tours with Nadia. What can I say? She was perfect in every way. She got us oriented to the older part of Athens, took us to the central market and reminded us of all the Greek history and mythology we'd forgotten from high school. Nadia's English is excellent -and I suspect her other languages as well. She is flexible and accommodating. We highly recommend her.
Lisa Sinicki, Decatur, Georgia, U.S.A.
We came to Athens on a study tour as four professional Tour Guides from Israel. The aim had been to learn as much about ancient Greek culture and history as possible, while at the same time understanding the country’s modern history. We learned about Nadia on the internet, and after exchanging several emails with her, we realized that she is the perfect fit for us. She custom-created an itinerary that included the Acropolis Museum, the Acropolis itself, the ancient Agora, and a tour through the various quarters of Athens that included Roman, Byzantine, Neoclassical sites and even some modern street art. For eight hours Nadia supplied us with an endless stream of information, while mastering every single one of our tough questions effortlessly. It was a real joy to see this fellow professional Tour Guide do such an amazing job, and we unanimously decided that nobody could have done a better job than Nadia. We can therefore only recommend Nadia as the Tour Guide of choice for Athens and we will emphasize that if you haven’t been guided in Athens by Nadia, you have not seen the real Athens!
Ofer Moghadam, Mevaseret Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
We started off as a group of 5, a very nice and friendly family from Wisconsin/USA and myself, together with our host and guide, Nadia. I am using both expressions because Nadia not only guided us through this unique place full of centuries of history with impeccable knowledge and passion, but also made us feel like guests in her home city - beautiful, busy, and bewildering Athens.
While a lot of other fellow tourists seemed to be either swarming all over the hill without a sense of purpose and direction, or pushed and pulled like cattle, Nadia took the time to pick the right spots for a perfect view, a fitting anecdote, or a brief yet stunning and detailed lecture on ancient as well as modern Greek history. She has the ability to blend academic knowledge with personal experience, and her appreciation for the city as a whole, into an entertaining excursion for all ages.
After parting from our American comrades, we took a short lunch break with 'souvlaki' at the Constitution square and went on a relaxing walk to our next station, the historic Benaki Museum - historic not only for its unique overview of Greek history from the prehistoric periods to modern times, especially the War of Independence, but also for its own history and that of its late owner and founder.
Even though I understand that such a potpourri of periods, styles, topics and sheer mass of exhibits can be tiring, for some even boring, Nadia understood how to keep me interested and focused from start to finish.
In a nutshell, it was exactly what I had hoped for - and a lot more! The logical consequence: I have already booked her for my next visit to this stunning city, with the remaining must-dos on our schedule: Acropolis Museum, Agora, and National Archeological Museum. I am very much looking forward to this! Thank you, Nadia, for an awesome day!
Achim Feetzki, Losheim am See, Saarland, Germany
Nadia was the perfect guide. She asked questions in advance of our visit to Athens so she could hone the day and make it extra relevant to me and my two teenagers. My children said it was the best day of our visit to Athens. It was our first full day and the Nadia's knowledge spilled over into the other two days of the visit. Super knowledgeable. Kept my teens engaged and by the end of the day we were all a bit tired but filled with knowledge and an appreciation of the ancient Athens world. Couldn't recommend this highly enough for others.Thank you Nadia from the three Barbers.
James Barber, London, U.K.
Nadia is the perfect guide. Her tour was the best educational experience we had during our entire vacation in Greece. We learned so much more than we would have been able to on our own or as part of bigger tour. Nadia is knowledgeable, cordial, and excited about Greek history, literature, mythology, archaeology, etc. Do yourself a favor and book this tour. You will end up saving time and money all while learning a ton and having a great time. Thanks Nadia!!
Shanon Schneider, Tribune, Kansas, U.S.A.