We just returned from a quick trip to Athens over the holidays and had a great time. We are convinced the main reason for the success of our trip was due to our driver and new friend Makis Xilagouras!!
When we arrived at the airport the airline lost one of our bags and Makis waited patiently as we sorted it out. He then escorted us to our hotel in one of the nicest taxis we have been in.
After riding to the hotel we knew we need to have Makis as our driver/guide for an Athens tour. He did not disappoint!! He was on time, courteous, well dressed and a joy to be around. I am sure he has driven the Athens city tour a thousand times, but he was energetic and very informative. My kids (14 and 11 years old) loved all the sites he took us to and he was very patient with the timeline (it is not everyday folks like us get to see 2,500 year old temples). He also took us to a great local taverna for lunch.
Makis was not just doing his job, he was adding a personal flavor to the trip which we will always be grateful for. Also, his English was perfect (I know operating in a second language for a full day can be a challenge). I have traveled the world and I can not say enough about our airport transfers and tours with Makis. We can not wait to come back to Athens to take more tours/trips around Greece with Makis.
Thank you George and Makis!! Jeff, Michele, Connor and Kira DeVore