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Tom, Kathleen, Susan Megan and Peter Mitchell, Block Island RI USA 2011

male-personMy sister recommended Dennis to us as a professional and knowledgeable limo driver. She had been to Greece with her students and suggested that we hire Dennis when we planned our trip to Athens. It was the best thing that we ever did in Greece we are still talking about Dennis and the fun that we had! He even came up in conversation this weekend and we met him about 8 years ago. He was wonderful with our family of 5 and knew the all of the history and exciting places to visit. Dennis was also full of wonderful advice for us as tourists and he had fabulous suggestions for where to dine and where the sights were. He met us at the airport and then he took us around for 4 days. Each day we were more excited to spend time with him. When our trip was over we were sad to say goodbye, but we still keep in touch and will always recommend him!!! Our trip to Athens would have never been the same if we had not met Dennis. His limo was clean and comfortable and he was so professional and personable. We consider him part of the family!!! If you want to enjoy Greece, then you will want to hire Dennis. It was the best money we ever spent on a vacation!!

Take care, Our best to you and your family.

 

Toni MacDonald, USA, December 2011

male-personGood morning, Dennis.

First, I’d like to say Happy New Year!! I received your email, and appreciate you contacting us. The remainder of our trip was great, but we were happy to get home when we got here. We recently toured Athens on Christmas Day. We were a little worried about what we could see and do, since it was a holiday. However, we had reserved a tour with Dennis. He met us immediately outside the ship’s port entrance with a sign, and we were escorted to a Mercedes Limo (we were actually stared at like rock stars as we drove around the city!). Generally, the historical sites are open on the holidays, but given the economic situation, they were closed this year on Christmas. Despite many things being closed, we had a fabulous half day with Denis. He drove us around the city, including the historical sites such as the Acropolis, and other historical sites, as well as the more modern sites, giving us time to explore and plenty of commentary about the sites and neighborhoods.

Our day ended with time to watch the changing of the guard parade. He got us set up early enough to see the parade up close, and to enjoy the nearby King George Hotel. Since we wanted to enjoy lunch before returning to our ship, we asked Denis to drop us off at the Plaka. He provided us guidance as to different Tavernas and restaurants, and shops we could enjoy before heading back, and provided us instructions as to finding a cab to return to the ship when we were done.

One note: In Athens, you are either licensed as a driving guide or a tour guide, but not both. Dennis was a driving guide, so he was not allowed to escort us into “historical sites”. If you so desire, you can add a tour guide. For us, the driving guide was sufficient….he would just tell us what we needed to know, and if we entered an historic site, we went on our own. Given Dennis’ thorough knowledge of the city, the sites, and anything you need to know, as well as his ability to get you to the places you need, it is unlikely that you would need a tour guide to participate with him.

Please consider using this guide. Dennis was friendly, fun, affordable and very knowledgeable….they are wonderful, and you will enjoy them.

 

Debbie Berbaum, USA, November 2011

female-personDear Dennis

I want to let you know how pleased myself and fellow traveller were with Dionisis (I believe one of your sons). He was professional, courteous and delight. Absolutely loved the restaurant he took us to. It was greatly appreciated that the van didn’t smell of cigarettes. I will pass your name along to anyone that I know is going to Greece. Thank you for helping make our visit so enjoyable.

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Ray and Lois Thompson, USA, october 2011

male-personDionisis,

Thank for a wonderful tour of Athens, Spiros gave us a great day! He got us to the Acropolis Museum early and there was no waiting in line. He gave us lots of insight and background information that made our visit more enjoyable. My husband is handicapped and Spiros made sure we could see as much of the city as we could with his walking difficulties. We saw the city from an overlook & were able to take some great pictures. We also went to the Plaka area to do some shopping & had a delicious lunch in a restaurant Spiros reccommended. He is good driver in Athens traffic and got us back to the port in plenty of time for our ship’s departure. All in all it was a great day!

Thank You

Ken Ishii, USA, october 2011

male-personDennis,

Thank you for your wonderful service. Kostas was a truly wonderful guide for our tour and took very good care of us. He not only proved to be an excellent driver, but a great traveling companion. He opened up to us and gave us a great “tour” of life in Greece today. Our tour guides taught us much about the sites at Olympia and Delphi. Niobe Drizou, our guide for Olympia was particularly skilled at bringing the site to life. We enjoyed her tour immensely.

 

Michele Aquino, USA, october 2011

female-personDear Dionisis

One of the important highlights of our trip was our experience in Athens. You provided for us in a limited amount of time an outstanding oversight of important sights and we are and will be forever grateful for all that you did in making our experience as memorable as it was. We will be most pleased to refer any of our friends who plan to visit Athens to your exceptional service. Many thanks. for us in a limited amount of time an outstanding oversight of important sights and we are and will be forever grateful for all that you did in making our experience as memorable as it was. We will be most pleased to refer any of our friends who plan to visit Athens to your exceptional service. Many thanks.

 

Don & Wendy Swanson of Seattle, WA, USA, September 2011

male-personDear Dennis,

Roger forwarded your attached message with your email address. I’m attaching the picture of “most of us” with you and your beautiful car for you to have. I can say without hesitation that the six of us were fortunate that Roger was connected with your father over the years allowing us to receive limo services from you and your brother. The three trips you arranged for us during our five day stay were all excellently planned and executed, and both you and your brother Billy are highly professional, very well educated and have a strong understanding and perspective of both Greece and the rest of the world. Your involvement in our conversations during the travel time was “just right” in that you were never disruptive as the six of us talked amongst ourselves but you inserted great comments, provided great advice and in general enhanced our time in Athens. The ladies were especially touched when you stopped, backed up, and assisted the little hedgehog in getting across the road (just in time – it most certainly would have been killed by the car that came by just after!).

You can rest assured we’ll be suggesting your services to any friends who decide to visit Athens and will be in touch ourselves next time we’re in town!

All the best

Ernie Heffner, USA, September 2011

female-personDear Dennis

You are simply the best! Thank you so much for all you did for my wife and our friends, Bob and Mary, to make our visit to Athens a highlight of our trip. Being in a service business, I sincerely appreciated how you exceeded our expectations. You under promised and over delivered. You were always on time and always offered excellent advice with options. Please thank Nina for her time with us also. She was a terrific tour guide and your suggestion to have her join us was perfect.

We would all highly recommend you to anyone considering a visit to Athens. Engaging your service dramatically enhanced the value of our time in Athens. Thank you for all the fond memories we will cherish in the years ahead. You are a terrific service provider.

My Sincerest Compliments and Appreciation

Ethel Anthony, Michigan USA, September 2011

female-personDear Dionisis

For our trip to Athens, Greece I contacted Dennis Kottotos. Contacting someone over the internet is more than a little scary. What if no one shows up at the dock? What if the tour guide can’t speak English? etc etc. My concerns were all for not. What a fabulous trip we were taken on by George. Traffic was a little heavy because of the public bus strike but George got us to where we had to be BEFORE all the crowds. George went out of his way to show us the most important sites. I had specifically requested that we see the Beth Shalom Synagogue and George made that happen as well. It was our first tour of our two week cruise. George set a VERY HIGH standard for the rest of our trip.

 

The Smith group from Australia (“the Australian Diplomats”), July 2011

male-personHello Dennis

Thank you for the wonderful tour.

In the comfort of the stretch limo our family group of four were taken on a personalised tour around Athens and the surrounds in July. We saw spectacular views and gained insights into the Athens we would never have otherwise had the opportunity to experience. The little backstreets were fascinating – I was very glad not to be driving myself around these ‘goat tracks”. We enjoyed a lovely lunch, with once again a spectacular view. And Dennis was right – the calamari was delicious. Dennis’s love of his home city of Athens made for excellent, personalised commentary you could only get from a local. He is to be given extra credit for negotiating his way around the city centre which was completely blocked off due to protests. What a charmer! The tour we took with Dennis was first rate and we would recommend it to anyone looking for an insider’s tour of Athens in air conditioned luxury.

 

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