Make the most of your time in Greece on privately guided tours with me
Greece Guided Tours by Efi Kalampoukidou
Is it for me?
Are you visiting Northern Greece?
With a private tour you'll not miss any of my area's highlights and you'll discover hidden gems
Are you interested in designing tailor-made tours based on your own interests and time, on foot or by a vehicle
Both individuals and groups can book my guided tour services in English, German or Greek, whether in the north of Greece or for extended tours across my country
Are you looking for exclusive service at good value?
If so, this might be for you!
Who am I?
My name is Efi Kalampoukidou.
I'm a certified tourist guide for Greece by the Ministry of Tourism with a professional guide badge nr. 33ΣΞ00340Ε0.
I'm based in my birthplace, Thessaloniki, and I've been guiding my guests in the last 32 years across my country.
I enjoy showing visitors of all ages and backgrounds the rich cultural and natural heritage of my home country and help them understand the ancient and modern life in Greece.
What do I get?
I offer my guiding services to you as a local expert on sites, museums, monuments, gastronomy, markets, art, architecture, religion, local traditions, nature, and many more.
If you need professional travel consultancy on your tour itinerary, as well as hotels, taxi or limousine, tour bus agencies, restaurants, shopping and any possible service you might need in Greece, please contact me to get you in touch with the best suitable service provider in my country.
It was a rich and joyful journey for all of us because of Efi. Her knowledge of Greece is unsurpassed. As a classics professor I have traveled in Greece many times, and at every turn I was amazed at how much Efi knows. Equally important are her kindness, patience, and sense of humor.
Vanderbilt University, USA
Suffice to say though, as each day passed, she surprised and delighted us further with her amazing font of wisdom about everything, and most especially about all the places of deep antiquity that we were to visit in the south of Greece, as well as the history of Greece in general. In addition, besides adding more fascinating, non-touristy places into our original itinerary as we went along on, without feeling in the least that we were squashing too much into a day, we both enjoyed 10 days of privately guided tours with you.
I highly recommend Efi's guiding expertise. Her communication skills are top notch--first noticed when I emailed to set up a tour, a response was received within 6 hours--very, very different approach from other tour companies that were extremely slow or didn't even bother to answer.
Efi took us to all the places we wanted to see, provided good information to set the context for the places we visited and set the pace to a level that worked for us. Efi made our visit very enjoyable and memorable. If you are planning a trip to the area, I recommend her highly.
Efi is absolutely professional. She accomplished every step of the tour as was planned. The cars and drivers she included where also very adequate. Thanks to Efi I could have some meetings that without her cooperation would have been impossible. Efi's work also included all the preparation for the tour with a great dedication. So, all in all, an excellent experience because everything went as planned.
We enjoyed the last part of our trip, but Joanne and I definitely thought that the part in Greece with you was our favorite portion. The sites were wonderful and the food was great. We really liked being in Thessaloniki and doing day trips. Thassos was also wonderful. It was a joy to have you as a guide with your fund of knowledge and timely stories. We will enjoy fond memories for years to come.
You are the best tourist guide we've had in Greece. Your level of knowledge is superb and wide-ranging, and you’ve got a great wealth of experience built up about the best places to stay and eat, and who to call if there is a problem.
UK, Peter Sommer Travels
Efi is a fantastic private guide. We had a really great experience with Efi from first contact until the last minute of the tour. She is very prompt in answering emails and she is a lovely person, very knowledgeable about everything and very accommodating. She makes travelling around Greece a huge pleasure. My parents and I had such a wonderful time in Greece because of Efi and we appreciate her very much. I thoroughly recommend her as a guide.
We were in Thessaloniki for one day on a shore excursion with private guide Efi Kalamboukidou. She was excellent. We discussed our itinerary with her prior to the tour and despite the tide schedule, Efi made it all happen. We visited Vergina and Pella and had a tour of Thessaloniki itself all in one day. We even had time for lunch in local restaurant. Efi was very knowledgeable and informative and her English and knowledge of history is fantastic. We would recommend Efi to anyone.
We hired Efi for a private 5-day tour of early church sites-Thessaloniki, Beroia, Vegina, Philippi, Kavala, Athens, Corinth, and the Peloponnesian peninsula. Whew! Efi proved to be a very thorough and knowledgeable guide with respect to the ancient sites. She also helped us understand more of the modern history of Greece. All in all, we would highly recommend Efi for her knowledge and for the care she put into planning our time to visit important biblical and other ancient sites with which we were not familiar.